You gotta always keep your eyes peeled and your ears open out there, friends!
Because you never know when a great quote will come out of nowhere, smack you upside the head, and change your whole perspective!
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People on AskReddit shared the quotes that made them look at life in new ways.
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1. The 10/90 rule.
“I had a professor in college he called it the 10/90 rule.
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
Changed my life.”
“Honesty without kindness is brutality.
Kindness without honesty is manipulation.”
3. You got a point…
“If you wouldn’t take advice from them, why would you take criticism?”
I just never thought of it that way before, and I stopped spending so much energy trying to get people to like me.”
4. Can’t please everyone.
““You might be the sweetest peach on the tree, but some people just don’t like peaches.”
This helped me get over my lifelong desire to be liked by everyone, and allowed me to focus on becoming someone I actually liked.”
5. Good advice.
““Let go or be dragged”.
An old Zen proverb I heard at a meditation class.
Really changed the way I let myself worry about things.”
6. The man, the myth, the legend.
“”I’ve had a lot of worries in my life. Most of which never happened.” – Mark Twain.
Found it on a workbook for anxiety disorders.”
7. Keep it up.
“Long time ago I was meeting two women on the sidewalk and just as we passed each other I heard this one sentence from one of them:
“You don’t notice your progress in life because you are always raising the bar.””
8. Look for the light.
“”If you look for the light, you will often find it, but if you look for the dark, it is all you will ever see” – Uncle Iroh, Legend of Korra.
Has helped me through some dark times in the past, just looking for that small bit of good in a heap of bad.”
9. I like it.
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
And yes it isn’t the real quote but elementary school aged me internalized that thought and I have applied it to everything ever since then.”
10. One of my favorites.
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.
The second best time is now.”
11. Nobody’s perfect.
“”And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”
John Steinbeck, East of Eden.”
12. We’re all replaceable.
““Graveyards are full of irreplaceable people”.
That quote helped me stop going down the path of working myself to d**th because “my job needs me”.”
13. Old habits.
“If you’re trying to break a habit, don’t say ‘this is the last time I’m doing it’ to yourself. Instead, say ‘this is the first time I’m not doing it’.”
Are there any quotes that changed your outlook on life?
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