I’m turning 25 next month

Here are 25 bite-sized lessons I’ve learned in my 25 years. 

  1. You can do anything you want
  2. You can’t *really* do anything you want, but you’d be surprised at the amount you can accomplish while at a young age
  3. Education is important
  4. School isn’t everything
  5. Be grateful of the most basics things you have and are capable of doing. That way, you will have an unparalleled perspective on life
  6. Always make time for personal creativity. It’s 100% worth pursuing
  7. Great friends can be hard to come by
  8. Not everyone has to understand your world through your own lens and opinions
  9. It is imperative to be smart with your money
  10. Consistency is a winning strategy
  11. If you choose to take a path less travelled, you’ll often feel like you’re all alone because most of your friends won’t understand
  12. Learn to differentiate between your own critic and your intended audience
  13. Do things you enjoy doing
  14. Time is precious
  15. Relationships are important
  16. Understand that you will have your entire lifespan 3 more times over in front of you
  17.  Doing > Thinking
  18. Stop stressing over things you cannot control
  19. Most things just aren’t *that* important. If it were, they would call
  20. Leading is hard
  21. Reading is fun
  22. You can follow your passions, work a full time job, and feel fulfilled at the same time
  23. The Pareto Principle: 20% of causes generates 80% of outcomes
  24. The chained elephant—be wary.
  25. Adults are people too 

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