“5 Lessons Most People Learn Way Too Late in Life”
Alyssa Satara wrote “5 Lessons Most People Learn Way Too Late in Life.” It appeared on Inc.com. Below is her list with some of my thoughts:
Perception is reality. This is true for our view of the world and other people’s views of the world and us. Perception can create bias or make us miss what’s happening (how someone feels, a potential opportunity, …).
Everything is temporary. Life cycles. Whether it’s personal, business, or family, life’s not linear. As Satara notes, enjoy the highs and know the lows are temporary.
The importance of being present. I have nothing to add here as the article quotes Lao Tzu “If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.”
Do what you love, love what you do. As the saying goes, we’re not here for a long time, we’re here for a good time. Life’s too short to not do what’s enjoyable and fulfilling.
Being happy takes work. My favorite book on happiness is What Happy People Know. In the book, the author notes to be happy, we need relationships, purpose, and appreciation.