Words can be powerful. Sometimes, a simple quote can remind us of what we've forgotten, and re-focus our attention on what's important. Here, you can enjoy some of BROJO's favorite quotes and influencers.
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"Self development without journaling is like trying to cut your own hair without a mirror. It is messy. It is incomplete. It is painful. And you are very unlikely to end up better than you started."
Your competition isn't other people. Your competition is your procrastination. Your ego. The unhealthy food you're consuming, the knowledge you neglect. The negative behavior you're nurturing & your lack of creativity. Compete against that.
“As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself. Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.”
“Integrity is doing the right thing when you don’t have to—when no one else is looking or will ever know—when there will be no congratulations or recognition for having done so.”
“Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
“The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect.”
Love your fucking life. Take pictures of everything. Tell people you love them. Talk to random strangers. Do things that you're scared to do. Fuck it, because so many of us die, and no one remembers a thing that we did. Take your life and make it the best story in the world. Don't waste that shit.
On curiosity... "Don’t think about why you question, simply don’t stop questioning. Don’t worry about what you can’t answer, and don’t try to explain what you can’t know. Curiosity is its own reason."
If you don't get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don't want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can't hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is law and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.
People will forget what you said, they'll forget what you did, but they'll never forget how you made them feel.
Honesty is frequently misunderstood. In the simplest terms, it's a lot more about "hiding nothing," than "showing everything." Understanding the difference is critical, because while I deeply value honesty, I also like wearing clothes.
I have always been of the opinion that Unpopularity Earned by doing What is Right Is not unpopularity at all.. ...but GLORY.
Just because you're nice, doesn't mean you're a good person. And, just because someone is unlikeable--or an "asshole"--doesn't mean that they're unethical or not providing value.
Limiting beliefs are one of those weird "self-fulfilling prophecies." If you believe there's a wall, you won't even try to go through it. Challenge your limiting beliefs... Life's way more fun when you carry a sledgehammer.
"In building connections with new people, it rarely matters how you initiate. It only matters THAT you initiate."
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.