This is the most amazing list of lessons. Some lessons take longer to learn, and others come with age! Some of these speak to me so clearly almost as if I wrote them this past year…
#3: If you’re in a bad situation (be that job, relationship, or otherwise), first take steps to fix it. If it’s beyond repair, do whatever it takes to get out of it. Life is too short to be miserable.
#5 On that note, relationships (with friends and significant others) come and go. People change and grow. Enjoy the time you have with people and let it go when the costs to maintain it outweigh the benefits. Practice non-attachment. Read “The Way To Love” by Anthony De Mello.
#21 Just because you get older doesn’t mean you have to age. Here I am, 30 years old, as fast as I was at 18 and stronger, fitter, and healthier than I’ve ever been. I don’t buy the nonsense about how it’s all going to catch up to me at 30 (or 35 or any other age). Things change as you get older: recovery takes longer, injuries are more detrimental, and you can’t abuse yourself like you could at 21. That doesn’t mean you have to turn into mush.
#22 Never stop learning. Step outside your comfort zone as often as possible.
#23 Set goals, re-evaluate on a regular basis. Spend most of your time doing things that progress you towards those goal
#26 Your health is the most important thing you have. Stay healthy and you’ll be better in every area of your life. Don’t sacrifice health for materiality.
What other life lessons do you think we could add for those that are beyond the 30 year old marker?