Mark Manson

Happiness

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    Sinta Kusumastuti Sumulyohas quoted2 years ago
    You failed. You’re a failure. You can’t do it. You don’t have control.” This message lowers confidence and self-esteem and makes it less likely that the person will have the willpower or resolve to accomplish the next goal they set.
    Sinta Kusumastuti Sumulyohas quoted2 years ago
    Imagine who you want to be and then step towards it. Dream big and then do something. Anything. The simple act of moving at all will change how you feel about the entire process and serve to inspire you further.
    Sinta Kusumastuti Sumulyohas quoted2 years ago
    And this is the reason that trying to be happy inevitably will make you unhappy. Because to try to be happy implies that you do not already inhabit your ideal self, you are not aligned with the qualities of who you wish to be
    Sinta Kusumastuti Sumulyohas quoted2 years ago
    There are a lot of people out there who subscribe to “always be positive” ideology. These people should be avoided just as much as someone who thinks the world is an endless pile of shit.
    Sinta Kusumastuti Sumulyohas quoted2 years ago
    Create ridiculous standards for yourself and then savor the inevitable failure. Learn from it. Live it. Let the ground crack and rocks crumble around you because that’s how something amazing grows, through the cracks.
    brigitta setyorinihas quoted3 years ago
    You can’t change your circumstances until you believe you control them. And you can’t control your circumstances until you decide to take responsibility for them.
    brigitta setyorinihas quoted3 years ago
    You can be rich, famous, have everything you ever wanted, but if you feel like you had no control of it, like you didn’t deserve it or earn it, you will be miserable.
    brigitta setyorinihas quoted3 years ago
    It’s a simple reality: shit happens. Things go wrong. People upset us. Mistakes are made and negative emotions arise. And that’s fine. Negative emotions are necessary and healthy for maintaining a stable baseline of happiness in one’s life.
    brigitta setyorinihas quoted3 years ago
    Pleasure is a false god. Research shows that people who focus their energy on materialistic and superficial pleasures end up more anxious, more emotionally unstable and less happy in the long run.
    brigitta setyorinihas quoted3 years ago
    Pleasure is correlated with happiness, but does not cause it.
    Eugene Matveyevhas quoted3 years ago
    loss aversion (always wanting what we don’t have and always afraid of losing what we do)
    Eugene Matveyevhas quoted3 years ago
    You can’t change your circumstances until you believe you control them. And you can’t control your circumstances until you decide to take responsibility for them.
    Eugene Matveyevhas quoted3 years ago
    At every turn ask yourself not “Why did this happen to me?” but instead “What am I going to do about it?”
    Eugene Matveyevhas quoted3 years ago
    You have responsibility for everything that occurs in your life. You may not be responsible for it happening to you, but you’re always responsible for how you respond to it.
    Eugene Matveyevhas quoted3 years ago
    People who feel they have little to no control over where they’re going experience low baseline levels of happiness regardless of the destinations and experiences they have along the way. People who feel they have complete control of where they’re going experience high baseline levels of happiness regardless of the quality of destinations they go to.
    You can be rich, famous, have everything you ever wanted, but if you feel like you had no control of it, like you didn’t deserve it or earn it, you will be miserable.
    Eugene Matveyevhas quoted3 years ago
    our estimations of how happy/unhappy we are become more and more exaggerated the further away from the present they occur
    Eugene Matveyevhas quoted3 years ago
    we’re bad at remembering what made us happy or unhappy in the past as well
    Eugene Matveyevhas quoted3 years ago
    We are terrible judges of knowing what makes us happy or unhappy.
    Eugene Matveyevhas quoted3 years ago
    We estimate the happiness of acquiring something we don’t have to be far greater than the pain of remaining without it.
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