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"Optimism doesn’t mean the future is going to necessarily be better. It means seeing that the present is better."
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Thinking like an older person is a conscious practice of gratitude. It means focusing on what is rather than what is not. It also means accepting your mortality and being motivated by it: if your days are finite, you might as well enjoy the ones you have left.
The quality of our lives isn't based on the events of our lives but on the reaction to the events in our lives.
Make the choice to declare that you won’t be defined or determined by the circumstances of your life. This declaration is liberating.
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Each time we worry and nothing bad happens, our mind connects worry with preventing harm:
Worry → nothing bad happens.
And the takeaway is, "It's a good thing I worried."
Certain 'cue' words have the ability to make us remember the first time we did something, which is more often than not in our growing years, or as a young adult.
Example: the word 'Driving Licence' can stir up memories of our young age, but the word 'dog' or 'lamp' may not.
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