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Over the past few years I’ve learned a lot. Not just learning in the ways of facts and ideas, but in ways of life and living as well. Some things I have learned I use in life daily, others I understand but for some reason haven’t implemented myself yet. But for some reason I felt the urge to list a few things I’ve learned, and I would be interested to hear your thoughts.
- hard work really does pay off, even if people don’t always acknowledge it
- you really can do anything if you want it bad enough (they didn’t lie to us…)
- 5 minutes of pre-planning can save 5 hours of backtracking
- it’s important to know where you stand with people, on both a personal and professional level
- know your role. don’t overstep your bounds
- always think things through on multiple levels. don’t just see things on the surface
- there is always more to the story than you’re told, but you don’t always need to know the whole story
- PATIENCE. if you want something, it will happen. but maybe now isn’t the right time
- stop thinking about yourself for a few minutes and think about what you can do to make someone else happy
- regardless of how busy you are, spend a few hours a week doing absolutely nothing.
- (sounds weird, but it works wonders)
- COMMUNICATE your thoughts or things are never going to improve
- sometimes you just have to let go
- what you eat really does affect how you feel
- make time for your friends. life gets busy and you can’t let friendships suffer
- real friends are always there, no matter how long it’s been since you’ve last talked
- other people have lives that don’t involve you. this isn’t a bad thing. this is life.
- never underestimate the
comfort safetyimportance of home.
The part about this that really gets me about everything I keep learning in life (and I truly mean life, that thing they always told us would arrive one day) is that I’m never really learning anything new, I’m just accepting something I was told years before.
The advice we get from people sometimes seems too simple, and we nod and say ‘yes, i understand’. But for me, it’s always a matter of actually accepting the advice of others and accepting that maybe someone else does know something I don’t. Maybe I don’t have everything figured out.
Maybe there’s more to life than I know right now.
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