What would you do if you could go back in time and meet yourself at age 25? What would your conversation look like? Any good advice in mind about what you could share with your younger self?
When I was asked this question my answer was not far away, I strongly know that I in those younger years was far from growing myself. The first self-development book I read was at the age of 37. So, one of my advice for the younger self would be to read more self-development books.
Another thing is the search for mentors, online and in real life. Today I am all the time on the way to find advise, number of online mentors are now on my daily reach, I joined several online academies to get the best knowledge and inspiration for myself.
One of the online mentors I follow is Robin Sharma who you probably know by his books The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny, The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable on Real Success in Business and in Life, and 5 AM Club, The: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life. Robin Sharma is considered to be one of the top 5 leadership experts in the world. His work is embraced by rock stars, royalty, billionaires, and many celebrity CEOs.
One day Robin Sharma published his list of 25 life lessons he would send to his younger self he has experienced. I got so much inspiration from this list that I decided also to share it with you.
25 life lessons we do not know at 25
From his experience, at age 25 there would be best to remind:
- 1. That most of the things we worry about never come to pass.
- 2. That life has an intelligence we cannot understand yet everything happens for our best.
- 3. That sunrises and star showers are more valuable than success and influence.
- 4. That forgiveness is something you do to free yourself.
- 5. That sometimes silence is the loudest reply.
- 6. That old people tell the best stories.
- 7. That often the simplest of human beings have the strongest of characters.
- 8. That friendship is a priceless treasure.
- 9. That keeping a journal is praying on paper.
- 10. That following the crowd never gets you very far.
- 11. That critics are critics because they can’t produce their own art.
- 12. That deep change is meant to be uncomfortable.
- 13. That people you love will betray you but that’s no reason not to love.
- 14. That kindness is more powerful than brilliance.
- 15. That genius basically comes from a terrific work ethic.
- 16. That sleep is a top performer’s secret weapon.
- 17. That most people have great hearts and will show you them if they feel safe.
- 18. That if someone took advantage of you it’s because you allowed them to take advantage of you.
- 19. That once you dream up the “what” the “how” always falls into place.
- 20. That life expands to the size of your vision.
- 21. That it’s wiser to master 10 books than rush through 100.
- 22. That inner power is more soulful than outer power.
- 23. That leadership is simply the opposite of victimhood.
- 24. That creativity demands solitude.
- 25. That real success means being yourself.
Read this list again and mark a couple of your favorite tips as a reminder to move forward. It is not only age 25 sometime it is also every day we tend to forget some of those lessons. ok, hope you find value in this list. Write in a comment which of the life lessons mean the most for you.
One more thing I would advise my younger self is to learn more about ways to live healthier. Good sleep 6-8 hours at night, physical exercises 30 min at least 3 times a week, and proper nutrition is so vital today to survive. In one of my blog posts earlier, I shared a list of 15 principles to ensure a healthy mind and body Aditional, I invite you to take this FREE quiz to discover your Healthy living score
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