I like to draw wisdom from an eclectic group of sources. I enjoy reading about finance, but I also like to delve into other fields like philosophy, psychology, and work ethic. I think it’s possible to gain a new, higher level of understanding when we start combining the ideas and concepts from different fields.
I have noticed that the more I read into each of these individual fields the more I recognize that they’re all interconnected. I have found that psychology and finance are nearly inseparable. As is philosophy and finance. As is psychology and work ethic. They all feed each other in one way or another.
Through reading a wide array of sources, I have noticed that similar teachings and ideas seem to pop up across each field. I like to think of these as life maxims.
Here is a small compilation of maxims that I have seen show up time and time again, no matter what field I seem to be reading about:
Stop looking to consume. Start looking to create.
Stop looking for motivation. Start implementing habits.
Stop speculating. Start investing.
Stop worrying. Start acting.
Stop complaining. Start searching for solutions.
Stop fearing failure. Start embracing the effort.
Stop obsessing over the outcome. Start obsessing over the process.
Stop mindless spending. Start mindful saving.
Stop buying stuff. Start buying time.
Stop dwelling on the past. Start living in the present.
Stop comparing yourself. Start pushing yourself.
Stop looking for outside approval. Start looking for inner satisfaction.
Stop wishing things were different. Start making things different.
Stop looking for quick wins. Start planning for long-term success.
Stop being jealous. Start being grateful.
Stop focusing on the market. Start focusing on your savings.
Stop filling the day with meaningless tasks. Start incorporating space into the day.
Stop doing ten things. Start doing one thing.
Stop looking for more. Start looking for better.
Stop looking for applause from others. Start looking for peace from yourself.
Do you have any life maxims you draw wisdom from?
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