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My Top 13 Favourite Quotes from Mark Manson’s Book: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*?k

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Mark Manson’s bestseller, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck, is a wonderful book for people who care so much about things that don’t matter. The book has sold over 2 million copies worldwide.

I loved the book because it reinforced my main philosophy: to never care about other people’s opinions/thoughts about me. My close friends and relatives often wonder how I manage to live a carefree life. Therefore, through the book, I felt like Mark Manson just told me, ‘That’s the way, man!’

Anyway, while reading the book I noted down quotes which I believed will be important to you.

  1. ‘When you give too many f*?ks – when you care about everyone and everything – you will feel that you’re perpetually entitled to be comfortable and happy at all times, that everything is supposed to be just exactly the way you want it to be. This is sickness, and it will eat you alive. You will see every adversity as an injustice, every challenge as a failure, and every disagreement as a betrayal.’ – Mark Manson

 

  1. ‘If you find yourself consistently, giving too many f*?ks about trivial shit that bothers you – your ex-boyfriends’ new Facebook Picture, how quickly the batteries die in the TV remote – chances are you don’t have much going in your life to give a legitimate f*?k about.’- Mark Manson

 

 

  1. ‘Everything worthwhile in life is won through surmounting the associated negative experience. Any attempt to escape the negative, to avoid it or quash it or silence it, only backfires. The avoidance of suffering is a form of suffering.’ – Mark Manson

 

  1. ‘Maturity is what happens when one only learns to only give a f*?k about what’s truly f*?k-worthy.’ – Mark Manson

 

 

  1. ‘Finding something important and meaningful in your life is perhaps the most productive use of your time and energy. Because if you don’t find that meaningful something, you will focus your attention on meaningless and frivolous causes.’ – Mark Manson

 

  1. ‘Once you become comfortable with all the shit that life throws at you (and it will throw a lot of shit, trust me), you become invincible in a sort of low-level spiritual way. After all the only way to overcome pain is to first learn how to bear it.’ – Mark Manson

 

 

  1. ‘If you’re miserable in your current situation, chances are it’s because you feel like some part of it is outside your control – that there’s a problem you have no ability to solve.’ – Mark Manson

 

  1. ‘If you’re stuck on a problem, don’t sit there and think about it: just start working on it. Even if you don’t know what you’re doing, the simple act of working on it will eventually cause the right ideas to show up in your head.’ – Mark Manson

 

 

  1. ‘It turns out that adversity and failure are actually and even necessary for developing strong-minded and successful adults.’ – Mark Manson

 

  1. ‘You can’t be an important and life-changing presence for some people without also being a joke and an embarrassment to others.’ – Mark Manson

 

 

  1. ‘I believe that today we’re facing a psychological epidemic, one in which people no longer realize it’s okay for things to suck sometimes.’ – Mark Manson

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  1. ‘We suffer from the simple reason that suffering is biologically useful. It is nature’s preferred agent for inspiring change. We have evolved to always live with a certain degree of dissatisfaction and insecurity, because it’s the mildly dissatisfied and insecure creature that’s going to do the most work to innovate and survive.’ – Mark Manson

 

 

  1. ‘You and everyone you know are going to be dead soon. And in the short amount of time between here and there, you have a limited amount of f*?ks to give. Very few, in fact. And if you go around giving a f*?k, you will get f*?ked.’ – Mark Manson

 

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  1. [email protected]

    June 12, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    These remind me of the book- Don’t sweat the small stuff- and it’s all small stuff

    • Isaac Wechuli

      June 12, 2018 at 3:52 pm

      i’ve also read, dont sweat the small stuff,’ its a short and wonderful book

  2. Jeanine Byers

    January 20, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Now that Roy mentioned it, it reminds me of that book, too. It also reminds me of buddhism, with its focus on not getting emotionally attached to things. I think being miserable because of suffering is normal. And it’s a great indicator of things that need to change, or heal.

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Top 24 Mind-Opening Vishen Lakhiani Quotes

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To illustrate how Vishen Lakhiani's quotes are mind-opening

Vishen Lakhiani is an author and speaker on a mission to raise human consciousness. He founded Mindvalley in 2003, and he’s an author of The Code of the Extraordinary Mind. Vishen believes raising consciousness enables an individual to achieve success without working extremely hard.

Here top 24 mind-opening Vishen Lakhiani quotes I would love to share with you.

  1. ‘If you can accept any model of reality, why not choose one that suggests that you can literally bend reality with your mind?’
  2. ‘You can hack your brain through the right techniques to train your brain to make you be enough.’
  3. ‘If we care what other people think about us, good or bad, we limit our abilities.’
  4. ‘You are nothing more than a God-Particle in a meat body on a giant rock hurling through space having a ton of fun.’
  5. ‘Forgiveness is about looking at the shit that happened to you in the past and being able to heal that so that you can move on.’
  6. ‘Human beings are not taught how to tap into altered states of awareness to make an impact in the world.’
  7. ‘Fears and worries create negative situations that attract more fears and worries.’
  8. ‘Whether you like it or not, you create your life. Your dominant thoughts shape your life.’
  9. ‘To do something big, you gotta be prepared for rejection and failure.’
  10. ‘Extra-ordinary minds do not need to seek validation from outside opinion or through the attainment of goals. Instead, they are truly at peace with themselves and the world around them. They live fearlessly.’
  11. ‘Science has shown that gratitude has the single largest correlation with human well-being than any other character trait.’
  12. ‘You are part of a larger whole.’
  13. ‘Nothing makes you as happy as when you are living a mission-oriented life, and that mission is designed to push the human race forward.’
  14. ‘Today, if you want to succeed at what you do and succeed at life at the same time, you gotta tap into a spiritual core.’
  15. ‘All the greatest entrepreneurs I know are living mission-oriented lives.’
  16. ‘You don’t just think of a goal and rocket towards it. You first tune in to an internal compass to find out if you are pointing in the right direction.’
  17. ‘You are chosen, and your job is to just take the order and make it happen.’
  18. ‘Radical forgiveness is the key to the healthiest brain state.’
  19. ‘Forgive yourself or someone else that hurt you every single day.’
  20. ‘It is simple to forgive. It doesn’t happen overnight but with practice you can forgive even the most violent crimes that have happened to you.’
  21. ‘One of the keys to being extraordinary is knowing what rules to follow and what rules to break.’
  22. ‘What if we accepted that things will go wrong – but that this is simply part of life’s beautiful unfolding and that even the biggest failures can have within them the seeds of growth and possibility?’
  23. ‘Our culture scape evolved to keep us safe – but in this day and age, we no longer need to fear tigers by the riverbank. Safety is overrated; taking risks is much less likely to kill us than ever before, and that means that playing it safe is more likely just holding us back from the thrills of a life filled with meaning and discovery.’
  24. ‘Every time you give someone the power to build you up with praise, you’re also unknowingly giving that person the power to destroy you with criticism. Therefore, accept praise and criticism as nothing more than someone else’s expressions of their models of reality. They have nothing to do with you really are. You are born enough’’

Which of the above quotes by Vishen Lakhiani did you like the most?

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15 Inspiring Quotes from Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins

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proves that real artists don't starve

In his book, Jeff Goins debunks the idea that artists starve. He provides several examples of artists that make money from art, and enlightens us about the factors that make artists succeed. The book is an inspiring read for everyone who wants to be an artist of any kind.

I gathered the following amazing quotes from Jeff Goins’ book.

  1. ‘We can go in the direction of what is expected of us. Or, we can enter a world of possibility and reimagine our future.’
  2. ‘If we want to become artists, we are going to have to break some rules. We cannot do just what is expected of us. At some point, we must break away from the status quo and forge a new path. As it turns out, this is how creativity works best.’
  3. ‘You can do extraordinary things when you are patiently persistent.’
  4. ‘Over the course of a lifetime, we may find ourselves facing new challenges at every turn, and when we do, we must remember that we are never done becoming who we are.’
  5. ‘What’s out there, however scary it may be, is almost certainly better than staying where we are now.’
  6. ‘This is the rule of creative theft, which says greatness doesn’t come from a single great idea or eureka moment. It comes from borrowing other people’s work and building on it.’
  7. ‘You persevere because you know this will not be easy and the odds are stacked against you. But if you keep going, you will outlast the majority who quit at the first few signs of trouble.’
  8. ‘What will make you stand out from the crowd is not just the audacity to ask for help but the humility to learn and act.’
  9. ‘Stubbornness can be an essential ingredient in making a living off your art. When you harness your strategic stubbornness, you give the world a reason to believe in your work.’
  10. ‘When we allow ourselves to be teachable, we attract those who would influence us and help our work spread.’
  11. ‘Employers become patrons when we begin to see them not as obstacles to the work we want to do but as a way of funding it.’
  12. ‘A willingness to step out of our comfort zone is the first step towards finding the place and the people who will help our work thrive.’
  13. In every failure and disappointment, there is an opportunity to either give in to frustration or see such shortcomings as practice.’
  14. ‘When we sincerely offer our gifts to the world, not through hype but by practicing in public, the world often repays us by first taking notice and then responding with loyalty. We get better, earning an audience that will allow us to continue for the years to come.’
  15. ‘The age of the starving artist is over. The era of the thriving artist is among us.’
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