So, have you gotten your copy of the best compilation of quotes that I think has ever been assembled? Here are my favorites from Life’s Little Instruction Book Volume II. There are some real gems in this one. If you don’t love suggestions on how to live a happy and rewarding life, go ahead and close out and wait for another post that speaks to you! In my first post about LLIB, I shared my realization that for me, the coolest experience has been to compare what I thought was crucial at 15 and what I think matters most now. The second volume has 516 helpful suggestions and I’ve selected my favorite 29. Here goes!
1) Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt, but it’s the only way to live life completely.
2) Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something.
3) When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
4) Don’t overlook life’s small joys while searching for the big ones.
5) Don’t be surprised to learn that luck favors those who are prepared.
6) Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
7) Remember that no time is ever wasted that makes two people better friends.
8) There are people who will always come up with reasons why you can’t do what you want to do. Ignore them.
9) Do you homework and know your facts, but remember its passion that persuades.
10) Be open and accessible. The next person you meet could become your best friend.
11) Life will sometimes hand you a magical moment. Savor it.
12) Don’t confuse comfort with happiness.
13) Don’t confuse wealth with success.
14) Make a habit of reading something inspiring and cheerful just before going to bed.
15) Remember that a good example is the best sermon.
16) Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll get to enjoy it a second time.
17) Every so often let your spirit of adventure triumph over your good sense.
18) Remember that how you say something is as important as what you say.
19) Remember that the shortest way to get anywhere is to have good company traveling with you.
20) Pray. There is immeasurable power in it.
21) Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risks.
22) Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of good luck.
23) Perform your job better than anyone else can. That’s the best job security I know.
24) Learn the rules. Then break some.
25) Never sell yourself short.
26) Never be ashamed of laughter that’s too loud or singing that’s too joyful.
27) Regardless of the situation, react with class.
28) Become the kind of person who brightens a room just by entering it.
29) Follow your own star.
We felt that we were living proof of luck favoring preparation during the process of selling our home. And since we just quit our full time corporate America jobs, we are hopeful that wealth does not equal success!
Regardless of where I go and what the future holds, I will always strive to perform my job to the best of my ability and be the person who others love to see enter a room.
So, now that you’ve read a portion of Life’s Little Instruction Book, do you agree if people put these tips into practice that the world would be a happier place to live? Have an awesome day, and thanks for letting me share what I think matters most with you!
Ashley Cates, St. John USVI blogger.