Category Archives: Personal

12 – 22 of #365LifeLessons – I missed a few

I never promised I’d keep ’em coming daily (did I?), just that I’d post at least 365 😉 So, to catch up, here’s 12-22.

12) Admit your mistakes – it’s the only way to truly improve from making them.

13) Don’t “Over-Google,” – some things in life are best learned from actual people – like your spouse, your Doctor, scientists, etc. Social insights only go so far.

14) If you keep people guessing, they’ll never be able to reproduce what you do. Stay the course, YOUR course. Even if others don’t quite get it, criticize it or wonder just what the hell you’re doing.

15) Believe in you. It’s the best investment you can make.

16) Know when to walk away. There are many times in life you’ll need to do so for your best interests.

17) Stop listening. Sometimes you have to ignore what the haters say and keep focused on the good things in your life.

18) Exercise. Always.

19)  Find champions. Not just those that you admire, but those that admire you and can inspire, lead and direct you as you navigate new challenges in life.

20) Be honest. It isn’t always easy, it’s often uncomfortable – but it’s always the best way (even if a little white lie right now seems the easiest way out).

21) Don’t underestimate yourself.  If you think you can’t, you can’t. But if you try, you’ll likely never regret it – and will always learn something new.

22) Turn the TV off. Or the computer, the iPod, iPad, whatever. Invest in people, books, music… learning – at least more than zoning out in front of the boob tube. You don’t want to be a boob, do you?

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10 of #365LifeLessons – Never Leave Home Without…

There are a few things one should always have in the car. A bottle of water. A snack (nuts are always good – protein, long lasting, easy). Emergency kit. Leatherman. Lip balm. Breath mint or gum. Hand sanitizer. Mobile phone (with charger and camera). Credit Card. License. Extra coat. A jack and spare tire. And a folding chair. Yes, a chair – you never know when you might get stuck and have to wait somewhere, or land somewhere unexpected that you just want to get out and stare at for a while (like a beach, a mountain, a concert).

What would you add?

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9 of #365LifeLessons – Everyone Doesn’t Win

Despite what school is teaching you by giving everyone a trophy, a ribbon or an award, life doesn’t work like that. You don’t get something you haven’t earned. There is only one first place. And sometimes, not winning is just what we need.  It isn’t always about winning, but rather about the journey and the lessons we take from the experience. And if you want to win, you’re going to have to work hard to do so.

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6 of #365LifeLessons – There is Too Much of a Good Thing

We always want longer vacations, more presents, bigger toys. But the truth is, if we always had these things, they wouldn’t seem nearly as sweet or exciting. Just look at the trouble celebrities often get into – they can have nearly anything they want, and yet many still struggle with contentment. Be happy with what you have, enjoy the moments you get, and move on when it’s time. Don’t eat too much ice cream – it tastes great but too much makes you feel bad. Take that lesson with you across most elements of life and you’ll have just enough of the good things.

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5 of #365LifeLessons – Create Your Own Field of Dreams

Create your own way. Don’t listen to the naysayers. Don’t follow the pack. Lead with your heart, trust your gut, listen to the path you’re being called to walk upon. Don’t worry if others think you’re crazy. It’s your field, your dreams. Follow them.

What I’ve Learned, What I’m Learning – #365LifeLessons