1. Set right yourself before seeking to set right the world.
2. Explore everything but cling to nothing.
3. Hold truth above personal preferences.
4. Realize that you are not seeking to get away or change but rather to no longer need to get away or change. The path is here and now, wherever you are.
"Wearing expensive clothes does not mean you have style."
"The thing about life is that you must survive. Life is going to be difficult, and dreadful things will happen. What you do is move along, get on with it, and be tough. Not in the sense of being mean to others, but being tough with yourself and making a deadly effort not to be defeated."
“It wasn’t that creativity was nurtured in my family so much as a spirit of hard work. My dad always says, ‘Beat your last best score, and don’t worry about the person who beat you. Be the best you can be and don’t compare yourself to someone else.’”
"I’m never satisfied, I always want to do better. That’s how it is to be an elite athlete, you’re never happy. When you start getting happy and you start feeling satisfied, you’re done."
More sayings from Gustafsson here.
"You always learn from observing. You have to pick things up nonverbally because people will never tell you what you’re supposed to know. You have to get it for yourself: whatever it is that you need in order to survive. You become strong by doing the things you need to be strong for. This is the way genuine learning takes place."