Advice to Myself

My 52nd birthday is approaching and I began to think about the last thirty years of my life. As I thought about my twenties, thirties, and my forties, memories both good and bad flooded my mind. I thought about the things I would change, and those I would not. Then it occurred to me, what advice would I give myself if I were 20 again?

  • Life is short, follow your dreams because no one else will accomplish it for you
  • Be true to yourself
  • Don't stress the little things, there are too many big things to stress about
  • Never be afraid of showing your feelings; people need to know how important they are to you
  • Take responsibility for your actions, it will make you a better person
  • It is okay to say you are wrong
  • Pay it forward, good things come to those that are good to others
  • Don't strive for perfection, it is an impossible goal and will only make you unhappy
  • Be honest with yourself and your feelings
  • Don't beat yourself up if something goes wrong. Use that energy to try to make it right
  • Be proud of who you are and not what you are not

I am sure my list could be longer. What advice would you give yourself if you had the chance?



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  • All of the above, but I wouldn't have listened!

  • In reply to Ms. Crankypants:

    I agree totally, but maybe when the time travel machine is invented...

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