Nate Says: Why So Serious?

Always Act More Than You React

Lou Holtz’s famous quote that gets thrown around for inspiration daily online is: “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it.

I respectfully disagree.

If 90% of your life is reacting, you’re spending too much time getting acted upon. If you live your life making things happen for you, much less of your life will consist of things happening to you.

So the next time you hear someone quote that lay-down-and-die until you have something to do mentality, you fire back with this:


Life is 50/50. 50% what you cause to happen, and 50% how you react to what’s happening.
Unreasonable Rule #2 – Nathan Cheeley

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