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Life is Short And So is This Book

Laugh Out Loud 😂

  • Take time to help another person.
  • Laugh for no reason.
  • Choose to be happy.
  • Spend time getting to know yourself.
  • Learn from other’s mistakes as well. 
  • Don’t allow others to force their expectations on you.


  • Accept your mistakes and learn from them.
  • Nothing happens overnight.
  • Try to avoid making dumb mistakes.
  • Think before you act.
  • The things you choose to do today really matters.
  • Take the time to develop good habits.
  • Don’t live in denial, take action.

Vital Few

  • Focus on the vital few.
  • Say ‘no’ to a lot of things.
  • Focus on one task at a time.
  • Invest the time to think.

“You may delay, but time will not.” — Benjamin Franklin


  • Show me your company, and I’ll tell you who you are.
  • Be open and honest in your communication.
  • Be true to your passions.
  • Take time to exercise.
  • Take responsibility for your life.

Tiny Steps

  • It’s never too late to reinvent yourself.
  • Don’t live your life backwards.
  • Learn to embrace change.
  • The little steps, over a long time, enable you to cover a great distance.

“Greediness is a hole that makes you more and more shallow every passing day.” –Peter Atkins

4 Principles That Build Character

  1. Do what you think is right.
  2. Don’t follow others blindly.
  3. Be honest and impeccable with your word.
  4. Admit your mistakes.

“Character is like a tree, and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” –Abraham Lincoln

3 Common Traits of Successful People

  1. They’re masters of their fields because of deliberate practice. They’re well-prepared.
  2. They spend time deeply focused on solving problems that matter.
  3. They step away from the problem, creating space for insights and solutions to come.

Elements Critical for Success

  1. Have a clear stretch goal.
  2. Love what you do.
  3. Work hard, usually over a long time.
  4. Be realistic and know your limitations.
  5. Be flexible and persevere.
  6. Luck goes a long way.

“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” –Thomas Jefferson

“There are but three events in a man’s life: birth, life and death. He is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live.” — Jean de la Bruyere

From the book:-
Life Is Short And So Is This Book by Peter Atkins

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