🔮 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.
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.
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.
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.
Concordia. Integritas. Industry.
The biggest competitive advantage in business—either for a company or for an individual’s career—is long-term thinking with a broad view of how different systems in the world are going to come together. - Sam Altman
Grit comes from learning you can get back up after you get knocked down.
It’s easier to do a hard startup than an easy startup.
Anni, amori e bicchieri di vino - non si contano mai.
Not taking risks is the biggest risk.
Food is information [for our body] (Novak)
La vita è troppo corta per non fare pazzie
The greatest threat to success is not failure but boredom.
You cannot connect the dots looking forwarz, you can only connect it looking backwards (Steve Jobs)
Often the best intentions does not bring to the best outcome (related to anchoring, better to give to your children a rough start, better a positive intertemporal gradient, i.e improve overtime throughout the life).
Write thank you notes.
Ti basta la mia grazia - Paolo.
Research your own experience, absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is specifically your own.
There are many way to win at life