Some might have heard me swooning over the book of Meike Winnemuth “Das grosse Los/Now or Never“. I flew through the pages again and noted down several things that were well said/written to me. Maybe you’d feel the same way 🙂
As the book was written in German, this will be a brief translation. Might not be literal 🙂
- When was the last time you did something for the first time? – To let something new enter your life, to be a beginner in something again, is a great source of adrenaline.
- Instead of ‘either/or’ make it ‘as well as’, THIS could be the key to happiness
- In spanish there are two verbs for ‘to be’ : ser and estar, with the first to describe something unchangeable and the latter something temporary. Let’s combine with the word ‘single’ – soltero (m) or soltera (f). Interestingly, women say ‘Estoy soltera’ (= I am single, but do not intend to stay so) while men say ‘soy soltero’ (= doesn’t matter, if forever)…. Hence, love the temporary. More estar, less ser 😀
- Love my age. In spanish, once again, the use the verb ‘tener’ (= to have) to express their age. I have 50 years not I am 50 years old. Those 50 years belong to me. Hence, see age as a Property/ Fortune, not a Deficit.
- “I like to be me!” – should be said more often, rather than dreaming of the life other’s 😉
- The hard things about traveling is: it’s not a LIFE. The luck to experience freedom and the new is linked to lost of seniority, near and continuity
- About your life: you have it in your hands; those are your rules. You have anytime the right to change the rules you set up.
- Try. Fail. Try again. Fail better. No experience is in vain.
- “Life is lived forward and understood backwards” – Soren Kierkegaard
- No one in life is with you constantly/ No one is completely on your side.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for something you want. You might not get it always, but if you don’t ask, the answer will always be ‘No’.
- The world does not owe you anything. Neither great weather, a seat in the train, no miracle nor Love. If you do receive those, be grateful and heartily happy.
- If plan A didn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters.
- “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anäis Nin
- “We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.” – Anäis Nin
- The tourist destroys, what he is looking for, by finding it.