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11 Powerful Bruce Lee Quotes You Need To Know. Bruce Lee is one of my idols. Bruce Lee was a martial artist, film director, producer, screenwriter, philosopher and actor. Bruce Lee is widely considered to be one of the most influential martial artists of the last century. Up to this day he is considered as a legend and his philosophy continues to live through the martial art that he created Jeet Kune Do and through his writing. This is why today I’ve decided to share with you 11 inspiring Bruce Lee quotes. #1. . #2. . #3. . #4. . #5. . #6. . #7. . #8. . #9. . #10. . #11. Bonus – There is one more I would like to add. These are my favorite inspirational quotes from Bruce Lee. Nurse reveals the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed. For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality.

I learnt never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. 1. This was the most common regret of all. It is very important to try and honour at least some of your dreams along the way. 2. This came from every male patient that I nursed. By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to not need the income that you think you do. 3. Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. We cannot control the reactions of others. 4. Often they would not truly realise the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. 5.

This is a surprisingly common one. Life is a choice. The 75-Year Study That Found The Secrets To A Fulfilling Life. What if there was a study dedicated to unearthing the secrets to a happy and purposeful life? It would have to be conducted over the course of many decades, following the lives of real people from childhood until old age, in order to see how they changed and what they learned. And it would probably be too ambitious for anyone to actually undertake. Only, a group of Harvard researchers did undertake it, producing a comprehensive, flesh-and-blood picture of some of life’s fundamental questions: how we grow and change, what we value as time goes on, and what is likely to make us happy and fulfilled.

The study, known as the Harvard Grant Study, has some limitations — it didn’t include women, for starters. Still, it provides an unrivaled glimpse into a subset of humanity, following 268 male Harvard undergraduates from the classes of 1938-1940 (now well into their 90s) for 75 years, collecting data on various aspects of their lives at regular intervals. And the conclusions are universal. 1. Levels of Life... Creeping up the Ladder of Excellence. 8 Questions Powerful People Ask Themselves Every Day. Tayyab Babar - LifeHack | Life is full of questions. What will I wear today? What will I have for lunch? Whether it’s the small questions we face on a daily basis, or the larger, life-changing ones, they cannot be avoided. Powerful and successful people ask themselves certain questions every day in order to meet their goals.

These people understand that nothing in life is constant, and to make it to the top they have to regularly re-assess their lives and tactics. Take the time every day to ask yourself these 8 questions, and you can achieve the success you are looking for. 1. Most of us wake up in the morning and go through the day without any focus or objective for that particular day.

Successful people differ greatly from these people. 2. Time management strategies are paramount in the road to success and, unfortunately, many of us are poor at this basic skill. 3. Actions indeed speak louder than words. 4. Let us agree on one thing: everyone has his or her bad habits. 5. 6. 7. 8. Attitude. Become Smarter. Self-improvement. WAKE UP! Counselling. Better Yourself. Why women love men (ENG, PORT, ESPA) Self Esteem. 8 Tools for Self-Analysis: Mapping Your Strengths, Gifts & Roles. I’ve always been fascinated with the workings of my own mind, and by human nature in general. With a background doing undergraduate work in Psychology, and graduate work in Social and Critical Theory, I’ve spent long hours contemplating individual motivations as well as group dynamics and the potential for (the much sought after, but often elusive) collective intelligence.If we want to determine what it takes to better function as groups, both in physical proximity and across distributed environments, I think it’s important to understand our own internal landscapes and how our strengths are best amplified in the presence of others with complimentary talents.

Below is a list of online assessments that are useful in becoming more aware of one’s strengths, gifts and temperaments. I’ve pasted excerpts of my own results below, to give a sense of how the assessments are formatted. 1. Strengthsfinder 2.0 my top 5 results: You like to think. You love to learn. You are fascinated by ideas. 2. 3. 21 Habits Of Happy People. Happiness is an aspiration that all of us share.

We’ve all seen people who are always happy – even amidst agonizing life trials. I’m not saying happy people don’t feel grief, sorrow or sadness; they just don’t let it overtake their life. The following are 21 things happy people make a habit of doing: 1. Appreciate Life Be thankful that you woke up alive each morning. 2. Surround yourself with happy, positive people who share your values and goals. 3. Accept others for who they are as well as where they are in life. 4. Keep up to date with the latest news regarding your career and hobbies. 5. Don’t wallow in self-pity. 6.

Some statistics show that 80% of people dislike their jobs! 7. Take the time to see the beauty around you. 8. Don’t take yourself – or life to seriously. 9. Holding a grudge will hurt no one but you. 10. Develop an attitude of gratitude. 11. Always make sure your loved ones know you love them even in times of conflict. 12. Honesty is the best policy. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 10 Things To Stop Caring About If You Want To Be Happier. It’s time to care less. Yep, that’s right. Sometimes we take the world on our shoulders, and instead of making the world a better place, all we end up doing is creating more stress for ourselves.

Here are simple tips to ease that heavy mental load and feel more carefree. 1. What others think Dance to your own beat. 2. We all make mistakes and mess up in life. 3. The big “F” word that everyone fears. 4. The human default position tends to err on the side of lack rather than abundance, which is not conducive to feeling carefree. 5. We can drive ourselves crazy worrying about what might happen in the future. 6. When we believe that we will be happy once something has happened, we effectively put our life on hold until the event happens. 7. Regret is a part of life. 8. Many of us are so afraid of rejection that we stay in our comfort zones and never risk true intimacy. 9. Be thin, be beautiful. 10. It’s easy to feel that we don’t measure up somehow. Set a Goal For Yourself. Life-Changing Habits. Developing good habits is the basic of personal development and growth.

Everything we do is the result of a habit that was previously taught to us. Unfortunately, not all the habits that we have are good, that’s why we are constantly trying to improve. The following is a list of 30 practical habits that can make a huge difference in your life. You should treat this list as a reference, and implement just one habit per month. This way you will have the time to fully absorb each of them, while still seeing significant improvements each month. Health habits Exercise 30 minutes every day. Productivity habits Use an inbox system. Personal Development habits Read 1 book per week. Career habits Start a blog. What do you think?

Update: A reader put together a downloadable copy of all these habits. The Focusing Institute. S.I. Websites & Blogs. Marc and Angel Hack Life - Practical Tips for Productive Living. Alex K.: 45 Ultimate Tips For Men. How to Change Your Life: A User’s Guide. ‘You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.’

~Mike Murdock By Leo Babauta Start with a simple statement: what do you want to be? Are you hoping to someday be a writer, a musician, a designer, a programmer, a polyglot, a carpenter, a manga artist, an entrepreneur, an expert at something? How do you get there? Do you set yourself a big goal to complete by the end of the year, or in three months? I’m going to lay down the law here, based on many many experiments I’ve done in the last 7 years: nothing will change unless you make a daily change.

I’ve tried weekly action steps, things that I do every other day, big bold monthly goals, lots of other permutations. If you’re not willing to make it a daily change, you don’t really want to change your life in this way. So make a daily change. How to Turn an Aspiration Into a Daily Change Let’s name a few aspirations: How do you turn those lofty ideas into daily changes? You get the idea. How to Implement Daily Changes. Why You Can’t Change Your Life. “You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.

That is something you have charge of.” – Jim Rohn Where do you see yourself in a year, two years, five or ten years? Have you ever done this exercise: not daydreaming, but closing your eyes and really visualizing where you want your life to be in the future? What do you see? If you’re like most people, you may imagine various things changing in your life – your lifestyle, where you live, perhaps various goals completed and dreams accomplished (or even better – dreams being lived!) Many of us have things we’d like to change in our lives, and that we’re actively taking responsibility for changing.

You can’t change your life until… You Can’t Change Your Life Until You Change Yourself One big moment in my life was when I realized the type of person I am is not defined by what I’ve accomplished: rather, I am defined by the way I consistently am. Further Reading. Time…Spoken by Sir Lawrence Olivier… « ~ The Art Of Change ~ Self Creation - Self Improvement for Smart Women & Savvy Men. 7 Reasons You Struggle with Happiness. Email “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ―Mahatma Gandhi It’s important to make someone happy, and it’s important to start with yourself. But before your level of contentment can improve, your choices and actions must improve.

If you’ve been struggling to find happiness there’s a good chance… 1. When you feel envious, tell yourself not to feel envious. When you feel flustered because someone has received the very thing you want, force yourself to remember how much you have already been given. 2. A significant majority of your anxiety and unhappiness likely stems from a subconscious disappointment in yourself for the great ideas and dreams that have been forever abandoned in your mind. Although you will sometimes regret the things you carelessly say and do without thinking, you will never regret these things as much as the words and deeds you leave unspoken and undone. Positive growth only occurs when you stretch yourself. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. » 9 Mindfulness Rituals to Make Your Day Better.

“Smile, breathe and go slowly.” - Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Buddhist monk Post written by Leo Babauta. Are you simply moving through your day, without fully living? I did this for many years. It was as if life were just passing by, and I was waiting for something to happen. I always felt like I was preparing for something later. But today isn’t preparation for tomorrow. Fully live today by being mindful.

You don’t need to do all of these, but give a few of them a try to see if they make your day better. Mindfulness Rituals Ritual isn’t about doing a routine mindlessly. Here are a few of my favorites: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. These rituals aren’t the only time you should be mindful, but they’re great reminders. Fix Bad Habits: Insights from a 7-Year Obsession. We all have lousy habits. Things we’d like to do, or know we should, but just don’t seem to happen: exercise, diet, productivity or flossing longer than a week after the visit to the dentist.

In that sense, I’m like most people – still a work in progress.But, unlike most people, I’ve had on ongoing obsession with figuring out how to fix those lousy habits. I’ve spent thousands of hours being an experimental guinea pig, uncovering surprising findings, such as: Implementing a daily exercise plan is easier than exercising 3 times per weekChanging 10 meals will change 90% of your eating habitsLearning a new skill or language can be accomplished with 5 minutes a day I don’t expect most people to replicate my, perhaps unhealthy, obsession with self-experimentation. Why Bother Changing Habits? My obsession came from a simple idea: with the right conditioning, you could automatically do what you normally need willpower for. Many people make a commitment every January to start exercising. 1. 2. 3. 50 Life Secrets and Tips. Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment.

Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.Develop an endless curiosity about this world.Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle. Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events. Read “Zen and the Art of Happiness” by Chris Prentiss.This book will give you the knowledge and instruction to be happy at all times regardless of the circumstances.