There are three people that surround you on your road to being an entrepreneur. The first is in front of you and always wants to be better than you. The second is behind you and always pulling you down. The third is beside you and supporting you on your journey.
Be careful of who you surround yourself with.
When something bothered me, I didn’t talk with anyone about it. I thought it over all by myself, came to a conclusion, and took action alone. Not that I really felt lonely. I thought that’s just the way things are. Human beings, in the final analysis, have to survive on their own.
In a certain sense I am [fatalistic], I don’t exactly know how to explain it, but I have a hunch there are some things in life that we just can’t avoid. They’ll happen to us, probably because we’re built that way - we simply attract our own fate… make our own destiny… I think I’m like the Aztecs in that respect too. With their sense of doom, they tried to get the most out of life while life was good. And I go along with them on that philosophy. I don’t mean that ‘eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow we die’ idea, but something a lot deeper and more valuable. I want to live as intensely as I can. Be as useful and helpful to others as possible, for one thing. But I live for myself as well. I want to feel things and experience right down to their roots… enjoy the good in life while it is good. - James Dean