Fear is interest paid on a debt you may not owe.
The less you respond to rude, critical, and argumentative people, the more peaceful your life will become.
Worrying won’t stop the bad stuff from happening. It just stops you from enjoying the good.
If you watch a news channel, you will notice that every 30 minutes you will see “Breaking News” that looks and sounds just like the “Breaking News” from 30 minutes before. Listening to the same type of hype over and over is not helpful. It will only cause fear and hysteria. They are only reporting the bad while ignoring the good to fit their narrative. Similarly watching the stock market hysteria is not helpful. The market will go up and it will go down. Instead of watching 24 hours a day of panic, you need to go on with your life.
In 1940, England was being bombed 57 consecutive nights by Nazi Germany. Every night the Brits waited for the air raid sirens. Each night they hid in fear. Then the next morning came and sun rose out into the sky. After a morning damage assessment, they went on with their lives.
It makes it a lot easier to go on with your life when you surround yourself with positive people. We all know people who look at the glass as half empty instead of half full. Now is not the time to get dragged into their anxiety. Social distancing may the perfect antidote to remain positive and filter out the negativity. If you see these “the sky is falling” people on TV, turn the channel. Too many fake news commentators now predict the end of the world and the permanent collapse of the stock markets. They have been wrong at least since 1940 England. They remain wrong today.
It is hope, not despair, which makes successful revolutions. This is true in history, in everyday life and your child’s education.
One dreamed of becoming somebody. Another remained awake and became somebody. Stay awake and get it done!
The pleasure of what we enjoy is lost by wanting more.
Take time to relax especially when you don’t have time for it.
Know and believe in yourself, and what others think won’t disturb you.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.