The last 3 years of my life have involved me learning more about myself, other people and life in general. This has been combined with learning from the books and seminars of some of the most inspirational thought leaders on planet earth. Over this time I have realised that there are a lot of lessons that we should be taught at 18 and certainly before 25, however, we very rarely learn them. I have taken the opportunity to learn from dozens of men and women from various fields that have allowed me to learn, what I believe to be some of the most important lessons available.
1. Love Yourself
It may sound like a cliche but it’s true. At 18 you’re looking good, feeling good and the world is your oyster. If we could all learn to love ourselves at such a young age, life would be like this for a lot longer.
2. You Only have One Body
There are a lot of unhealthy habits that you have as part of your daily life and when you’re young you think ‘Ah I’m only young once’. However, the unhealthy habits never stop and you end up being ill and miserable for the rest of your life. The important thing about this lesson is not to misunderstand it. Treat yourself, of course. It is not what you do ‘now and again’ that will shape the quality of your life, it is what you do consistently.
A lot of people make the mistake of waiting until the funeral or until someone is very ill before they say goodbye. This is not a good strategy. A great way to avoid regret is to be proactive. Actively visit your loved ones on a regular basis. Be true to what you feel and say ‘I love you’ as often as you can.
4. Invest Your Money
Anybody with any level of long-term success has invested their money in something. Whether it is themselves, their education, their training or their relationships. They also purchase ‘income producing assets’ as outlined in ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’. These assets will then continue to make you money for the rest of your life.
5. Happiness is an Inside Job
Life is unpredictable and when you tie your happiness to external events, you are often going to find yourself unhappy. Focus your happiness on what you have right now, in the moment. Feel grateful and you will feel happy.
Live life how you want to live. If your dreams are crazy but you know that you can achieve them, who gives a monkeys what ‘they’ think. If you are making positive choices in relation to your health, wealth and happiness but find yourself worrying what ‘they’ will think, it’s a good sign. Your moving away from the majority; remember most people are unhappy, unhealthy or broke. Maybe even all three! Follow your own truth!
7. Take Massive Action
97% of people reading this or any other positive information will not take action. Why? Because people let themselves get in the habit of not taking action. You can have all of the knowledge in the world but if you don’t act on it, it’s totally worthless. If you want to improve any area of your life….ACT NOW!