Advice For Any Age

Lessons I've learned and am still learning.
  1. Stay curious and you'll never be bored
    Ask questions. Who knows, answers may lead to the questions that have answers you're looking for.
  2. Never let someone feel like you can't do or be something
    The mindset of "I can" needs to be protected. If you don't have that, you won't have a start. You don't need a stranger's or even a loved one's approval for your dreams. Encourage, don't discourage.
  3. Listen twice as much as you talk
    Listening and hearing are not the same thing. If you listen, you apply. If you only hear, you easily forget. Like Epictetus said, we have two ears and one mouth for a reason.
  4. Tame Your Tongue
    Some people can get under your skin and come to consider that an accomplishment. Be the one to come out clean; keep certain thoughts to yourself and say nothing you would regret. Be assertive not aggressive and kill them with kindness. Remember, it's not facetious, it's being the better you.
  5. Play Your Part
    Every large leap starts with a small step. Don't be afraid to think big or aim high. Losses are wins in disguise; the circumstance will help you reassess and improve yourself.
  6. Less is More
    The little things matter more than you think. Have the patience and the balance to manage who you are. Avoid distractions that impede your progress or well-being. Moderation is key.
  7. Be kind because you mean it
    It's nice to be nice, but being kind, the act itself, is what matters most. You can be nice without being kind so be a reflection of kindness for all to be.
  8. Get-Done List
    There is no To-Do, only Get-Done. Get it done out of urgency, importance. Prioritize now before later comes around.
  9. No Quit, No Stop
    All of your effort in all that you do has to be given. Prerequisites and even what you love doing instead can wear you thin, but don't give up, in, or out. Push further every time and you'll finish strong. A small amount of motivation is still motivation. Don't complain, plan. Think Energizer Bunny🐰
  10. Never Settle for Less
    Forget monetary value and consider what you value. If it's worth doing, do it well and if it's worth having, take care of it.
  11. The Worm Will Turn
    It's one bad day out of many with other possibilities. Make them last, make them count and stay positive despite the changes you may face. There will be better days.
  12. Don't Take Your Youth For Granted
    Have a good time but be wary and wise in youth. "No regrets" is seldom said in old age.