Updated: Mar 7
What would I say to my younger self?
I would say that for every problem you want to solve there is someone or something that benefits if you fail.
Don’t assume good in others. Make sure you see it and that it was being demonstrated by and in them way before you showed up.
Success is not measured by external validation but by internal peace.
Do something for yourself everyday, even if it is very simple or small. Exercise. Listen to music. Listen to or read a book. Work on a company or project that you own or control.
Understand that everyone only says they wished they could have been on the ground floor of your “big idea” when it has become a skyscraper.
Ask more questions.
Don’t feel compelled to be the one who breaks the awkward silence.
Don’t just talk to God. Listen to Him.
Understand that your faith may be best demonstrated sometimes not by the things you do but by the things you don’t do.
If you think you see it, don’t you think He sees it too?
Everyone is broken.
We are often drawn to what is familiar, not what is best.
Watch out for the unintended consequences of good intentions.
Does a decision have to be made? Does it have to be made by you? Does it have to be made now?
Intentionally doing nothing is doing something.
Some times you win. Sometimes you learn.
Don’t forget to forgive and be gracious to yourself. (Do this for everybody else too.)
You are unique. Every body is different. Knowing this and affirming it is your superpower.
Never act on wanting more for someone else than they want for themselves.
It is possible to do well and good at the same time, but understand it IS the “road less traveled by.”
Don’t expect others to embrace your innovations easily. Study Tesla (the person, not the company). Study the Semmelweis Reflex.
Practice mindfulness. Every moment represents all that you have ever been and all that you have the capacity to become.