My Inspiration wall

A few weeks ago I bought this wall Decal and I’ve put it up in my bedroom – to be the first thing I see when I wake up. Soon after I started adding post-its to just note some thoughts through the days. It’s been quite fun to go back and read the wall.

On the top I’ve added the 4 L’s – Love, Laugh, Learn, Live it loud. I am looking for my 5th L – perhaps a Large Biryani. 🙂

Here are some of the notes on the post -its:

  • Words must be from the heart not from the mouth
  • Secrets and lies often have underlying unhappiness
  • Err on the side of warmth. Warmth over competence
  • Consciousness about actions: Perhaps the best way to practice deliberate practice. Be conscious of inputs and then observe the output.
  • Be honest, Be vulnerable, Be silly, Be loving, Feel loved
  • Going to give up? Not going to work? Will you regret this a week from now?
  • It’s better to shit your pants than die of of constipation. Don’t be afraid.
  • It’s funny how people put away urges – the very thing that makes life worth living. Without extreme emotions life is but a mediocre ride through the uninteresting.
  • Truly care for every person who comes your way. People should leave a conversation feeling loved. There lies a great power to help each person achieve their dreams.
  • Jump in and enjoy the ride
  • Best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. What did you plant today?
  • When something goes wrong in your life, just yell “Plot twist” and move on.
  • The dichotomy between idealism and realism – Idealism only works when you have the latter.

Be afraid and Do it anyway!

I was 13 years old, trying to teach my 6 year old sister how to dive into a swimming pool from the side of the pool. It was taking quite a while as my sister was really nervous about it. We were at a big, public pool, and nearby there was a woman, about 75 years old, slowly swimming laps. Occasionally she would stop and watch us. Finally she swam over to us just when I was really putting the pressure on, trying to get my sister to try the dive, and my sister was shouting, “but I’m afraid!! I’m so afraid!!” The old woman looked at my sister, raised her fist defiantly in the air and said, “So be afraid! And then do it anyway!”  That was 35 years ago and I have never forgotten it. It was a revelation — it’s not about being unafraid. It’s about being afraid and doing it anyway.

Source: Redditt