Tell Us Now: What Saying Fundamentally Changed Your Life?

Hey, maybe these will alter your life, too.
Tell Us Now: What Saying Fundamentally Changed Your Life?

Sometimes, a few words really stick with us. We asked Cracked readers on Facebook, “What's a quote or saying that fundamentally changed how you view life?” Here are some of the answers. Read more because, hey, it might change your life too.

TELL US NOW. You don't have a problem or obstacle; you have an SSP, Solution Start Point. Amanda-Leigh S.'s dad used to say this. This has helped me so much in just thinking in a less negative way. This is the starting point that we need to come up with a solution for, not a problem we need to deal with. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. I know nothing but the fact of my own ignorance. The Socrates quote was shared by Bradley S., who added, Knowing that I don't know anything, and that I don't necessarily have enough information on something to have an opinion, has proved really helpful, and feels a lot more rare than it used to be. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. We are more often frightened than hurt; and We suffer more from imagination than from reality. Alan K. remarks of the Lucius Seneca saying, Keeps me courageous when anxious about things I have no control. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. Start with a Yes. Brandon R. elaborates, Let's assume it can be done and work to that, rather than assume it can't and work against it. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. When negotiating salary, ask yourself how much you're willing to sell an hour of your life doing that job. Dixie D. quotes their father's wisdom, saying, Changed how I saw work forever. They aren't just paying you to do a job, you're effectively selling a portion of your life for that salary. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. A saint is not someone who never sins, but one who sins less and less frequently and gets up more and more quickly. Andres R. shares a version of the St. Bernard of Clairvaux quote, adding, It helps me deal with fear of failure and accept failure as part of the life process. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. It's not what happens to you, it's how you respond or react to what happens to you. Melissa G. shares, It helps me in times when things get rough or I'm up against a challenge to realize I may not have control over what happens, but I can control how I react or how I let it affect me. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. This too shall pass. Gustav A. shares the well-known Persian adage, saying, It's a saying that I find both humbling, comforting and terrifying at the same time. It can make you feel comforted when you are feeling down, but it might also bring you wariness and fear when you are content. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. You have to put your oxygen mask on first. J.D.G. nods to the famous metaphor included in airline instructions, reminding US to help ourselves so we can help others. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. 'No' is a complete sentence. Kelly S. shares, I am 42 years old, and I am still learning how to fully integrate this into my life. I am the type who worries about disappointing people, much to my physical and mental detriment. The first time I said no, it shocked people to no end. And was so freeing. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. Nobody is getting out alive! Nathan H. tells US that the saying helped me shake myself out of my depression a few years ago and stopped me needing medication when I suddenly realised that life is short as it is, so why help it out and leave early! CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants Trevor W. quotes Isaac Newton, adding, We are literally nothing without those that came before US and we must continue to build up, not tear down, what we accomplish. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. A reader shares the Douglas Adams quote, saying, This genuinely influences how I design or make anything, and how I give instructions for anything. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. Good drivers sometimes miss their turn. Bad drivers never do. Meghann F. shares this pragmatic advice, adding, I've seen so much footage of people causing wrecks, destroying their cars, hell, even hitting PEOPLE... all because they didn't take the time to just pull off at the NEXT exit, or get to the NEXT light and turn around. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. Don't work yourself to death. Erika C. says, You're replaceable to your employer. You could be hit by a bus and before your funeral they'd advertise your job. CRACKED.COM
TELL US NOW. Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. Kathryn P. says, This means that, sometimes, life and the world are overwhelming; just the thought of completing a task, no matter how menial it may be, is daunting. CRACKED.COM
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