Minimalism gives you more freedom
The more things and people in your life, the more you want more. Appetite comes with food. It’s the same here. The current consumer society has reached a dead end. It doesn’t feel happy and free to consume more. Minimalism is a lifestyle that makes me feel freer and happier. We all come naked into this world, naked we will also leave it.
People do not change.
Many things can change: the habits, principles, worldview. But a person’s character doesn’t change. The way I was 15 years ago, the way I have remained. So are the people around me. So when people say they have changed, it makes me laugh. “In what place?” – I have to ask!
Never compare yourself to anyone.
It will only bring you misery. There will always be people who are prettier, richer, more successful. Remember that your way is your way. You are unique and unrepeatable. You are having your own experience. This is the experience that your soul chose before you get here. And you are given certain situations and conditions to go through this experience.
Your growth is where you’re afraid.
The biggest changes in life happen when we step out of our comfort zone. And beyond the comfort zone is always the zone of the unknown. In that zone of the unknown there are gatekeepers – our fears. And the one who copes with them gets experience, riches, fame and other plushies of this world. It is not enough to get out of the comfort zone for success, you still need not to crawl back into it.
We run after what we don’t have enough of.
Most people run after money? Why? Because this resource is usually lacking in the beginning. And then they run after health! Why? Because the resource that was there starts to run out. And so with all the resources. And there are only 5 of them: energy, connections, knowledge, finances, and time. This is why it is necessary to develop harmoniously, so that all of these five resources be in abundance. Otherwise you turn out to be a one-sided “Resource-man” who is totally ineffective!
Do what you enjoy.
I mean hobbies. It’s the only way to start getting high from life. Spend more time on your hobby and then try to monetize it. Find a job you love that brings joy to you and benefits other people. Everyone has interests. If you don’t have any, I’m sorry. You may already be dead.
Money is energy.
Money energy is flow. Flow only exists when it is in motion. This requires two poles. In the case of money, it’s the ability to take it and give it away. If you don’t feel entitled to receive something, it won’t come to you. But even if you accept but don’t give, then the energy has nowhere to go and it just “goes stale”. And it’s not about physical actions, it’s more about the inner state. Receiving and giving should be easy, fun, with a loving heart.
Nothing is as permanent as the temporary.
One should not cling to anything. Everything comes and goes. The same 32 years have come and gone. Will be 33) Therefore, as the humorist Yefim Shefrin said, “Live easy!” That’s what I wish for myself and for you!
Read less, do more.
There was a time when I was reading books on self-development. I swallowed them one after the other. That’s pretty much normal. Everybody goes this way. First you have to gain knowledge. And then you have to take action. Life changes not in the one who reads, but in the one who acts. In books, people describe their path. Your path, believe me, will be different. And you won’t find success schemes in any book!
Never promise anyone anything.
You don’t run your life, you’re led. And if you think you control it, you’re still being led. Promises are too unreliable to promise because there are too many independent variables in life. By making promises, you can lose the people meaningful to you forever. And that’s too high a price to pay for a quick and ill-considered promise. It’s better to just do it and talk less.
You’re not alone in the field.
We think we are so strong that we can achieve and overcome anything. But this is just another illusion. There comes a time when we are completely helpless, and without other people’s help we can not cope. Only then do we realize that without connections we are nobody and there is no one to call us. Therefore, it is better to have a close circle that will help you in the most difficult moment. When you feel bad, ask for help. This is your strength.
We’re all different.
We grew up in different families, in different cities and in different cultures. We have different life experiences. We have different talents. We have different worldviews. We have different principles. We have different goals. We have different fears in our heads. We have different environments. We have different earnings. And many more things are different. So you have to learn to accept people for who they are. It’s a very difficult task that I’m struggling with, and it’s far from easy.