Disclaimer: You might love some ideas from this article, but as well you might hate some, which is good. Its purpose is to activate your cognitive process, so you could meditate about how your life is right now.
#1 When you will understand that even your stinginess costs, you will become a lot richer.
#2 If you set aside things, it doesn’t mean you give up on them.
#3 Things are never bad. They are just different than your expectations.
#4 You’re exactly the same with any other individual. But what you do is going to make a difference and define you.
#5 Smiling is the easiest relaxing technique.
#6 The creativity, imagination, and spontaneity are part of any child’s spirit. Why would you trade them for maturity?
#7 Your happiness is not measured by the things you own, but by the smiles you share.
#8 Are you living your dreams or your fears? It’s up to you!
#9 Before everything, it doesn’t matter how you use your time. It matters if you use it at all or not.
#10 If you are not a little bit crazy, do not even think about survival.
#11 Sometimes the limits are so present you can’t even realize them.
#12 Fear is one of the most interesting emotions because it always appears in different quantities. So, instead of running away, learn to embrace your fears.
#13 If you immerse yourself in reading and thinking, you will lose the definition of doing.
#14 Since you have discovered what you desire, the Universe will help you make your desires come true.
#15 Doing what you love means quitting doing what you don’t love.
#16 You don’t even realize how important is the present moment until you lose it.
#17 If you’ve failed, you haven’t tried hard enough. Trying doesn’t mean doing things just once.
#18 The fools are feeding their self-pride with sensations, while they are manipulated by those who win.
#19 From everything you see, hear, smell, taste or touch, you should take something. If you let it go, then you’ve lost.
#20 If you need inspiration, you have to start working. If you need time, you have to organize your activities. Every change begins with you, therefore the greater success you are looking to achieve depends on each little step you make.
#21 From every experience results two things that are opposite: what you enjoyed and what you didn’t enjoy, what you did good and what you did wrong, what you learned and what you didn’t learn.
#22 The overnight success appears after 10 years from the first step made towards that direction. Do you really have to wait/work 10 years to become successful?
#23 The traditional educational system is supposed to train you. Do you really have to be part of the traditional educational system to be trained and become a specialist in a certain domain?
#24 The corporations help you develop a successful career. Do you really need to be in a corporation to develop a successful career from doing what you love?
#25 You think too much when you are sad, when you are depressed, or when you fail. But when you are happy, you don’t think at all. And you are going to judge yourself so much in those moments of sadness, you will critique so much your failures and will blame yourself for everything.
#26 If I’m too close to my problem, mostly I won’t find any solutions, so I let myself go, I calm myself down, and I look for solutions in the actions of my past.
#27 The unknown is not in the future, but in the present. Because of the fear of not knowing the present we are looking for information in the past, and use it for reaching a comfort in the present.
#28 Changing yourself means going from point A to point B, and we are always looking at changes this way. But who says a change couldn’t mean moving from point B, back to point A?
#29 Next time when the situation is too difficult realize this one thing: all the obstacles are static, you are always moving. Every obstacle you meet is already in your past, and you are living in the present moment.
#30 Each step you made should make you think about what you should have, not what you had 10 years ago and that moment of comfort from the past.
#31 Self-knowledge is not defined in books nor in the result of a long and painful effort. Instead, the times when we are conscious of ourselves are moments of self-knowledge.
#32 Stop thinking if what you do is good or bad. In the end, nothing is good or bad, and everything is good and bad. Important is that you see the bright side in what you do.
#33 Stop being what others want you to be and discover who you should become. Invest in yourself constantly and, in a moment or another, exactly in that moment when you less expect it, your soul will be filled with satisfaction.
#34 Stop whining about how hard your situation is and work until you cannot feel the pain anymore. You will never achieve your goals by some miracle. Never! Realize that and continue working, no matter what.
#35 Stop dreaming and thinking you will earn something only because you want it. To dream means to create mental perspectives in which you have the things you desire, but mentally you don’t have any perspective where you work for what you desire. You simply see it as if it belongs to you. Stop dreaming and get what you really deserve by working.
#36 Stop thinking you are so smart and start learning new things, develop new abilities. No matter how old you are, is never too late to learn a new skill you could practice because it is never too late for new experiences.
#37 Stop wanting to be in the same comfort zone over and over again. The moments when you are comfortable are the moments when you should stand up and act. The sensation of comfort is what you get when your brain is relaxing. But at night, when you are sleeping, your brain gets enough relaxation time.
#38 Stop being arrogant and brag yourself with other’s achievements. You are not better than those around you. If you want to reach their potential, then you have to treat them with respect.
#39 Stop wasting your time with the people that don’t deserve your time. Help those who need your help and know how to appreciate it. For each second you invest in others, you have one second less to invest in yourself.
#40 Stop joining activities just for checking points on some list. If you choose to do something, do it like you mean it. Get involved with all your heart!
#41 Stop setting yourself objectives just so you can forget about them. Or worse, stop starting things just so you can let them unfinished. Each step you make is going to get you closer to that final result, to that satisfaction that you crave for. The step you are making right now is the most important. Not the one from the day before. Not the one from tomorrow.
#42 You smile when you eat a chocolate, when you see the sun shining or simply because you meet an old friend. Whatever the reasons are, these are moments when you are feeling really good and all are marked by a smile.
#43 Stop giving up just because you don’t like the context anymore. Instead of giving up, discover the problem and connect it to a solution. You are a fighter and you will be a winner. Giving up is not part of your mentality.
#44 An optimist is born every die and never dies. If it would have been otherwise, the pessimism from the last moments of today would be transferred to tomorrow.
#45 Motivation is like a bacterium and it’s feeding with what you love doing.
#46 Your time is more important than your money. Exactly this second, while you are reading this sentence, is gone and you can never get it back. But if in that second you just borrowed some money to someone or you invested money in something, you may have a chance to get it back.
#47 If you choose to socialize, then you will meet people who have the same passions as you do. You will find out more about your passions from the perspectives of others. As well, you might find some people who are totally different than you, with weird passions you can try – and experience new things.
#48 From that moment when you will be able to see the benefits of a failure, you will be able to realize that a failure can’t stop you. This way, “to try” is not a simple action anymore, but an entire strategy that is going to help you achieve your objectives.
#49 If you don’t choose to socialize, then you will lose every opportunity to meet new people and experience new things.
#50 More important than the try itself, is the attitude you have toward each moment you are trying. If you treat everything with a smile on your face, then the failures won’t affect you.
#51 Each day you are focusing more on what’s to come then what you have. And what you have today you throw away, so you can work for it tomorrow.
#52 The key to life is simple: if you WANT something, you HAVE TO DO something. It can’t be simpler than that.
#53 Being patient is not the ability to wait while doing nothing, but is the attitude you have while you give things the time to manifest.
#54 You will fail only when you will give up. And giving up means quitting everything you have done until now, no matter you have worked for one day, one month, or one year.
#55 If you ever need spontaneous positive thoughts, all you have to do is to go outside and run for 15 mins. You don’t need anything more than a short run for going from agony to ecstasy.
#56 Whatever your purposes are, realize that your chances to succeed are equal to anybody’s else chances.
#57 Wherever you will find yourself, you must know there will always be at least one opportunity to make things better.
#58 Some things may not be clear, may be weird or not understood at all, but your floating line will always be the same, no matter the circumstances.
#59 To be balanced doesn’t mean going straight forward, but to know how to come back to that floating line, no matter how far away you are from it.
#60 It’s useless to be passionate and dedicated. It’s useless to be determined and to want to make others happy. All these are useless if you are not present. If you want everyone else to enjoy the things you do, first of all they must know what you are doing. Be present!
#61 What you feel is an impulse, not a desire. The impulse is that spontaneous thing resulted from the action of nerve stimulus. Meanwhile, the desire is more of a soul mood.
#62 If you want to do something, just do it. Don’t think about the costs or anything that action requires. And if you want to think about something, think about how much you really want to do what you want to do, but even then some excuses may appear. Just go ahead and do what you want to do!
#63 We live with the idea that the place where we are born is not the place where we are supposed to evolve, to develop ourselves. Why are you unconsciously running for other’s diamonds, when those diamonds that are supposed to be yours are exactly at the tip of your nose?
#64 A problem appears when your rational mind and your intellect are repeating on and on “it’s no good to do it, I will fail anyway!” You have to get rid of all these thoughts and replace them with positive thoughts. Say that you can, that you are capable, that you will always have the things you desire, that you are wonderful. Say that success is yours.
#65 One of the basic ideas of the success is the following: you draw at yourself all those things you are thinking about. If you are thinking about missing things, then you will have more things to miss. If you are thinking about injustice, then you will be surrounded by injustice people. Instead, think about wealth and braveness.
#66 Your energy depends a lot on how positive you are and how optimistic your thoughts are. And that energy is essential for developing remarkable human relationships.
#67 Time will never be perfect, maybe just favorable. If you are waiting for perfection to happen, you will die waiting and all your potential will waste.
#68 It’s important to be yourself, no matter how are the people that are surrounding you. And you are extraordinary for some people, and shitty for other people, exactly the way you are. Just be yourself.
#69 Building that dream that everybody has, requires exactly the capacity of dealing with every difficult situation with a smile on your face. And after that, going to the next level, no matter what obstacles you are facing.
#70 Through the course of your life, you are creating numerous anchors which are helping you to stay motivated, to be happy, and so on. But you ignore the anchor that is created since the first moments of your life: the smile. You smile since you are born until you die, and you are always smiling when you are feeling good.
#71 Nobody is perfect. You are not perfect. So I want you to want to make mistakes. Next time when you fail go ahead and feel proud of your fail because you wanted to fail.
#72 Doing things you love makes you smile, but also smiling can help you discover new things that you could love. Thereby, a positive attitude is essential for the things you do. And the routine is simple: smile, develop positive thoughts, discover things you love doing that makes you smile.
#73 The perfect moment is not one that satisfies your expectations, but surprises you in a nice way.
#74 Either you admit it or not, you want to be an optimist. I’m sure once every few days you refresh your thoughts and change the negative ones into positive thoughts, because that’s your only option. Therefore, a constant effort is needed. Those who think that optimism is an activity that happens only once and then they have it for the rest of their lives are truly mistaken and probably that’s why they gave up so fast.
#75 When you will stop trying to change those around you, you will enjoy the time you spend with them. This kind of “acceptance” has the same effect for everything you do.
#76 You can do anything you love as long as that thing helps you build your self-confidence. Never let anybody tell you can’t do something and never doubt yourself, not even for a second.
#77 The fear of discomfort it’s huge and it can make you stuck in old habits, not having the courage to start a new business or the courage to leave your current sucky job. The fear of discomfort makes you stay in your comfort zone and eventually you will be ending up in that comfort zone, with nothing accomplished.
#78 You already know what you have to do. You are capable of much more than you are thinking. But there always will be hundreds of reasons for not doing something.
#79 You discover your passion through the experiences you have, not through a miracle that might knock on your door.
#80 If there is more than a method for solving a problem, there are more methods for achieving your objectives.
#81 The purpose of life is not to settle in a comfort zone. People have done more with less.
#82 One action, no matter how small, made in the right direction, might change everything. Things can become better but, at the same time, can become worse.
#83 The problems you have may not be yours, but is your responsibility to solve them.
#84 You will better remember the moments when you went past an opportunity than those moments when you ran after one.
#85 A change doesn’t need weeks or months. All you need are few minutes used in a smart way.
#86 Don’t wait until everything is perfect. Things will never be the way they are supposed to be.
#87 Things are not becoming better. Instead, you are. Your life will never change if you are living it from your couch.
#88 You have to offer in order to receive. Your happiness is a lower result on having than on giving.
#89 There will always be another task that needs to be done. You can wait as much as you want. But the time and the opportunity will never wait.
#90 A negative experience is not always as bad as it might look, but it has a lot to do with your beliefs. If you want to actually see how bad is the experience you are going through ask some friends about it.
#91 Analyze with maximum attention what are the factors that caused the failure. Find out which one was not under your control and realize you are the only one responsible for the choices you made. You can make better decisions in the near future. What will you be doing differently next time?
#92 My happiness is not your happiness. One of the biggest mistakes of those who are searching for happiness is the assumption of the fact that we are all the same. And those things that are making someone happy would be viable for anybody, which is wrong.
#93 What really matter is how much from what you do is reaching others.
#94 If you have a failure, then another one, and after that another one, and so one, I assure you that between these failures, some little successes will arise. You just have to notice them.
#95 Don’t let your most important things be at the control of your less important activities.
#96 Focus on the objective, not on the result. With other words, put a lot of passion in what you are doing. When you involve yourself in any kind of activities, do it because you love to, not because you need to.
#97 Unplug yourself. Choose moments of time when you can unplug yourself from everything. This way you will be only with yourself and you will get to know yourself better.
#98 Make the effort to treat everything with a smile, no matter how difficult the situation may be or now unpleasant the context is.
#99 Every evening you should make a list of activities for the next day. In that list you will find the motivation to do things, not to postpone them.
#100 Try to live one day without pronouncing the word “I”. Think about others and focus your energy on them.
#101 Decide what is that thing that reached its saturation and you can’t accept it anymore. Decide to act and say “I had enough! I will stop and act different to change this situation.” All the problems that you had, all those moments when you settled for less than you really wanted – it’s enough!
#102 Decide that you will raise your standards. The life you live is a reflection of your expectations. If you expect to fail when things become difficult, then you will fail. If you expect to find a solution to every problem you have, then you will.
#103 Decide that you are good enough to start what you have always wanted to do. And, as well, decide that it is time you start to experience those activities that you always dreamed of.
#104 Decide that when it comes to working, you will choose to work with others. No matter there are two or five other people, working in teams is more efficient than working alone. And even if you are an individualist, this doesn’t mean you have to work alone.
#105 Decide that from now on you will never make excuses. Every time you find an excuse for not doing an activity, you are not just lying to the people that are surrounding you (and they might leave you for this), but you are lying to yourself.
#106 Decide that you will stop searching for that magic pill you are always thinking about. Changing your life doesn’t require any mystery. There’s no great secret buried in some hidden place.
#107 Decide that you will start right now, because there’s no perfect time for starting. Instead, each moment is great for starting. The longer you procrastinate, the harder it will be to achieve your objectives.
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