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Ten Choices You Will Regret In 10 Years by ayfat23(m): 4:39pm On Jan 16, 2017
1. Wearing a mask to impress
others. – If the face you always show
the world is a mask, someday there will
be nothing beneath it. Because when
you spend too much time concentrating
on everyone else’s perception of you, or
who everyone else wants you to be, you
eventually forget who you really are. So
don’t fear the judgments of others; you
know in your heart who you are and
what’s true to you. You don’t have to
be perfect to impress and inspire
people . Let them be impressed and
inspired by how you deal with your
2. Letting someone else create your
dreams for you. – The greatest
challenge in life is discovering who you
are; the second greatest is being happy
with what you find. A big part of this is
your decision to stay true toyour own
goals and dreams. Do you have people
who disagree with you? Good. It
means you’re standing your ground and
walking your own path. Sometimes
you’ll do things considered crazy by
others, but when you catch yourself
excitedly losing track of time, that’s
when you’ll know you’re doing the right
thing. Read The 4-Hour Workweek.

3. Keeping negative company. – Don’t
let someone who has a bad attitude
give it to you. Don’t let them get to
you. They can’t pull the trigger if you
don’t hand them the gun. When you
remember that keeping the company of
negative people is a choice, instead of
an obligation, you free yourself to keep
the company of compassion instead of
anger, generosity instead of greed, and
patience instead of anxiety.

4. Being selfish and egotistical. – A life
filled with loving deeds and good
character is the best tombstone. Those
who you inspired and shared your love
with will remember how you made them
feel long after your time has expired.
So carve your name on hearts, not
stone. What you have done for yourself
alone dies with you; what you have done
for others and the world remains.

5. Avoiding change and growth. – If
you want to know your past look into
your present conditions. If you want to
know your future look into your present
actions. You must let go of the old to
make way for the new; the old way is
gone, never to come back. If you
acknowledge this right now and take
steps to address it, you will position
yourself for lasting success. Read The
Power of Habit .

6. Giving up when the going gets
tough. – There are no failures, just
results. Even if things don’t unfold the
way you had expected, don’t be
disheartened or give up. Learn what
you can and move on. The one who
continues to advance one step at a time
will win in the end. Because the battle
is always won far away and long before
the final victory. It’s a process that
occurs with small steps, decisions, and
actions that gradually build upon each
other and eventually lead to that
glorious moment of triumph.

7. Trying to micromanage every little
thing. – Life should be touched, not
strangled. Sometimes you’ve got to
relax and let life happen without
incessant worry and micromanagement.
Learn to let go a little before you
squeeze too tight. Take a deep breath.
When the dust settles and you can once
again see the forest for the trees, take
the next step forward. You don’t have
to know exactly where you’re going to
be headed somewhere great.
Everything in life is in perfect order
whether you understand it yet or not. It
just takes some time to connect all the

8. Settling for less than you deserve. –
Be strong enough to let go and wise
enough to wait for what you deserve.
Sometimes you have to get knocked
down lower than you have ever been to
stand up taller than you ever were
before. Sometimes your eyes need to
be washed by your tears so you can
see the possibilities in front of you with
a clearer vision again. Don’t settle.

9. Endlessly waiting until tomorrow. –
The trouble is, you always think you
have more time than you do. But one
day you will wake up and there won’t
be any more time to work on the things
you’ve always wanted to do. And at
that point you either will have achieved
the goals you set for yourself, or you
will have a list of excuses for why you
haven’t. Read The Last Lecture .

10. Being lazy and wishy-washy. – The
world doesn’t owe you anything, you
owe the world something. So stop
daydreaming and start DOING. Develop
a backbone, not a wishbone. Take full
responsibility for your life – take
control. You are important and you are
needed. It’s too late to sit around and
wait for somebody to do something
someday. Someday is now; the
somebody the world needs is YOU .
Written by Angel Chernoff
of www.marcandangel.com

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Re: Ten Choices You Will Regret In 10 Years by Mocalypse: 4:52pm On Jan 16, 2017
@op are you a carpenter? Because u just nailed it. Nice piece


Re: Ten Choices You Will Regret In 10 Years by Jtmanager(m): 8:57am On Jan 28, 2017
Incase we reach fp

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