I have a notebook in Evernote where I save articles, blog posts, and other little snippets that I want to read again at some point. Mostly because they're so good.
I learn a lot from clever people on the internet, but I also forget almost as much.
So, I need to constantly relearn the things that I'm forgetting.
One such thing comes from a Tony Robbins post called "How to suffer less":
Our brain is not designed to make us happy but rather for us to survive. That means it's constantly looking for something that's wrong, or that could hurt us in our environment.
If you leave it to your brain to run the show, your life will be filled with stress and anxiety. But there's another way: You can learn to direct your thoughts, your focus, to stay in a happy state instead of a suffering state.
Everyone has his/her own "favorite flavor of suffering", but usually it comes from one of three triggers: That we'll lose something, have less of something, or will never have something.
You can make the decision to take control of your mind. You can become committed to enjoying life no matter what happens to you. Your state of mind is 100% your responsibility. Life is just too short to suffer!