August 29, 2017

Maxims and Affirmations

I put together 5 of my favorite quotes and highlights from my notes. Original plan was to write them down everyday as I woke up, but Robie ended up always taking my notebook — and either way I memorized them after a couple of days.

This is the price I am willing to pay for retaining my composure.
~ Epictetus

Difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
~ Isaac Asimov

I criticize by creation, not by finding fault.
~ Cicero

Knowledge and productivity are like compound interest.
~ Richard Hamming

Trade expectations for appreciation.
~ Tony Robbins

I’ve found some interesting calming effects in taking a pause throughout the day and repeating these. Not being religious, it seems to scratch a similar itch in resetting my mind.


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