Nothing good ever comes without work. Without doing the heavy lifting required to be a success, we deprive ourselves of the deep joy and increased sense of self and well-being of our accomplishments. Humans are designed to create. When an achievement comes too easily, we cannot feel we earned it.
It’s far better to sing badly or off-key, or to dance and risk making a fool of myself, than never attempted to sing or dance at all. I like singing, and I like dancing. Just because I don’t do either very well shouldn’t keep me from enjoying myself.
Promptness is a sign of respect. When you are habitually late, or preventably late, you are really stating your unspoken disrespect for those you keep waiting.
Whatever your passion, pursue it as if your days are numbered…because they are.
When you mess up – whether in your own eyes or someone else’s – confess and take responsibility. Taking ownership makes the forgiveness happen sooner, so everyone can move on.
As a corollary to the previous thought: Don’t intentionally mess up to spite someone. It only comes back to you and makes you the one with a weak character.
Store brand products are good enough. I don’t need to spend an extra few dollars per item when I’m purchasing 35 items. It adds up quickly.
Even if forgiveness seems impossible, pretend. Eventually you’ll find that you’ve arrived at a place inside where you’ve forgiven those who you feel slighted you in some way.
Exercise does not “take time.” It creates time.
Laundry day is so much easier when all your socks are the same and you don’t have to spend time matching them up.
Anyone who judges based on what you drive or what you wear isn’t worth impressing.
The first person to say “Get a life!” in an argument is the loser.
You cannot avoid offending others on occasion. When you didn’t mean it, apologize. When you meant it, accept responsibility.