Inspiration and a Mercedes

I went to a wedding in Houston this weekend. There I met a friend who recently bought a Mercedes S55 AMG and a Mercedes SL600 (you read right: six hundred). Together these two cars cost well over $200,000.

I was tossed the keys to the S55 AMG and I played around in it.

I had been drinking, so the most I did was rev it up. There’s a very excited Neville inside that car:

As I came back to Austin on Sunday night, I posted up some quotes in my room. The wall to the left of my desk is now my “Motivation Wall”

There are also several quotes posted around random areas of my room, like near my mirror:

My favorite short quote on there is:

“I’m a great believer in luck,
and I find the harder I work,
the more I have of it”

–Thomas Jefferson

My favorite long quote on there is:

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up.
It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed.
Every morning a lion wakes up.
It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.
It doesn’t matter if you are a lion or a gazelle.
When the sun comes up, you better be running.”

–Taken from TheKirkReport.


Blog posted on: June 20, 2005

9 comments on “Inspiration and a Mercedes

  1. nickel

    The flipside of the gazelle/lion quote is that when you go into the woods in bear country, you don’t have to outrun the bear. You just have to be faster than your slowest friend. Perhaps thee same is actually true for gazelles.

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  3. Mike

    I also walk past the Ferrari and Porsche shops in Tokyo, even though I am not interested in cars – I find the shops very inspiring.

  4. Brian

    About your long quote favorite: A lion generally sleeps about 20 hours a day, this perhaps proves his superior ability to survive. In 24 hours, he’s counting sheep for 20 of them, and works about 4 hours per day.

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