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Notes To Self - Part 2

  1. Focus on what excites you.
  2. Make sure that what you love doing the most, loves you back just as much.
  3. Variety in life is important to health, just as much as sunlight, water, love, good food and friends.
  4. Exercise your creative muscle in everything.
  5. Leave everything more beautiful than you have originally found it.
  6. Respect all objects and all living things.
  7. Write as much as you can. Laugh as much as you can.
  8. What's done is done. The question is, what's being done?
  9. When you love working with tigers, they might take a swipe at you every once in a while.
  10. Is it a gesture or is it a move?
  11. The fragrance of lemons refreshes the mind.
  12. When you don't know, ask for help.
  13. Reframe, reframe, reframe. Nothing is set in stone, there is always a way.
  14. Always pick your battles wisely.
  15. Keep your cool no matter what.
  16. Your comfort zone shrinks when you keep expanding it.
  17. Create. Write. Be. Observe. Love.
  18. Having the growth mindset is (another) super power.
  19. Own your mistakes but also own your brilliance.
  20. Think big, then bigger.
  21. The words to the ultimate freedom: "It is just an experiment!"
  22. Don't ask: "Are you interested?" Instead ask: "Are you willing to consider this?"
  23. You don't play the odds in the game. You play the man.
  24. It's not "bragging", if it's true.
  25. You are always free to choose the way you respond to people and circumstances.
  26. "According to me" is the only "according to" that matters.
  27. Don't raise your voice. Improve your argument.
  28. Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself.
  29. You can win a 'no-win' situation by re-writing the rules. 
  30. If the ocean can calm itself, so can you. You are both made of salt and water.
  31. It's not important how good you are now, but how good you really want to be and what you're prepared to do about it.
  32. No pity party. Look forward. Keep moving.
  33. Do a square breathing exercise.
  34. Courage always pays off.
  35. 1st law of physics: what do we know for sure it's true?
  36. There is more in life than work.
  37. Happiness is coming your way. Welcome it.
  38. All wisdom begins in wonder. What was the last time you really allowed yourself to be amazed?
  39. Astonish yourself!
  40. Sameness is something necessary to bring clarity to your mind.
  41. Turn envy into a powerful guidane mechanism.
  42. Stop punishing yourself. Guilt is useless.
  43. Decide if you love someone more than you hate them.
  44. Write every day about everything and anything.
  45. Power may blindside you. Be careful.
  46. Beauty is to be found in every moment if you know how to look at it.
©REBELLICCA, 2018

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