Jobs: Don’t settle

Steve Jobs’s advice :

Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced
that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got
to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be
truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to
do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.
Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years
roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be
trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s
thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They
somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.


Eckhart Tolle on Happiness

The primary cause of unhappiness is never the
situation but your thoughts about it. Rather than being your thoughts and
emotions, be the awareness behind them.

Don’t seek happiness. If
you seek it, you won’t find it, because seeking it is the antithesis of
happiness. Happiness is ever elusive, but freedom from unhappiness is
attainable now, by facing what is rather than making up stories about it.
Unhappiness covers up your natural state of wellbeing and inner peace, the
source of true happiness.

– Eckhart Tolle

No Limits

"If you limit yourself to what seems possible or reasonable you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise."

– Robert Fritz

Stephen Covey Quote

"What we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do." – Stephen Covey

Making a difference…

Telling children repeatedly how wonderful they are doesn’t make them feel wonderful about themselves.
Showing them how to act in ways that help the world around them does make them feel wonderful about themselves.

When you feel bad about yourself, there’s nothing better to get yourself out of that mood than by helping others. By realizing how you can make a positive impact or difference to others’ lives, or make a difference in some small way to the world, you realise the importance of your own life.

   – Susan Jeffers

Sailing the Ocean of Life

Life is an ocean on which we sail.
As we sail, we encounter storms, gentle waves and calm waters.
Life is never plain sailing all the way
But after each storm, there is always calm.
And the more we sail, the greater our skills become.

Some of us are destined to sail for the pure sake of wandering,
whilst others may sail and decide to cast anchor in a suitable port(s) along the way…

A Need to be Liked…

If you need to be liked, loved and adored to feel good about yourself, you are giving others power over you. You are dependent on their feelings in order for you to be happy with who you are. The problem with this is, what if you’re not happy being the you others want you to be?
The trick is to feel good about yourself because you meet your own standards, principles and definition of who you are/ want to be.
The trick is to feel good about yourself independently of what others think.

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