This bias robs us of the joys around us because it causes us to:
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“Are you happy? Have you ever been happy? What have you done today to matter? Did you exist or did you live? How did you thrive? (...)"
"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for a newer and richer experience.”
Life is a cycle of good times and bad. It’s not linear. There are always going to be ups an downs. But you can still make safe choices.
Looking at the bright: downs help us to appreciate and understand what an up looks like.
“We are not disturbed by things that happen, but rather, by our perception of things that happen.”
"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."
The habit of taking even mild pleasure in small things is life-changing:
Our brains have a negative bias. Every bad comment or news about us, or around us make a bigger impact on our perception about ourselves and the world than we realize.
Enjoying life starts with shifting our mindset, seeing things in a new way.
The process of stopping bad habits is fundamentally different from forming new ones.
If you want to become extremely successful, then openly share your dreams with your loved ones. Friends and family will also hold you accountable to your dreams and goals if they see you not making progress.
Chances are, at some point in your life, you’ve tried to change your behavior through sheer willpower. And chances are, you also failed miserably. Don’t feel bad! This is what happens most of the time.
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