I generally have four or five books open around the house--I live alone; I can do this--and they are not books on the same subject. They don't relate to each other in any particular way, and the ideas they present bounce off one another. And I like this effect. I also listen to audio-books, and I'll go out for my morning walk with tapes from two very different audio-books, and let those ideas bounce off each other, simmer, reproduce in some odd way, so that I come up with ideas that I might not have come up with if I had simply stuck to one book until I was done with it and then gone and picked up another.
So, I guess, in that way, I'm using a kind of primitive hypertext.
- The more you hate a trait in someone else, the more likely you are avoiding it in yourself.
- People who can’t trust, can’t be trusted.
- The more you try to impress people, the less impressed they’ll be.
- The more you fail, the more likely you are to succeed.
- The more something scares you, the more you should probably do it.
- The more afraid you are of death, the less you’ll be able to enjoy life.
- The more you learn, the more you realize how little you know.
- The less you care about others, the less you care about yourself.
- The more connected we get, the more isolated we feel.
- The more you’re afraid to fail, the more likely you are to fail.
- The harder you push for something, the harder it will feel to achieve.
- The more available something is, the less you will want it.
- The best way to meet someone else is to not need to be with someone else.
- The more honest you are about your faults, the more people will think you’re perfect.
- The more you try to keep someone close, the further away you’ll push them.
- The more you try to argue with someone, the less likely you are to convince them of your perspective.
- The more choices you have, the less satisfied you are with each one
- The more convinced someone is that they’re right, the less they probably know.
- The only certainty is that nothing is ever certain.
- The only constant is change
Ten Essential Questions to Guide You To An Extraordinary Life
1) Will this choice propel me toward an inspiring future or will it keep me stuck in the past?
2) Will this choice bring me long-term fulfillment or short-term gratification?
3) Am I standing in my power or am I trying to please another?
4) Am I looking for what’s right or am I looking for what’s wrong?
5) Will this choice add to my life force or will it rob me of my energy?
6) Will I use this situation as a catalyst to grow and evolve or will I use it to beat myself up?
7) Does this choice empower me or does it disempower me?
8) Is this an act of self-love or is it an act of self-sabotage?
9) Is this an act or faith or an act of fear?
10) Am I choosing from my divinity or am I choosing from my humanity?