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"The rules you were given were the rules that worked for the person who created them."

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Ellen Langer, Ph.D. - How Paying Attention Can Change Your Career

(via sgreer)

"If you want to get fans, you have to start out as a fan."

-The 15-Minute Daily Habit That Will Change Your Career (via fastcompany)

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We have a toxic relationship with failure. From an early age, we are taught in school that mistakes are bad. Mistakes on papers and tests are marked with a red pen and points are taken off. As a result, school teaches us to avoid mistakes rather than to make mistakes and then learn from them.

Failures are actually brilliant opportunities to learn. It is often easier to diagnose what went wrong after a failure than to figure out the key elements that lead to a success. By avoiding failure, then, we are removing an important tool from our mental toolbox.

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-What Steve Jobs can teach us about coping with failure (via fastcompany)
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Women forget that to somebody, they’re a big deal. You might not have met that person yet…but you’re someone’s Angelina Jolie. You’re someone’s giant great big deal and they won’t be able to believe that they get to wake up next to you every morning. But you have to believe that about yourself.

You know – someone is going to be your Ryan Reynolds someday. Someone is going to be your thing, like “How did I get so lucky?” But if you don’t treat yourself with value, the person that will also value you is not going to come.

Women don’t remember that they’re going to be a big deal to someone, because they have that panic of wanting to lock something down and wanting to feel that they’re something to someone instead of everything to the right one.

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-Amiira Ruotola
How To Create Organization Habits That You'll Actually Stick To
"Sometimes — most of the time — the greatest gift you can give someone is to be present with them, carrying their burdens just through a listening ear. Being right there in that moment with your friend or loved one (or a stranger in line with you at the grocery store who really needs someone to make them feel loved), listening not just with your ears, but with your heart, you subconsciously are letting them know that they are enough. The gift of someone’s presence feels better and has more of a lasting effect than anything you can wrap in paper."

-Lara Casey #presentdecember 2013
"When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That’s the message he is sending."

-Thich Nhat Hanh (via hermionejg)
"It’s important to take some time off to recharge, even if it’s just a day or two. Sometimes my girlfriend and I will go to Disneyland, just to take a day off. If you feel completely exhausted while working, though, I’ve survived a long time on taking 20 minute naps. It just gives you a refresher. If the goal is to get the most quality time in, I’d rather set 20 minutes aside to get three hours worth of good work than just go through it all at 40%."

-7 Time-Management Tips from Chris Hardwick, Man of 1,000 TV Shows (via fastcompany)