23 Most Profound Lines Ever Written, According to One Person (Me)

These lines deftly changed my perspective.

Karthik Rajan

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  1. Airplane oxygen rule principle of taking care of myself first so I can take care of others is possibly the biggest life lesson hidden in plain sight.
  2. Just because you believe you can doesn’t mean you can. It means — you can at some cost. And take the time to figure out that cost.
  3. The first word to come to your mind when you think of the word investment is not money but relationships.
  4. Make a hobby out of networking. You are actually one connection away from greatness — that one job, that one contract etc.
  5. The fear of outliving your money cannot come in the way of the living through your experiences that truly matter for you.
  6. Tomorrow is never about it being your last day, rather tomorrow should be embraced with the grace and gratitude of one more bonus day.
  7. If you want to go fast, do it alone. If you want to go far, do it in a group.
  8. Being helpful is less about being kind to others and more about making sure what you do doesn’t come across as a dole out. Dignity of charity matters.
  9. Relationship matter. Invest in them for long term. Most people consume their fruits, you invest in seeds. Seeds pay richer dividends.
  10. Peak moments creates memories. Physical time doesn’t.
  11. Our regrets in life are not our emotions, it’s our reactions to our raging emotions. And the best way to be aware of my emotions is to start naming them deeply.
  12. You may be the sweetest peach in the world. Not every one likes peach. Period. Comfortable mind is as important as comfortable clothes.
  13. When it comes to advice — take it or leave it is your choice and your choice alone.
  14. Only fools underrate the power of symbols. Be on the watch out. Flags are there for a reason.
  15. The biggest leverage for being successful holistically is how to work with others.
  16. The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.
  17. Without personal judgment, be a collector of people’s context -their social…

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Karthik Rajan

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