26 things I know to be true
I recently turned 26, apart from causing a small quarter life crisis ( I think I’m past the worst of it now ) I decided to also write a list.
The 26 things that I know to be true about life.
- I don’t really know if I know much at all. But I know that I know a lot, But There is certainly more that I don’t know.
- You must find your purpose, and honour it daily.
- Together is always better.
- Finding things that are both scary and exciting and doing them make life wonderful.
- Radical transparency is key in all successful relationships.
- If it is to be then it is up to me - The victim mindset just doesn’t cut it.
- Your parents are not perfect, but they were right about most things.
- If you fail, then learnt from it. Then you never really failed.
- Hangovers steal happiness from tomorrow.
- You are completely in control of your life. You can choose to believe that, or not. Either way it’s all your choice.
- You can have anything you want. But not everything.
- If you can’t cheer yourself up, cheering someone else up will always do the trick.
- Growth is not often pleasant at the time. Embrace the suffering. When it is pleasant, embrace the joy.
- Everybody can teach you something.
- You should know and uphold your values.
- Few things in life beat a good hug.
- Personal success is driven by the impact you can have on those around you.
- Seneca was right, we really do suffer more in our imagination than reality.
- Discipline is paramount to success. Do what you told yourself you would do.
- Asking better questions is the path to enlightenment.
- You are a product of your environment, and your environment is a reflection of you.
- If all else fails, stop, smile, face the sun and breathe.
- Yoga and meditation are like strength training for the mind.
- Strength training is like strength training for the body.
- Your standards are only that if you uphold them.
- Writing lists are fun. Sharing them with others is funner. Discussing them is funnest.
That’s me. 26 years old and only slightly more enlightened than I was at 25. Who knows what else I’ll realise I don’t know when I turn 27.