Our beliefs act as lenses. These lenses can help us see things we can't otherwise see, but they can also block us from seeing parts of reality.
To abandon a comfortable lifestyle that isn't deeply fulfilling is to abandon nothing.
I think the best friendships are those that can stand the test of time, where the friendship is based more on who you are than on what you do or what you have.
I learned that accepting others and accepting myself are two sides of the same coin; you can't love and accept yourself without doing the same for others.
Your values are your current estimations of truth. They represent your answer to the question of how to live.
Are you one of those people who notices the problems of the world and says ... somebody ought to do something about that? Why not you? If you feel a strong urge to see a problem fixed, then why not act on it?
The most intelligent thing you can possibly do with your life is to grow.
Imaginary testing is unreliable, and in many cases, it's a huge waste of time and energy. In truth you just don't know what will happen until you try. You may start a business, and it could take off in ways no one could predict. Or it could be a complete failure. You could ask for a date and end up
Tackling challenges that are too big for you is what makes you grow as a human being. Why do you think this problem keeps coming up in your life, staring you in the face? Do you think you're supposed to ignore it and hide from it and wait for someone else to solve it for you? If you notice it, you o
You must assume 100% responsibility for your financial life. If you're going to improve your situation, you have to put the full burden of doing so squarely on your own shoulders. First and foremost, you must hold yourself responsible.
Planning allows you to mentally create a model of your future.
If you want to achieve some really big and interesting goals, you have to learn to fall in love with hard work.
Replace "Have to" with "Want to."
It's important to note that you don't have to earn money from all of your interests. If you just dive in and pursue what you enjoy, you may be surprised to find out which interests help you generate income and which don't.
Don't die without embracing the daring adventure your life is meant to be. You may go broke. You may experience failure and rejection repeatedly. You may endure multiple dysfunctional relationships. But these are all milestones along the path of a life lived courageously. They are your private victo
When you discipline yourself to do what is hard, you gain access to a realm of results that are denied everyone else. The willingness to do what is difficult is like having a key to a special private treasure room.
Do what you love, but be damned sure it's profitable. If you do work you love, but it doesn't generate income, your business will fail. If you do work you hate, but it generates income, your health will fail... and your business along with it. If you can't do what you love and make it profitable, yo
When in doubt, act boldly, as if it were impossible to fail. In essence it is.
Your environment will eat your goals and plans for breakfast.
No one on earth has lived through the exact same experiences you have, and no one thinks the exact same thoughts you do.
Spiritual development requires the freedom to connect with different parts of reality in order to understand them more fully. The more you're able to explore, the more connections you can form, and the greater your spiritual growth will be. When you feel a strong desire to connect with something in
You must give before you can get.
Security is worthless if you have to sacrifice growth to get it
Treat your business relationships like friendships (or potential friendships). Formality puts up walls, and walls don't foster good business relationships. No one is loyal to a wall... except the one in China.
Separate yourself from your ideas and your work and see them as something separate from yourself, youâ€™ll feel you truly have the right to be wrong. If an idea fails, why not let it be the ideaâ€™s fault instead of your own? Allow your ideas to fail without turning them into personal defeat. When y
Thoughts are like seeds. If you want different results in life, you have to figure out which thoughts are capable of growing those results and which arenâ€™t.
If you don't make a conscious choice... someone else will decide for you. It may be your boss, a family member, an advertiser, a collective social influence, or someone or something else, but it won't be something of your deliberate choosing.
Don't die without embracing the daring adventure your life is meant to be.
When you reach the point of becoming independent of external events, youâ€™re truly free.
Our brains are fairly powerful, but our conscious minds are still extremely limited in their ability to hold onto multiple simultaneous thoughts