Time provides perspective, allowing us to see the situation with clarity.
Everything in life is draining for the person who doesn’t like who he has become.
When we don’t love ourselves, we can’t give love, and we can’t feel loved.
Or, to put it another way, getting angry actually makes us dumb.
Growth is internalized when we tell ourselves, I was wrong, and now I will do what is right.
Avoidance is not coping. It’s crashing in slow motion.
Sometimes we seek distress, rather than success, and tell ourselves that pain equals progress.
Everything begins to make sense when we have perspective.
when one lives a meaningful life, pain and pleasure coexist.3
Struggles and setbacks are a part of life, but without perspective, they become our lives.
Nothing needs to happen to make us feel good. We simply appreciate what we have.
More important than the road we travel is who we become along the way.
The quality of our choices = the quality of our lives.
people who do not love themselves conclude that others don’t either.
“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”
If we fully accept ourselves, we have no need to project an image.
Once you’ve fully accepted a facet of yourself or of your life, you don’t hide from it anymore.
We are not less because someone can’t love us.
when we forgive someone who has hurt us, all of our relationships seem to benefit.
When we hold on to anger, we are the ones who suffer—emotionally, spiritually, and physically.
forgiveness allows us to let go of the past and ease our lives forward.
forgiveness is a choice to give up our role as a victim.
all suffering comes from trying to give permanence to the temporary.
We must be honest about why we want what we want.
people with conflicting goals worry more and get less done.
Movement is useless without a plan—we need a place to go and a path to get there.
we must know what we are living for. In other words, we must commit.
what really bothers us is that we get bothered; what really annoys us is that we get annoyed.
When we hold on to anger, we suffer; and the more we unleash it, the more it consumes us.
“A gentle response turns away anger; a harsh response increases anger.”
“I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.”
If we look for the good in another person, we will find it.
“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.”
Hope for the best, and plan for the worst.
What’s your favorite line so far?
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