The key to moving on is forgiveness. Forgive people who may have hurt you in your heart, forgive yourself for mistakes made, and let go. You will be surprised to discover the lightness and freedom that unfold thereafter from within you.
Nothing, absolutely nothing, is worth losing a good night’s sleep over. You may have hit an absolute low in your life compared to where you started or were in the middle somewhere, but the day would dawn with a new promise only when you have slept it off well enough to look at a bad day as just that-just another bad day, in so many days before and ahead of you.
The difference between working hard and working towards your passion is that you don’t feel the weight of the latter at all. So the question of working HARD does not arise when you do something for the love of it.
Whose dream are you working on?
At 2 a.m. in the morning for the fifth night in a row, when you need to keep going, you’re only going to fuel yourself from deep within. You’re not going to push ahead when it’s someone else’s mission.
It needs to be yours.
If you don’t love what you’re building, then you will most likely fail. Even if you’re doing everything else right.
Success isn’t guaranteed, but failure is certain when you’re not invested emotionally in your work.
You don’t decide to be an artist, art gets inside of you.
It’s like falling in love. You don’t decide it.
How would you know that you have found your calling, your love, or your art?
You’ll know it when it happens.
The biggest enemy to learning is the fear of ‘looking stupid’.
When someone is telling you something important, and you don’t understand, what do you do?
If you ask, you may look like a stupid, for a moment. But if you don’t you will remain stupid for the rest of your life.
The only way to learn new things is to ask questions and be curious.
To learn 10x faster, become comfortable with the feeling of ‘looking stupid.’
There’s a cure for ageing that no one talks about.
It’s called learning.
Ageing only happens to people who lose their appetite for learning and growing.
Charlie Munger suggests that one should go to bed a little smarter than yesterday. That’s how you compound learning, one day at a time, one book at a time and one idea at a time.
Munger continues to learn every single day.
And that’s why, at the age of 92, he may not be the oldest but definitely the smartest man alive on earth.
The best way to come out of depression is to encourage others.
Sounds ridiculous, right?
But it’s true.
When you start encouraging others, your focus shifts from your problems to others. The constant chatter inside your head, about how big and scary your problems are, suddenly loses its audience.
Even if it’s to encourage others, when your mouth is uttering positive words, the mind find it hard to harbour negative thoughts.
As the saying goes – When you push someone up the mountain, you’re right behind them going up the mountain the whole way!