Slamet Hendry

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Credit belongs to ..

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

~ Teddy Roosevelt, from the “Citizenship In A Republic” speech, April 23, 1910

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After you fall

“The greatest accomplishment in life is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.”

Vince Lombardi

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Your CV does not define you

“I want to celebrate the rest of us. People like me who do not have a perfect track record within the same firm or industry. Those who were not afraid to change careers because they followed their passion or quit that toxic work environment because they value their mental health. Those with a sidetracked career because they had to take care of a family member / significant other that fell ill. Those who took the leap to find themselves and explore what this earth has to offer. People who take the time to discover new hobbies or study new things just for the sheer curiosity of it. The ones that got fired or keep getting overlooked for that promotion.

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Your CV does not define you. It does not define your worth, your life experiences, and it most definitely does not define your future.”

~ Rawan Kayat

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Keep moving

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”

~ Albert Einstein

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Limits

“Know your limits. Know your limits change.”

~ Amanda Goetz

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Bits of unsolicited advice (part 3)

These were forwarded to me. Source unknown.

  • A river cuts through rock not because of its power, but because of its persistence.

  • If your path is more difficult, it is because your calling is higher.

  • Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breaths away.

  • You can't change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust your sails.

  • “I am”: two of the most powerful words, for what you put after them shapes your reality.

  • It is only when it is dark enough that you can see the stars.

  • Each day provides its own gifts.

  • Forget the day's troubles; remember the day's blessings.

  • Worrying doesn't take away tomorrow's troubles; it takes away today's peace.

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Related: Part 1 and part 2

Bits of unsolicited advice (part 2)

These were forwarded to me. Source unknown.

  • You'll never know what you're capable of until you take that first step and just go for it.

  • You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.

  • When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.

  • If you get tired, learn to rest, not quit.

  • Find a reason to smile everyday.

  • Look for something positive each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.

  • You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.

  • Hope is seeing light in spite of being surrounded by darkness.

  • Miracles happen everyday. Change your perception of what a miracle is and you'll see them all around you.

  • Take a deep breath. It's just a bad day, not a bad life.

  • The greatest weapon against stress is the ability to choose one thought over another.

  • Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't.

  • You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.

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Related: Part 1 and part 3

We are living code

“We are living code. When you look at the human brain, our ‘computing centers,’ so to speak, you see a lot of coding. We run on scripts, arguments, memories, value systems, and beliefs that are programmed by our interactions with people and our experiences navigating the world.

For the most part, we don’t have a say in how we are programmed until we experience larger shifts in adulthood. Later in life, we are able to exercise individual agency more directly, and ask ourselves: ‘What data sets are you downloading?’ Behavior is coded by a variety of stimuli and responses, and human technology is by far the most advanced technology we have.”

~ Patrycja Slawuta

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Shrinkflation and skimpflation

“We’ve all heard about rising inflation. The price of stuff is going up.

And if you read 'NPR Planet Money' newsletter, you’ve heard of shrinkflation. That’s when the price of stuff stays the same, but the amount you get goes down.

The economywide decline in service quality that we’re now seeing is something different, and it doesn’t have a good name. It’s a situation where we’re paying the same or more for services, but they kinda suck compared with what they used to be. We propose a new word to describe this stealth-ninja kind of inflation: skimpflation. It’s when, instead of simply raising prices, companies skimp on the goods and services they provide.”

~ NPR Planet Money

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Happy People

“Perhaps it’s true that it’s not happy people who are grateful, it’s grateful people who are happy.”

~ Clare Pooley

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