“If you need somebody else to tell you that you are special, then you have not done anything to earn it in your own mind.”
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“The issue with responding more to positive feelings is that you run the risk of becoming someone who only concentrates on feelings rather than thinking. And the only way to make sure you don’t mess up your life is to think. One who is more thinking-based than feeling-based is considered intelligent.
“Knowledge can be borrowed, but understanding cannot. Realizations are conclusions you come to as a result of your thinking. And once you become aware of something, your perception of it is permanently altered. And until another realization changes it, that perception stays fixed—that is the process of learning and developing.
We should strive to emulate heroic deeds in our daily lives; we should admire, support, and celebrate them. However, we should let them act and behave as people, which is admirable, and spare them from your foolish expectations and assumptions about things you don’t have any information about.
We need to adopt a general mindset that rejections are common and inevitable in life. Rejections from people take on the meaning that they are common and should not be taken personally because people are strange. Who knows what’s going on in their heads—it’s not my job to find out.”
“Those who are able to identify their life’s purpose pursue greatness in order to demonstrate to themselves that they are excellent at what they do. Over time, they come to the realization that they don’t require anyone’s approval because doing what they want gives them a purpose, and achieving that purpose makes their lives satisfying.
“Specialness is the recognition you achieve. Your life could change as a result of this thinking, even though it may seem very straightforward to you. Any success implies that you have developed or mastered a skill. This demonstrates that you developed work habits, demonstrated discipline, and prioritized important tasks in addition to learning new information.
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