7 Lessons I Would Teach The Younger Me
Have you ever wished you had known something sooner in life? I wouldn’t want to go back to my younger years, but I wish I understood some life lessons a lot sooner. I’m not sure if I would have listened, but I would have at least tried.
Here’s some advice I would tell the younger me:
- Try a lot of different things. The best way to figure out your calling and talents is to try something new. You’ll never know until you try.
- Don’t be afraid to fail. Failure is only final when you give up. You’ll never know until you try.
- Worry a lot less about what other people think. The people I once wanted to impress or be friends with are out of my life. At my age I only want to be around people who truly care about me.
- Learn to love reading. I could be further down the road if I had started reading books sooner.
- Save more money and learn to live on less. Money can’t buy happiness. I’ve tried and I always feel empty afterwards.
- Don’t be in too big of a hurry to get to your destiny. The journey makes the destination worth it.
- In the end, all that matters is relationships. The other things are temporal.
These are just a few of the things I’ve learned. In fact, I’m still working on these in my life now.
Question: What would you add to this list?
I'm a pastor, writer and serial encourager. I like to help people to grow in their relationship with God. I live outside of Atlanta, GA. I've written a book, Stubborn Faith: 30 Day Devotional Guide For New Growth. It's available for download on Amazon. Feel free to follow me on Twitter at @ericspeir