It’s thrilling to think that I could distinguish myself on this level. For me, a good and unique quote is written by someone who is smart and whom others can look up to.
I made sure to research these quotes to make sure I wasn’t just taking from someone else and misattributing them, thinking all along that it was I who came up with them.
Today, we will discuss five quotes that I, Roman Russo, created and am especially proud of.
1. “Everything I want for my children, I want for myself” – Roman Russo
I came to this realization while reflecting upon the life skills I wanted to impart to my children. After further introspection, I realized that what I wanted for them was actually something I wanted for myself. The reason I was projecting my desires onto my children was because I was scared to take the necessary steps myself.
This realization also taught me a valuable lesson about leadership: leading by example is essential, as just following others means that I’m living in fear instead of living my life to the fullest. After all, we only get one shot at life!
2. “The more correct things I do, the more correct things I will want to do” – Roman Russo.
I realized this important life lesson after making a series of small mistakes, such as excessively playing video games, overeating, and procrastinating.
I realized that not only do correct actions add up to more correct actions, but also that the reverse is also true. In other words, what we do matters, and we have a choice. We can either do what’s right and get the same return on investment, or we can do wrong actions and they will add up to even more negativity.
Most people do a more or less equal amount of good and bad actions, meaning that their lives stay more or less on the same level consistently. People who progress do more “right” actions than people who regress, who do the opposite.
3. “You call it serious, I call it negative.” – Roman Russo
Do you know the difference between an optimist, a pessimist, and a realist? Optimists view the world through a positive lens, pessimists view it through a negative lens, and realists refuse to think in either positive or negative terms, claiming to see the world as it is.
However, we all tend to view the world with a slightly positive or negative judgment, as neutrality is rarely truly neutral. In essence, a realist does not want to be associated with a positive or negative label, though they may be leaning towards one, usually the negative.
Those who call themselves “serious” also often do not want to be associated with a negative label, meaning that many negative people hide behind this guise.
4. “It’s the strongest preference that stands.” – Roman Russo
If two people have opposite preferences, I believe that the decision of who wins should lie with the person with the stronger preference, as they care the most and therefore have the most to win or lose. This isn’t an equal formula and it isn’t 50/50. It’s just a better way to deal with reality.
In the end, people should do what they want to do the most, especially if others don’t care as much about those decisions. If two people have equally strong preferences, then this contradiction can be decided in some other way.
5. “Ice-cream is happiness.” – Roman Russo
Although this is a generic happiness quote, I wanted to include it in this article as it rings true for many reasons. First, this quote means that we can generally correlate everything with the search for happiness, meaning that anything, even ice cream, can make us happy.
In this way, we can just say “happiness is ____” and insert any word and it will make some sense. For example, “happiness is eating with newly purchased spoons,” and why not? However, when everything is happiness, nothing is happiness, so people confuse what really will make them happy, which is one reason why there is so much unhappiness in the world today.
Secondly, I’ve been using “Ice cream is happiness” so many times that this quote became a meme. Some of my clients use it on a regular basis, so I decided to include it in the Roman Russo Quotes.
Do you have a favorite quote?
I wrote this article while researching quotes for a different article called “60 Quotes on Happiness,” which I mention only to say that I wasn’t sitting and thinking about my personal quotes, but rather I noticed a few good ideas I had accumulated over the years.
Do you like any of the above quotes? Do you have a favorite quote to share? Please let me know in the comments!