8 KEYS TO HAPPINESS FROM WILLIE NELSON

There are few men in the world that have probably seen more things and experienced more life than Willie Nelson. Willie has never been one to be silent. Full of wisdom and wit he has been dropping gems in lyric and in interview for over 6 decades. Let’s just say Willie is the man and knows a thing or two.

The following quotes are from the “Tao of Willie: A Guide to the Happiness in Your Heart”

“Let the jerks of the world serve as the perfect example of what you don’t want to be. You’ll be a heck of a lot happier, and in the long run, there’s a chance that other person at work will end up asking what your secret is. Why are you the happy one? In other words, don’t let your thoughts think you. Besides, if you’re really gonna get pissed, don’t waste it on your family, friends, or coworkers, save it for something that really matters.”

“…when you put your life in a good place, good things follow.”
TRANSLATION: HAVE A POSITIVE AND OPTIMISTIC OUTLOOK

“You will never find happiness until you stop looking for it.”
TRANSLATION: ENJOY THE MOMENT

“It’s easy to be overwhelmed by our desires for material things, but the fact is, most of us know what we truly value. Sometimes we just need a little reminder.”

“As adults we try to relax from the never-ending quest for reason and order by drinking a little whiskey or smoking whatever works for us, but the wisdom isn’t in the whiskey or the smoke. The wisdom is in the moments when the madness slips away and we remember the basics.”
TRANSLATION: IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT MATTER

“There is no such thing as a normal person. There is just you and me.”
TRANSLATION: WE ARE ALL HUMAN AND HAVE FLAWS

“I learned some invaluable lessons in Nashville that apply to both farming and showbusiness: Do not corner something you know is meaner than you; keep skunks of all kinds at a distance; if you forgive your enemies, it messes up their heads.”
TRANSLATION: PICK YOUR BATTLES, DON’T HANG AROUND TOXIC PEOPLE, DON’T HARBOR ILL WILL

“You’ll never get ahead by blaming your problems on other people.”

“I am the only person who can set me free from what might have been.”
TRANSLATION: CONTROL WHAT YOU CAN CONTROL

“The older I get, the more I realize it’s never too early to start appreciating the people in your life. If you love your family, it’s essential that you tell them. They need you and you need them. If you can make someone feel better with just a few words, why wouldn’t you want to use them? Speaking for fathers everywhere, this is the best I can offer. Go hug your daddy. It ain’t too late to save him.”
TRANSLATION: SHOW APPRECIATION AND LOVE

“You know inside whether it’s right. But you still have to choose to do it.”
TRANSLATION: WE ALL HAVE A CHOICE

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