Today is my final set of lessons for my 30 Lessons for 30 series. I hope you’ve enjoyed it! For me it felt like the right way to commemorate such a grown up birthday. I wanted to close things with a post about general Life Lessons. Lessons, that when adopted, help me to understand my own identity in a more complete way.
Don’t get me wrong. If you read and adopt these lessons you won’t suddenly ascend to some divine status. After all, we are simply human. But maybe it helps make you a better human.
And I think it is important to note that, like with many of the previous lessons, sometimes I drop the ball with these Life Lessons as well. Let’s be honest, despite writing this awe inducing blog, I am a mere mortal.
1) Don’t be scared to take risks—not only is it the best way to understand things outside your comfort zone, it is the best way to understand yourself.
2) Know your moral/value plum line and stay true to it. Don’t let another person’s standards take you off course.
3) Read. Read books, read the news, (and completely selfishly) read blogs. Just read. Reading increases your frame of reference, helps with language skills and so much more.
4) Be authentic. Don’t embrace trends, opinions or thoughts simply to appeal to the masses.
5) Set goals and set yourself up to achieve them. But be flexible enough to know that sometimes life will take you in a different direction.
6) Remember the Golden Rule (for those of you who didn’t attend Sunday School: Do unto others as you would have done unto you.) and with that discover your own humanity.
There you have it. 6 0f my favorite Life Lessons. All part of 5 days of 30 Lessons learned over 30 years. I really hope you have enjoyed this series as much as I have. Please make your own additions to the lists in the comment section!