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What One-Sentence Lessons Make You Mentally Unbreakable?

What one-sentence lessons have made you mentally unbreakable when facing challenges?

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Jorge Eψ=Ĥψ

In Spain we say

"señorito, si follo no barro" (more or less "sir, if we've sex, I don't sweep")

meaning we're not multitasking and we need our time to change the context of a task.

Lot of times, your boss (the "señorito") want you complete a report, fix a bug and prepare the slides of the next meeting all of them at the same time and, IMHO, you need to stop him and clarify if we want to have all task done well we need to proceed one by one

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Erin A Olinick • Edited

I think about Dr. Wayne Dyer’s orange analogy a lot:

What comes out of you [when someone squeezes you — in challenging times, moments of stress, or pain] is what's inside.

So if you have anger, bitterness, or fear bottled up inside, that's what comes spilling out when you're under strain. But if you have patience, compassion, and a willingness to learn, that's what will come out instead.

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Akash Dev

Doesn't matter if you reach your destination or not. Honestly walking on the path that leads you itself is success.

kurealnum profile image

When looking towards the future for inner strength, focus on something that you can control. Don't focus on something such as a date to "freedom" (whatever that may be for you) that you have no control over.

Paraphrased from "Man's Search for Meaning", by Viktor Frankl. I didn't take note of the page number :(

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Andrew Jensen

"Stay out of the comfort zone, there's nothing to learn there"

sagaofsilence profile image

"This too shall pass" is a Persian adage translated and used in several languages. It reflects on the temporary nature, or ephemerality, of the human condition — that neither the bad, nor good, moments in life ever indefinitely last. The general sentiment is often expressed in wisdom literature throughout history and across cultures, but the specific phrase seems to have originated in the writings of the medieval Persian Sufi poets.

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always thought it was biblical. or maybe it did get its influence from the bible or other religious text.

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Abdul Samad

its not over, till its over

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John Johnson Okah

"God put some people in this world to do very dangerous things"
To themselves
For the greater good.

— David Goggins

akankhya_singh profile image

this time will also pass