“Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” – Drew Barrymore
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ‒ Albert Einstein
Ethics of Life:
Ethics is about making the right choices for ourselves and the society we live in.
1. Before You Pray – Believe
2. Before You Speak – Listen
3. Before You Write – Think
4. Before You Quit – Try
5. Before You Die – Live
6. Before You Spend – Earn
7. Before You Start – Prepared
8. Before you Get Stressed – Exercise and Meditate
9. Before you Plan for the Future – Live the Present
10. Before you Complain – Do Something
1. Before You Pray – Believe:
With that fundamental belief that a higher power, strength and/or being exists, prayers can indeed move mountains, answer prayers and guide us. Believe and trust in god.
“Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.” – Soren Kierkegaard
2. Before You Speak – Listen:
While God blessed us with two ears and one mouth, in essence, we should learn to listen more and speak less.
“Speak in such a way that others listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you.”
3. Before You Write – Think:
Before you open your mouth, think about what will come out.
“Watch your thoughts, they become words;
watch your words, they become actions;
watch your actions, they become habits;
watch your habits, they become character;
watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”
“Think before you do! Don’t ever be in haste to make a mistake, for that can be a big mistake! Think before you do!” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
4. Before You Quit – Try:
Try again not give up. it’s a constant battle for all of us to encourage our minds, body and soul to keep fighting, to keep trying, to keep grinding and hustling, where it seems easier to simply stop.
“Winners never quit and quitters never win.” – Vince Lombardi
5. Before You Die – Live:
Life is precious and exciting full of surprises, disappointments and excitements. Short and sweet, live life wholeheartedly to fully experience all that life offers. While ups and downs are to be expected, nothing should deter your pursuit of the richness and variety that life offers.
“Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.” – Matt Cameron
6. Before You Spend – Earn:
We must emotionally, psychologically, mentally deposit good thoughts, good deeds, good words and good words into this world, into our relationships and into our souls so that we can gain respect, trust, loyalty & friendship.
“Earn your success based on service to others, not at the expense of others.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
“There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.” – Christopher Morley
7. Before You Start – Prepared:
If you prepare something, you make it ready for something that is going to happen. Preparation is a best formula for success. It forces you to organize your thinking and identify all the key issues that must be dealt with if your are ultimately going to be successful.
“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” – Alexander Graham Bell
8. Before you Get Stressed – Exercise and Meditate:
Exercise and meditation both help to promote health on all levels, including your physical, psychological and emotional well-being.
Meditation and Exercise is now commonly used to treat mental health disorders, addiction, and everyday stress, as well as to heal physical ailments and promote better sleep.
“My key to dealing with stress is simple: just stay cool and stay focused.” –Ashton Eaton
9. Before you Plan for the Future – Live the Present:
We all understand the benefits of living in the present moment, such as reducing stress, feeling happier, and getting better sleep. When you’re planning for the future, you’re watching your thoughts and behavior in that moment.
“Cherish your yesterdays, dream your tomorrows and live your todays”
“A good plan today is better than a perfect plan next week.” – General George Patton
10. Before you Complain – Do Something:
Complaining is a complete waste of one’s energy. Those who complain the most accomplish the least.
Complaining doesn’t help you make progress. Focus on taking action. Don’t waste your life complaining.
“Complaining never makes anything better.”
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot ‒ Charlie Chaplin
The life which is unexamined is not worth living ‒ Socrates
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain. – Vivian Greene
Life is a gift. Never take it for granted. – Sasha Avevedo
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. – Soren Kierkegaard
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. – Mae West
The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows. ‒ Buddha
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. ‒ Confucius
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim. ‒ Bertrand Russell
Life doesn’t give you all the practice races you need. ‒ Jesse Owens