Don’t fall into the trap of never being satisfied with what you have. It’s easy …


Don't fall into the trap of never being satisfied with what you have. It's easy to continually distract yourself with bigger goals, but it can be difficult to appreciate your life as it is right now.

This tendency is natural. For 99% of the time that humans have existed on this planet, being happy or at peace meant danger or death. We had to stay on our toes just to stay alive.

Even though we're no longer being chased by saber tooth tigers, that part of our brain hasn't changed. Practicing gratitude can help remind us that our life is actually pretty damn good, all things considered.

A PERSONAL EXAMPLE:
Ever since I was introduced to entrepreneurship by my first mentor when I was 18, it's been my goal to not only work for myself, but also have freedom of time and location.

When I finally reached that goal in 2014, I was SO excited. But eventually, the novelty and newness of the accomplishment wore off and I adjusted to a new normal. In fact, most of my peers and friends that I had made along the way were doing even “better” than I was!

It would've been easy for me to slip into a place where I was always dissatisfied with where I was at. But I caught myself before I fell into that trap. I reminded myself that I had achieved something I had been fantasizing about for a decade!

Once I really let that thought sink in, I was instantly filled with gratitude. And although I sometimes still have challenging days, I always go back to gratitude. Gratitude for how far I've come. Gratitude for where I'm at. Gratitude for where I'm going.

If you always think “success” is just around the corner with the next job, the next lover, the next achievement, it will never come. Make it a habit to celebrate small wins and milestones along the way to your larger goals.
—Ruben #ThinkGrowProsper



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“Is there a difference between happiness and inner peace? Yes. Happiness depends…


“Is there a difference between happiness and inner peace? Yes. Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not.”
—Eckhart Tolle
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Who can relate? It’s amazing how many life-changing epiphanies and mindset shift…


Who can relate? It's amazing how many life-changing epiphanies and mindset shifts I've had while reading books. Some examples:

Chapter 9 of The 4-Hour Workweek caused me to start my first business (a mannequin company lol) in 2008.

A case study of a successful car salesman in the book Blink inspired me to quit my corporate job and sell cars for a while in 2011.

A quote in the book Think & Grow Rich inspired me to start this Instagram page in 2014.

There's something unique about the way we process information from reading than from any other media. It's incredibly powerful and impactful.

I think of books as on-the-go mentors. Learning from those who have gone before me has been an invaluable part of my journey and learning process.

I wrote a short blog post listing five book recommendations from books that I read or revisited last month. The link is in my bio if you want to take a look ☝️
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“Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for …


“Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for life. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting and make the most of the moment you're in now.”
—Unknown



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No matter where you are in life, celebrate it. It’s either a product of your gro…


No matter where you are in life, celebrate it. It's either a product of your growth or a place that will help you grow.

When I started to embrace who I was and where I was in life rather than always wishing I was someone or someplace else, I began to take on a more attractive and creative energy, which I then used to propel myself toward my goals.



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Don’t go looking for the person of your dreams. Instead, focus on becoming the p…


Don't go looking for the person of your dreams. Instead, focus on becoming the person of your dreams and you'll be more likely to find the right person.

Don't chase riches. Instead, work on creating value for others and mastering your craft, thereby increasing your value.

You must match the energy of your desires before you can manifest them in your life. Work on being the best version of yourself possible and the rest will fall into place.
—Ruben #thinkgrowprosper



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