New Words We Should Incorporate In Our Day to Day Language

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Quote For 2014

I’ve never been a hardcore fan of Lord of The Rings or The Hobbit, entertainment wise. But, as many others I think they are stunning to watch and it’s amazing how much work it must be to put it together. The scenery alone makes it worth watching.

During this Christmas Holiday I watched “The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey” from last year, and in that movie Gandalf sums up what I try to have as my guide line in 2014 (and onward off course)

“Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.”

A great and simple quote!

Best Wishes for 2014!

Mark Twain’s Top 9 Tips For Living a Kick-Ass Life

© Pedro Hansson - Autumn Flower
© Pedro Hansson – Autumn Flower

Some really good, and thoughtful insights within these short “tips” by Mark Twain

1. Approve of yourself. 

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”

2. Your limitations may just be in your mind.

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”

3. Lighten up and have some fun. 

“Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing.”

“Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.”

4. Let go of anger.

“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.”

5. Release yourself from entitlement.

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”

6. If you’re taking a different path, prepare for reactions.

“A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.”

7. Keep your focus steadily on what you want. 

“Drag your thoughts away from your troubles… by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.”

8. Don’t focus so much on making yourself feel good. 

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”

9. Do what you want to do. 

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did so. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Awesome quote. And I really don’t have much to add to that one. Well, maybe to write it down and keep it as a daily reminder – on your fridge or bathroom door – of what you can actually do with your life.

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42 rules of life

Every now and the most of us receives, and shares quotes. What’s really hard to find is quotes that aren’t to corny or sentimental, and just get’s to the core. These 42 points is all about that. I hope you’ll find them as thoughtful as I did.

Best wishes

© Pedro Hansson - 42 rules in life - Gläntan, Piteå
© Pedro Hansson – 42 rules in life – Gläntan, Piteå

A year from now you will wish you had started today

Some quotes for the weekend

“Remembering you are going to die, is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” -Steve Jobs

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” –Elbert Hubbard

Spotify link: REO Speedwagon – Roll With The Changes

Happy weekend!

Where your mind goes, your energy flows…

Isn’t it strange that sometimes the most ridiculously small task can feel like moving a mountain, but another really heavy one just feels like a swift? Some years back I had a CEO that always told me the quote in the subject of this post, because he was so sure, that if you’re not really enjoy your work you can’t be really good at it.

Of course there are many degrees of that saying, but I think it actually makes a lot of sense. This quote (in the picture) is almost the same one. But I think this quote is more focused on actually finding what we believe in, and through that find interest and energy, both in our professional life, as in our private dito.

I hope you all have a great Wednesday, a day that’s sometimes called “little Saturday”in Sweden.

@ Pedro Hansson – Leafs over our open roof while going on a sightseeing tour in Barcelona – Nikon D7000


If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today

It’s so easy to worry for things that are out of our control. Today many people worry about the new economic times, some are worrying about their kids and maybe some are walking away from great new possibilities –  a great new life, just because of worry.

I think this quote is good to think about when I’m struggling with a decision, both in my personal and professional life, or just being in a worrying mode.

“If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.”
– E. Joseph Cossman

(c) Pedro Hansson – Olympus XZ-1 – Lake Mälaren Stockholm

Word of the day

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.
Quote by – Walt Whitman

It is still beautiful to feel the heart beat but often the shadow seems more real than the body – Tomas Tranströmer

Keep your thoughts
(c) Pedro Hansson - pic taken 2011-11-12 in Stockholm, Sveavägen


Börjar mer och mer upptäcka Tomas Tranströmer, årets Nobelpristagare i litteratur. Har tidigare år haft svårt för att uppskatta pristagarna som jag ofta upplevt som alltför pretentiösa; med Tomas Tranströmer är det tvärtom.

Läste det här citat av honom som jag tyckte passade bra med en bild jag tog i Milano i Januari i år.

“Den här kvinnan köper och köper saker för att kasta i gapet på tomrummen som smyger bakom henne.”

Milano Shopping Mall
(c) Pedro Hansson - Picture of a woman in a shopping mall in Milan - January 2011