- Get rid of what you don’t need to make space for what you want.
- Life is not a performance art piece.
- Create for yourself, but build experiences rather than things.
- Being entertained 24/7/365 is not the meaning of existence.
- Try to be kind as much as you can, and make it a habit.
- Don’t give your word lightly, but if you do, always keep it.
- Have clear goals and commit to achieving them.
- Set clear boundaries, with yourself and with others.
- Question everything, no matter how much you trust the source.
- Understand the rules so you know where and how to break them.
- Have perspective, but don’t lose sight of the big picture.
- Don’t fear mistakes, but own them and learn from them.
- Don’t compare yourself to other people.
- Cut toxic people out of your life as quickly as possible.
- Learn to let go of the things that haunt you.
- Learn to recognize distractions in disguise.
- Read more, create more, speak less.
- Get fresh air and sunlight every day.
- Show up and be present.
- Don’t forget to live a life.
The Man in the Arena
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
Excerpt from the speech “Citizenship In A Republic”
delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910