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It’s not so much what you say that counts, it’s how you make people feel.

Figure out what you want. Set real goals and make a logical plan to achieve them. It’s like the old saying, “A goal that is never written down is nothing more than a New Year’s resolution.” And we all know what happens to New Year’s resolutions.

It’s okay to look back once and a while, but never live your life in the past. You can stroll down memory lane for a short time, but after a while you have to leave it behind and move on.

Learn to adjust the sails of your life to unpredictable winds, while keeping your focus clear on your destination. And keep sailing until you get there.

If something won’t be significant to you 3 days/3 months/3 years from now, don’t waste all your time worrying about it now.

As you strive to achieve your goals and dreams you can count on there being some fairly substantial disappointments along the way. Don’t get discouraged, the road to your dreams may not be an easy one. Think of these disappointments as challenges - tests of persistence and courage - that life throws at you during your journey. They are necessary and are meant to help you grow as a person.

Being open-minded is the key to more knowledge. If you want to know more about the world you have to keep an open mind. You have to give people and things a chance.

There is only one way to learn, and that is through action. Trying to learn without doing is like trying to lose weight by watching someone else exercise. It’s just not going to work.

It’s not about getting a chance, it’s about taking a chance. You’ll rarely be 100% sure it will work. But you can always be 100% sure doing nothing won’t work. Sometimes you just have to go for it!

Complaining is like slapping yourself for slapping yourself. It doesn’t solve the problem, it just hurts you more.

Negativity breeds more negativity. When you focus only on the negative, obviously that's all you will see. You will not seek out positivity, and even when positivity comes into your life, you'll look for the negative side of things.

You must create and look for opportunities. Opportunities rarely ever come knocking on the door of someone who's not seeking them. You have to create and seek opportunities for yourself. You have to take the initiative to get the ball rolling and the doors opening.

Embrace change. As uncomfortable as it is sometimes, change allows us to stretch and grow. New things feel awkward and scary at first, but those feelings go away, and you are left with something bigger and bolder in your life.

Be vulnerable. Allow yourself to feel, to be open and authentic. Tear down any emotional brick walls you have built around yourself and feel every exquisite emotion, both good and bad. This is real life. This is how you welcome new opportunities.

I don’t need a certain number of friends, just a number of friends I can be certain of.

Experience life before you settle down. Whatever it is you want to do or experience, do as much of it as you can before you have children. Especially travel. Live in a hostel in Costa Rica for a month or drive across the country from coast to coast if you have to. But go have some really great, amazing, mind-blowing experiences.

When the 'want' gets stronger, the 'how' gets easier.

Maturity doesn't mean age; it means sensitivity, manners, and how you react.

Arguments are natural. An argument between two close friends doesn’t show a lack of love or respect, it’s simply a disagreement. In fact, quite often, the only reason we get frustrated with people and argue with them is because we care about them. Which is why we need to remember not to get too carried away.

Nobody ever feels 100% ready when an opportunity arises. Because most great opportunities in life force us to grow emotionally and intellectually. They force us to stretch ourselves and our comfort zones, which means we won’t feel totally comfortable at first. And when we don’t feel comfortable, we don’t feel ready.

Every mistake you make is progress. Mistakes teach you important lessons. Every time you make one, you’re one step closer to your goal. The only mistake that can truly hurt you is choosing to do nothing simply because you’re too scared to make a mistake.

You can’t keep doing the same thing everyday and expect different results. For example, if you've been working out for awhile and making no progress, you can’t keep doing the same workout routine and expect to look differently. In order for your life to change, you must change. To the degree that you change your actions and your thinking is to the degree that your life will change.

Sometimes we accidentally allow small problems to escalate and dominate our lives. If we get overcharged a few cents, it is irritating, but don’t let it ruin your day. There will always be small issues that irritate us, the secret is to be able to give them the miniscule level of importance they deserve.

Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly.

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