34 Things I Have Learned About Life

34 Things I Have Learned About Life

On the eve of my birthday last year, I wrote a blog article that went viral.

I’d like to share it with you here.

This is not a definitive list; however it is a list of the simple things in life that I have learned on my 45 years on this planet.

My favorite is #19. I’d love to know yours.

Please post a comment below….

And so, in no particular order….


1: Nobody feels like an adult. It’s the worlds dirty secret

2: Be kind. Everybody is fighting their own battles

3: Pizza and ice cream will make you tired the next day

4: If something continually feels like a lot of work – it’s probably something you shouldn’t be spending time on

5: Good mental health is the most important thing you can master

6: You are only old when your dreams are replaced by regrets

7: Don’t be reckless with people’s hearts. Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours

8: It’s better to be at the bottom of a ladder you want to climb — that half way up one you don’t

9: Dance often

10: Everybody is winging it

11: Nobody is earning as much as you think they are

12: The challenges you are going through right now, will pass. However…

13: …they will be replaced with new challenges

14: Never, ever, say to someone ‘you look tired’

15: Accept invitations. Say yes more. Say hi to the world a little more

16: Go one place every year that’s new

17: Drink 1 liter of water a day

18: Stretch for 5 minutes every morning

19: Nothing can harm you more than your own unguarded thoughts

20: Before making any decision, ask yourself ‘is this a clear yes?’ If it’s not a clear yes, it’s a clear no

21: People change. You will be a different person in 10 years. So will other people. The secret is to embrace this change – not fight it

22: As of immediate effect, put your health as priority #1

23: As of immediate effect, never speak ill of someone not present to defend themselves

24: Be Impeccable with your word. If you say something – do it.

25: We all get paid for how much value we bring to the marketplace. So if you want more money, become more valuable

26: Make your bed every morning

27: It’s nice to be important. But it’s important to be nice

28: Talk less and listen more.

29: Have one meal that you are a master at creating

30: Don’t be lazy with your language. Effective communication is the most important skill you can learn

31: As much as possible, replace ‘I’ and ‘me’ in conversation with ‘you’

32: Learn something new every day. And write it down in your ‘Learning Journal’ (coz you won’t remember it otherwise…)

33: Social comparison is the thief of happiness. Don’t judge your life by other people’s Facebook News Feed or Insta photos

34: Always over deliver

Over Deliver Bonus #1: Anything, or anyone, that does not bring you alive, is too small for you

Over Deliver Bonus #2: How you do something is how you do everything

Over Deliver Bonus #3: If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito

Side Note: Remember #22 above…

I’d love to know your thoughts on these! Please share and post a comment below….

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