Quotable Quotes : Lessons for Life

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Various one liners , those which I remember back of my head, have helped me a lot in decision making and leading a simpler life. Most of them are basic, but it is good to remind ourselves once in a while. 
  1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good. This would make you stop gossiping, comparing with others etc.  Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. There are people better than us , also worse than us.  Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
  2. Pay off your credit cards every month. I had a life lesson on this topic from my father- who showed me how not to use a credit card. He did all of them – Carrying credit card interest, balance transfers across credit cards, withdrawing from cash from credit card, and allowing your debt compound at a high rate.
  3. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.  I did not get this in my first paycheck, but definitely got hang of this when I took my first job after MBA. It’s a work in progress till I get financial freedom.
  4. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. Its OK to say sorry, Choosing the right battles is the wisest thing
  5. No one is in charge of your happiness but you. 90% of the pain is self inflicted and starts with our own mind
  6. Forgive everyone everything. In the last 30 years, the number of people I came across have been lot, many I don’t see again. Why to carry the grudges ?
  7. What other people think of you is none of your business. Very tough one for me, and I struggle hard at this.
  8. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young. I totally love this, youth is wasted when we are young.  Wisdom acquisition is a moral duty as Munger calls out and the older I get, the more I read. The more I read, the more I  know how much I don’t know in Life.
  9. Yield or Help others.  Because someone yielded  (not one, many actually), I am here where I am . I should continue to make a lifelong commitment to help others.
  10. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. This was forced early in my life out of necessity, where I had to show up whatever shit happens in life be there and show up at school to ensure  I move out of the rut my family was stuck
  11. Stick to your circle of competence : I have been running here and there trying to do multiple things and  only last couple of years have tried to cut down many things which does not fit my bill. An example could be, on my hobbies. I am good with cycling and swimming, and just sticking to that instead of trying to play some game where it needs a lot of hand eye coordination , which I suck it. Trying to focus on few things where I can do the best job.
  12. Life long learning & passionately learn multiple areas. Having fallen in love with Munger’s  mental models - how to build a lattice work of them helps in decision making, I am pushing every day to be at least  a little  wiser than the previous day before I go to sleep. And reading is on thing that will help me, and have been on and off many times – but would continue reading.
12 is a good number to begin, will update If I remember more . 

2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the best collection of jealousy quotes. Keep up the good work. Thanks

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