Sometimes you don’t have to use many words to get your point across.
In fact, keeping it short and simple can make what you’re saying extra powerful and memorable.
This is of course nothing new.
It’s something that’s many of the wisest people in history have kept in mind over thousands of years.
And today I want to share some of that sharp and quick wisdom.
“Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
“The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”
It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut. Maybe for a day or two. Or as weeks bleed into months and nothing much happens.
You just trudge along. You go through the motions, life is on autopilot.
It feels OK. But at the same time you have a small voice whispering at the back of your mind.
It says “It’s time to make a change”. Or “When will I start to truly live my life?”.
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
It can turn a situation that looks negative or bleak into an opportunity or something to learn from.
It can replace the draining thoughts of pessimism with something that will create more positive energy and enthusiasm again.
And it can help you to jump over obstacles, to keep moving when you fall or stumble and to not give up just because you have had a couple of temporary setbacks.
“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.”
I often write about finding lightness in life.
It can come from an unhurried but effective day at work or from uncluttering your home.
Or from learning how to let go and move on in life.