Leadership is persuasion of outlook.
Start early, put on real clothes, define tasks, get cracking.
Peace of mind is an illusion if it is easily shattered.
Sing with friends.
Insisting on being bored is immature and destructive. Like a marathon runner bah-humbugging his way through the alleys of Paris.
You do not have to be the best at everything. You are not the best at everything. You do not have to be the best at everything. You are not the best at everything. Repeat until you believe it.
You can be anyone you want to be. Being someone does not guarantee survival. Survival does not guarantee prosperity. Prosperity does not guarantee happiness.
You don’t have to be older to be wiser. But time brings with it gifts of opportunity… Opportunities for embarrassments, mistakes, successes. And chances to be forced into making painful decisions. So although age doesn’t guarantee wisdom, it does guarantee more opportunities to have gained it.
Quickness to genuinely accept responsibility for wrongdoings is a reliable indicator of maturity.
Begin a story with the words, “At last!”.
Real Honesty requires the courage to face confrontation. We often fall short of Honesty, because we fear a response - and because we think making a person feel good is how to become a part of their life.
Do not mistake a fear of being condemned for righteousness. The former stems from and produces insecurity and anxiety, while the latter merely offers peace.
For ailments of the mind, meditate. For ailments of the body, fast. Only when these do not work or there is not time for proper healing should a human retreat to the services of a doctor.
If you want to understand a company, look at how they make their money.
Do not fear appearing foolish due to asking questions with obvious answers or making statements that are quickly shown to be false. Such practices are known all too well to Leaders of Wisdom.
Some people will try frequently to motivate you with shallow incentives like power, fame, or money - and infrequently with deep morality. These are often Manipulators whose words and intentions are especially out of sync.
Don’t forget that you get to decide what’s funny. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it.
Artifical laughter can be a short-term solution to genuine moroseness.
Beware the Joker, who uses humor or lightness to avoid learning lessons.
Speak slowly lest your precious words are not heard.
Never seek praise for overcoming self-inflicted hardship.
If you’re having trouble getting up in the morning, brush your teeth and take a shower.
Do not confuse your own lack of interest for a lack of interestingness in others.
When humiliation leaves you feeling angry, look at those around you and think only of their perspective. They have forgotten all about it, yet you dwell on the delusion that they are looking at you with judgment in their eyes. Accept this to forget humiliation.
When humiliation leaves you feeling angry, ask yourself if ideal behavior would have prevented the slight. Let the shame wash over you, and emerge from it a wiser person because you understand your mistake and the solution. Do this to conquer humiliation.
Do not battle insecurities by seeking new skills.