People reveal the most life-changing piece of advice they’ve ever received. The Art of Worldly Wisdom is a collection of strategies for making ones way in the world.
“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” – Buddha
“The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.” – Socrates
The following 15 points are all lessons you can learn in your everyday life.
1. Words are powerful, use them wisely:
Your words can cut like a knife, heal like medicine, and motivate like nothing ever seen. So, choose them very carefully.
“Words are like eggs dropped from great heights; you can no more call them back than ignore the mess they leave when they fall.” – Jodi Picoult
2. Overthinking kill happiness:
Your thoughts are one of the most powerful forces in your life.
“To think too much is a disease.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Stop overthinking, put more energy on what you really want to do.” – Amit Ray
3. Failure is when you don’t try:
The simple truth is – no great success was ever achieved without failure.
“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett
4. Live for today, not for tomorrow:
Live for the now and what is here. Stop living for what maybe or what may never come. Live for the day already here. Never hold back and never lose a moment, because you never know when things will be gone
“A good plan today is better than a perfect plan next week.” – General George Patton
5. Don’t make decisions when you’re angry. Don’t make promises when you’re happy:
Don’t make any decisions when you’re emotional. Whenever you’re really sad, angry, upset, or even deliriously happy, you shouldn’t make any decisions.
“Don’t promise when you’re happy, Don’t reply when you’re angry, and don’t decide when you’re sad.” – Ziad K. Abdelnour
6. Adapt to the situation:
If you adapt to a new situation or adapt yourself to it, you change your ideas or behaviour in order to deal with it successfully.
“Adapt or die, that’s as true for religion as it is for people.” – Robert Ferrigno
7. Think before you act:
Your mind is like a magnet attracting in your life what you constantly think about.
“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
8. Choose your friends wisely:
We need to realize the importance of friendship and choose to spend more time with our fellow human beings.
“A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success.” – Doug Larson
9. Helping others makes you happier:
If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody
“Making money is a happiness; making other people happy is a superhappiness” – Muhammad Yunus
10. Never look back there is nothing there for you:
What you’re feeling is what everybody feels. Start something new right away and don’t look back.
“Looking back isn’t going to help you. Moving forward is the thing you have to do.” – McKayla Maroney
11. Change yourself, change the world:
If you change yourself you will change your world. If you change how you think then you will change how you feel and what actions you take. And so the world around you will change.
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
12. Focus your efforts:
Focus your efforts in the right direction. You can’t know it all, you can’t do it all, and you can’t succeed at everything.
“The amount of effort you put in is the amount of results you end up with.” – Catherine Pulsifer
13. Don’t take unnecessary risks:
It’s foolish to take unnecessary risks. Please be safe.
“The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.” – Maimonides
14. If you blame it on someone else, don’t expect it to get better:
When you raise people’s expectations, reality will never be able to catch up to their imagination.
“Never expect people to treat you any better than you treat yourself.” – Bo Bennett
“Great leaders don’t rush to blame. They instinctively look for solutions.”- Nina Easton
15. Be realistic:
It’s a good thing to have a high opinion of yourself and of your abilities.
“To be realistic today is to be visionary. To be realistic is to be starry-eyed.” – Hubert H. Humphrey
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving ‒ Albert Einstein
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
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 given to us, we earn it by giving it. ‒ Rabindranath Tagore
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