300 Little Reminders Of What Matters Most

Read a few of these reminders everyday. They will help you keep on track with regards to what matters most.

  1. A bold start is half the battle.
  2. Be somebody’s hero.
  3. Speak your mind.
  4. Any place with a shortcut is not worth going to.
  5. Try and fail, but don’t fail to try.
  6. Simplify life.
  7. Know what you want.
  8. Be trusting… but not naive.
  9. Show up.
  10. Know what you will and won’t do.
  11. Don’t be a perfectionist.
  12. Sing your own song.
  13. Keep your cool.
  14. Be amazing.
  15. An apology is a good way to have the last word.
  16. Finish what you start.
  17. Discuss ideas, not people.
  18. Approach a problem from many different directions.
  19. Think long-term.
  20. Be there for your friends.
  21. Live large.
  22. Increase your heart beat.
  23. Embrace change.
  24. Bounce back.
  25. Don’t confuse the tried with the impossible.
  26. Losers see barriers, winners see hurdles.
  27. Whatever you are be a good one.
  28. Make a deadline for your dreams, and they become goals.
  29. Keep your chin up.
  30. Take calculated risks.
  31. All obstacles are imaginary or temporary.
  32. There’s a smile right under your nose. Use it.
  33. Plan your work. Work your plan.
  34. When things go wrong, don’t go with them.
  35. Keep an open mind.
  36. Bring something to the table.
  37. Dare to fail.
  38. Welcome criticism.
  39. Take charge of your own destiny.
  40. Improve something.
  41. Lose your emotional baggage.
  42. Don’t always act your age.
  43. Pursue your passion.
  44. Know that you are unique.
  45. Labour and wait.
  46. Treat yourself kindly.
  47. Happiness is an inside job.
  48. Remove failure from your vocabulary.
  49. You only run out of chances when you stop taking them
  50. Stay curious.
  51. Find a way or make one.
  52. Whenever you fall, pick something up.
  53. Seize the day.
  54. It always seems impossible until it’s done.
  55. Make haste slowly.
  56. Disagree without being disagreeable.
  57. Kindness like a boomerang, always returns.
  58. Arguing with a fool proves there are two.
  59. Don’t be a yes man.
  60. The secret of success is to work only when you do.
  61. Trust the universe.
  62. If you have hope, you have everything.
  63. Overnight success usually takes about 25 years.
  64. Get mad, then get over it.
  65. There’s no elevator to success, only the stairs.
  66. Break the impossible down into possibilities.
  67. Raise a hand, don’t point a finger.
  68. Experience is a great teacher. Don’t skip her classes.
  69. Enjoy the moment.
  70. Listen thrice, think twice, speak once.
  71. Cultivate patience.
  72. Don’t rest on your laurels.
  73. Say something nice or say nothing.
  74. Put your future in good hands: your own.
  75. Be a part of something bigger than yourself.
  76. Find a need and fill it.
  77. Pull your own weight.
  78. Good is not good enough. Great is.
  79. Never underestimate your own power.
  80. Do something that scares you.
  81. Satisfy need, not greed.
  82. Love with abandon.
  83. Invest in yourself.
  84. Keep on keeping on.
  85. Value quality over quantity.
  86. The only helping hand you need is at the end of your arm.
  87. Stand up for yourself.
  88. Always be a little kinder than necessary.
  89. Be the last to fight, and the first to make up.
  90. Forgive and forget.
  91. The best way out of a problem is through it.
  92. Enjoy the journey as much as the destination.
  93. Make your day count.
  94. Don’t attempt to please everybody.
  95. Get up, dress up, show up.
  96. Make things happen, don’t wait for things to happen.
  97. Build castles in the air and then build them foundations.
  98. Fish where the fish are.
  99. Look for the best in people.
  100. All it takes is all you’ve got.
  101. Dream it, then do it.
  102. Pause if you must, but don’t stop.
  103. Be moderate in everything.
  104. Try something.
  105. Have an attitude of gratitude.
  106. When you get to the end of your rope, make a knot and hang on.
  107. Know the difference between money and wealth.
  108. Dream.
  109. Fix what you can, forget what you can’t.
  110. Don’t wait for change. Create it.
  111. Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
  112. Think with your head, act with your heart.
  113. Do your best.
  114. You can’t direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails.
  115. Either you run the day or the day runs you.
  116. Make peace with the past.
  117. Do good and forget it.
  118. Have a sense of humor.
  119. Treat opposition like a kite treats the wind.
  120. Take one day at a time.
  121. Waste less, want less.
  122. Keep learning.
  123. Make more opportunities than you find.
  124. See the forest. See the trees.
  125. Keep growing.
  126. Slow down, and the things you’re chasing will catch up with you.
  127. Be your own best friend.
  128. Don’t judge yourself through someone else’s eyes.
  129. Take fun seriously.
  130. Put your money where your mouth is.
  131. Make big plans and stick with them.
  132. Love life, and life will love you back.
  133. Play nice.
  134. Rise above the little things.
  135. Walk the talk.
  136. Make happiness a habit.
  137. Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can.
  138. Ignore the cynics.
  139. Value health over wealth.
  140. If you want to be happy, make others happy.
  141. Know where you are going.
  142. Don’t stop climbing when you have reached the top.
  143. Stop wishing, start working.
  144. Think of problems as opportunities in disguise.
  145. Be slow to take offense.
  146. Cooperate more, compete less.
  147. Hear everyone out, but listen to a chosen few.
  148. Do the difficult first.
  149. Take no one for granted.
  150. Stretch yourself.
  151. Do nothing half-heartedly.
  152. Step out of your own shadow.
  153. Don’t pick the convenient over the right.
  154. Go the extra mile.
  155. Forget the spilled milk.
  156. Celebrate small successes.
  157. Resist the path of least resistance.
  158. Turn your ‘shoulds’ into ‘musts’.
  159. Stick to one thing until you get there.
  160. Make your life a work of art.
  161. The truth hurts only if you run away from it.
  162. You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.
  163. Let go.
  164. Are you listening or waiting to speak?
  165. Strangers are friends we haven’t met yet.
  166. Make your own luck.
  167. Let your work speak for itself.
  168. Know your own worth.
  169. Don’t stop to think if you are happy, and you will be.
  170. Be here now.
  171. Think of failure as feedback.
  172. Live within your means.
  173. Don’t look back and ask why. Look forward and ask why not.
  174. Start the day with a plan.
  175. Tell the truth. It’s easier to remember.
  176. Mean what you say.
  177. Move with the times.
  178. Say it to their face or not at all.
  179. Help others succeed, and you will too.
  180. Compete only against yourself.
  181. Don’t neglect the small things.
  182. Make time for daydreams.
  183. Lay a firm foundation with the bricks others throw at you.
  184. Try anything once.
  185. Question everything.
  186. Love someone too much.
  187. Unclutter your life.
  188. Start and end your day with gratefulness.
  189. Raise the bar.
  190. Destroy your enemies by making them friends.
  191. Zig when others zag.
  192. Be unafraid of the unknown.
  193. Resist the ordinary.
  194. Take the difficult way out.
  195. Travel light through life.
  196. Don’t ask for lighter burdens. Ask for broader shoulders.
  197. Put your heart into whatever you do.
  198. Each day is a gift. Be grateful. Be useful.
  199. Plan ahead.
  200. Be yourself. Everybody else is already taken.
  201. The shortest answer is doing.
  202. Make the most of what you’ve got.
  203. Focus fiercely on a few things.
  204. Do it well or not at all.
  205. Ask more of yourself.
  206. Get up one more time than you fail.
  207. Pay yourself first.
  208. Aim for awesomeness.
  209. Don’t wait for everything to be perfect.
  210. The harder you work, the luckier you get.
  211. Be better today than you were yesterday.
  212. Look for common ground.
  213. Pressure makes diamonds.
  214. Make the most of your talents.
  215. Don’t worry about things that haven’t happened yet.
  216. Create your future.
  217. Find your own voice.
  218. Celebrate what you want to see more of.
  219. Create more, criticize less.
  220. Never look down on somebody unless you’re helping him up.
  221. Be willing to be lucky.
  222. Rule yourself and you can rule anything.
  223. Have a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.
  224. You must lose a fly to catch a fish.
  225. Work on happiness.
  226. Be a self-starter.
  227. Hold a true friend with both your hands.
  228. Rise determined, sleep satisfied.
  229. Don’t be afraid of failing, only of trying.
  230. Go with your gut.
  231. A good friend is cheaper than therapy.
  232. Make someone else the center of your universe.
  233. If you learn from a mistake, it’s not one.
  234. Take everything with a grain of salt.
  235. Get what you want, want what you get.
  236. Let no one make up your mind for you.
  237. Expect the best and you’ll get it.
  238. Cut yourself some slack.
  239. If not now, then when? If not this, then what?
  240. Be new or be through.
  241. Happiness is a direction, not a destination.
  242. Walk in someone else’s shoes.
  243. Do what you love, love what you do.
  244. Cherish those who tell you the truth.
  245. Don’t be fooled twice.
  246. Know your mind.
  247. Attempt the impossible.
  248. Give up the need to be right.
  249. Tell your loved ones that they are loved.
  250. Lose not your sense of wonder.
  251. Promise less, perform more.
  252. You can curse the darkness or you can light a candle.
  253. Listen to your inner voice.
  254. Give everyone a second chance.
  255. Enjoy what you’ve got.
  256. Have high standards.
  257. You are stronger than anything that can happen to you.
  258. Make time for yourself.
  259. Be bigger than your circumstances.
  260. The best things in life are not things, like love, health, family and friends.
  261. Don’t fit in. Stand out.
  262. Go the distance.
  263. Leave everything a little better than you find it.
  264. Stick your neck out.
  265. Do what people say you cannot do.
  266. Anger is one letter short of danger.
  267. Improvement begins with “I”.
  268. Don’t be afraid to be vulnerable.
  269. Bait good luck with hard work.
  270. Let your faith be bigger than your fear.
  271. Ignore the rain. Look for the rainbow.
  272. Treat negativity like the duck treats water.
  273. Only a mousetrap has free cheese.
  274. Fall in love and stay there.
  275. Don’t let success go to your head or failure to your heart.
  276. Hold no grudges.
  277. Throw yourself into whatever you are doing.
  278. Don’t let failure defeat you.
  279. Even the longest day is only 24 hours.
  280. The future is always beginning now.
  281. Take yourself less seriously.
  282. Don’t bury your feelings.
  283. Give it all you have got.
  284. Measure twice, cut once.
  285. Come back stronger.
  286. Never be too busy for those who love you.
  287. Be somebody.
  288. Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?
  289. Ask the right questions.
  290. Go one step at a time and you can go anywhere.
  291. Let go gracefully.
  292. Don’t think too much about what others think.
  293. Use time wisely.
  294. Be lavish with praise and sparing with criticism.
  295. Choose comfort over style.
  296. Leave room for happy accidents.
  297. Have high expectations.
  298. Work like the place belongs to you.
  299. Expect miracles.
  300. Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

– from the book ” Things we forget by JJ Penn”


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