Quote-unquote #9

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Hello! Coming out of a blank-mind week, I'm writing this to seek motivation and keep the writing habit going. Here are some quotes that helped.

"Peace is happiness at rest. Happiness is peace in motion. A peaceful person doing an activity will end up happy doing that activity. A happy person just sitting there will be peaceful." — Naval Ravikant.

"The Mundanity of Excellence." — Ali Abdaal.

This is more like a phrase than a quote that I learned from one of Ali's YouTube videos, but the people who excel at their vocation do so not because they do interesting and exciting things; it's because they've mastered doing their boring routines over and over.

"An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself." — Albert Camus

"No matter what you do for work, no matter how you live your life, no matter what your stances are—there will be some crowds who respect you for it and others who don't. If you live true to your values, you'll win the respect of the people you respect. That's all that matters." — Tim Urban.

"Happiness is a choice and misery has its own comfort, which we must let go of." — From Twitter.

"The power of self-control is one of the great qualities that differentiates man from other animals. He is the only animal capable of a moral struggle or a moral conquest." — William George Jordan, in Self-Control: Its Kingship and Majesty.

"Working on a problem reduces the fear of it. It's hard to fear a problem when you are making progress on it — even if progress is imperfect and slow. Action relieves anxiety." — James Clear.

"Do not confuse things that are hard with things that are valuable.

Many things in life are hard. Just because you are giving a great effort does not mean you are working toward a great result.

Make sure that mountain is worth climbing." — James Clear.

"Your greatest (and only) enemy is your mind." — Mark Manson.

"Your relationships with others are merely reflections of your relationship with yourself.

Get right with yourself; get right with the world." — Mark Manson.

I hope you had a peaceful Sunday. Thanks for reading!

Vivek Arvind

Vivek Arvind

Santa Clara, CA