Leave the bagel alone. It tastes best when you have it at your own pace. So does life.
Make the best latte, not a mediocre one that used to be the best expresso.
Are you living a productive life?
Are you stretching the spectrum of life’s possibilities? How?
Engage and learn from peoppe of different fields, background, and perspectives.
Be your best, hold your frame, and mind not how disrespectful people behave.
Cutting loss is hard. Set up a process and be methodical about it.
Start by being your best self.
Do what you should, when you should do it, within budgeted time, resources, and effort. And you build a solid foundation for happiness.
Learn from experience.
Live an honorable life.
Everyone desires the trophy, it’s great to win the trophy, but your happiness should come from the way played, not other’s judgment.
Stay motivated, stick to your vision.
You do not always get inspired ideas from the contemplation by coffee. Get em from real life activities, then.
In the eyes of the spectators, the competition looks and feels intense. In the mind of the players, the single minded focus would have eliminated any anxiety.
Keep in touch with your family. Visit relatives and friends. Have a nice coffee. Go to park. Cook yourself dinner.
How do you not compromise? Resist the temptation to downgrade yourself to fit into the crowd.
Be respectful, not weak.
Show respect to those who deserve it; and force to those who deserve it too.
How do you not compromise? To be the best you, and live your best life.
Authority and confidence in what you say and what you do.
Explore the perspective and lifestyle in other parts of the world.
Force yourself out of the comfort zone, firecely.
Stick to your rational reasoning and decision.
Create variety in your daily activities. Life’s an adventure.
Have a sense of urgency for not just the next event or project, but the things that truly matter in the long term.
There’s bound to be dirt. You have got to figure out how to follow your principles and values in a rigged game and still win. You’ve got to be creative.
Ask no questions. Make statements .
Remember, Be the Board.
Check the urge to express your thoughts and feelings. Listen, learn, assess, position.
When in doubt, shut up and listen.
Read and listen. Not to the words, the underlying currents.
The best advice has zero value until it is acted upon.
Initiate the communication.
Most of the things that drive you mad or break your heart today will not matter in a few months / years time.
Be the person that you are proud of no matter where, who or how.
Adapt you not. Hold your frame and firm your stance.
Be literal not. The majority in the real world do not care about sincere exchange of content. It the communication of status and underlying intent that matters.
Fear you not. Challenge the authority.
Assume the role of the teacher, the wise elder , not the complaining student or hurt victim.
The steel-like “self-belief”. Earn it.
Act boldly, or act you not.