The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
If you want to get to the source, you must swim against the current.
Two questions I find useful, when making decisions:
What am I optimizing for?
Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.
Peter Sondergaard, Gartner
Understanding something means to weave it naturally into a broader context and a bigger picture.
W. Edwards Deming