1. No one owes you a great career, you need to earn it—and the process won’t be easy. 2. Quitting a job doesn’t jump-start a dream becaus...

40 Most Powerful Secrets of Life

1. No one owes you a great career, you need to earn it—and the process won’t be easy.

2. Quitting a job doesn’t jump-start a dream because dreams take planning, purpose, and progress to succeed. That stuff has to happen before you quit your day job.

3. Keep your friends for friendship, but work with the skilled and competent. Hiring people who possess skills that you lack is probably one of the wisest decisions you can make.

4. A lack of boundaries invites a lack of respect. All practical situations require a kind of distance between people.

5. You destroy an enemy when you make a friend of him. Opponents expect nothing, so they will be surprised when you are generous.

6. Don’t judge people. Everyone has a chapter they don’t read out loud. Everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something.

7. Take photos or record a video as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone forever.

8. At least once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before. Travel makes the world look new, and when the world looks new, our brains work harder.

9. Exercise is the single most powerful tool available to optimize brain function. Everybody knows that exercise creates a fit body, but what many forget is that the brain is part of the body too.

10. Typically, people who exercise, start eating better and becoming more productive at work. They smoke less and show more patience with colleagues and family. They use their credit cards less frequently and say they feel less stressed. Exercise is a keystone habit that triggers widespread change.

11. Walking gives you energy, makes you happy and enhances your creative thinking.

12. Treat your mental health with the same importance as your physical health.

13. Concentrate on a single goal, a single task, and beat it into submission. Power itself always exists in concentrated forms.

14. Give a gift of some sort to those above you. By giving your excellent a gift, you are saying that the two of you are equal.

15. Choose your life’s mate carefully and marry only for love and self-development. The right partner is someone who sees more potential in you than you see in yourself, someone who helps you become the best version of yourself.

16. Don’t allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It’s there for our convenience, not the callers.

17. Don’t burn bridges. You’ll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river.

18. If you are unsure of a course of action, do not attempt it. Your doubts and hesitations will infect your execution. Timidity is dangerous: it affects people with green energy, elicits embarrassment.

19. Any mistakes you commit through audacity are easily corrected with more audacity. Everyone admires the bold; no one honors the timid.

20. Count your blessings. When you focus on gratitude, positive things flow in more readily, making you even more grateful.

21. The most dangerous risk of all – the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.

22. A strong person doesn’t have a natural past. Many people are destined to be weak because they believe life should always be fun and easy.

23. Incompetence is the result of living in comfort and immediate gratification. Incompetent people never gain a proper sense of self-criticism., have lost contact with reality, and overestimate their abilities.

24. When our emotions are engaged, we often have trouble seeing things as they are. Anger and emotion are strategically counterproductive. You must always stay calm and objective.

25. The more you say, the more common you appear.

26. The more you are seen and heard from, the more your value degrades.

27. Most average self-help books can be summarized into one sentence: Good thoughts will bring you good things in life, evil ideas will bring you bad things.

28. Appear to have no clear strategy. Be like a slippery ball that cannot be held. People feel superior to the person whose actions they can predict.

29. Comfort is the enemy of achievement. You’re only growing when you’re uncomfortable. The more conflicts and stressful situations you put yourself through, the more battle-tested your mind will be.

30. Passion only exists when you are perfect at something. Achieving your love requires work. It’s hard. It’s tasteless. It hurts. It demands to enter the pain-zone of effort, risk, and exposure.

31. Failure is the sweat of success. You can’t build your cardiovascular strength without working hard and sweating, and you can’t experience success without failure. We mature with the damage, not with the years.

32. Don’t think of an idea of “perfection,” it will only kill your creative juices. Rather, just take the next small step over and over again. Before you realize it, you have accumulated an empire, better than what you thought might be perfect.

33. Your passion should be an obsession. You should be consumed by solving the problem. Otherwise, you get bored and lose interest. The world is full of fascinating problems waiting to be solved.

34. Attitude and talent will not make you great. Greatness exists due to intelligence, practice, dedication, persistence, hard work, good resources and the ability handle mistakes.

35. Don’t miss out on something that could be great just because it could also be difficult.

36. Spend some time alone. Solitude is perhaps the most mental entropy inducing agent in our lives.

37. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind. If that is not enough, step outside, get some fresh air, & remind yourself of who you are & who you want to be.

38. You will never have this day again so make it count. You’re always one decision away from a totally different life.

39. Events in life mean nothing if you do not deeply reflect on them, and ideas from books are pointless if they have no application to life as you live it.

40. You may think that what you’d like to recapture from your youth is your looks, your physical fitness, your simple pleasures, but what you really need is the fluidity of mind you once possessed.