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  1. My motto in life is :” If others say that something is impossible, then it is impossible only in their head.”

    I did not immediately come to understand this principle. Previously, I always consulted with close people when I wanted to do something, master something. But in 99% of cases, I came across criticism of any idea.

    “That's impossible.”;

    “It doesn't happen that way.”;

    “If that were the case, everyone would be doing it.”;

    – “I've lived my life, so I know what I'm talking about”;


    And I took it all as the truth. And, accordingly, he was upset that everything around him, it turns out, is impossible. And sometimes I didn't even listen to others and tried to achieve what I wanted, but negative beliefs still broke me after a while.

    But I am a stubborn person, so after each failure I asked myself questions: “Why does everyone say that this is impossible, because there are already those who have succeeded? How am I worse?”. And these thoughts helped me not to give up, to try again and again. But each attempt ended in failure.

    And then I stopped doing the same thing and getting the same result. I began to dig into myself, read psychology, and communicate with knowledgeable people. And I realized that the problem is in my thinking.

    Although others didn't believe in my ideas, this wasn't the key factor. I just didn't believe in these ideas either. More precisely, I was afraid to act for various reasons.

    And then I started working on my thinking, learned about the techniques of working with the subconscious mind, and actively worked on everything related to” money ” thinking. And the result was not long in coming.

    A year and a half ago, I opened a website dedicated to writing/literature, work on it every day and move towards my goals. And before that, it would have broken down in a few months at most, given the fact that: “you can't earn money from writing”, “there is no money in this field”, “there is no money on the Internet” and so on.

    Criticism is still coming, but now I don't care) That doesn't stop me from moving on.

    So yes, that's my life's motto)

    I wish everyone to achieve their goals!

  2. “Do it normally – it will be fine.”

    There are a lot of people around who will yell that they know everything better than you, but only a few of them are really worth something. And they usually don't say anything until you ask them. There are a lot of people around, and each of them will have their own opinion about what you do and how. And nine times out of ten, you're a piece of shit and a fool. And only the opinion of a couple of people is really interesting.

    I came to this recently: if you are an expert in some business, if you are a professional, if you really know how it works and from which side to approach it, then do not hesitate to be this very professional. The boss isn't always right, but you can't always change his mind. Don't waste your nerves, don't go out of your way. Don't leave all your nerves at work. Do it normally – it will be fine. They'll thank you again later.

  3. “Shit happens.”

    From a conscious age, I have lived and continue to live, planning everything for several moves ahead, trying to take into account all possible options, and I start implementing my plans only after weighing and considering everything. But the older I got, the more ramified my options became, and I soon realized that I was wasting too much time thinking about each of them. Then I began to calculate only the most realistic options and their consequences. As practice has shown, sometimes shit happens that you didn't calculate, or thought, “oh, this is too incredible to happen.” At first, of course, I was very worried, but in the last 3 years I approach it skeptically: “yes, shit happens, and it's almost impossible to predict it – you just have to try to do something, otherwise the swamp of your thoughts will consume you and your time.”

  4. I don't have lifelong mottos, I change over the course of my life and my life goals and values change.

    Events bring new information, which sometimes forces you to reconsider both judgments and experience.

  5. Do you remember the famous phrase of Nicholson's character in the movie “Flight Over the Cuckoo's Nest”? The phrase is simply wonderful:

    • At least I tried, damn it, at least I tried!

    Also, �always helps me

    “We must try to be happy at any time and in any place”

  6. If you're afraid, don't do it, but don't be afraid to do it.
    I ask myself how much I'm afraid and I do it because there's no one else. This helps you be more determined and take responsibility for your choices.

  7. “The first time is an accident, the second time is a coincidence, the third is a pattern.” This motto helps me to forgive my own mistakes and the mistakes of others, while not falling into permissiveness. It always works in all spheres of life.

  8. My motto in life is ” Do what you want.” Of course, this is not just about wanting to go to the toilet, but about quite meaningful desires, when you decide for yourself that you want something. And if something interferes, then either get rid of it, or make it so that it does not interfere.

  9. One of many – never go back to what has already passed. I experienced it a hundred times, falling for this bait, and then regretted it. As an example: for a long time I communicated with a distant relative-my sister, I spent my entire childhood with her, even though we are very different. Then we grew up, this difference became even more noticeable, and our paths diverged. A couple of years ago, I had the “brilliant” idea to come back to the city where she came from and establish communication. However, it didn't work out, I was uncomfortable and all that. And instead of new good impressions, I received only negative emotions and nostalgia for the past childhood. It became somehow unpleasant and insulting for myself.�
    And this happened often enough, when I tried my best to stir up something that had long since died. It is better to just pass by, keeping good memories in your memory.

  10. I don't know if you can call this a motto, but I noticed a couple of things that work ironically in my life a long time ago:
    = Anything that can change my life for the better and has a positive effect on me is either free or costs very little money.
    = The right path is always easy; moreover, I get a lot of signs that lead me to the safest “route”, but I have only recently learned to notice them.

    If you formulate something like a motto from this, it turns out: Go the road of sacred simplicity.

  11. “the wider you open your arms, the easier it is to crucify you” once upon a time I heard this phrase somewhere and completely rethought my attitude towards people and communication with them.

  12. Do what makes you happy and don't listen to others.�

    Well, except for drugs. Because you will like it anyway, but in the end it will kill you painfully. And if it doesn't kill you, it will maim you.

  13. “It's a very bad policy to use your brain”
    What's the point of someone 'dripping' somewhere out there?
    Pester others with your 'science', well, such a granddaddy.

  14. “Do more every time, don't make excuses” �

    It's hard to live with it, but I try to work on myself, because it's bad to give up the slack. But I think that I have some complexes

    And another motto�

    “I don't remember anything bad”�

    I let everyone go, I try not to accumulate negative emotions

  15. “If you get lost in doubt, step on the gas.” I've always been afraid to take the first step in anything. I thought, suddenly it won't work out, suddenly they won't agree, they will swear, etc.There was a time that this phrase helped me a lot to gain courage and discard unnecessary thoughts.

  16. “When climbing a mountain, you need to see the top, but also remember to enjoy the views.”

    I understand it this way: you set a goal, go to it and enjoy the process. You can't focus solely on the result, because the result is momentary happiness, but the process lasts longer. At the same time, having only pleasure in mind is fraught with consequences in the future. Therefore, you need to find a middle ground between the result and the process. Then you'll be happy.

    For example, now my goal is to finish university, it would be good with honors. But at the same time, I don't just sit at my textbooks with this thought in mind. I enjoy the learning process itself, because it's cool to learn something new and develop. Therefore, it becomes easier to go to the goal.

  17. Every time I had problems and asked my life coach”what should I do?” he rhymed with ” Fight and believe!”.
    With this motto, I go through life.

  18. I've come to the conclusion that I don't need mottoes. Everything changes, becomes worthless, and loses its meaning. “I have no principles, I have only nerves” – that's how Joseph Brodsky put it, quoting Agutagawa Ryunosuke in turn. My nerves are stronger than any principles and attitudes in life.

  19. I work in a restaurant and there a good friend told me a great phrase that became my motto: “be nice, you never know”. Translated as ” be nice/polite, you never know…(when something good can happen)”

  20. one character from my favorite TV series, while drunk, burned his hands and cheerfully declared: “Tomorrow it will be very painful for me.. But it will be tomorrow!” Perhaps this can be called a motto. Well, or paraphrase it into a more understandable “here and now”. It is difficult to say what led me to this – in my mind/memory, the time periods are very blurry, and even the current day qualifies as “recent past”. It's hard in the long run, but on the other hand, it's not so bad to live in the present day)

  21. “They won't send it until you ask.”

    My mother used to work in Oriflame. She has a woman at work who has the most sales. That's her motto. After my mother told me about this place and its motto, I forgot about it for a few weeks. I'm a natural pisser. I'm afraid to interact with strangers. If I'm not mistaken, this is called social phobia. One day, I had to get a certificate from the school that I was studying there. All I had to do was go to the director and ask for help. I was afraid to go into her office for two recess periods. I thought she might have a lot of work to do right now, and I'd be there. I remembered that motto and was able to enter the office. Yes, this is not a skydive, not to approach a girl, but I'm afraid of communicating with strangers. It's hard for me.

    “I'm Alfred among the Bruce Wains”

    Yes, I'm 15 and I think there's something wrong with me. By the time I was very young, I began to think that people's affairs were more important than mine. Agree, it's nice when you hold the door when there are empty seats in the subway or electric trains, so know that if this door is held by a guy with a pained face or this guy is standing in the subway, not sitting down, then it's probably me. There are a lot of us like that, so it might not be me. I just want people to enjoy themselves. So that the grandmother with packages immediately sat down on an empty seat, not thinking that it was given up and now, poor thing, it's worth giving up.�

    I feel like there's something wrong with me. Sorry for the frankness in the answer.

  22. Always do only what you like, and what you get pleasure from. And find someone who will pay you for it.�

    I once heard this expression, and it seemed to me that it perfectly describes how I would like to live my life. After that, I was disgusted by any hired work I did. And at some point I decided that I would only do what I liked, and do only the work that brings both pleasure and money at the same time. If I encounter some tasks or projects that I don't enjoy, I either don't do them, or I'm looking for someone to do it for me.�

    Of course, this approach cuts down on finances and makes me look at things differently, but I feel incomparably happier.

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