Before you’re sprawled on your deathbed, there are some things you really have to say. They’re not complicated. They’re not poetry. They’re just short sentences with big meaning.And with that introduction to her blog article in Forbes (of all places!), Hagy begins her countdown to No. 1. Explaining each of her "things to say" are a hand-drawn diagram and a second short statement.
Here are some other examples from her thought-provoking list:
“I believe in this.”
A god, a plan, a company, a person, an idea—you have to put your faith in something.
“This is wrong.”
If you never say it, you embody the statement.
It’s always harder to take back an invitation than to give one, but protecting yourself from personified trouble is always worth the effort.
Being the first to know something is a delicious sensation.
More important than being right, or being important, is being truly aware.
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