I Got Schooled By an 83-Year-Old on Life Lessons I Should Learn by 40

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no matter what good you do to people they will only remember your mistakes in every situation life is asking us a question and our actions are the answer our job is simply to answer well say no to your desire to be perfect otherwise you won’t be able to improve further the regret of putting first those who don’t put you first makes your life painful you must determine where you are going in your life because you cannot get there unless you move in that direction random wandering will not move you forward it will instead disappoint and frustrate you and make you anxious and unhappy and hard to get along with dreams without goals are just dreams the second you feel like you’re hanging on by a thread let go you shouldn’t be holding on to something that makes you feel that way in the first place the truth is that bad things don’t affect us as profoundly as we expect them to that’s true of good things too we adapt very quickly to either never Overlook contempt when someone views you with contempt and talks to you like you’re beneath them they will likely do you harm whether relationally socially or physically remove that person from your life even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness and the word happy would lose its meaning meaning if it were not balanced by sadness you can’t be happy with someone else if you aren’t happy with yourself be not afraid of Life believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact holding grudges will never harm people you hate only you there is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve the fear of failure you don’t realize the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory emotion which is suffering ceases to be suffering as soon as we form a clear and precise picture of it people’s actions tell the truth about them not their words real growth is when you start checking and correcting yourself instead of blaming others you take your power back by being responsible for your life if you can’t understand why someone is doing something look at the consequences of their actions whatever they might be and then infer the motivations from their consequences the biggest risk is not taking any risk in a world that is changing really quickly the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping if you are in your 20s many relationships will fail and not work but function as learning exercises because of this don’t stress so much it’s all just practice until you’re married your friends and family do not always know what is best for you the greatest sin is to think of yourself as [Music] weak don’t allow anyone to treat you badly just because you love them knowing when to mind your own business and when to speak up is a life lesson that takes time but once you know when to react or retract life flows much more smoothly you have to take chances sometimes and although it can be SC scary and outside your comfort zone you’ll never know what could have been unless you go for it the big secret in life is that there is no big secret whatever your goal you can get there if you’re willing to work if you do not make yourself indispensable you will be unemployed soon never let yourself become completely dependent on anyone always be able to support yourself financially mentally and physically a wise man can learn more from his enemies than a fool from his friends we walk away from our dreams afraid we may fail or worse yet afraid we may succeed you can’t expect everyone to be good to you and at the same time you can’t be good to [Music] everyone it is during the worst times of your life that you will get to see the true colors of the people who say they care for you if you never heal from what hurt you you’ll bleed and people who didn’t stue never expect and never put too much trust in anyone don’t stick with bad friends just because you’ve known them for a long time our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us usually people only want to hear the good not the bad so if you have issues it’ll be hard to find people to confide in numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it when a defining moment comes along you can do one of two things Define the moment or let the moment Define you stay away from narcissists they don’t play by any rules they will suck the life out of you slowly you need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day this is a power you can cultivate if you want to control things in your life so badly work on the mind that’s the only thing you should be trying to control Tomorrow Never Comes because it’s always today



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