🔮 Life’s sentences

A bit of life’s wisdom I collect as life’s pass by.

I try to read this sentences regularly and I encourage you to do the same. Give this page a visit from time to time: jbesomi.com/life

In continuous progress.

Some sentences are equivalent. That’s okay. Repetita iuvant.


  • Life’s happiness is reached by positive intertemporal gradient. Make every day a success.

  • There are two kinds of people in the world: people who live their lives looking back, and people who live their lives looking forward.

  • We cannot resist distractions.

  • We overestimate our willpower.

  • People change for two main reasons: either their minds have been opened or their hearts have been broken - Steven Aitchison

  • You will only be as good as your knowledge.

  • Knowledge is power.

  • Life is not about finding oneself ... it is to create oneself.

  • 20% of your work will bring 80% of results. Focus on being productive rather than busy.

  • Make money work for you.

  • Maximizers make good decisions and end up feeling bad about them. Satisfier make good decisions and end up feeling good. Barry Schwartz, Paradox of choice

  • Writing is the beginning of all wealth.

  • Your network is your net worth.

  • The score takes care of itself - Bill Walsh

  • Don't end the week with nothing. Prefer to work on things you can show. Prefer to work where people can see you. Prefer to work on things you can own - Austin Kleon, show your work.

  • You don't lack in motivation, you lack in discipline.

  • I also believe that the one who adapts methods and means to the quality of the times is successful, and similarly, the one who conversely does not know how to adapt to the times, meets with failure - Macchiavelli, Il principe, 1532

  • The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. - Chinese proverb

  • To be interesting, be interested.

  • Reading changes the past.

  • Pronoia: the universe conspire to make you successful.

  • Get things in writing after having spoke with someone verbally. People tend to forget things. Follow up.

  • Those who push themselves, and are willing to face pain, exhaustion, humiliation, rejection, or worse, are the ones who become champions.

  • Do not chase success. Seek out discomfort.

  • When the sun goes down, the stars come out.

  • The word emotion means energy in movement.

  • Bad choices make good stories.

  • Regrets hurts worst.

  • We have just one life.

  • Life’s short.

  • You only live once but if you do it right once is enough - Mae West

  • You must don’t hate. You can say I don’t like this person.

  • There is more pleasure in giving than taking.

  • Always say less than necessary.

  • If you cannot control your voice, you cannot control yourself.

  • No matter what, it will be okay.

  • Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

  • Life (and company-building) doesn’t have to be hard. Daily gratitude helps us realize that.

  • A winner never stops trying.

  • Our struggles determine our success.

  • Listen to people you would be proud to be compared to.

  • Never be afraid of looking like a fool.

  • The number of mistakes you make is a direct reflection of how successful you’re startup will be.

  • Be interested, not interesting.

  • Always assume positive intent. Even when is not the case.

  • Domino effect. Big success come when we do a few things well.

  • In life you have two options, you can do your own things and stand out or you can do what you are supposed to do and fit in (nothing bad about it) - Casey Neistat

  • Buy the ticket, take the ride - Hunter S. Thompson.

  • I never worry about the future, it come soon enough - Einstein

  • One who makes no mistakes makes nothing at all.

  • Do one thing every day that scares you.

  • If I’d followed all the rules I’d never have gotten anywhere.

  • Action express priorities - Gandhi

  • Pain is temporarily, greatness live forever.

  • Actions don't lie.

  • Happiness comes from your own actions.

  • Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become.

  • (1+0.01)**365 = 37.78 , (1-0.01)** 365 = 0.03.

  • Keep showing up.

  • Fail early and often.

  • Embark in the road less traveled.

  • Develop a morning routine.

  • Develop a journaling routine.

  • Relationships are the most important thing in life.

  • The things we think we want does not really bring us happiness.

  • Persistence, concentration of effort and definitiveness of a plan are the majour sources of achievements - Napoleon Hill

  • Do what you love.

  • Embrace discomfort.

  • Say more often “It’s nice to see you here”.

  • You can only find out what you actually believe (rather than what you think you believe) by watching how you act.

  • Love yourself.

  • The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away - Pablo Picasso

  • Focusing is the ability of saying no - Steve Jobs

  • Don’t run after money, love, fame, people or success. Only run after knowledge, action and excellence.

  • In 40 years, none of your failures will matter

  • Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

  • “If you want the right answer, you must ask the right question”

  • The only real failure is giving up.

  • You will never be as young as you are now. Do what you feel you are meant to do.

  • Be biased for action. Deciveness create momentum.

  • Think big. Act big.

  • A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step - Chinese proverb

  • No control. No mastery.

  • Attitude impacts outcome.

  • You are going to move in the direction with the people you associate with - Warren Buffet

  • Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast - Military sentence, one of Jeff Bezos’s favorite.

  • To be more successful than everybody else, you need to do what everybody else does not do.

  • © Copyright 2022, Jonathan Besomi

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