50 Life-Changing Lessons in 5 Minutes!

OK, here goes:

  1. Always Cut To The Chase
    Life is short, so don’t waste it on chit chat, filler, or other useless crap!
  2. Always Move On
    Yeah, yeah, I get it. You’re sad. You didn’t get that promotion. No one cares about your product. These things happen. Don’t wish things were different. Just be better next time.
  3. Listen More
    Sometimes it’s good to shut up and listen to other people.
  4. Stay Genuine
    Just relax and be yourself.
  5. Stop Caring About BS
    Yeah, your phone died. So what? There are more important things in life.
  6. Never Stop Learning More About Yourself
    Without self-knowledge, we’re living other people’s lives.
  7. Make The Best Out Of Every Situation
    Sometimes, life is not good. But you still have to make the best of it. You’ll be dead before you know it.
  8. Always Prepare
    No matter how small your next assignment is, come prepared. It’s the difference between an amateur and a pro.
  9. Don’t Put Things Off
    Difficult conversations, firing people, admitting mistakes, saying you’re sorry. You never really get used to hard things. It’s always better to rip the band-aid. Just get it over with.
  10. Save Your Money
    Don’t waste it on “things.” Instead, invest it.
  11. Don’t Ask For Permission
    Forget about gatekeepers and naysayers. If you believe in something, do it. And if it doesn’t work out, it’s always better to ask for forgiveness.
  12. Pick An Industry, Not A Job
    Pick an industry you love and start at the bottom. You will find the perfect role for you eventually.
  13. Lead The Way
    You‘re a leader when you decide to become one. There’s no initiation or a title. Just a decision.
  14. Things Are Not What They Seem
    If something sounds too good to be true, it is. A little skepticism never hurts.
  15. Exercise Daily
    A healthy body is where you have to start everything in life. If you can’t build a healthy and strong body, what can you build in life?
  16. Say Goodbye To People
    People come and go. Let people leave if they decide, but never hold a grudge.
  17. Be Smart About Your Career
    Don’t be a sheep. Understand that everyone is competing for the same things. Think about winning. Just stay ethical.
  18. Rest Before You Are Tired
    Even if you love your job, and every day seems like a holiday, you need to take time to rest. You’re a human and not an android, never forget that.
  19. Don’t Judge
    Just because people make different choices than you, they are not stupid. Also, you don’t know everything about people, so don’t judge them — help them.
  20. Realize That People Are Different
    Do your best to put yourself in other people’s shoes. Life is not easy.
  21. Never Try To Get Back At Bad People
    Their punishment is that they are a bad person.
  22. Have Multiple Income Streams
    Everyone should be able to make money independently. Create something of value. When people pay for it, you’re in business.
  23. Realize That Everything Comes To An End
    Your good health, relationships, family, pet, business. We all know how things end. Just make sure you appreciate the things you still have. Before you know it, everything will be gone. And so will you.
  24. Create Something
    Not to leave a legacy, you won’t be here to see it anyway, but to be of use. Make music, write a book, build a table, anything. You’ll feel good about yourself, plus you give something back to people to use or enjoy.
  25. Don’t Give Up
    Failure is overrated. It’s merely a different word for learning. We just get all emotional about it. “I’m so stupid!.” No, you’re not. But if you give up, you are!
  26. You Don’t Have To Be Happy All The Time
    There’s nothing wrong with being sad, angry, frustrated. Just don’t stay in those emotions. Acknowledge it, and then move on.
  27. Learn Every Day
    Learning is something you do deliberately. Remind yourself every day that you want, no need, to learn something new.
  28. Struggle Makes You Stronger
    Never say “I can’t take it anymore.” Say “Bring it on!”
  29. Don’t Complain
    Complaining is the biggest waste of time there is. Either do something about it, and if you can’t, shut up about it.
  30. Spend Time With People You Love
    That’s your family and best friends. If you don’t have a family, create one. Most people in life are only visitors. Family is for life.
  31. Avoid Negative Situations And People
    You can’t underestimate the impact others have on you. Get away from negativity at all cost.
  32. Keep A Journal
    It helps you to become a better thinker and writer.
  33. Be Grateful
    Say ‘thank you’ to everyone and everything. “Thank you for this beautiful day.” “Thank you for your email.” “Thank you for being there for me.”
  34. Don’t Care About What People Think
    We all die in the end, do you really think it matters what people think of you?
  35. Money Is Not The Most Important Thing
    Train yourself not to care about money and focus on providing value instead.
  36. Be Nice
    I don’t mean you should be a pushover. You can be someone that doesn’t take any crap and be nice about it.
  37. Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable
    Life, work, relationships, challenges. It’s all uncomfortable. So get comfortable with that.
  38. Take Action
    Don’t just sit there, do something. Without action, there is no outcome.
  39. Read Every Day
    Reading is power food for the mind.
  40. Think About Others
    Just be mindful, that’s all. We all have families, bills to pay, and our own issues. Don’t always make everything about yourself.
  41. Give Without Expecting Something In Return
    Don’t keep score. You will become a bitter person if you do that. Give solely for the joy of giving. If you get something in return, great, if you don’t, great.
  42. There’s No End Game
    We, as a species, just are. Don’t try to figure it all out. Enjoy your journey.
  43. Enjoy Small Things
    I like clichés because they are true. Especially this one. You know why? Everyone says they know it, but no one lives up to it. They just chase big things.
  44. Don’t Take Yourself Seriously
    Yeah, yeah, you’re an individual, and people have to take you seriously, I get it. But at the end of the day, we’re all a bunch of ants trying to chase the same things. Lighten up.
  45. Don’t Blame People
    What’s the point? Do you want to punish them? You don’t do that to people. Also, don’t blame yourself — you’re only human.
  46. Never Look Back Too Long
    Reflecting on the past is only good for one thing: Learning.
  47. Invest In Yourself
    Skills are worth more than a good job, career, money, and even a reputation.Why? The world always needs people who can do something well. Be that person.
  48. Rely On Yourself 
    Because it’s the best feeling in the world to know you can figure things out by yourself. But don’t overdo it. Ask for help when you need it.
  49. Be Precise In Your Thoughts
    The simpler you can formulate an idea, the better.
  50. Make A List Like This One
    It will help you to remember the things you’ve learned in life.
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