Daily Dose for the Mind

When a question has both a long, complicated, but logical-sounding answer and a simple answer that can be understood by even a child, the right answer is usually the simple one. When you ask a question and there is no response, then that is the answer.

There are only those who know their shortcomings and those who do not. Nobody is perfect. Everyone has shortcomings. If someone looks perfect, then that is because you don’t know the person very well.

Do you want to be happy, or do you want to appear happy? Never mind what the world tells you to do to be happy.
Be truthful to yourself and discover what you really want. Choose happiness, not success, as your life’s goal.
If you become successful but aren’t happy, then what is the point?

There are those who want to become successful in order to thumb their noses at the people who looked down on them. But what happens after you achieve success? What do you do after proving that they were wrong? If you want to truly succeed, don’t use anyone else’s yardstick. Meaningful praise is from someone in the same field as you. It is worth praise from ten or more people outside your field.

Excerpt From: Haemin Sunim. “The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to Be Calm and Mindful in a Fast-Paced World”.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Shanique🌅 says:

    We’re then tasked with defining ‘success’ and ‘happiness’

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    1. GS says:

      Happiness represents how we feel. One does not need to be successful to be happy because he can still be happy without success.

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      1. Shanique🌅 says:

        I just wanted to contribute my thoughts that I think the individual should redefine success for themselves. Everyone wants to be happy and successful but how many of us know what that actually means. In reality is one actually successful if they’re miserable? There is no such thing as happy smiling bubbly on cloud 9 at all times.. that will mess you up, trust me. 24/7 euphoria will mess you up. I choose to define my own success. Define my own happiness.

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      2. GS says:

        Absolutely. There is nothing more satisfying in life than deciding your own path towards success and happiness. The experience is in the journey.

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      3. Shanique🌅 says:

        Thank you for your Blog GS that inspire so many. Blessings, success, joy and happiness wishes to you all the days of your life. Good day to you.

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      4. GS says:

        Thank you very much for your kind words.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for the reblog

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  2. Darwyyn says:

    Very good. I loved your post.

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you agree with the post Darwyyn. If you’re looking for a reason to be happy, this is the place to start. No matter how bad life gets, there will always be someone who loves you unconditionally. … So choose happiness for the people who love you. It will make your relationships much more enjoyable.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing.

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