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3 Powerful Life Lessons From John Stange

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Live your own life. Do not do things just because other people are doing it.

From now on, make a point to always love yourself, to always enjoy yourself, to be comfortable with yourself, to accept yourself, to face your life, no matter what.

You do not need other people to connect with yourself. But you do need YOU to connect with yourself. Without you, the real you, not the worldly you, you cannot connect with your real self. You cannot see yourself.

Whether things are good or not, make a point to always be there for you. Do not let anyone drag you down. And do not drag yourself down. Learn to live your life.

If you want to live a peaceful life, John Stange says,

Just continue to be you

“You don’t need to add anything to the drama of what took place by texting your friends about it or changing your demeanor toward those who offended you. Just continue to be you. Don’t let this drag you down. Make a point to be kind, even to those who weren’t kind to you.”- John Stange

Invest your time in your real friends

“What your friends did to you was wrong, but it was also a favor in disguise. She let you know that your friendship wasn’t genuine and that you’d be better off investing your time in your real friends.”- John Stange

You are loved more deeply than you realize

“You are loved more deeply than you realize. I love you, your mother loves you, and, most importantly, the Lord loves you. Our love for you is not conditional. We will never stop loving you.”- John Stange

“What Are You Sowing?”

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What are you planting? What are you doing to change your life? What are you doing to get yourself from where you are to where you want to be?

If you want to do anything, now is the right time. If you want to study, learn something, improve your skills, now is the time. Remember, according to Leo Buscaglia, “Change is the true result of all through learning.

If you want to grow, learn something new. If you don’t like what you are getting, then learn something new. The more you learn, the more you will know. And the more questions you will ask. Anthony de Mello said, “When we don’t accept or follow, but question, investigate, penetrate, there is an insight out of which comes creativity, joy.” Do not just follow the crowd.

Ask the right questions. Know what you want. Know where you are going. And most importantly, know what you do not want.

“If our life here is anything, it is a preparation for the life to come.”- Robert Collier

Whether you like it or not, everything you do in your life is a seed.

Resentment is a seed. Fear is a seed. Love is a seed. Courage is a seed. Happiness is a seed. Hate is a seed. Work is a seed. Exercise is a seed. Learning is a seed. Envy is a seed. Thought is a seed. Laziness is a seed. Focus is a seed. Patience is a seed. Positive attitude is a seed. Money is a seed. Like it or not, everything is a seed.

So if you want to achieve greatness in your life, you must plant the right seeds. If you want more money, then sow the seeds of work. Robert Collier said, “We are all sowers, and the seeds we sow in good ground are seeds of success, of riches and happiness. Every word we speak, everything we do, is a seed.

Before you do anything, make sure you know what you are getting yourself into. “Pick your soil” wisely.

Further Reading:

Collier, R., The Life Magnet: Put Your Mind At Your Command- And Win At Life! (New York: Penguin Group, 2010): 242-244, 374-375.