Aging well requires robust attitudes and a variety of qualities that need to be cultivated. For instance, we need to be reminded about adaptability. It makes us able to adjust to different conditions and novel environments. We can also benefit from “knowing the date”, of not living in our pasts or fearing our futures. Perspective is very important so we need humor and playfulness to help ourselves. Most likely we need to strengthen our capacity to learn from and continue to grow in every situation and circumstance we encounter. If all of this sounds like work, well it is. Here At Sixes and Sevens we share motivational quotes to lighten the load.
“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.”
― Henry David Thoreau
“You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can’t, you do the next best thing. You back up but you don’t give up.”
“The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures and have courage when things go wrong.”
—Laura Ingalls Wilder
Work for a cause, not for applause. Live life to express not to impress. Don’t strive to make your presence noticed just make your absence felt.
“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see.”
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.”