If you feel okay only when life is happy and easy-breezy-beautiful Cover-Girl, then guess what? You are not free. You are the prisoner of your own indulgences, enslaved by your own intolerance, crippled by your own emotional weakness. You will constantly feel a need for some external comfort or validation that may or may not ever come.
Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope // Mark Manson
It is the obvious which is so difficult to see most of the time.
People say, “It’s as plain as the nose on your face.”
But how much of the nose on your face can you see,
unless someone holds a mirror up to you?
I, Robot // Isaac Asimov
Dark days, the mornings when
I can’t tell if I should get out of bed or
Wait until they come to cart me away
Sitting down in the shower
Hoping the hotter the water
The lesser the ache
3AM Thoughts // AKA “Let’s Talk.”
Understand, people will constantly attack you in life.
One of their main weapons will be to instill in you doubts about yourself –
your worth, your abilities, your potential.
They will often disguise this as their objective opinion,
but invariably it has a political purpose – they want to keep you down.
The 50th Law // Robert Greene
You are the average of the five people you associate with most, so do not underestimate the effects of your pessimistic, unambitious, or disorganized friends.
If someone isn’t making you stronger, they’re making you weaker.
The 4-Hour Workweek // Timothy Ferriss
The more something threatens your identity,
the more you will avoid it.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck // Mark Manson
You are where you are and what you are because of yourself, nothing else.
Nature is neutral. Nature doesn’t care.
If you do what other successful people do,
you will enjoy the same results and rewards that they do.
And if you don’t, you won’t.
// Brian Tracy
If you don’t know who you truly are,
you’ll never know what you really want.
// Roy T. Bennett
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
// Carl Gustav Jung
To be passive is to let others decide for you.
To be aggressive is to decide for others.
To be assertive is to decide for yourself.
// Edith Eva Eger