nuggets of truth


There are many different types of nuggets.  Here are a few:


  1. Golden nugget: a piece of gold produced through mining and extraction
  2. Chicken nugget: a lump of breaded or battered chicken
  3. Nome Nugget: a weekly newspaper in Alaska
  4. Wendover Nugget: a hotel and casino in Nevada
  5. Nugget Falls: a waterfall in Alaska (greedy Alaska and their nuggets)
  6. Fashion Nugget: a 1996 alternative-rock album

But the Nuggets of Truth are better than breaded chicken or Alaskan newspapers.  The Nuggets of Truth are ten little scriblets of wisdom that will guide you through the wonders, fears, joys and tears that make up the infinite variety of LIFE.

Nugget 1: Be yourself


‘I think, actually, everyone starts out with some strange in them. It’s just, whether or not you decide to keep it.’ (Katherine Rundell, author of Rooftoppers)

‘One of the greatest challenges in life is being yourself in a world that’s trying to make you like everyone else.’ (Marc and Angel Hack Life, bloggers)

‘Someone will always be better looking. Someone will always be smarter. Someone will always be more charismatic. But they will never be you – with your exact ideas, knowledge and skills.’

‘I don’t care what you think about me.  I don’t think about you at all.’ (Coco Chanel, fashion designer)


Nugget 2: Be kind to everyone


‘If every person in this room made it a rule that wherever you are, whenever you can, you will try to act a little kinder than is necessary – the world really would be a better place.  And if you do this, if you act just a little kinder than is necessary, someone else, somewhere, someday, may recognise in you, in every single one of you, the face of God.’ (R J Palacio, author)

‘If you get into bed and realise you haven’t performed an act of kindness that day, get out of bed and perform one.’ (Robin Sharma, author)


Nugget 3: Want to make it?  Then start by failing


‘If you don’t fail in life, you’re just not living hard enough.  It is in failure that you realise who you really are.’ (Lucy Elphinstone, headmistress and mother)

‘Doing something and getting it wrong is at least ten times more productive than doing nothing at all.’ (Marc and Angel Hack Life, bloggers)

‘Every success has a trail of failures behind it, and every failure is leading toward success. You don’t fail by falling down. You fail by never getting back up.’


 Nugget 4: Be brave

bowssss‘Perhaps because sometimes everybody needs to be stupidly and recklessly brave.’ (Katherine Rundell, author of Rooftoppers)

‘You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter thank you think’ (A A Milne, author)

‘Having the courage to say no to the little things will give you the power to say yes to the big things’ (Robin Sharma, author)

‘Sometimes you just have to forget how you feel, remember what you deserve, and keep pushing forward.’

‘A smile doesn’t always mean a person is happy. Sometimes it simply means they are strong enough to face their problems.’


Nugget 5: Don’t own too much


‘The more things you own, the more your things own you. Less truly gives you more freedom.’





Nugget 6: Work at friendships

friendssss‘When given the choice between being right or kind, choose kind.’ (Dr Wayne Dyer, author)

‘Making a thousand friends is not a miracle. A miracle is making one friend who will stand by your side when thousands are against you.’

‘Happiness is only real when shared.’ (Christopher McCandliss, hiker)

‘Everyone makes mistakes. If you can’t forgive others, don’t expect others to forgive you. To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you.’ (Marc and Angel Hack Life, bloggers)

‘Someone else doesn’t have to be wrong for you to be right. There are many roads to what’s right.’

‘You can’t take things too personally. Rarely do people do things because of you. They do things because of them.’ (Marc and Angel Hack Life, bloggers)


Nugget 7: You can fall apart (but you have to get back up)


‘It’s okay to fall apart for a little while. You don’t always have to pretend to be strong, and there is no need to constantly prove that everything is going well. You shouldn’t be concerned with what other people are thinking, either. Cry if you need to; it’s healthy to shed your tears. The sooner you do, the sooner you will be able to smile again.’


Nugget 8: Direct your course


‘It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them.  They went out and happened to things.’ (Leonardo Da Vinci, painter)

‘Every morning you are faced with two choices: You can aimlessly stumble through the day not knowing what’s going to happen and simply react to events at a moment’s notice, or you can go through the day directing your own life and making your own decisions and destiny.’

‘Find out what you truly love to do and then direct all of your energy towards it.’ (Robin Sharma, author)

‘Enjoy the little things, because one day you may look back and discover they were the big things.’ (Marc and Angel Hack Life, bloggers)

‘Regardless of how filthy your past has been, your future is still spotless. Don’t start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday. Every day is a fresh start. Each day is a new beginning. Every morning we wake up is the first day of the rest of our life.’

‘Anyone can make a difference. Making one person smile can change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world.’


Nugget 9: Be filled with wonder every day

sadn x‘It is difficult to believe extraordinary things. It is a talent you have, Sophie. Don’t lose it.’ (Katherine Rundell, author of Rooftoppers)

‘To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.’ (William Blake, poet)

‘It is only with the heart one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.’ (Antoine de Saint Exupery, author)

‘You see. String is the only thing that is never, never boring. String, and birds.’ (Katherine Rundell, author of Rooftoppers)


Nugget 10: Flying often helps

aire 2‘If you want to fly, you have to give up the things that weigh you down – which is not always as obvious and easy as it sounds.’

‘He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed’ (Albert Einstein, genius physicist)

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