I love maxims, those concise capsules of worldly wisdom. I collect them and write them and, of course, love to share them. Here are 18 random rules of life worth posting on your mirror or, better yet, using as dinner-time discussion starters.
- Find the lesson in every failure and you’ll never fail.
- The likelihood that you’re right is not increased by the intensity of your conviction.
- Real friends help you feel worthy and make you want to be better.
- When you’re in a hole, stop digging.
- Don’t confuse fun with fulfillment, or pleasure with happiness.
- Refusing to let go of a grudge is refusing to use the key that will set you free.
- Hating hurts you more than the person you hate.
- Counting on luck is counting on random chance. Your odds are much better when you plan and work.
- Being kind is better than being clever.
- Don’t underestimate the power of persistence.
- The easy way is rarely the best way.
- It’s much easier to burst someone else’s bubble than to blow up your own.
- You can’t avoid pain, but you can avoid suffering.
- Self-pity is a losing strategy. It repels others and weakens you.
- Shortcuts usually produce short success.
- Control your attitude or it will control you.
- It’s more important to be significant than successful.
- The world is waiting for you to heal it.
This is Michael Josephson reminding you that character counts.