25 Things I’ve Learned at 25
In honor of being a quarter century today (still can’t believe it), I wanted to share some words (lessons?) of wisdom.
In no specific order:
- There is no substitute for hard work.
- Hugs are better than chocolate.
- True love is real. And its better than the movies.
- Listen to your parents. Even if you disagree, listen to what they have to say.
- Don’t feel bad if you sleep in on a weekend. It works wonders.
- Be critical of yourself to the point of encouragement, not disappointment.
- Travel, even when packing your bags and waiting in line at JFK is the last thing you want to do.
- Pray at least once a day, and be thankful. Always be thankful.
- Try hard to see the best in people. Even those that have hurt you in the past. It is worth it.
- Men and women are very different. Don’t expect the same from both sexes.
- There are few remedies as powerful as laughter.
- Don’t talk behind people’s backs. It is never good karma.
- Celebrate the small wins. You can never have enough cards or glitter.
- Take a deep breath before you’re about to say something harsh. It comes from a shallow place and you don’t mean it.
- Sunrise > Sunset
- Time that you enjoy wasting is not time wasted at all.
- Caffeine is a gift. Treat it like one.
- Music is medicine.
- Ask dumb questions. You will always be happier when you know the right answer.
- In aggregate, listen more than you talk.
- Give money to charity at least once every two months.
- Careers are fluid. Always remain competitive, aware of your options, but grateful for what you have.
- Trust few, but trust them wholeheartedly.
- Push yourself physically. There are few reliefs as human as sweating it out.