We are defined by what we choose to reject.
I am a HUGE fan of quotes. I consume quotes every morning before doing anything else. It's just part of my morning routine now.
Consuming quotes that are meaningful and purposeful helps me prime my brain to be open, patient and a little kinder for whatever the day's chaos will bring me.
If you are need of some super intentional quotes to prime your mind for the day, I have listed my favorite quotes (there's thirty-one of them to be exact) from the book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson.
It's a book that I recommend to anyone who's ready to take action and live their life with more intention to be a hella lot happier!
ENJOY READING FRIENDS!
INTENTIONAL LIVING QUOTES to prime your mind with the goods
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
A counterintuitive approach to living a good life
by Mark Manson
"Life is essentially an endless serious of problems. Don’t hope for a life without problems…instead hope for a life full of good problems."
"Happiness comes from solving problems. To be happy we need something to solve. Happiness is therefore a form of action; it’s an activity, not something that is passively bestowed upon you."
"Happiness is a constant work-in-progress…and the solutions to today’s problems will lay the foundation for tomorrow’s problems, and so on."
"True happiness occurs only when you find the problem you enjoy having and enjoy solving."
"Negative emotions are a call to action. When you feel them, it’s because you’re supposed to do something."
"To deny one’s negative emotions is to deny many of the feedback mechanisms that help a person solve problems. If they can’t solve problems, then they can’t be happy. Pain serves a purpose."
"A more interesting question most people never consider is, What pain do you want in your life? or What are you willing to struggle for?
This seems to be a greater determinant of how our lives turn out. Happiness requires struggle."
"Real, serious, lifelong fulfillment and meaning have to be earned through the choosing and managing of our struggles."
"What determines your success isn’t, What do you want to enjoy? The relevant question is What pain do you want to sustain?
The path to happiness is a path full of shitheaps and shame."
"To be successful you have to be in love with both the struggle and the reward, the process and the result, the fight and the victory. Because the joy is in the climb itself."
"The current media environment both encourages and perpetuates anyone who is offended about anything because it is good for business. This triggers a kind of echo of bullshit pinging back and forth between two imaginary sides, meanwhile distracting everyone from real societal problems. The more people who proclaim themselves victims over tiny infractions, the harder it becomes to see who the real victims really are."
"People get addicted to feeling offended all the time because it gives them a high; being self-righteous and morally superior feels good."
"Outrage is like a lot of other things that feel good but over time devour us from the inside out."
"We should prioritize values of being honest, fostering transparency, and welcoming doubt over the values of being right, feeling good and getting revenge."
"We shouldn’t seek the find the ultimate “right” answer for ourselves, but rather, we should seek to chip away at the ways we’re wrong today so that we can be a little less wrong tomorrow."
"Certainty is the enemy of growth."
"Accepting the inevitable imperfections of our values is necessary for any growth to take place."
"Instead of striving for certainty, we should be in constant search of doubt; doubt about our own beliefs, doubt about our own feelings, doubt about what the future may hold for us unless we get out there and create it for ourselves. Instead of looking to be right all the time, we should be looking for how we’re wrong all the time."
"Being wrong opens us up to the possibility of change and brings the opportunity for growth."
"Our values are imperfect and incomplete, and to assume that they are perfect and complete is to put us in a dangerous dogmatic mindset that breeds entitlement and avoids responsibility."
"This openness to being wrong must exist for any real change or growth to take place."
"I say don’t find yourself. I say never know who you really are. Because that’s what keeps you striving and discovering. And it forces you to remain humble in your judgements and accepting of the differences in others."
"We need to reject something. Otherwise, we stand for nothing. If nothing is better or more desirable than anything else, then we are empty and our life is meaningless. We are without values and therefore live our life without any purpose."
"The act of choosing a value for yourself requires rejecting alternative values."
"We all must give a f*ck about something, in order to value something."
"Part of having honesty in our lives is becoming comfortable with saying and hearing the word “no.”"
"Confronting the reality of our own mortality is important because it obliterates all the crappy, fragile, superficial values in life."
"The only truly important question in our life is, “How will the world be different when you’re gone?”"
"The only way to be comfortable with death is to understand and see yourself as something bigger than yourself; to choose values that stretch beyond serving yourself, that are simple and immediate and controllable and tolerant of the chaotic world around you. This is the basic root of all happiness."
"Our culture today confuses great attention and great success, assuming them to be the same thing. But they are not."
"You are already great because in the face of endless confusion and certain death, you continue to choose what to give a f*ck about and what not to."
I hope your mind is fueled with intention to have an awesome life!
Always craving health + happiness,