I am going to take something I learned over in Israel. Their Independence Day is preceded the 24 hours before with Memorial Day so it gives them a chance to serve and reflect and then celebrate. I am going to try to start that tradition here in America.
It is never too late to get into tennis! While I started playing at the age of 8 when my parents gave me a tennis racquet for Christmas tennis is a lifelong sport that can be enjoyed by people of almost any age. It's also something you never forget once you learn.
I stone got crazy when I saw somebody run down them strings with a bottleneck. My eyes lit up like a Christmas tree and I said that I had to learn.
When I was five my parents bought me a ukulele for Christmas. I quickly learned how to play it with my father's guidance. Thereafter my father regularly taught me all the good old fashioned songs.
I have learned not to read reviews. Period. And I hate reviewers. All of them or at least all but two or three. Life is much simpler ignoring reviews and the nasty people who write them. Critics should find meaningful work.
I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician a writer an athlete or a businessman there is no getting around it. If you do you'll win - if you don't you won't.
We learned about dignity and decency - that how hard you work matters more than how much you make... that helping others means more than just getting ahead yourself.
I guess what I learned the most was to feel lucky with what I have been able to accomplish and what I have and to feel humble about the people I have been able to work with.
Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
It's definitely a dream come true to be recognized and to be able to sign autographs. But it's also a lot of hard work and can be draining. If you don't know already you will quickly learn who your real friends are.
You learn to speak by speaking to study by studying to run by running to work by working in just the same way you learn to love by loving.
The first lesson I've learned is that no matter what you do in your life you have to figure out your own internal rhythms - I mean what works for you doesn't necessarily work for your friend.
The biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.
It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius especially ambitious young men and women.
I didn't want to set up a women's studies program. I thought women should learn to operate in a coeducational atmosphere because especially in national security and international affairs it's male-dominated.
I did a women's movie and I'm not a woman. I did a gay movie and I'm not gay. I learned as I went along.
What I've learned is you treat women right.
Growing up with the childhood that I had I learned to never let a man make me feel helpless and it also embedded a deep need in me to always stick up for women.
There's very little advice in men's magazines because men don't think there's a lot they don't know. Women do. Women want to learn. Men think 'I know what I'm doing just show me somebody naked.'
If we mean to have heroes statesmen and philosophers we should have learned women.
Very learned women are to be found in the same manner as female warriors but they are seldom or ever inventors.
Instead of looking at life as a narrowing funnel we can see it ever widening to choose the things we want to do to take the wisdom we've learned and create something.
But I do think it's important to remember that writers do not have a monopoly of wisdom on their books. They can be wrong about their own books they can often learn about their own books.
As I visited the various neighborhoods in the campaign I learned fast that it's a mistake to think that all of the wisdom and possible solutions to our problems are available only in this building.
The system is that there is no system. That doesn't mean we don't have process. Apple is a very disciplined company and we have great processes. But that's not what it's about. Process makes you more efficient.