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28 Enlightening Life Lessons From My 28 Years

Challenge your mind and blossom

Amardeep Parmar
Feb 10, 2020 · 4 min read

Entering into the late 20s is scary. You straddle between being considered young but you also have several years experience in the real world.

We all live our lives at different paces. It is easy to compare to others. Some people are happily married, some people are high-flying in their careers and some people are simply loving life.

As I turn 28, I think I’m the best version of myself and here are some of the mantras I try to live by.

Yes, I’m uncool enough to keep track of quotes that inspire me and no, I won’t apologize.

I hope you find value in these and it challenges any mindsets bringing you unhappiness!

“Set up a life you don’t need to escape from” — Seth Godin

“Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a battle” — Ian MacLaren

“So be nice, be nice, until it’s time to stop being nice, then destroy them” — Laurell K. Hamilton

“If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it “— Zora Neale

“When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which the flower grows not the flower” — Alexander Den Heijer

“The grass is greener where you water it “— Neil Barringham

“Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so goes on flying anyway “— Mary Kay Ash

“Love people and use things because the opposite never works “— The Minimalists

“The mind is its own place and in itself can make heaven or hell and hell of heaven “— John Milton

“Work smarter not harder” — Allen F. Morgenstern

“Only perfect practice makes perfect” — Vince Lombardi

“Everything that happens is either endurable or not. If it’s endurable, then endure it. Stop complaining. If it’s unendurable… then stop complaining. Your destruction will mean its end as well. Just remember: you can endure anything your mind can make endurable, by treating it as in your interest to do so. In your interest, or in your nature.” — Marcus Aurelius

“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.” — Bill Nye

‘I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody’ — Lily Tomlin

“Blaming others is nothing more than excusing yourself.” — Robin Sharma

“Good is the enemy of great.” — James C. Collins

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.”― Brene Brown

“Success usually comes down to choosing the pain of discipline over the ease of distraction. “— James Clear

“There’s no room for facts when our minds are occupied by fear.” ― Hans Rosling

“We have, as human beings, a storytelling problem. We’re a bit too quick to come up with explanations for things we don’t really have an explanation for.”
Malcolm Gladwell

“The opposite of play isn’t work. It’s depression.”
Brian Sutton-Smith

“You can’t make a dog happy by forcibly wagging its tail. And you can’t change people’s minds by utterly refuting their arguments.”
Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind

“Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls. The balls are called work, family, health, friends, and integrity. And you’re keeping all of them in the air. But one day you finally come to understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls…are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.” — James Patterson

“Focus on the process (the way you spend your time) instead of the product (what you want to accomplish).”
Barbara Oakley

“We are all confident idiots” — David Dunning

“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.” — Lao Tzu

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Happiness is a choice that requires effort sometimes. “— Aeschylus

I hope the mantras that I use and have collected over the years speak to you and give you value.

Have a wonderful day! (And happy birthday to me)

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Live Your Life On Purpose

Get Purpose. Get Perspective. Get Passion.

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