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43 Truths About People, Relationships, And The Rollercoaster Of Life

43 Truths About People, Relationships, And The Rollercoaster Of Life

Life, with its many twists and turns, cannot be compared to any other solitary thing. Life is too deep, wide, strange, evocative, breathtaking, challenging, and remarkable to be like anything that exists inside it.

During times of joy, it is easy to see the upsides of life. We celebrate as an infusion of fresh life and energy is added to our sphere of existence. Graduating school, obtaining a new job, getting married, finding an amazing new group of friends, moving to a new town, getting promoted, and completing a massive passion project are some of the important events we may experience in life. Life is certainly a gift — the greatest gift of all.

However, if we’re being honest with ourselves, there are just as many heartbreaking and motivation-weakening moments in life as there are good times. At least, the hard moments hit us as strongly as the great ones do. It can be hard to bounce back from a defeat, loss, or betrayal, even for the most resilient of individuals.

Life gets ugly sometimes. Life can be painful — extremely painful, even. We lose things we never thought would disappear. We encounter obstacles we never imagined would stand in our way. We walk away from agonizing conversations we never thought we’d have to be a part of.

Life becomes a battle. It’s a daily choice between good and better, action and laziness, clarity and confusion, hope and hopelessness. We don’t always know if we’re going to make it out, or how far we’ll get at all. We lean on our most trusted of friends and family to provide what strength they can for us, and we swear to ourselves we’ll repay them with goodness when our time comes.

We press on into the unknown, giving uncertainties our best shot and taking action with what we’ve been given. Life is about finding honest ways to triumph over our struggles, and sharing that beauty with others. Here are 43 quotes and truths about people, relationships and the rollercoaster of life.

1. Be A Voice

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    2. Don’t Be Afraid Of Being Different

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      3. Courage Doesn’t Mean You Don’t Get Afraid

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        4. Loving People For Who They Are

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          5. When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going

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            6. Some Walks You Have To Take Alone

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              7. If Life Can Remove A Loved One…

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                8. Knowing Your Own Darkness

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                  9. Being You

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                    10. Sensitivity

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                      11. Integrity

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                        12. Be Somebody

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                          13. Be Strong

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                            14. The Best Kind Of Love

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                              15. You Are Always Responsible For How You Act

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                                16. You Do Not Find The Happy Life

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                                  17. There’s No Need To Be Perfect

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                                    18. The Most Desired Gift Of Love

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                                      19. Sometimes It’s Hard To Do This

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                                        20. Respect Is Earned

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                                          21. Everything In Life Is Easier When You Do This

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                                            22. Your Life Only Gets Better When You Do This

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                                              23. Don’t Find Someone That’s Perfect

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                                                24. Never Sacrifice These Three Things

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                                                  25. Pick Your Battles

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                                                    26. Life Doesn’t Have To Be Perfect

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                                                      27. A Strong Woman Does This

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                                                        28. We All Make Time For These Things In Life

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                                                          29. Don’t Fear Your Enemies

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                                                            30. People Will Judge You By Your Actions

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                                                              31. This Is The Greatest Cruelty

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                                                                32. Time Decides Who You Meet In Your Life

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                                                                  33. I’m Stronger Because I Had To Be

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                                                                    34. Not Everyone Thinks The Way You Think

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                                                                      35. If You Want Something You Never Had…

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                                                                        36. Pick Your Five Favorite Books

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                                                                          37. Sometimes You’ve Got To Be Able To Listen To Yourself

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                                                                            38. Change Your Own Circumstances

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                                                                              39. 3 Types Of People To Surround Yourself With

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                                                                                40. Knowledge Is Power

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                                                                                  41. Presence Over Presents

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                                                                                    42. Self Love Takes Dedication And Determination

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                                                                                      43. Persistence Is A Virtue

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                                                                                        Last Updated on December 2, 2018

                                                                                        How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

                                                                                        How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

                                                                                        Ebb and flow. Contraction and expansion. Highs and lows. It’s all about the cycles of life.

                                                                                        The entire course of our life follows this up and down pattern of more and then less. Our days flow this way, each following a pattern of more energy, then less energy, more creativity and periods of greater focus bookended by moments of low energy when we cringe at the thought of one more meeting, one more call, one more sentence.

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                                                                                        The key is in understanding how to use the cycles of ebb and flow to our advantage. The ability to harness these fluctuations, understand how they affect our productivity and mood and then apply that knowledge as a tool to improve our lives is a valuable strategy that few individuals or corporations have mastered.

                                                                                        Here are a few simple steps to start using this strategy today:

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                                                                                        Review Your Past Flow

                                                                                        Take just a few minutes to look back at how your days and weeks have been unfolding. What time of the day are you the most focused? Do you prefer to be more social at certain times of the day? Do you have difficulty concentrating after lunch or are you energized? Are there days when you can’t seem to sit still at your desk and others when you could work on the same project for hours?

                                                                                        Do you see a pattern starting to emerge? Eventually you will discover a sort of map or schedule that charts your individual productivity levels during a given day or week.  That’s the first step. You’ll use this information to plan your days going forward.

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                                                                                        Schedule According to Your Flow Pattern

                                                                                        Look at the types of things you do each day…each week. What can you move around so that it’s a better fit for you? Can you suggest to your team that you schedule meetings for late morning if you can’t stand to be social first thing? Can you schedule detailed project work or highly creative tasks, like writing or designing when you are best able to focus? How about making sales calls or client meetings on days when you are the most social and leaving billing or reports until another time when you are able to close your door and do repetitive tasks.

                                                                                        Keep in mind that everyone is different and some things are out of our control. Do what you can. You might be surprised at just how flexible clients and managers can be when they understand that improving your productivity will result in better outcomes for them.

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                                                                                        Account for Big Picture Fluctuations

                                                                                        Look at the bigger picture. Consider what happens during different months or times during the year. Think about what is going on in the other parts of your life. When is the best time for you to take on a new project, role or responsibility? Take into account other commitments that zap your energy. Do you have a sick parent, a spouse who travels all the time or young children who demand all of your available time and energy?

                                                                                        We all know people who ignore all of this advice and yet seem to prosper and achieve wonderful success anyway, but they are usually the exception, not the rule. For most of us, this habitual tendency to force our bodies and our brains into patterns of working that undermine our productivity result in achieving less than desired results and adding more stress to our already overburdened lives.

                                                                                        Why not follow the ebb and flow of your life instead of fighting against it?

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