Failure is a part of life. Practice being good at it.
If you know you are going to fail, fail fast. Don't make it slow and arduous.
Being gracious in defeat is a skill everyone must possess.
Even if you lose the war, don't lose the lesson.
A short summary of Atomic Habits
Our reality is an illusion which our mind wants us to believe.. you can change the reality you are in, by just being aware of this..
Find a partner who can accept you as you are but also inspires you to evolve because they take their own growth seriously.
Love will not seek to change you, but it will embrace you so unconditionally that you will feel safe enough to heal the old and put effort into the new.
The courage you both have to stay committed to the inner journey will reflect brightly on your relationship, all the good qualities that you develop as empowered individuals will help you calmly, compassionately and creatively handle the challenges you may face as a couple.
Because you both know that growing is not easy, you will warmly support each other when one of you feels down and rejoice when victorious steps forward have been taken.
Life is all about the choices you make and the journeys you choose to take. Make better choices or take calculated risks. It's too short to keep playing it safe. But remember, it's not a race.
When life gives you lemons, don't ask why you didn't get a diamond ring. You make the best goddamn lemonade ever made, turn it into a successful business and then buy the entire diamond store.
When the rain is on my lips
And I shiver from the cold
Thinking about life
Its ups and downs
And being a melancholic
I take a note
Of the nature's crying its tears
Making the day seem gray
But how much life the rain brings
To what is hidden beneath the surface
So whenever I cry
And the cold of people's words
Causing me shiver
I vision myself standing in the rain
Bringing my roots to life
I am not afraid anymore
Of getting soaking wet
I stand my ground!
But please nature
Don't let me drown, make me beautiful!
~ Veronika Jensen
Being a soldier is more than just about fighting in war. It’s about handling difficulties. It’s about constantly being on the move even when you are tired. It is about protecting your comrades. It is about containing your anger in difficulty. It is about discipline. It is about management, leadership, camaraderie. It is about being human.
Comment by nashashmi – https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=33809706
These are my thoughts when I was trying to find the answer to the ultimate question. Everyone has their own reality and their own set of ultimate questions and corresponding answers.
I’m sharing mine with the hope that it helps you avoid some mistakes as you go through the ultimate journey that we call life.
Who am i?
Who I am doesn't matter. What I will do to make the world a better place matters. The ultimate answer doesn't matter. The journey you take to find your answers matters.
Don't be in a hurry to grow up
Never stop learning. What you learn about yourself and the world around you matters. The experiences you have matter.
It’s okay to ask for help. It’s okay to say “I don't know”.
It’s okay to make mistakes
As long as you’ve really understood the actual nature of the mistakes you made and learnt from them. It’s okay to lose the war, don’t lose the lesson.
Sometimes we’re in a hurry to say sorry. We’re in a hurry to be forgiven. We apologize for the wrong thing. This hurts the other person even more, because they feel that we never understood them. You can’t rush the other person to forgive you. Seek forgiveness and give it time.
Don’t panic. Relax. Give your wounds time to heal. Find your balance.
It'll get tougher and tougher, until it becomes very easy. Keep at it. Don't give up. Try again. You fail only when you stop trying.