When the time is on you, start. When the pressure is on you, start. Go. If there is an awakened idea that came to you this weekend, an empowered moment of “I need to get on that plane, I need to fly to Africa, I need to fly to New York, I need to do that work, I need to get that book written, I need to write that script…When the pressure is on: Start. That is when you can feel relief.
Gabby Bernstein, “Awakening Your Authentic Power”
You look at some pictures from the Hubble Telescope and you snap out of it. I used to keep pictures of the Hubble on the wall of the writing room at Seinfeld. It would calm me when I would start to think that what I was doing was important.
…People always say it makes them feel insignificant, but I don’t find being insignificant depressing. I find it uplifting.
I rely on my high level of skill in the workplace to make up for my social ineptitude. My ability to be social is directly correlated to how good I am at my job because for me, competence equals confidence.
It’s very rewarding to see that people like something that you perform. You get happy because people get happy from what you’re doing. It’s not that you go “oh, look at those people, they think I’m awesome”. It’s more like “these people are having a good time”. You get the response and there’s a good thing going on.
John Lammas began his 30-year career at GE by helping engines go twice the speed of sound, and he hasn’t stopped since then. From jet engines and gas turbines to working in the oil and gas business, GE routinely shifted Lammas around the company with the idea of fostering innovation by sharing ideas and pooling expertise from different fields. Read more about how this English engineer helped GE’s turbine business take off at GE Reports.