Posts tagged #motivation

#Book 25: Make time: how to focus on what matters everyday

Make Time is a framework for choosing what you want to focus on, building the energy to do it, and breaking the default cycle so that you can start being more intentional about the way you live your life. Even if you don’t completely control your own schedule—and few of us do—you absolutely can control your attention.

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#Book 20: Girl, wash your face!

Girl, get ahold of your life. Stop medicating, stop hiding out, stop being afraid, stop giving away pieces of yourself, stop saying you can’t do it. Stop the negative self talk, stop abusing your body, stop putting it off for tomorrow or Monday or next year. Stop crying about what happened and take control of what happens next. Get up, right now. Rise up from where you’ve been, scrub away the tears and pain of yesterday, and start again… Girl, wash your face!

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#Book 17: The four noble truths of love (Buddhist wisdom for modern relationships)

Our modern conception of love simply equates it with positive emotion and passion. This is a very self-absorbed idea of love, where the emphasis is on oneself. And we can actually make relationship problems worse by interpreting the emotional turmoil that love causes as a sign that there’s something wrong.

But love is more than a feeling; it’s a way of being. And true love is facing the emotional turmoil of life’s journey – all the discomfort, confusion, and pain – hand-in-hand with a fellow traveler. It’s dynamic, scary, and profound. Once we accept it for what it is, we might just be able to enjoy the adventure a little more.

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#Book 8: A thousand splendid suns

And the past held only this wisdom: that love was a damaging mistake, and its accomplice, hope, a treacherous illusion. And whenever those twin poisonous flowers began to sprout in the parched land of that field, Mariam uprooted them. She uprooted them and ditched them before they took hold.

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Here are reasons why you should save

One of the best parts of being an adult is the independence and freedom to do what you want, when you want.

But the less you save, and the more debt you accrue, the less independence you will have. So, if you want to be financially independent and unshackled, you need to beef up your savings.

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