Eighty percent of success is showing up.
Bravery is the choice to show up and listen to another person, be it a loved one or perceived foe, even when it is uncomfortable, painful, or the last thing you want to do.
The formula for success is 2% talent, 8% luck, and 90% of showing up every day.
No matter what role you play in a meeting, how you show up in that role is critical to the meeting’s success.
I do try to separate my personal activism - showing up at a demonstration or something - from what I write.
When I moved from Cambridge, I donated all my fiction. I carefully cut out pages the authors had autographed for me. I didn't want those autographed books showing up on eBay.
Showing up is not all of life - but it counts for a lot.
We'd just signed with Arista, the record company. Arista was freaking about the phenomenon of tapers showing up at our shows. They were insisting that we put an end to this. And we just didn't want to do that.
I just showed up at the Comedy Store. You keep showing up, and you keep showing up, and eventually, somebody notices.
Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.