If maxims can serve as life lessons, then I have one we all should memorize, and repeat it to ourselves frequently. I have already mentioned it in earlier work, but this passage provides an instant uplift to anyone who happens to need one. It is short, concise and to the point;
Student says to master, 'Im so discouraged, what should I do?' Master replies to student, 'Encourage others.'
Simple, yet extremely powerful, this passage lays claim to the old saying that sometimes 'less is more'.
But the meaning is clear and straight forward, if you take the focus completely off yourself and place it on things outside self, the universe takes care of the details.