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May 20, 2021
Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey Summary
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This episode is also available as a blog post: https://jsilva.blog/2020/11/09/greenlights-summary/

My Favorite Quotes from Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

  • Knowing the truth, seeing the truth, and telling the truth are all different experiences.
  • To lose the power of confrontation is to lose the power of unity.
  • It’s better to jump than to fall.
  • The intellect should simplify things, not make them more cerebral.
  • We often don’t get what we want because we quit early or we didn’t take the necessary risk to get it.
  • We are all made for every moment we encounter.
  • If we stay in the process and within the joy of the doing, we will never choke at the finish line.
  • Have immortal finish lines.
  • Sometimes which choice you make is not as important as making a choice and committing to it.
  • Some people look for an excuse to do, others look for an excuse not to.
  • It is not about whether you win or lose, it’s about accepting the challenge. When you accept the challenge you have already won.
  • Great leaders are not always in front, they also know who to follow.
  • We must be aware of what we attract in life because it is no accident or coincidence.
  • Time and truth, two constants you can rely on. One shows up for the first time, every time, while the other never leaves.
  • I hope to give my children an opportunity to find what they love to do, work to be great at it, pursue it, and do it.
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