7 Questions To Ask Yourself On The Subway

First concentrate on the present time. Try to take 10 deep breaths without mind wandering. If you don’t make it the first time don’t worry. Try again until you make it.

Then imagine an at first glance unrealistic dream idea of your life in five years.

Ask yourself the following questions:





What would I do the whole day?

 

Do I live together with somebody? How is this person and how does he looks like?

 

What are my hobbies?

 

Where do I live?

 

How does my house looks like?

 

How do I look like?


What will be my biggest dream in five years?

 


Develop a plan out of your ideas for the following week(s). What can I do to realize my dream idea of life?

Think about if you want to realize some ideas faster than in five years and how you can achieve it. Create a long-term plan to achieve your goals.

”Nothing is impossible.” (Muhammad Ali)

 

 

 

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10 Quotes That Can Change Your Attitude Towards Hard Work

 

”Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” (Thomas A. Edison)

 

”There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” (Beverly Sills)

 

”Work hard, stay positive, and get up early. It’s the best part of the day.” (George Allen, Sr.)

 

”The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” (Vince Lombardi)

 

”Working hard is very important. You’re not going to get anywhere without working extremely hard.” (George Lucas)

 

”God sells us all things at the price of labor.” (Leonardo da Vinci)

 

”Work hard and be patient. The rest will follow.” (unknown)

 

“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” (Alan W. Watts)

 

”Let us realize that: the privilege to work is a gift, the power to work is a blessing, the love of work is success!” (David O. McKay)

 

”Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work.” (Joseph Barbara)

 

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10 Quotes That Can Change Your Attitude Towards Money

“What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” (Bob Dylan)

“A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.” (John Ruskin)

“It doesn’t matter about money; having it, not having it. Or having clothes, or not having them. You’re still left alone with yourself in the end.” (Billy Idol)

“Too many people spend money they earned..to buy things they don’t want..to impress people that they don’t like.” (Will Rogers)

“I love money. I love everything about it. I bought some pretty good stuff. Got me a $300 pair of socks. Got a fur sink. An electric dog polisher. A gasoline powered turtleneck sweater. And, of course, I bought some dumb stuff, too.” (Steve Martin)

“Money can’t buy friends, but you can get a better class of enemy.” (Spike Milligan)

“Everyday is a bank account, and time is our currency. No one is rich, no one is poor, we’ve got 24 hours each.” (Christopher Rice)

“Persist – don’t take no for an answer. If you’re happy to sit at your desk and not take any risk, you’ll be sitting at your desk for the next 20 years.” (David Rubenstein)

“Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” (Henry David Thoreau)

“The more you Learn, The more you earn.”  (Frank Clark)





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10 Inspirational Quotes That Can Help You To Start Your Day Fresh And Motivated (#1)

”When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” (Marcus Aurelius)

”Be pleasant until ten o’clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.” (Elbert Hubbard)

”Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.” (Yoko Ono)

”There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.” (Bernard Williams)

”I get up every morning and it’s going to be a great day. You never know when it’s going to be over so I refuse to have a bad day.” (Paul Henderson)

”I miss Saturday morning, rolling out of bed, not shaving, getting into my car with my girls, driving to the supermarket, squeezing the fruit, getting my car washed, taking walks.” (Barack Obama)

“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters the most.” (Buddha)

”If you’re bored with life – you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals.” (Lou Holtz)

”If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” (Steve Jobs)

“No matter how good or bad your life is, wake up each morning and be thankful that you still have one.” (Paul Walker)

 

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Motivational Boost #12: 10 Great Motivational Quotes About Problems

”Problems are like washing machines. they twist us, spin us and knock us around but in the end we come out cleaner, brighter and better than before.” (unknown)

”If your life has no problems, you’re not really living it.” (Ryan Higa)

”If your problem in life is as big as a ship, never forget that your blessings are as wide as the ocean.” (unknown)

”Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” (Robert H. Schuller)

”The best way out is always through.”  (Robert Frost)

”A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” (Duke Ellington)

“Every problem is a gift – without problems we would not grow.” (Anthony Robbins)

”Never cry because you have mountains of problem in your hands to solve. Always smile because each problems will someday resolve.”  (Santhosh Kalwar)

”Problems only exist in the human mind.” (Anthony de Mello)

”’What’s your problem?’ ‘I don’t have problems. I solve them.’”  (John M. Cusick, Girl Parts)


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Success Stories #6: About Henry Ford’s Attitude Towards Life

He was born 1863 in Michigan in a farmer family as the oldest of six children.
Ford always had special manual skills. After he worked for several companies as a machine operator and a chief engineer he decided to found the Detroit Automobile Company together with some investors. Three years later they had to register insolvency but Ford didn’t allow himself to misled. Just one year later he founded the Ford Motor Company together with eleven other investors.
This company was incredibly successful and made Ford to one of the richest men on earth.

 

About failures and learning:

”Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”

”The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”

”Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.  Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”

 

About success and the right attitude towards life:

”Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.”

”Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.”

”There is no man living who isn’t capable of doing more than he thinks he can do.”

”If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.” (for example Ford also said once: “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses”)

”You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.”

”To do more for the world than the world does for you – that is success.”

“The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.”

“I cannot discover that anyone knows enough to say definitely what is and what is not possible.”

 

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Motivational Boost #11: 10 Great Motivational Quotes About Patience

”Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.” (Saadi)

”Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” (Napoleon Hill)

”Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.” (Joyce Meyer)

“Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.” (David G. Allen)

”Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.” (unknown)

“Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.” (Molière)

“Why is patience so important? Because it makes us pay attention.” (Paulo Coelho)

“Everything comes to those who wait.” (unknown)

”No great thing is created suddenly.” (Epictetus)

”With love and patience, nothing is impossible.” (Daisaku Ikeda)

 

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How To Be Calm And Happy: Advice By Buddhist Teachers #9 (Suzuki Shunryū)

He was born as the son of a Japanese Zen-Master 1905. When he was 30 years old he received the permission to teach students. During the second world war he was the leader of a pacifistic community in Japan. 1958 he moved to San Francisco to lead a Japanese Soto community. After just a short time his number of american supporters grew constantly (inter alia Steve Jobs) and so he decided to stay in the USA.

He founded two Zen centres in America and is known for making Zen Buddhism popular in the USA. Suzuki Shunryū died 1971 in San Francisco.

 

Here are some of my favourite quotes of him about happiness, mindfulness and death:

”The most important point is to accept yourself and stand on your two feet.”

”You are perfect as you are and there is always room for improvement.”

”Leave your front door and your back door open.  Allow your thoughts to come and go. Just don’t serve them tea.”

”Things are always changing, so nothing can be yours.”

”When we do not expect anything we can be ourselves. That is our way, to live fully in each moment of time.”

”Wherever you go you will find your teacher, as long as you have the eyes to see and the ears to hear.”

”When you do not realize that you are one with the river, or one with the universe, you have fear. Whether it is separated into drops or not, water is water. Our life and death are the same thing. When we realize this fact, we have no fear of death anymore.”

”So for a period of time each day, try to sit, without moving, without expecting anything, as if you were in your last moment. Moment after moment you feel your last instant. In each inhalation and each exhalation there are countless instants of time. Your intention is to live in each instant.”

”Treat every moment as your last. It is not preparation for something else.”

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Motivational Boost #10: 10 Great Motivational Quotes About Self-Discovery

“The big moments are gonna come. You can’t help that. It’s what you do afterwards that counts. That’s when you find out who you are.” (Joss Whedon)

“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” (Lao Tzu)

”You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” (Alan Alda)

“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.”(Bob Moawad)

“People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.” (Thomas Szasz)

”Many people have said that I’ve changed. The truth is I just found myself.” (Unknown)

”Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” (James Joyce)

”The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” (Anna Quindlen)

“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” (Aldous Huxley)

”The degree to which a person can grow is directly proportional to the amount of truth he can accept about himself without running away.” (Leland Val Van de Wall)

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How To Be Calm And Happy: Advice By Buddhist Teachers #8 (Dōgen Zenji)

He was born 800 years ago 1200 in Japan. Dōgen’s father was the main enemy of the then ruling power and wanted to regain the power. He made it but a few years later he died so the counterparty got the power back again. Five years later his mother died so when he was seven years old he was an orphan. This was the turning point in his life and he decided to become a monk. (probably amongst others because his mom told him to become a monk in order to help save all beings)

He authored several writings, studied Zen meditation in China and is known for introducing Soto Zen to Japan.








It’s really inspiring and interesting to read this 800 years old quotes of him about Happiness and Life:

If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?

A fool sees himself as another, but a wise man sees others as himself.

Life and death are nothing but the mind. Years, months, days, and hours are nothing but the mind. Dreams, illusions, and mirages are nothing but the mind. The bubbles of water and the flames of fire are nothing but the mind. The flowers of the spring and the moon of the autumn are nothing but the mind. Confusions and dangers are nothing but the mind.

There is a simple way to become buddha: When you refrain from unwholesome actions, are not attached to birth and death, and are compassionate toward all sentient beings, respectful to seniors and kind to juniors, not excluding or desiring anything, with no designing thoughts or worries, you will be called a buddha. Do not seek anything else.

If he cannot stop the mind that seeks after fame and profit, he will spend his life without finding peace.

Those who seek the easy way do not seek the true way.

If you want to travel the Way of Buddhas and Zen masters, then expect nothing, seek nothing, and grasp nothing.

What is the way of the Buddha? It is to study the self. What is the study of the self? It is to forget oneself. To forget oneself is to enlightened by everything in the world.

But do not ask me where I am going, as I travel in this limitless world, where every step I take is my home.