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29 Quotes To Summarize What You’ve Learned In 2016

29 Quotes To Summarize What You’ve Learned In 2016

Whenever a year is about to end and a new year is about to begin, we get the chance to start over again. We get to reflect on what we did wrong, what worked and what did not work from the past year–and correct them. True, most people make lists for their New Year’s resolutions, but ironically, most of them never follow through their lists.

Instead of making a list of resolutions that are hard to stick with for a whole year, another good way to initiate change in your life is to reflect on powerful motivational quotes that are based on other people’s experiences because experience is the best teacher. The motivational quotes below are our recommended quotes for reflection about things that we have learned in 2016.

1. You can never be happy if you’re always afraid to let go of what’s comfortable, familiar. Sometimes, those are the things that hurt us.

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    2. To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.

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      3. Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now.

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        4. It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.

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          5. The traveler sees what he wants to see. The tourist sees what he has come to see.

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            6. The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.

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              7. Close some doors. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they no longer lead somewhere.

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                8. How beautiful it is to stay silent when someone expects you to be enraged.

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                  9. Some people aren’t really all that they “post” to be.

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                    10. What you allow is what will continue.

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                      11. Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.

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                        12. Be selective in your battles, for sometimes peace is better than being right.

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                          13. Sometimes you don’t get closure, you just move on.

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                            14. If you saw the size of the blessing coming, you would understand the magnitude of the battle you are fighting.

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                              15. Forget it enough to get over it, remember it enough so it doesn’t happen again.

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                                16. Never judge someone by the opinion of others.

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                                  17. Sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place.

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                                    18. New beginnings are always disguised as painful endings.

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                                      19. If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.

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                                        20. Make sure you don’t start seeing yourself through the eyes of those who don’t value you. Know your worth even if they don’t.

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                                          21. Trust the timing of your life.

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                                            22. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

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                                              23. There are 6,775,235,842 people in the world. Why are you letting one of them ruin your life?

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                                                24. 9 times out of 10 when people treat you like crap, they feel like crap. Don’t take on their internal struggle. Send them off with peace.

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                                                  25. If you find yourself constantly trying to prove your worth to someone, you have already forgotten your value.

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                                                    26. Never trust your tongue when your heart is bitter.

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                                                      27. Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.

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                                                        28. Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.

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                                                          29. Behind you, all your memories. Before you, all your dreams. Around you, all who love you. Within you, all you need.

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                                                            Last Updated on June 13, 2019

                                                            How to Quit Your Boring Life and Start Living an Interesting One

                                                            How to Quit Your Boring Life and Start Living an Interesting One

                                                            Think you have a boring life?

                                                            The definition of boring is dull or not interesting. Maybe you’ve been doing the same thing and living the same life for too long, or maybe your daily routine is limiting your growth and happiness. Whatever your reason is, the following list of 20 things can definitely make any day more interesting. Some of them are silly, while some are more meaningful, so hopefully just reading the list makes your life less boring and sparks your creativity.

                                                            Let’s dive in the list to quit your boring life and start living an interesting (and meaning) one!

                                                            1. Channel Your 7-Year-Old Self

                                                            What would he or she want to do right now? Color? Paint? Run around outside? Play dress up? Eat with your hands? Play that instrument hiding in the back of your closet that you haven’t touched in years?

                                                            Just because you’re a grown up doesn’t mean any of this stuff will be less enjoyable than you remember it. Give yourself permission to play.

                                                            2. Go Play with Kids

                                                            Speaking of little kids, if you have your own or access to any (in a non-creepy way, like they’re your niece or your best friend’s kid, you get the idea) go play with them!

                                                            They didn’t create an entire show called Kids Say The Darndest Things because kids aren’t hilarious. They also keep things so simple, and we can really stand to be reminded of this and stop allowing ourselves to get bogged down in boring details.

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                                                            3. Order a Hot Dog

                                                            While you’re eating it, Google: “What’s in a hot dog?” You decide whether or not you want to finish it.

                                                            4. For the Ladies: Wear Your Sexiest Lingerie Under Your Work Clothes

                                                            Your “little secret” will leave you feeling anything but boring all day!

                                                            5. Play Cell Phone Roulette

                                                            You’ll need at least one buddy for this. Scroll through the contacts in your phone, stop on a random one and call the person.

                                                            You could spark an incredible catch up session or be incredibly awkward. Neither are boring.

                                                            6. Fill out a Pack of Thank-You Cards

                                                            Give them to random people who probably don’t get thanked too often for doing what they do ever day.

                                                            Ideas: police officers, librarians, servers, baristas, cab drivers, sanitation workers, teachers, people behind any check out counter, receptionists, your friends, the guy at the falafel stand, etc.

                                                            7. Sign up for a Class in Something You’ve “Always Wanted to Do”, or Something That Makes You Really Uncomfortable

                                                            Ideas: pole dancing, salsa lessons, improv, pottery, cooking, knitting (yup, there are classes for this, too!), karate, boxing, something techy like the workshops they run in Apple stores, get Rosetta Stone and learn that language you’ve always wanted to speak, etc.

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                                                            What’s good about joining an interest class is that you will also meet new people!

                                                            8. Interview Your Grandparents About Their Lives

                                                            You can bet they’ve had some crazy experiences you probably never knew about.

                                                            9. Get up on Stage at an Open Mic Night

                                                            Whether you’re funny or not, get up on stage and just talk funny. And if you’re not, memorize a few of your favorite jokes and tell those!

                                                            10. Do Something for Someone Else That You Wish Someone Would Do for You

                                                            We all have a few ideas on this list. I promise you will feel amazing after and anything but bored.

                                                            11. Start a DIY Project in Your Home

                                                            It doesn’t have to be super complicated. If you need ideas, there’re plenty on Pinterest. Or you can also check out these 30 Awesome DIY Projects that You’ve Never Heard of.

                                                            12. Plan a Weekend Trip or an All-Out Vacation

                                                            This will give you something to look forward to.

                                                            Even if you don’t have the time or money to go on a vacation, plan for a staycation, which is same fun and relaxing!

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                                                            13. People Watch

                                                            Find a bench in a crowded area (centers of transportation like airports, bus stops and train stations are great for this!) and just observe.

                                                            People are infinitely interesting.

                                                            14. Eat Something You’ve Never Eaten Before

                                                            Bonus points if it’s a random fruit or veggie.

                                                            15. Dance

                                                            You can get your friends together for a night on the town or just pull up a video on YouTube and bust a move from your own living room.

                                                            If you’re feeling extra brave, you can even dance in public and get other people involved.

                                                            16. Go to YOUTUBE and Search “Funny Pets” or “Funny Babies”

                                                            This is also a great quickie ab workout as you will be laughing hysterically.

                                                            17. Pick up a Book and Start Reading

                                                            Check out the NY Times Best Sellers lists and grab a new book you can get lost in.

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                                                            18. Step Away from the Computer and Go Get Some Time with People You Care About in Real Life

                                                            Facebook stalking doesn’t count as real social interaction. You can even share this post with your friends and vote on which one you’d like to do together!

                                                            19. Check out a Museum You’ve Never Been to Before

                                                            OK, depending on your interests, this one might actually be boring. If you love learning, art or different cultures though, this one is for you!

                                                            20. Write a List of Things You Desire and Truly Want

                                                            This is a great way to help you figure out the real reason why you’re feeling bored about your life. Maybe you haven’t really done things that you truly enjoy? Maybe what you’ve wanted to do all the time has been left behind?

                                                            Think about the list of things you really want to do, and ask yourself why you aren’t doing these things (yet). Then start taking your first step to make what you want happen.

                                                            Now go make your life interesting and live your dream life!

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