Mentality and Mindset

#life lessons / updated may 24th, 2020

“Easy choices, hard life. Hard choices, easy life.” — Jerzy Gregorek

Look inward whenever there is an issue that is happening outward.

Sometimes life sucks, and the healthiest thing you can do is admit it.

“Above all, cherish love and relationships over experiences, and experiences over possessions.” — Life of Pi

Treat yourself like someone you love.

A traveler came upon three individuals working with stone. Curious as to what these workers were doing, the traveler approached the first worker and asked, ”what are you doing?” Without the slightest hesitation, the worker replied ”I am a stone cutter and I am cutting stones.” Still unclear of the workers’ task, the traveler approached the second worker and asked the same question. To this the second worker though for a moment, gazed briefly at the traveler and explained, ”I am a stone cutter and I am cutting stones to earn money to support my family.” Perplexed by the two different responses, the sojourner approached the third worker and asked, ”what are you doing?” Stopping for a moment, the worker started at the stone in his hand, slowly turned to the traveler, and said, ”I am a stone cutter and I am building a cathedral!”

”Have more than you show, speak less than you know.” - Shakespeare

Stop asking for opinions and start proposing solutions, e.g. not ”where should we eat?” but ”I think we should eat here!”

”Beginnings always hide themselves in ends.” — Mike Posner

If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate your competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.

”If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain

Peace is not found through understanding, more striving, or more achieving. Peace is found through greater acceptance.

“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”

If you want to increase happiness by spending money, replace salient negatives instead of adding positives.

Excitement is the more practical synonym for happiness, and it is precisely what you should strive to chase.

Happiness is internal. Your external situation might have an affect, but it all comes down to how you decide to live with it.

”We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves.” – François de la Rochefoucauld

”I’d rather be optimistic and wrong, than pessimistic and right” — Elon Musk

One sure way to not making it some day is losing hope, so don’t do that.

“Believe in yourself and others will believe in you”.

”Act like you’ve already achieved it.”

”Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life.” - John F. Kennedy

“If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.” - Jim Carrey

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