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Success is a choice. These words keep ringing in my head as I go about my daily activities. The idea one terms as success could differ from one person to another. In general, do what makes you happy and content.
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Being a people-pleaser is not good for one’s mentality. Looking at it from a critical point of view, one does not have to struggle to live up to people’s expectations in order to achieve success and happiness.
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In today's world, we constantly hear "must do", "must have", etc for almost everything. These three principles are eye-openers. By teaching ourselves to let go of the word "must", we can actually achieve real happiness as well as success. These principles are simple yet immensely powerful. When necessity becomes choice, everything turns good.
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I agree with all three principles. Without any action, we ca'nt step towards successful life. As they say, for every action there is a reaction.
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If everyone followed this principles, life would be very easy and many people would be happy. I am going to make sure I keep to this.
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This is so relatable. However, I feel this works for most people who are already balanced to a point and do not have to strive as much or deal with failure.
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Scott, thank you for writing such an insightful and challenging book. I agree that "True love isn't sacrificing your happiness; true love is being happy to sacrifice." For "there is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends." (John 15:13) Likewise, as you alluded to elsewhere in your book, studies prove that people are happier when they attend church service regularly (or have a spiritual connection to God). "Happy is the man whose delight is in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night . . . they prosper in all they do." (Psalm 1) Thank you again for redirecting us to the important things in life.
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I love the way the 3 sentences are analyzed and I agree with them.
Choice is definitely ours and there is nothing that we must do against out will.
Yet, to achieve our goals, the requisite action/effort is a must.
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Stay Positive: Think good thoughts and believe you can do things. This helps you feel better and tackle problems.
Find What You Love: Think about what makes you happy and go after it. Doing things you care about makes life more enjoyable.
Keep Going: When things get tough, don't quit. Learn from hard times and keep moving forward.
By following these steps, you'll be happier and more likely to reach your goals.
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I agree with you on this.
I summarise it as follows:
If I want X which requires Y, my success depends on the condition placed by Y.
If I don't or can't do something about Y, I'm willingly choosing to not have X.
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I agree with the first point. But for the second point, it is not so easy; a lot of factors can come in play to negate the efforts of the other person. The third point is also fairly true.
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My philosophy for happiness and success is based on three key principles: First, recognize that there is nothing you must do in life, and you have the freedom to choose. Second, believe that you can achieve what you desire; success is often a result of choice and determination. Finally, understand that achieving your goals usually requires specific actions or sacrifices, which are the prices you choose to pay for your desires. True happiness comes from honestly recognizing and accepting your choices, while misery often stems from feeling a lack of control over your life or denying your own agency.
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I'm here pondering over that last summation of your political philosophy; "The mind is a wonderful servant but a terrible master." That there hits more deeply than it should. When our mind becomes too accustomed to a particular mentality (let's say bad), it's always a really tight situation. Always leads to destruction.
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Eckhart Aurelius Hughes wrote: June 15th, 2023, 1:13 pm
3. To get what you want (i.e. to be successful in your goal), there are things you would (conditionally speaking) have to do. They are the price, and you choose whether or not to pay and thereby get what you want. have to[/color] comfort myself with food."[/i]
Here is a clip about the same principle applied to dating.


Most people don't really want what they would name as their alleged dream iob or dream house or dream spouse, because they are delusionally imagining getting the pros without the cons. In other words, they imagine their dream job (or such) as something it's not (e.g. getting the bigger paycheck or payout without actually having to do more work.
My entire political philosophy summed up in one tweet.

"The mind is a wonderful servant but a terrible master."

I believe spiritual freedom (a.k.a. self-discipline) manifests as bravery, confidence, grace, honesty, love, and inner peace.
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I resonate with the notion that success is attainable with determination. Breaking down the process into manageable steps indeed makes the journey seem more achievable and accessible.
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