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33 Quotes Packed With Pure Wisdom

33 Quotes Packed With Pure Wisdom

Wisdom is an oft-valued, yet rarely seen trait across the world. Cultures, families, and even businesses revere it, but how many of your own friends would you call wise? I know I wouldn’t ascribe this trait to hundreds of my friends, but I deeply value the friends I do attach it to.

This is not to make people feel guilty for being unwise; it’s simply true that wisdom remains an elusive characteristic. As the adage goes, wisdom often comes with experience, and experience often comes with age.

Many young people are told by older people that they can’t attain certain things in life yet simply because of their age. Generational differences can cause tension at times, but the truth is that wisdom can be attained at any age — you just need to be looking for it. At times, this requires more effort than we might like to admit.

It’s difficult to find wisdom nuggets in the modern-day media landscape. Part of this is because so much media is structured in the direction of entertainment rather than edification. The desire for fun, frivolity, and limitless indulging has grossly overtaken that of earnest self improvement in many cases.

These days, you truly have to fight to uncover wisdom; it won’t be waiting for you at every turn. There is some validity to the idea that wisdom takes time to obtain, grow, and share. However, as you pack your life full of experiences, relationships, choices, and goals, wisdom will slowly come knocking at your door. It’s simply your job to open the door when she does knock.

Despite some considering wisdom to be an impractical, “archaic” trait, wisdom remains as powerful as ever. If there were a way to hack the process of becoming wiser, would you want to utilize such a process? Such is the impetus for this post, a hand-picked collection of 33 quotes full of pure wisdom.

Wisdom regularly takes on different faces. It can be the teacher providing some stern insight during a moment of discipline, the diehard friend sharing encouragement during a time of sadness, or even the grandfather or grandmother offering sagacious observations about the choices in daily life. All of these are perfect analogs of some of the quotes you’ll see below.

Looking for that concise bit of truth? Have a friend who needs some power-packed encouragement? Are you simply a knowledge junkie who’s always on the hunt for pure wisdom? Wherever you find yourself this week, dive right into this quote collection and enjoy the wisdom within.

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1. Self-Discipline Is Everything

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    2. A Moment Of Patience

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      3. Look Back On Your Life And Say…

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        4. These Two Things Define You

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          5. It Takes Courage

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            6. Wise Men Are Not Always Silent

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              7. What Susie Says Of Sally

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                8. This Is When Our Days Are Happier

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                  9. To Live Is The Rarest Thing In The World

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                    10. Here’s How To Be Outstanding

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                      11. You Can Give A Person Knowledge

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                        12. What A Wise Person Knows

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                          13. Don’t Stop To Throw Stones

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                            14. Train Your Mind To See The Good

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                              15. You Are Not Born A Winner

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                                16. Never Hope For It More Than…

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                                  17. Teach Children How To Think

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                                    18. When Life Puts You In Tough Situations

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                                      19. Take A Deep Breath

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                                        20. Is The Glass Half Empty Or Half Full?

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                                          21. A Person’s Actions Will Tell You Everything

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                                            22. Opportunities Are Like Sunrises

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                                              23. Worry About Loving Yourself

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                                                24. Sometimes Life Is About Risking Everything For…

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                                                  25. Keep Putting Out Good

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                                                    26. Here’s My Mission In Life

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                                                      27. The Days You Are Most Uncomfortable

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                                                        28. How To Live A Creative Life

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                                                          29. Here’s One Reason People Resist Change

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                                                            30. It Is Okay To Be Angry

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                                                              31. Anyone Can Find The Dirt In Someone

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                                                                32. The Difficulties You Face

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                                                                  33. You Have To Fight Through Some Bad Days

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                                                                    Last Updated on March 13, 2019

                                                                    How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                                                    How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                                                    Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                                                                    You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                                                                    Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                                                                    1. Work on the small tasks.

                                                                    When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                                                                    Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                                                                    2. Take a break from your work desk.

                                                                    Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                                                                    Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                                                                    3. Upgrade yourself

                                                                    Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                                                                    The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                                                                    4. Talk to a friend.

                                                                    Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                                                                    Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                                                                    5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                                                                    If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                                                                    Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                                                                    Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                                                                    6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                                                                    If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                                                                    Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                                                                    Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                                                                    7. Read a book (or blog).

                                                                    The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                                                                    Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                                                                    Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                                                                    8. Have a quick nap.

                                                                    If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                                                                    9. Remember why you are doing this.

                                                                    Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                                                                    What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                                                                    10. Find some competition.

                                                                    Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                                                                    Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                                                                    11. Go exercise.

                                                                    Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                                                                    Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                                                                    As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                                                                    Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                                                                    12. Take a good break.

                                                                    Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                                                                    Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                                                                    Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                                                                    Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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