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Today, I would love to share views of one of the prominent & leading thinkers of the 19th Century. He was an American philosopher and psychologist, and the first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States. He is none other than William James. I am sure most of us have never heard the name of this person, He must be very strange to this generation. That’s the reason I would like to make all of us familiar with the legends who originated the concept of self-help, Self-evolution for example – James Allen, Swett Marden. Sir William James is one of them.
William James (1842–1910) was a leading thinker of the late nineteenth century, one of the most influential U.S. philosophers, and has been labelled the “Father of American psychology”. (Source – Wikipedia)
I would like to share a few of his quotes which made a lasting impact on the world – Along with that I am sharing my views to relate in a meaningful context.
- “The Great Use of Life Is To Spend It For Something That will Outlast It.” (In My View – Live the life of creation, not the survival! Devote yourself to the cause bigger than yourself.)
- Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task! (In my view – it’s not the load of work but the dissatisfaction of uncompleted tasks gives us the fatigue, makes us tired)
- The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook! (In my view- The person of wisdom knows the importance of avoiding the argument than winning the Argument.)
- The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated! (In my view – genuine Appreciation is the key to unlock hearts of the people.)
- The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes! (In my view – Right Attitude is everything, it’s the key to unlock the treasures of potential within you.)
- “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.” (In my view- action is something that brings momentum in your life and its the momentum that leads you to prosperity & happiness.)
- Be Not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact! (In my view- Life is beautiful, instead of fighting with it,why dont we just flow with it. The choice creates a massive difference)
- “We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we’re happy because we laugh.” (In my view – Happiness is contagious, the quote itself is self-explanatory)
- “Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequesnces of Misfortune.”
- “Act as if what you do makes a difference, because It does.” (In my view- Nobody in your life can make a difference than You, Your thoughts & Your acts)
- “If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.”
- “To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it Flamboyantly.” (In my view- Right time is alwasy now. Dont overthink, start now!)
– Written & compiled by Mahendra Kapady@2019, All Rights Reserved.