Okay, it’s silly to say that “two things”
define you. I suspect it’s more like 436 things that define you. Or more likely all your DNA and all your experiences, which is like a billion things.
Still, this is a good quote, and way more meaningful than “Your DNA and all your experiences define you.” 😂
I would agree that patience and attitude are pretty key.
Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.
George Bernard Shaw
Jyotichamp for leading me to this quote!
I used to think being charismatic was all about telling amazing stories and making people laugh. Not being a great storyteller or much of a comedian, I thought I could never be charismatic. Fortunately, this article says I had it all wrong. 😂
It’s about being present, removing self-doubt, and being kind and accepting to other people.
Presence, power, and warmth. That sounds pretty manageable, right?
Now go out there, be in it, relax, and be nice to people. Congrats, you’re charismatic. ☺️
Like most great quotes, this is one so obvious and important that it’s easy to miss.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
I found it in
this Medium article.
Getting older is good! Well, not in every way — I’m getting near-sighted and having trouble bending my legs. 🤷🏻♂️ But in more significant ways, aging makes you better.
I don’t love the name of this article, but I do like the observations it contains.
The Incredibly Harsh Lessons You Learn with Age
These are some great lessons learned from aging, and I agree with them all.
Nothing is ever “done” Success increases with your ability to be vulnerable There is always another struggle coming next You always have more to learn Being uncomfortable feels the best
I especially like the last one.
As you age and you understand the struggle never ends, you learn to move closer to uncomfortable situations because that’s where progress is unlocked and fulfillment can be found.
I almost dismissed this article outright when first I saw the title because I thought it was going to be overly-simplistic.
👉 The #1 Thing All Happily Married Couples Have in Common
But it’s a good article and hella inspiring! It talks about positivity bias, productive fighting, and the benefits of being married to your best friend:
Nobody cares who makes the money Vacations are easy to agree on Chores are divided evenly You have incredible sex You feel understood You fight productively
A friend is someone who knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow
⚠️ Just be sure to contrast this with
What You Lose When You Gain a Spouse. 🤷🏻♂️
I heard someone say the other day that you should switch careers every 10 years. I don’t know if I agree with that, but I am going to bookmark this checklist just in case. Because changing careers sounds hard.
👉 The Ultimate Checklist for Anyone Considering a Career Switch