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6 Top Michel de Montaigne Quotes To Help You Stay More Productive In Life

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Help people to help themselves. Your purpose in life is help yourself. But you can’t yourself without helping other people.

“Who does not in some sort live for others, does not live much to himself.”- Michel de Montaigne

You are bigger than what you fear. Do not let your fears control your actions.

“There is no passion so contagious as that of fear.”- Michel de Montaigne

The value of life. If you are not happy with your life, you must check what you do every day. As the old saying goes, “How you spend your day is how you spend your life.”

“The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them…”- Michel de Montaigne

Be grateful for what you have right now. Do not live in the past. You must ‘rejoice in the things that are present.

“Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee.”- Michel de Montaigne

You can’t change people, but you can change yourself. If you want change, start with yourself.

“Not being able to govern events, I govern myself.”- Michel de Montaigne

If you want to let go of something, don’t worry about it. Your brain will take care of it.

“Nothing prints more lively in our minds than something we wish to forget.”- Michel de Montaigne

How To Do The Best You Can

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To do the best you can, you must ask yourself the right questions. You can’t do your best if you don’t ask yourself the right questions. You must be honest with yourself. Life is change. Without change, their is no life, no growth. And to change yourself, you must ask the right questions. In his book, Running The Gauntlet, Jeffrey Hayzlett writes, “Change begins by changing the questions.” He is right. If you don’t like where you are, change it. If you don’t like what you are doing, change it. No one is going to do it for you. Remember, you can’t grow without change. And change is painful, but you need it to move forward.

You may not like where you are right now. You are not happy with yourself. You are discouraged. You are angry. It is okay to feel like that. But the solutions to your problems are not in your feelings, they are in your doings. Think about that.

Maybe where you are is the right place for you to be right now. If that is the case with you, you must find ways to make where you are better. You must change how you see where you are. You must change how you think about where you are. Norman Vincent Peale said, “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” Change your thoughts and your life will change. Change your thoughts and your environment will change. Change your thoughts and your feelings will change.

Be happy with where you are. It is your place to be. Focus on the positive things that are happening around you. Don’t let your negative thoughts block your opportunities. As you are aware, there are opportunities everywhere. So don’t miss them. When you do this, you learn how to master your life.