What would you teach yourself?

“As long as you live, keep learning how to live.”

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If you could go back in time and give your younger self one piece of advice what would it be?

What is the single most important lesson you have learned, thus far, that you would want yourself to know 10 years ago? 20 years ago?

What would have the answer to that question have been one year ago? Five years ago?

The beauty of a life spent continually learning is that the more you learn the more you realize you need to know. What lessons are you learning right now that you will be able to apply through the remainder of your life?

Live life…

“…stop pacing the aisles and counting the miles. Instead, climb more mountains, eat more ice cream, go barefoot oftener, swim more rivers, watch more sunsets, laugh more and cry less. Life must be lived as we go along.”

Robert J. Hastings

These simple things are the ones that create cherished memories and how you know what it feels like to be truly alive. If you aren’t creating the space to do them intentionally then are you really living? I can’t think of one time where I have regretted spending time in the manner listed above. However, I can think of many times where I have missed out on, and now have remorse about, the truly meaningful experiences that I skipped in the name of “productivity” or “getting things done.”

If you don’t do the things that matter when you have the chance will you regret it later? What if you were to score your success in life based on how you have lived your life to this point than how successful have you been?

What would you need to change to improve your score?

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