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“Always remember, your focus determines your reality.” – Qui-Gon to Anakin, Star Wars Episode I The quote above, as cheesy as George Lucas’ writing often is, contains a nugget of Jedi wisdom that I’ve repeatedly found to be true. Your focus determines your reality. It’s something we don’t think about much of the time, but give it some consideration now: • If you wake up in the morning and think about the miserable things you need to do later in the day, you’ll have a miserable...

by School Of Life on 5 August 2016

Here is a collection of quotes on peace: “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves”. – Dalai Lama “To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him”. – Buddha “Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved...

by School Of Life on 5 August 2016

Risk taking is an integral part of business and life, but so few people know how to manage it properly. The word risk has a slightly negative connotation to it — it implies danger, tension, and possible loss. But risk also has a positive side, the chance of hitting a big win, of getting more on the back side than you invest on the front side. All risks are not equal, however. Some risks are just plain dumb, and you should never take them. But even in those cases, there’s usually some emotional...

by School Of Life on 5 August 2016

Being patient is one of the most important qualities to develop if you care about personal growth. It’s also one of the most difficult. Wouldn’t it be nice if after you identified a change you’d like to make, you could just snap your fingers, and the change would occur instantly? Unfortunately, it’s rarely so easy as that, despite what marketers tell you. I remember in my early 20s, I’d often read a book on a new subject and get gung ho about applying it. Maybe it was the first book I’d...

by School Of Life on 5 August 2016

Here is a collection of quotes on chance: “The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks”. – Mark Zuckerberg “Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave”. – Mary Tyler Moore “Just keep taking chances and having fun”. – Garth Brooks “Often the difference between a successful...

by School Of Life on 3 August 2016

One of the biggest challenges in trying to accomplish personal goals is that we tend to put them off until tomorrow, or next week, in favor of more pressing matters at work and home. Unfortunately, tomorrow never gets here. If you want to accomplish a goal, you have to start on it today. Finding the time to take the steps necessary is the problem, of course, as we all lead busy and complicated lives, and when we do have time, we’re too tired to do anything that requires energy or thought. We...

by School Of Life on 3 August 2016

It’s inevitable: sometimes, life just doesn’t go your way. Your schedule gets all messed up. You fail to follow your exercise plan. Someone is mean to you. You feel like quitting something. You want to curl into a little ball and cry. Life deals out its blows, and leaves us discouraged, angry, frustrated, depressed, drained. And once we’re in that bad place, in a mood where we just don’t care about anything, it’s pretty hard to get out of it. But let me share a little secret to happiness...

by School Of Life on 3 August 2016

Here is a collection of quotes on change: “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything”. – George Bernard Shaw “When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor E. Frankl “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude”. – Maya Angelou “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other...

by School Of Life on 1 August 2016

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao-Tzu No matter how much structure we create in our lives, no matter how many good habits we build, there will always be things that we cannot control — and if we let them, these things can be a huge source of anger, frustration and stress. The simple solution: learn to go with the flow. For example,...

by School Of Life on 1 August 2016

Here is a collection of patience quotes: “Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come”. – Robert H. Schuller “Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting”. – Joyce Meyer “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance”. –...

by School Of Life on 31 July 2016