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In love with life

Books

Books that changed my life

 

  1. Cal Newport – Deep Work
  2. Robert B. Cialdini – Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
  3. John C. Maxwell – The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth
  4. John C. Maxwell – The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
  5. John C. Maxwell – Intentional Living
  6. Stephen W. Hawking – The Theory of Everything
  7. Devora Zack – Networking
  8. Dale Carnegie – How to win friends and influence people
  9. Amir Levine – Attached
  10. Daniel Kahneman- Thinking, Fast and Slow
  11. Robert K. Cooper – High Energy Living
  12. Shawn Achor – The Happiness Advantage
  13. Daniel Goleman – Focus
  14. Daniel Goleman – Emotional Intelligence
  15. Jim Rohn – 7 Strategies for Wealth and Happiness
  16. Jim Rohn – The Seasons of life
  17. Jim Rohn – Twelve Pillars
  18. Jim Rohn – The 5 Key Elements in Life
  19. Anthony Robbins – Unlimited Power
  20. James Allen – As a Man Thinketh
  21. Malcolm Gladwell – Blink
  22. Eckhart Tolle – A New Earth
  23. Eckhart Tolle- The Power of Now
  24. Florence Littauer – Personality Plus
  25. Joe Dispenza – Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself
  26. Paul Boynton – Begin with YES
  27. Charles Haanel – Master Key System
  28. Stephen Covey – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  29. Seneka – On the shortness of life
  30. Robert Kiyosaki – Rich Dad’s Prophecy
  31. Robert Kiyosaki – Who Took My Money
  32. Robert Kiyosaki – The Business School
  33. Robert Kiyosaki – Guide to Investing
  34. Robert Kiyosaki – Retire Young Retire Rich
  35. Robert Kiyosaki – Cashflow Quadrant
  36. Robert Kiyosaki – Increase your Financial IQ
  37. Robert Kiyosaki – Rich Dad Poor Dad
  38. Napoleon Hill – Think and Grow Rich
  39. Wallace Wattles – The Science of Getting Rich

 

 

Ignorance

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”

Robert Orben

“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.”

Walter Cronkite

“The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance.”

 Napoleon Bonaparte

Ignorance is dangerous. It is a great loss. Being ignorant is a choice, a painful one that makes you lose opportunities, people you love and your life.

Making the decision to be disinterested in some aspects of life can put you in a difficult and undesirable position.

Knowledge is power. Reading every day, searching for information that you need, having an open mind, being curious about what you love, being interested in everything and asking good questions can really change your life.

Nobody wants to have an ignorant partner, parent or friend. You can’t help other people when you refuse to learn, you can’t become a better you when you don’t know yourself. The world goes on without you but you lose opportunities to grow and to make your dreams come true.

In any given moment you have the chance to choose curiosity over indifference, action over procrastionation and life over ignorance.

“It’s a fact—everyone is ignorant in some way or another. Ignorance is our deepest secret. And it is one of the scariest things out there, because those of us who are most ignorant are also the ones who often don’t know it or don’t want to admit it.
Here is a quick test: If you have never changed your mind about some fundamental tenet of your belief, if you have never questioned the basics, and if you have no wish to do so, then you are likely ignorant.
Before it is too late, go out there and find someone who, in your opinion, believes, assumes, or considers certain things very strongly and very differently from you, and just have a basic honest conversation. It will do both of you good.”

Vera Nazarian

 

priceLESSons

I used to pray for love, happiness and health. I wanted this ‘gifts’ so badly, just like a child who wants a new toy and starts to beg and cry to get it. I’ve been looking for this ‘things’ through the journey of ‘my life’ but I didn’t realize that ‘It is only with the heart that one can see rightly…what is essential is invisible to the eye’.

It was a long road and some painful lessons along the way but the most important one, that changed my life forever was disguised as a breakup. Guess that’s true ‘New beginnings are often disguised as painful lessons’

I think it was a priceless journey because once you know who you are, your life starts to change…And I’ve changed.

I’ve always been afraid of losing people I love and being cheated on but fear is just a false thought. And I learned that true love doesn’t come and go, it can’t be taken away or given to you, doesn’t cheat or lie and when you recognize it in another person will last forever and nothing can change that.

Every life form is already the love we keep praying for, so we can’t pray for love because we are the love. Now I only pray for peace, patience and courage to start all over again. I know that true love can’t be taken away and never dies.

Never forget who you are, LOVE!

A life worth reading

For my whole life, my favorite activity was reading. It’s not the most social pastime.

                                                                                       Audrey Hepburn

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more things that you learn, the more places you will go.

Dr. Seuss

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.

Frederick Douglass

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it

Oscar Wilde

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends. They are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers

 Charles William Eliot

Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.

 Anna Quindlen

The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.

Alan Bennett

People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.

Saul Bellow

Reading is a powerful gift.

It can change your life forever.

It is the antidote to ignorance and your ticket to freedom.

Read as much as you can and your world will never be the same.

Read, read, read…

Totul este posibil!

Filosofia unei persoane nu este exprimată cel mai bine prin cuvinte, ci prin alegerile pe care le face. Pe termen lung, ne definim singuri viața și pe noi înșine. Procesul ia sfârșit în momentul în care trecem în neființă, iar alegerile pe care le facem sunt strict responsabilitatea noastră.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Fiecare zi ne oferă oportunitatea de a fi cea mai bună variantă a noastră și simplul fapt că realizăm acest lucru ne oferă încredere să facem mai mult, să fim mai mult. Tot ce ne dorim este posibil, atât timp cât facem totul pentru a se realiza.

Cel mai important lucru este faptul că ne putem schimba viața în fiecare moment. Orice ne poate inspira: o carte, un film, o persoană, o idee, un simplu gând și viața noastră capătă alt sens, ia altă direcție și noi de îndreptăm pașii spre noua destinație plini de speranță.

Singura regulă a acestui joc este să alegem ce este mai bine pentru noi, din multitudinea de posibilități. Indiferent dacă alegem bine sau nu, suntem învingători pentru că am încercat, procesul în sine ne-a schimbat pe parcurs și sigur am învățat ceva din alegerea noastră.

Nu putem să-i lăsăm pe ceilalți să decidă pentru noi la nesfârșit. Trebuie să ne asumăm viața.

Putem alege ce gândim, oamenii din jurul nostru, avem posibilitatea să ne schimbăm dacă lucrurile nu merg bine în viața noastră și suntem datori față de noi să o facem.

Fiecare clipă în care ni se pare că suferința nu se mai termină, fiecare amânare a lucrurilor necesare pentru evoluția noastră, fiecare greșeală pe care o repetăm, sunt clipe irosite pe care nu mai avem șansa să le trăim în această viață.

Viața e un drum cu sens unic. Nu putem să ne întoarcem să reparăm nimic sau să schimbăm ceva. În fiecare zi avem o singură șansă să facem ce trebuie, ce ne dorim și ce e bine pentru noi. Azi nu se va repeta niciodată.

Tot ce avem este o mulțime de posibilități de a ne schimba.

Avem posibilitatea de a citi mai mult, de a renunța la ignoranță și mediocritate, de a mânca sănătos, de a face mișcare în fiecare zi, de a ne înconjura de oameni interesanți de la care avem ce învăța, de a călători în jurul lumii, de a-i ajuta pe ceilalți, de a găsi noi idei pentru dezvoltarea noastră personală, de a dezvolta planuri și strategii pentru a acționa mai bine, de a face tot ce ne dorim.

Toate posibilitațile așteaptă să le alegem, să lăsăm frica în urmă și să pornim în călătoria vieții noastre plini de încredere, speranță, curaj și iubire.

Fiecare zi ne oferă multiple oportunități, iar fiecare oportunitate este o șansă pentru noi să ne dezvoltăm, să devenim ceea ce ne-am dorit și să facem lucrurile altfel. Fiecare zi este unică.