The Days are Long but the Decades are Short

I can’t believe it is already end of 2020. Time definitely flies by! Here are some of lessons I have learned this decade.

  • Believe in yourself. You are not going to convince others before you convince yourself. Be brave.
  • Always put family, friends, or significant other high on priority list. Don’t lose touch with old friends.
  • Pay less attention to what people think of you. Everyone is going to die. None of this will be remembered years from now.
  • Money can’t buy you happiness, but lack of money is definitely stressful.
  • Be nice.
  • Read more books.
  • Work very hard but not so hard that the rest of your life passes you by. 
  • Question your convictions.
  • Have mercy, not only to others, most importantly to yourself.
  • Ask for what you want.
  • It is okay to change your mind.
  • Have clear goals for yourself every day, every year, and every decade. However, be flexible when great opportunity comes around.
  • Exercise.  Eat well.  Sleep.  Go out in the nature.
  • Life is short. Don’t do stuff that doesn’t make you happy. Don’t spend time trying to maintain relationships with people you don’t like, and cut negative and high conflict people out of your life. Don’t waste time.
  • Surround yourself with smart, interesting, ambitious, and kind people. It really is true that you become an average of the people you spend the most time with.
  • If you think you’re going to regret not doing something, you should probably do it. 
  • When something scares you, you should probably do it too.
  • Do new things often. It keeps your life interesting and teaches you new perspective. Aim to do something big, new, and risky every year. It’s how you grow.
  • Follow your curiosity. Don’t chase status. Status without substance is unfulfilling.
  • Remember how excited and happy you got about stuff as a kid? Get that excited and happy now.
  • Have fun!
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