4 Quotes from Jim Carrey That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

“Life doesn’t happen to you, it happens for you.” — Jim Carrey

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“You didn’t think I could be serious did ya’? I don’t think you understand who you’re dealing with! I have no limits! I cannot be contained because I’m the container. You can’t contain the container, man! You can’t contain the container!“

I heard these lines for the first time when I saw Jim Carrey’s speech on Youtube. It was mesmerizing, calming, and motivating at the same time. The words have deep meaning and convey a very clear message, you are what you think you are. People will only see what you show them. The barrier is in your brain and not in their eyes.

“So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality. What we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect so we never dare to ask the universe for it.”

Elon musk is a live example of what a person can achieve. He was already a millionaire when he sold his first company in his late 20s. Went on to create Paypal and then Tesla and then SpaceX…

Ridiculously impractical for millions of people.

“Everything you gain in life will rot and fall apart, and all that will be left of you is what was in your heart.”

Taking the same example from above. Elon Musk once had everything falling apart. But we know where he stands today! When he started out, he failed multiple times.

1995: Unsuccessfully applied for a job at Netscape.

1996: Ousted as CEO of his own company.

1999: The first Paypal product was voted as one of the 10 worst business ideas. The same year he crashed his newly bought McLaren F1 worth $1 million.

Talk about bad luck!

“Like many of you, I was concerned about going out in the world and doing something bigger than myself, until someone smarter than myself made me realize that there is nothing bigger than myself!”

There will always be someone who is doing better than you. No matter what you gain, the ego will not let you rest. It will tell you that you cannot stop until you’ve left an indelible mark on the earth until you’ve achieved immortality. The ego tempts us to achieve something we already have.

You are a version of yourself that you dreamt of two years ago, maybe three. Aren’t you? You will always have something better to achieve. So it is better to relax and live up a good life. Trust yourself, work hard, and let the universe do its magic. You can find me on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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