Eric Speir

Thrive In Your Faith and Family

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.

Creative Commons photo by wecometolearn

Creative Commons photo by wecometolearn

Here’s some advice I would tell the younger me:

  1. 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.
  2. Don’t be afraid to fail. Failure is only final when you give up. You’ll never know until you try.
  3. 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.
  4. Learn to love reading. I could be further down the road if I had started reading books sooner.
  5. Save more money and learn to live on less. Money can’t buy happiness. I’ve tried and I always feel empty afterwards.
  6. Don’t be in too big of a hurry to get to your destiny. The journey makes the destination worth it.
  7. 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?

About Eric

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

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