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Think For Yourself

To go wrong in one’s own way is better than to go right in someone else’s.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

Earlier this year I turned 30 and this post pretty much sums up my life experience for the last decade.

I procrastinated on writing my thoughts down regarding this event for half a year. Mostly due to the high stress to make it perfect I had put on my shoulders. Such dates happen just once, so it felt like I had to hone every detail of this post to perfection.

Every thought must be thought through and shine brighter than the sun,” – I thought. The old good perfectionism, bottom line.

Eventually, I figured out that if I do not wake up early next morning and start writing right off the bat, it will be delayed till 40 year old anniversary and so on. But there’s still a hope even in this case: probably someone would be kind enough and sum up my life experience for me in the form of an epitaph?.. Haha, just a pinch of black humor.

But let’s get back on track.

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We are culturally conditioned to consider round anniversaries as some milestone in our life. On such dates we tend to judge our previous life, make existential conclusions, regret the mistakes and missed opportunities. We may get nostalgic about some delightful moments we experienced in the passed years and get sad knowing those years will never come back.

So, although technically, it was just another year of my life came to an end, whether I wanted it or not, I started asking myself questions, uncomfortable and disturbing ones including.

Have I created something meaningful in the last decade? Have I developed any skills? Was I enjoying my life at all during those years?

What mistakes have I made along the way? Which of them I would keep for the purpose of growth experience, which ones would I try to avoid completely if I started over?

What lessons did I learn? And how would I like to spend my 30s and the rest of my life in the light of those lessons?

Some questions were easy to answer, others I would like to be never asked. For a number of them I still can’t figure out the final responses.

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However, there’s a thesis I’d like my 30+, 40+ and so on year old me to follow. Here it is: think for yourself. Continue reading Think For Yourself

Inspirational Quotes

A collection of free inspirational quotes. I hope the following inspirational sayings will help you take action and make a positive change in your life.

And if you’re looking for inspirational picture quotes, some of them have an image form too.

For your convenience, I’ve prepared every quote in such a way that you can tweet it right away. And those  quotes with pictures also have a social buttons toolbar, so you can share it on Pinterest or Facebook with ease.

One of the best and direct ways how you can help this site grow is sharing content you like. Sharing inspires me. When someone shares a piece of information from this web-site, I feel urgent aspiration to create better content. Besides, the famous gorgeous pixelart kawai unicorn pony poops out a beautiful baby butterfly!

So if you have found a quote worth sharing, please do share it. Thank you! ^^~

Without further delay, ladies and gentlemen, – inspirational quotes!

To escape criticism — do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. Elbert Hubbard

 

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” Alexander Graham Bell

This inspirational quote is too long for a tweet. However, you may share the following picture with this quote:

Inspirational quotes: When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. Alexander Graham Bell

Image by Salvatore Vuono at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

The famous saying by Henry Ford. One of the best inspiring quotes I’ve ever met.

 

The following saying may look like it is more suitable for sad quotes category. However, it only tells to stop worrying about the future, because noone can say what happens next.

 

If you are looking for inspirational work quotes, the next one is for you! Share this  picture on your favourite social network (or tweet the plain text below) to make strong commitment to work harder.

Thomas Edison Quote Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.