- Live in a high rise condo with an amazing view.
- Take a month long vacation on the opposite side of the world in a city with a completely different culture.
- Attend the Super Bowl live.
- Jump out of a perfectly good airplane.
- Make love in places you aren’t supposed to.
- Swim with the sharks.
- Scuba-dive to a large ship wreck.
- Audition to be on TV or in a movie… even if you’re just an extra.
- Throw the house party of all house parties. Supply all the booze and invite everyone you know.
- Take sexy photos of yourself (keep them somewhere safe).
- Learn to fly a plane.
- Become skilled with a musical instrument.
- Live in southern California for at least a year.
- Live in the heart of New York City, Chicago, Boston or another major city for at least a year.
- Spend a few weeks vacationing on the beaches of Kauai with your partner.
- Surf a Hawaiian wave.
- Learn to speak a foreign language.
- Visit the North Pole.
- Attend The Tonight Show or The Late Show as an audience member.
- Read at least 30 books.
- Jump off a cliff into a natural body of water in an exotic location.
- Go mountain climbing.
- Go deep sea fishing and learn to filet and cook your own fish.
- Go horseback riding on the beach with your partner.
- Drink warm beer out of a barrel in a real Irish pub.
- Spend a night pub-hopping in London.
- Stage dive and crowd surf at a rock concert.
- Take a set amount of money and hit the Blackjack and Craps tables in Las Vegas.
- Visit a high-end Las Vegas strip club.
- Embark on a month-long road trip across the country with 3 of your best friends.
- Ride a camel across a sandy desert.
- Go white water rafting.
- Go snowboarding in the Rockies.
- Get in great shape and enter some kind of fitness competition.
- Attain a solid understanding of how the government works in your country.
- Master one particular style of dance.
- Fall in love.
- Write a book… even if it’s short and never gets published.
- Drive through a (somewhat safe) portion of a third world country like Mexico or Costa Rica to gain perspective on what true poverty looks like.
- Go skinny dipping in a large body of water at midnight.
- Take a shower under a waterfall.
- Decide on your current life goals and write them down.
- Spend New Years Eve in Times Square.
- Go on a blind date (or a couple’s dinner date with new friends you hardly know).
- Sleep on the beach under the stars in Key West.
- Hit up Oktoberfest in Munich.
- Hit up Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
- Hit up Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.
- Experience Spring Break in all its glory in Cancun, Mexico or Panama City Beach, Florida.
- Catch a ride in a hot air balloon.
- Rent a fast sports car and speed down the Autobahn.
- Switch jobs until you find one you truly enjoy.
- Buy your first house.
- Own a convertible sports car.
- Hike the Grand Canyon.
- Attend a Red Sox vs. Yankees game in Fenway Park.
- Spend a whole day making love without every leaving the house.
- Learn to make one mixed cocktail like a pro bartender.
- Run a marathon.
- Stand up in front of a large audience and tell a great joke.
- Shoot a gun.
- Swim across the English Channel.
- Bicycle ride down a mountain road.
- Learn to sail a sailboat.
- Learn the basics of a martial art.
- Visit the Amazon Rainforest.
- Bare all on a nude beach.
- Master one really cool magic trick.
- Master a few fancy dinner recipes.
- Finish up your formal education (but continue learning).
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Find hard work you love doing. – If I could offer my 18-year-old self some real career advice, I’d tell myself not to base my career choice on other people’s ideas, goals and recommendations.
Invest time, energy and money in yourself every day. – When you invest in yourself, you can never lose, and over time you will change the trajectory of your life.
Explore new ideas and opportunities often. – Your natural human fears of failure and embarrassment will sometimes stop you from trying new things.
When sharpening your career skills, focus more on less. – Think in terms of Karate: A black belt seems far more impressive than a brown belt.
People are not mind readers. Tell them what you’re thinking. – People will never know how you feel unless you tell them.
Make swift decisions and take immediate action. – Either you’re going to take action and seize new opportunities, or someone else will first. You can’t change anything or make any sort of progress by sitting back and thinking about it.
Accept and embrace change. – However good or bad a situation is now, it will change.
Don’t worry too much about what other people think about you. – For the most part, what other people think and say about you doesn’t matter.
Always be honest with yourself and others. – Living a life of honesty creates peace of mind, and peace of mind is priceless. Period.
Talk to lots of people in college and early on in your career. – Bosses. Colleagues. Professors. Classmates. Social club members. Other students outside of your major or social circle. Teaching assistants. Career advisors. College deans. Friends of friends. Everyone!
Sit alone in silence for at least ten minutes every day. – Use this time to think, plan, reflect, and dream.
Ask lots of questions. – The greatest ‘adventure’ is the ability to inquire, to ask questions.
Exploit the resources you do have access to. – The average person is usually astonished when they see a physically handicap person show intense signs of emotional happiness.
Live below your means. – Live a comfortable life, not a wasteful one. Do not spend to impress others.
Be respectful of others and make them feel good. – In life and business, it’s not so much what you say that counts, it’ how you make people feel. So respect your elders, minors, and everyone in between.
Excel at what you do. – There’s no point in doing something if you aren’t going to do it right.
Be who you were born to be. – You must follow your heart, and be who you were born to be.
But above all, laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can’t change. Life is short, yet amazing. Enjoy the ride.
- What did I learn last week? – If you have trouble answering this question, it’s time for a change. It doesn’t matter how old you are, you should learn something new every week.
- What was my greatest accomplishment over the past week? – Reflecting on your accomplishments is a healthy way to raise self confidence and contentment. It’s also an effective way to track your progress.
- Which moment from last week was the most memorable and why? – It may open up your mind to new passions and goals, or simple pastimes worth revisiting.
- What’s the #1 thing I need to accomplish this week? – Everything else is secondary, and should be treated as such. Nevertheless, this question will also shine light on other noteworthy tasks.
- What can I do right now to make the week less stressful? – Set reminders in your calendar, get your laundry done, fill the car with gas… organize yourself.
- What have I struggled with in the past that might also affect the upcoming week? – The idea here is to learn from your struggles and better equip yourself for future encounters.
- What was last week’s biggest time sink? – Steer clear of this in the future. Setup physical barriers against distractions if you have to.
- Am I carrying any excess baggage into the week that can be dropped? – Physical clutter, mental clutter… eliminate the unnecessary so the necessary may shine bright.
- What have I been avoiding that needs to get done? – Pencil in a time to get these things done. For any 2-minute or less tasks, consider scheduling them first thing Monday morning.
- What opportunities are still on the table? – If it’s still available and you want it, make a concrete plan to go after it this week.
- Is there anyone I’ve been meaning to talk to? – Regular communication can solve problems before they fester. Always keep an open line of communication to those around you.
- Is there anyone that deserves a big ‘Thank You’? – Take time each week to thank the people who have helped you. Your kind gesture will not go unnoticed.
- How can I help someone else this coming week? – The easiest way to get what you want is to help others get what they want. If you help them, they will remember you when you need help.
- What are my top 3 goals for the next 3 years? – You’ll never make any progress in life if you don’t setup realistic goals for yourself.
- Have any of my recent actions moved me closer to my goals? – If the answer is no, something needs to change.
- What’s the next step for each goal? – Knowing the next step is the key to accomplishing the whole.
- What am I looking forward to during the upcoming week? – The answer can act as a great source of motivation. If nothing exists, schedule something to look forward to.
- What are my fears? – Consciously address your fears each week and slowly work on resolving them. It’s all about taking baby steps.
- What am I most grateful for? – It’s a smart way to keep things in perspective, and something you should never lose sight of.
- If I knew I only had one week to live, who would I spend my time with? – Another helpful reminder… Life is short. Spend more time with the people you care about.
- Realizing you were smiling the entire time you were talking to someone, right after you hang up the phone.
- The warm coziness of my own bed after I return home from a long business trip.
- Playing Rock-Paper-Scissors to settle a decision with one of your friends.
- When a wild animal is tame enough to eat food right out of your hand.
- Crying on my sister’s shoulder. Without the help of my family and close friends, I would be lost in a world of emotion, stress, and confusion.
- Picking and eating fresh fruit right off the tree.
- The joy of watching a baby smile.
- The proud look on ur son’s face when he learns a new skill.
- The bittersweet emotions that rush through your body on the very last day of high school.
- Time with the love of my life.
- The rush you get when you’re driving on the open road and your favorite song randomly plays on the radio.
- The comforting sound of my father’s car pulling into the driveway when he finally returns from a long business trip.
- When ur baby girl looked up at u and said, “mommy!” for the very first time.
- Seeing two elderly folks who are madly in love. It’s a sight of love that has surpassed the tests of time.
- Kissing in the rain.
- The feeling of cool morning grass under your bare feet when you walk out to get the newspaper at sunrise.
- Beginner’s eyes. You’ll never see it again for the very first time.
- The sound and sight of ocean waves.
- The feeling you get inside when you go out of your way to make someone’s day a little brighter. Doing something nice and unexpected for somebody else doesn’t always require money, and often the gesture has more meaning when it doesn’t.
- A good photograph of a special moment. It transforms the moment into a tangible keepsake and helps make the memory of that moment last a lifetime.
- A rainbow breaking through the storm clouds on a calm, rainy summer afternoon.
- The exhilarating rush of adolescent love. Those magical moments of adolescent lust and affection that only you and one other person rightly remember.
- The little kicks and pokes I feel daily as I enter the last month of my first pregnancy. It’s truly remarkable!
- Sharing a good laugh with friends and family. Some of the most memorable moments in my life have been moments spent in laughter.
- The excitement of swinging on a swing as high as you possibly can.
- The simple fact that I can read the sincerity in her eyes when she says, “I love you.”
- The awesomeness of skipping rocks across water. It doesn’t matter how old I get, this one never gets old.
- The tears of joy that flow when you see your beloved for the first time after a 10 month deployment to Iraq. All the months of struggle and loneliness are washed away the second he gets off that plane.
- The soothing comfort of an old familiar smell. Earlier today pulled into my parent’s driveway after being away for over a year. I could smell familiarity in the air – the scent of the pine tree in the neighbor’s yard. And as I headed through the front door, more familiar smells consumed my senses. Gosh, it feels good to be home.
- The keen wisdom my grandfather has acquired slowly over the course of 86 years, and the amazing stories and life lessons he shares with me every time I visit him.
- A first kiss. The sweet rush of butterflies in your tummy when you kiss someone special for the very first time.
- When you look into the eyes of your best friend and know, without a doubt, that you can trust her. You can see it in her eyes and you can feel it in your heart. She has no ulterior motive.
- The first sight of daffodils poking through the snow after a long, hard winter.
- The realization of true love. The warm feeling you get many years after your first kiss when you realize you married the right person.
- The surreal beauty of watching lightning strike in the distance.
- An unexpected compliment. It seemed like just another dreary Monday morning, but when she walked into my office and said, “I love your shirt! That color looks great on you,” it brightened the rest of my day.
- A peaceful, romantic picnic with your significant other on a warm sunny day.
- The joy of telling an interesting true story. One of the most enticing roles we lead in life is that of a storyteller. There are few things more satisfying than telling a true story that others enjoy listening to.
- The feeling of self-confidence is unquestionably priceless. It cannot be purchased with money, but it can buy you more opportunities and take you farther than any amount of money ever could.
- The excitement of a white Christmas.
- A pillow fight with two of your best friends.
- When my cat snuggles up on my chest while I’m laying on my back. He’s so warm and fuzzy and cute.
- Grilled steak and potatoes home-cooked for me by my beloved on a lazy Friday night after have had a long week. Nothing beats sitting at home in ur pajamas and eating my favorite food, made by the man u love..
- When the song on the radio ends right as you pull into the driveway.
- If you’re smiling right now, you’re doing something right.
- It’s not so much what you say that counts, it’ how you make people feel.
- The biggest mistake you can make is doing nothing because you’re scared to make a mistake.
- No matter how it turns out, it always ends up just the way it should be. Either you succeed or you learn something. Win-Win.
- Freedom is the greatest gift. Self-sufficiency is the greatest freedom.
- If you catch yourself working hard and loving every minute of it, don’t stop. You’re on to something big. Because hard work ain’t hard when you concentrate on your passions.
- It’s not about getting a chance, it’s about taking a chance. You’ll rarely be 100% sure it will work. But you can always be 100% sure doing nothing won’t work. Sometimes you just have to go for it!
- Complaining is like slapping yourself for slapping yourself. It doesn’t solve the problem, it just hurts you more.
- The one with nothing to hide is always the one left standing tall.
- You can press forward long after you can’t. It’s just a matter of wanting it bad enough.
- There’s a big difference between knowing and doing. Knowledge is basically useless without action.
- In work and business, when they need you more than you need them, you have succeeded.
- Everything that happens in life is neither good nor bad. It just depends on your perspective.
- We are all weird. And life is weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we call it love.
- True friendship and true love do sustain the tests of distance and time.
- You can’t change who you are. You can only change what you know and how you apply this knowledge.
- It is okay to be angry. It is never okay to be cruel.
- Even when you feel like you have nothing, someone else likely has far less. Find them and help them. You’ll see why.
- Having a thousand credentials on the wall will not make you a decent human being. But genuinely helping one person everyday will.
- Remember, change happens for a reason. Roll with it. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.
And I leave you with this question:
How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
1. You can’t change someone else or force them to change
2. Most friendships you thought would “last forever” usually don’t
3. Independance is not always a virtue
4. As women, our attitude controls the climate of our home
5. Grief and hard times, no matter how tough, don’t last forever
6. Life passes far too quickly
7. After high school, the clique-induced pressure to be popular vanishes for most people
8. A genuine smile directed towards someone produces 100 times more happiness than mere words alone
9. Justice, Wrong-doing, and Punishment do not go hand-in-hand as they did in childhood
10. Crying is like a laxitive for the soul (it cleans you out)
11. Satan is not God-like. He is not omniscient, omnipresent, or omnipotent. He does not know all of your thoughts.
12. Being pregnant for the first time is like riding a roller coaster – thrilling, yet terrifying
13. People will like you more if you appear to like them
14. Saving a little money at a time really does add up
15. Animals are in no way “dumb”
16. You are the guardian of your husband’s soul. Keep it well!
17. Stop watching so much “news”. Too much violence and tradgedy is not good for the soul.
18. Stuff is just that. Stuff. You didn’t have it when you came into the world and you can’t take it with you.
19. Don’t be manipulative
20. We’re all just living life the best we can, in the only ways we can.
21. Do not share your husband’s secrets with anyone
22. Stay away from marriage/husband bashers if you’re trying to grow a healthy relationship
23. Everyone needs a hero
24. Reading written words is the closest you’ll ever come to truly knowing someone’s deepest inner thoughts
25. A dog’s love and a child’s love are the most innocent, purest, and truest kind of love you’ll ever experience
26. Outside of life or death medical situations, don’t use credit for anything other than purchasing a home – and then use it modestly
27. Life doesn’t take Visa. Life takes will power, stamina, and self control – along with solid money management skills
28. God is the only being who will remain the same from when you are born until you die
29. People change when they themselves are ready to change, and never before
30. Different interests do not make one “better or worse” than the next person
31. Telling someone “you’re not a Christian” based solely on their choice of wedding gown style is the height of hypocrisy
32. 10 years from now you’re life will be completely different than it is today
33. 5 years from now you’re life will be completely different than it is today
34. 1 year from now, spats you have today will mean nothing
35. Forgiveness is a virtue
36. Unforgiveness only ruins the soul of those who are unforgiving
37. “I’m Sorry”, when said sincerely, can erase a multitude of angry emotions
38. “I’m Sorry for my part” is the easiest statement available to clear up misuderstandings – why do we allow it to become the hardest to say?
39. Never go to bed angry
40. Never throw a glass bottle at your husband’s feet in anger
50. No one likes a braggart
51. Never abandon your mother and father
52. Mice in the house love hershey’s kisses
53. No one really cares what kind of car you drive
54. A 5, 6, or 7 year car loan does not make a car “more affordable”
55. Being in debt is like being a slave to a relentless, unforgiving taskmaster
56. Laugh hard, laugh loud, and laugh often
57. Never leave the presence of a loved one without saying “I love you” – it could be your last moment together
58. Don’t complain
59. When you get married, you become the Laundry Fairy
60. Living happily on one income is completely possible
61. Sincere smiles and sincere thank yous should be handed out liberally
62. People are touchy about the spelling of their name
63. Puppies are a sheer delight to play with!
64. A good book can help you formulate opinions you always knew you had, but never had the words for
65. Grey hairs can appear at any age, regardless of when your parents first saw theirs
66. There is always someone out there who has it “worse than you”
67. Never threaten divorce as a way to get the upper hand in an argument
68. Love in a good marriage truly is different than the love you feel before marriage or during engagement
69. Many bad situations are the result of your own stupidity. Other bad situations happen through no fault of your own. Learn how to tell the difference!
70. Take responsibility for your own actions and the outcomes, whether good or bad - it will garner you a lot more respect in life
71. Companionship / Intimacy with a spouse truly does get better as the years progress
72. Don’t let false humility ruin someone’s sincere compliment to you – a simple “thank you so much!” is the best response
73. Snakes in the laundry basket can scare someone very terribly
74. Pay your bills on time – remember, you “took” from them first and a good character should cause you to want to remedy that situation
75. If you see mice droppings in your silverware drawer, please wash everything immediately
76. Never, ever ever take pleasure at someone else’s misfortune
77. Do not rudely stare at handicapped or special needs people – It makes their loved ones angry
78. There is no such thing as “My prayers aren’t that good”. God doesn’t want lofty, pious, arrogant poetry! Just talk to God like he is your friend!
79. Your mother and father will not always be around – enjoy each day you have with them
80. Pride and arrogance can ruin you and bring about a lot of misery
81. Being drunk is not fun. I’ve experienced it once and the aftermath. That was enough for me!
82. Alcoholism is the only “disease” that you can buy liberally in a store - please don’t get let yourself get trapped into it
83. Don’t judge others based on your own views of the world
84. If you do judge mentally, keep your mouth shut and send your questions of right and wrong to God instead
85. All of us live in our own universe – no other person in time, place, or history has ever walked in your shoes
86. If you wait for things to “get better” before moving on to the next stage in life (marriage, children, a new career), you’ll end up waiting your entire life – and end up with nothing
87. When people are hurting, they say the weirdest (and sometimes most hateful) things – learn to discern a person’s true intentions
88. We may not understand God’s reasoning for letting things happen until years later – some things we may never understand
89. Your integrity and moral character are something you should never compromise
90. There is no such thing as “harmless flirting” when you are married
91. Respect your husband’s emotions, will, intellect, strengths, secrets, desires, wishes, and weaknesses – and keep them private
92. Erotic film is never a healthy choice for a married, christian couple wanting to improve intimacy
93. Nagging will get you nowhere
94. Learn to dampen your own wants and wishes in marriage – “strong wills” often end up single again
95. You always have a choice of how to respond – in a negative way or in a positive way
96. Too many negative responses can ruin days, marriages, friendships, and even your own soul
97. Never ask someone if they are “ok” after their loved one has died (of course they’re not!) – and don’t spout off feel-good cliches to them
98. Spending money foolishly is the ultimate downfall of many, many people today
99. The older I get, the more I realize how much I truly do not know
….some of these lessons may not be suitable for your particular life experience, while other lessons you may have not encountered yet. And yet still, other lessons in here may be for me and me only – a kind of “God-sent” belief to help me live out the life God wants me to personally live. In any case, I hope you enjoyed reading them, and please know that it is no way inclusive of everything I believe.
What are some lessons you have learned in life?
2) You CAN make a living doing what you love.
3) Never spend all the money you have. Save money and it saves you.
4) In bad times everyone can't help you and in good times everyone isn't as happy for you.Learn how to discern and develop true friends.
5) Don't make promises to your children you can't keep.
6) God is always listening, be careful with your inner self-talk.
7) People and creditors have long memories.
8) The past has passed, let go of the pain, nostalgia, woulda, coulda, shoulda.
9) Practice everyday saying and/or doing something that is loving, helpful & purposeful.
10) Being too dependent on others doesn't allow you to know your own power to create what you need.
11) I am too blessed to be stressed, don't sweat the small stuff.
12) Most people are not bad or mad, they are just sad and don't know how to get the love and attention they deserve.
13) Everything you say and think has power to create its likeness.
14) Fear and procrastination are major enemies to success.
15) God loves me.
16) Don't ignore or mistreat people, everyone is important.
17) Don't give up 5 minutes before your miracle.
18) Good health is so valuable, fragile and a blessing. Drink a lot of water.
19) Don't take everything so serious, have a sense of humor.
20) People like to help or do business with people they already know, networking is critical. Meet and serve as many people as you can.
21) You didn't die from your mistakes, but you may have to repeat them, if you didn't learn the lesson.
22) We train other people how to treat us, self-esteem is NOT selfish, it's necessary.
23) Stay away from negative, critical, judgmental, gossipy people.
24) Spend as much time as possible around nature and beautiful environments.
25) Sometimes things you can't learn in a book or from a parent, teacher or pastor, you have to experience it for yourself.
26) Acknowledge your shortcomings and work to improve them Acknowledge your strengths, be humble but don't diminish or deny them.
27) Stay focused to get a job done. Either do it, delegate it or dump it.
28) I didn't die from the painful times in my life, they made me stronger.
29) Don't let a fool kiss you. Don't let a kiss fool you. Kisses aren't promises.
30) Have a life, don't depend on others to make you happy and fulfilled.
31) God is too big to fit into one religion, God is everywhere and in everything.
32) Marriage and parenting are serious commitments, don't be in a hurry.
33) Find ways to show appreciation to those you love and care about, not just on holidays or birthdays.
34) Pay attention to details and keep good records.
35) Prayer changes things. Trust God's divine plan.
36) If you take it, return it. If you break it, fix it. If you know it, live it. If you want it, ask for it. If you use it, clean it. If you wear it, hang it up. If made a mistake, take responsibility for it. If you have some share it. If you own it, protect it. If you love someone, show it. If you believe it, you can achieve it.
37) Time is precious, live everyday to it's fullest, everyday is a special occasion.
38) Learn to enjoy your own solitude.
39) People come into your life for a reason or a season. They bring joy and lessons.
40) Always stay in the light in spite of any bad news or changes. This positive attitude will help you stay in peace rather than fall to pieces.
- Love has nothing to do with looks, but everything to do with time, trust, and interest.
- Laughing, crying, joy and anger… All are a vital. All make us human.
- The greatest truths in life are uncovered with simple, steady awareness.
- Greed will bury even the lucky eventually.
- Bad things do happen to good people.
- Paving your own road is intelligent only if nobody has gone exactly where you are going.
- Uncertainty is caused by a lack of knowledge. Hesitation is the product of fear.
- Time heals all wounds… regardless of how you feel right now.
- Most of the time what you are looking for is right in front of you.
- Your health is your life.
- Chance is a gift, so act on chance when given the opportunity.
- Kindness and hard work will take you further than intelligence.
- People deserve a second chance, but not a third.
- Marry your best friend.
- Take lots of pictures. Someday you’ll be really glad you did.
- Money makes life easier only when the money is yours free and clear.
- Carelessness is the root of failure
- Your actions now create memories you will reminisce and talk about in your elder years.
- Stepping outside of your comfort zone will put things into perspective from an angle you can’t grasp now.
- Motivation comes in short bursts. Act while it’s hot.
- Purposely ignoring the obvious is like walking backwards toward the enemy.
- Taking ownership of failure builds the foundation for success.
- First impressions are completely worthless 50% of the time.
- Personal glory lasts forever.
- If you never act, you will never know for sure.
- Friends really do come and go. Some come back. Some don’t. That’s OK.
- Nobody cares about you as much as they care about themselves.
- Animals kill to survive. Humans kill for “fun” (also know as a psychopath) or because they’re ignorant of torture (I know I used to be).
- It’s OK to be different.
- Most people won’t agree with you.
- The people who really care will still care whether they agree with you or not.
- You don’t need anybody’s support to make things happen.
- Arguments are pointless. You can’t change anyone, don’t try.
- People will rationalize and justify anything and everything to be “right.” Let them.
- It’s easier to take a small action now instead of a big action “some day.”
- Some day never comes.
- If the music you listen to is on the radio or TV it’s pop music. Pop = popular. It doesn’t matter if there’s screaming or singing, loud guitars or soft piano, it’s pop music. I love pop music. I love unpopular music as well. ;)
- You’re not as different as you think.
- You can have anything you want.
- You never have to settle. Not in a relationship, not in a job, not ever.
- Somebody will always tell you your ideas suck. Take action anyway.
- You might think you’re not good enough, but you’ll surprise yourself when you try.
- Being an adult can be fun when you are acting like a child.
- You don’t have to be promiscuous because you’re a male and you don’t have to be celibate because you’re a female. Do what you want.
- Don’t let the school system brainwash you into being average. They will try. Every step of the way.
- Society wants you to be average as well, but you can be exceptional if you’d like. It’s your choice.
- You will make mistakes. So what?
- It’s OK to feel sad.
- There is nothing wrong with you.
- Successful people read books.
- Passion can go a long way.
- Don’t kill yourself. It’s never worth it.
- Get tested.
- If you think you can do something you’re right. If you think you can’t do something you’re also right.
- The refrigerator light doesn’t always stay on.
- Whether you hear it or not, a falling tree always makes a sound.
- Money is not the root of all evil.
- Love of money is not the root of all evil either.
- You don’t need as much money as you think.
- Nobody cares what kind of car you drive. If they do, they’re not worth your time. (Also, replace car with: the kinds of clothes you wear.)
- Don’t be a pushover.
- Memories are priceless. Write them down daily. Even if they seem trivial.
- Nothing is trivial.
- Ask for what you want. If you don’t ask, you won’t receive.
- Don’t make the same mistake twice. If you do, don’t make it a third time.
- There will always be somebody more “successful” than you.
- Define your own rules for success. It’s a lot easier to rule your world than someone else’s world.
- Humans are the only mammals that drink milk after they’ve grown. They’re also the only mammals that drink another mammal’s milk.
- If you don’t feel good you probably don’t need a doctor. It’s your diet.
- Even if an apple a day doesn’t keep the doctor away it sure tastes good.
- Doctors aren’t all bad, but many will write you any prescription you ask for if you know how to ask.
- The fact that gay marriage is not recognized is an abomination. If you support Freedom, you support gay marriage.
- Religion causes a lot of problems.
- Telling someone they’re wrong never leads to anything positive. Even if they’re wrong.
- You’ll never be good enough if you don’t define great.
- Being dependent on TV shows or sports teams is for children and teenagers.
- You don’t need more than 3 pairs of shoes. 1 athletic, 1 dress, and 1 casual. Even that might be overkill.
- If you wear the same pants every day nobody will notice.
- Write down your dreams/nightmares for 30 days every morning immediately upon waking up. Some trippy stuff will start happening.
- It is scientifically proven that if you eat meat you’re not an environmentalist. Don’t pretend to care about the environment. Care or don’t care.
- Whether global warming is real or made up, is it really so difficult to throw a cigarette butt in a trash can instead of the street? (Replace the following with cigarette butt: gum, paper, bottles, anything.)
- If you say you love animals and you kill them for dinner (physically or by shopping at the deli counter) there is a blatant disconnect.
- Just because somebody tells you something is true, doesn’t mean it is. Do your own research.
- Jealousy is mankind’s most useless emotion. Instead of feeling jealous, feel happy.
- Happiness is mankind’s most useful emotion.
- If you help people get what they want, you will “miraculously” get what you want.
- It’s OK to be a follower. It’s better to be a thought leader.
- It’s OK if you don’t like something. Just don’t pretend that you do.
- There are exceptions to every rule. That doesn’t make the rule invalid.
- You can’t break rules if you don’t learn them first.
- If somebody tells you they want the best for you what they mean is they want you to do what they say and follow the rules.
- You should play on a swing set at least once every year. It is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.
- Don’t blame anybody for your problems. They’re yours. The sooner you establish this the sooner you can work on them.
- If you can’t sing, sing anyway. Especially at karaoke.
- Just because a billion people do something doesn’t mean it’s right.
- If you eat moldy bread you might feel like shit. Pun not intended. :)
- Don’t wish, do. “I wish I could…” is a waste of thought energy.
- Some people say you should do something every day that scares you. That’s a lofty goal, but even if you do something every week that scares you you’ll come out ahead.
- Do what scares you.
- If you think something is a bad idea, it might mean you should do it. Or it might mean it’s actually a bad idea.
- Stop watching so much TV.
- It really is easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission. Try it next time.
- It’s OK if you don’t want to travel the world. There are lots of things to explore in your own backyard.
- Don’t listen to anybody who tells you “you’re missing out” by not going somewhere or doing something. You’re only missing out if you believe you’re missing out.
- Don’t think of cost. Think of value.
- If something is expensive that doesn’t mean it’s worth it. If something is cheap that doesn’t mean it’s not. Usually, neither of those options are ideal.
- Maybe you can’t have it all. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try.
- You can change the world because you define your world.
- Jakfruit is hard to find, but so very worth it.
- Give away something you love. You’ll learn a) detachment and b) it feels great.
- Do activities by yourself. Solo Social Activities (movies, dinner, concerts, travel) can be a lot of fun.
- Stop depending on other people.
- It’s OK to complain sometimes. Don’t make it a habit.
- Do what you love even if you don’t get paid for it.
- Stop texting or checking your phone when you’re with other people. It’s rude and it’s sad.
- Drink more water.
- Show gratitude.
- Make more mistakes.
- There is no such thing as luck. No good luck. No bad luck. You either make good things happen or you make bad things happen. Nothing more, nothing less.
- The secret to winning is playing. Often. (This advice does not hold for games of chance.)
- Everybody lies. Trust people anyway.
- If you dwell on past mistakes you will get depressed. Dwell or don’t dwell, but know the outcome.
- There is always more you can do. But that doesn’t mean there is always more you should do.
- Don’t compare yourself to other people. Compare yourself to yourself.
- Low calorie does not mean healthy. Stop fooling yourself.
- Seek danger.
Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there,to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson,or to help you figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be possibly your roommate, neighbor, professor, long lost friend, lover, or even a complete stranger), but when you lock eyes with them, you know at that very moment they will affect your life in some profound way.And sometimes things happen to you that may seem horrible, painful, and unfair at first, but in reflection you find that without overcoming those obstacles you would have never realized your potential, strength, willpower, or heart. Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness, and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, whatever they may be, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere. It would be safe and comfortable, but dull and utterly pointless. The people you meet who affect your life, and the success and downfalls you experience, help to create who you are and who you become. Even the bad experiences can be learned from. In fact, they are probably the most poignant and important ones. If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks your heart forgive them, for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to when you open your heart. If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but because in a way, they are teaching you to love and how to open your heart and eyes to things. Make every day count... Appreciate every moment and take from those moments everything that you possibly can for you may never be able to experience it again. Talk to people that you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Let yourself fall in love, break free, and set your sights high. Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don't believe in yourself, it will be hard for others to believe in you. You can make of your life anything you wish. Create your own life and then go out and live it with absolutely no regrets. Most importantly, if you love someone tell them, for you never know what tomorrow may have in store. And learn a lesson in life each day you live.
When she stare's at your mouth
(Kiss her you idiot)
When she pushes you or hit's you
(Grab her and dont let go)
When she start's cussing at you
(Don't cuss back and make her feel worse,
just deal with it for the time being)
When she's quiet
(Ask her whats wrong,
but not a billon times when she says nothing)
When she ignore's you
(Give her your attention)
When she pull's away
(Pull her back)
When you see her at her worst
(Tell her she's beautiful)
When you see her start crying
(Just hold her and dont say a word)
When you see her walking
(Sneak up and hug her waist from behind)
When she's scared
When she lay's her head on your shoulder
(Tilt her head up and kiss her)
When she steal's your favorite shirt
(Let her keep it and sleep! with it for a night)
When she tease's you
(Tease her back and make her laugh)
When she doesnt answer for a long time
(Reassure her that everything is okay)
When she look's at you with doubt
(Back yourself up)
When she say's that she like's you
(She really does more than you could understand, completly true)
When she grab's at your hands
(Hold her's and play with her fingers)
When she bump's into you
(Bump into her back and make her laugh)
When she tell's you a secret
(Keep it safe and untold)
When she looks at you in your eyes
(Don't look away until she does)
When she misses you
(She's hurting inside)
When you break her heart
(The pain never really goes away)
When she says its over
(She still wants you to be hers)
Try to forget all those things we said.
It's now over for good,
I promised myself to leave it right there here I stood.
People always tell me things will get better,
But I find myself writing you half a letter.
How did we fall so far apart,
You left me not knowing where to start.
I am here now trying to find out how to survive,
And struggling to just keep myself alive.
I remember when you were a hero in my eyes,
You were always there to give me a suprise.
But those are just long lost memories of mine,
Maybe this is our life design.
I spent so many days cold and lonely,
I believed that you were my one and only.
There are some things in my head I'll take to my grave,
But it won't be all that love that I gave.
You made me so emotionless,
And you gave me all this stupid stress.
I try to believe in things I can't see,
But is there even hope for me!
My back is up against a wall,
And it's hard for me to keep standing tall.
Life just isn't worth it anymore,
You left me standing at the door.
You said it's time to say goodbye,
And I just wondered... why?
Tuesday, 3 August 2010
I built a wall, not to block everyone out, but to see who loves me enough to climb over it.
I’d tell you to go to hell, but I work there and I don’t want to see you everyday.
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing!
Friends help you move furniture. Best friends help you move BODIES!
NO TRESPASSING VIOLATORS WILL BE SHOT SURVIVORS WILL BE SHOT AGAIN
Are you thinking what I’m thinking?... Then it must be something dirty... haha
Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body. But rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting “HOLY SHIT...WHAT A RIDE!!”
I always hated going to weddings. All the Grandma’s would poke me and say “You’re next!” They stopped that when I started doing it to them at funerals.
OMG! OMG! OMG! ... Wait... I forgot.
There are two types of pedestrians: Quick, and Dead.
I’m not a Bitch... I just have a low bullshit tolerance.
I’m multi-talented. I can talk and piss you off at the same time!
I suppose saying “FUCK YOU“ would be unprofessional.
Two wrongs don’t make a right.... but three rights make a left!
WARNING!!! I often bust out with random dance moves. WARNING!!!
It’s not easy being crazy... but i try.
God is love. Love is blind. Ray Charles is blind. THEREFORE Ray Charles is God.
Why is there school? Is there a point to it?
A Stranger stabs you in the front. A friend stabs you in the back. A boyfriend stabs you in the heart. But best friends only poke each other with straws.
The only thing a girl should chase is a SHOT
Always Classy. Never Trashy. Now get on my level.
Cleverly disguised as someone who gives a shit.
Friends ask why you’re crying. But best friends already have the keys, scissors, & shovel ready to cut off his balls & burry the loser that made you cry... after they’ve keyed his car of course!
Please don’t interrupt me while I’m ignoring you.
Friends are like BRAS. Close to the heart & always there for support.
No Music. No Life.
I’d rather have a mind opened by wonder then one closed by belief.
Crazy? Yeah. =] You won’t forget me.
I’m leaving you. She said. I don’t think so. I said. Duck tape can fix anything. =]
I am going to take a pillowcase and fill it full with bars of soap and beat the crap outta you.
in the middle of the night
two dead boys got up to fight
drew their swords and shot each other
a deaf policeman heard the noise
and came and killed the two dead boys
if you don’t believe this lie is true
ask the blind man he saw it too!
I’m gonna draw a picture, a picture with a twist. I’ll draw it with a razor blade; I’ll draw it on my wrist. As I draw this picture, a fountain will appear, as this fountain flows my problems disappear.
Mirror mirror on the wall watch me break and watch me fall.
I want to sleep. But im not tired want to laugh. But anything’s funnies want to kiss him in the rain. But he doesn’t know exist.
I said your name then you looked the other way. I’d give you everything… if there was something left.
In with a bullet, out with shattered hearts. i love you & goodbye.
People are like slinkys, even though you don’t like them, you can still get a laugh when you push them down a flight of stairs.
I’m done wasting my dreams on you.
Even if I ‘accidentally’ bumped into him in the hallway… he wouldn’t notice me.
I hate that only he can make me laugh and cry at the same time.
I don’t belong here I gotta move on dear escape from this afterlife cause this time I'm right to move on and on far away from here
He’s MY prince charming But SHE’S his Cinderella where does that leave me, the ugly step sister?
waiting for that one day when that one guy goes up to you and asks you out...then your heart skips a beat and you pass out on the floor
How much longer do I have to pretend, that I don’t want life to end, that everything is okay, and once again I can defend.
I am tired of waiting, waiting for love, waiting for change, waiting to break free, to get out of a nightmare so strange.
Every time I try to fly I fall… MUAHAHAHA
By now you should've somehow realized what you gotta do I don't believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now...
Note to self: it is illegal to stab people for being stupid.
I’m the kind of person that walks into a chair and apologizes.
I’m the type of person that walks into a chair and cusses it out.
Since I am not there to hug you... pretend I did
When a guy says you’re hot, he’s looking at your BODY. When a guy says you’re pretty, he’s looking at your FACE. When a guy says you’re beautiful, he’s looking at your HEART.
Pickles are cucumbers soaked in evil.
Boys are stupid. Throw rocks at them
Never regret something that once made you smile.
Be wHo You waNt T o bE. nOT whaT oTheRs WanT to SeE.
Levels of Insanity: 1) Talks to self. 2) Argues with self. 3)Loses argument with self. 4) Is no longer speaking with self.
I purposely create awkward moments because i think their funny!
Friends catch you when you slip on ice, but best friends just point and laugh.
Friends bail you out of jail, but best friends would be sitting beside you saying " Damn. Lets do it again!"
SCREW HUGS! I'm gonna tackle you when i see you!!!
If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
Give me the chocolate, and nobody gets hurt.
Without those blonde moments, life would be so dull.
Yea, I'm a loser, but I'm the coolest loser you'll ever meet
The greatest pleasure in life is doingwhat people say you cannot do.
We're not famous, but bitches talk about us like we are.
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.
I don't have an attitude problem, You have a perception problem.
A diva is a female version of a Hustla.
No, i didn't sell my soul to Satan. But we did work out a rent to own deal.
Me? Sarcastic? Of course not. I'mfar too ditzy to grasp the subtleties of mockery.
I have a Life. I just choose to spend it Online.
Your village called...the Idiot is missing.
People that don't know me think i'm quiet. People that know me wishI was.
The only things in life you regret are the risks you didn't take.
SMILE! It's the second best thing you can do with your lips.
Love is friendship set on FIRE.
Remember, pillage first... THEN burn.
I wanna sue Disney for making allus girls think we need a guy to save us.
Farrah Fawcett arrives in Heaven. God grants her one wish. She wishes that all the children on Earth can be safe. BAM! Micheal Jackson dies. HAHAHA
Emo is just an excuse for boys to act like girls.