Goals/Time Management/Optimal Living


Jul 31, 2018
Wow! How much useful stuff here! I don't know how I missed this thread. When I opened my business and started working remotely, one of the biggest issues was time management. At first, surfing the Internet, working with clients, etc. took so much time that I couldn't understand how experienced business owners manage everything. Fortunately, we live in times of technology and web developers have been working on tools and software that make our lives easier. Thanks to this source https://apix-drive.com/en/blog, I dived into digital transformation, online marketing, tools and service integration. Yes, the process took the time (I guess mostly because I was clueless about many things), but now I can finally successfully combine work and personal life.
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Mar 30, 2017
Great video and thought it was worth posting in this thread:

How to Stop Wasting Your Life - Carl Jung as Therapist
Mar 30, 2017
Rules for Being Human
1.You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours the entire period you’re here.
2.You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time information school called life. Each day you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons, or think them irrelevant, or stupid, or too hard. It makes no difference. You will learn lessons.
3.There are no mistakes, only lessons. You are made to grow, and growth is a process of trial and error, experimentation. The “pains” of failed experiments are as much a part of the process as the ones that ultimately “work”.
4.A lesson will be repeated until it is learned. The same lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on with the next lesson.
5.Learning lessons does not end. There is no part of the process of life that does not contain its’ lesson. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.
6.“There” is no better than “here”, though the best thing seems to be happening “there”. When you get “there”, it becomes “here”, you will learn for another “there”, that will again, look better than “here”. Always appreciate the “here”.
7.Others are merely mirrors of you. You can not love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.
8.What you make of life is up to you. You have the tools and resources that you need in your mind, heart and body. What you do with them and what attitudes you form is up to you. The choice is “yours”. Nobody “makes” you.
9.The answers to life’s questions lie inside of you. All you need to do is take time to look, listen and understand.
10.In the most essential things in life, you will always get what you asked for. This happens because of your thoughts, choices and attitudes. You may not get what you wanted, but it will be what you asked for.
- Fr. Louis Guntezalman
Mar 30, 2017
Nice :):

"What are the 10 characteristics of a mentally strong person?

Answered by
Mathew P. Vanderburg Updated Jul 23 (via Quora)

What are the 10 characteristics of a mentally strong person?

  1. Don't chase validation from other people. Self-validation is what really matters to them.
  2. Trying to rationalize their problems. They do not allow negative or overwhelming emotions to overshadow their judgment.
  3. View constructive criticism as valuable feedback. An opportunity for growth and personal development.
  4. Don't get irritated by unconstructive criticism (or try not to). Because someone who takes their time just to say something negative to another person is not worth the mental energy and time of emotionally strong people.
  5. Accepting adversity. Emotionally strong people see the difficulties of living as necessary elements of life, leading to a stronger and wiser version of themselves.
  6. Have an optimistic or positive mindset. If your inner world is already gloomy or dark inside, even the sun that shines for you every day will not be able to cheer you up.
  7. Don't let fear paralyze you.
  8. Keep in mind that the errors themselves do not define them.
  9. Focus on finding solutions instead of endlessly crying about your problems and blaming others for them.
  10. Being grateful. Nothing destroys a person inside like always directing his attention to what he lacks while he completely ignores what he has."
Mar 30, 2017
I have to admit, #6 makes me giggle :D:

Awdhesh Singh
Author: 31 Ways to Happiness | IITian| Director at Awdhesh Academy (2018–present)1y
"What are things intelligent people would never do?
Intelligent people have the following characteristics:

  1. They never follow popular opinion, because most common people are wrong on most of the issues.
  2. They don’t trust everything that is claimed to be true unless they ascertain the truth themselves by their own research and analysis, because they know that what freely comes to them is usually garbage.
  3. They trust their own opinion more than anyone’s else as they form their opinion based on logic and reasoning.
  4. They are lifetime learners since they know that as compared to the total knowledge available in the world, they know only a little.
  5. They learn from every person and every incident of life by reflective prudence and contemplation.
  6. They don’t advise stupid people even when they are asked because they know those stupid people can never appreciate the truth (that is why they are stupid).
  7. They don’t argue with stupid people because they know that they will drag you down to their level and beat them with experience. (Mark Twain)
  8. They are not religious or have faith in any Scripture because most of the knowledge contained in these books are outdated and false. They, however, don’t reject the wisdom contained in these books.
  9. When they are verbally attacked by the stupid people, they never attack them back, but they pray for them like Jesus Christ (“Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they are doing.”)
  10. They are not after money, fame or power, because they know that desire for these things is the root of all unhappiness in the world.
  11. They don’t waste their time chasing what the world considers important. They rather spend their time knowing themselves and do what gives them joy and satisfaction.

Intelligent people would not do anything that goes against these principles."
Mar 30, 2017

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway,

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives:
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, others may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

If you give the world the best you have, it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you have anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and the other people anyway.
- Anonymous