‘Screw it let’s do it!’

A couple of days ago I got a flight, so the first thing I did (and always do) was to get some new books for my Kindle, because offer the best uninterrupted time to focus on them. One of the books I read was Screw It, Let’s Do It by Richard Branson, which I loved. Even though is not “an amazing book”, I got some precious advice from the best of the best. And I think there are powerful ideas inside the book you can apply to your life right now.
It’s a quick read, so I recommend you to spend an hour or two reading it. You can read my notes here, and I’m going to share with you some of my favorites highlights:
“I don’t sit daydreaming about things that are impossible. I set goals and then work out how to achieve them.”
“My motto really is: ‘Screw it let’s do it!’ I will never say,’I can’t do this because I don’t know how to.’ I will give it a go.”
“Hard work and fun is what life is all about. As soon as something stops being fun, I think it’s time to move on. Life is too short to be unhappy. Waking up stressed and miserable is not a good way to live.”
“One thing I always try to do is to keep my word. I sat my goals and stick to them. Success is more than luck. You have to believe in yourself and make it happen. That way others also believe in you.”
“For me, there are two types of challenge. One is to do the bests I can at work. The other is to seek adventure. I try to do the both. I try to stretch myself to the limit. I am driven. I love the challenge of looking for new things and new ideas. To me, the stretch is fun.”
“You’ve only got one go in life, so you should make the most of it.”
“Always living in the future can slow us down as much as always looking behind.”
“I have learned always to respect talent. Even if someone is hired to do one thing, if they have good ideas, or can handle something else, just let them do it.”