As you go through life, you pick up knowledge and wisdom that can be passed onto others. But what if you could bypass that process? What if you could learn eight life lessons in one go? Read on to do just that.
Avoid Compound Interest on Debt at all costs
Compound interest really is one of the worst things in our culture when it comes to debt. All sorts of people get enticed by the idea of borrowing a sum of money or financing something that they can’t afford. Problem is, with compound interest, they will end up paying back so much more than they borrowed. If you want to avoid a lifetime of debt, avoid compound interest.
Communication is Key to Success
In almost every profession and every situation, communication is the key to success. Learning how to communicate will almost guarantee you a good job, a great relationship, and more. The question is – how do you learn to communicate well? Unfortunately, there’s no straight answer. You need to learn how to speak clearly, how to get your point across, and how to approach people with confidence.
You Need to Ask the Right Questions
Whenever you’re asking a question, think about whether it’s the right question or not. To do this, you need to think about what you want out of the answer. Don’t set traps for people, ask open-ended questions, and listen carefully to the response.
Create Value for Others
Want people to like and respect you? Then you need to create value for them. This might sound like a pseudo-business tip but it’s true. Create value by making other people’s lives easier, happier, and more interesting. Offer to help your friends decorate their new home, stay behind to help at work, and take your loved ones on an interesting day trip.
Religion is Important
Religion might not be important to you, but it is still really important. For some people, religion is an important framework for life. For others, it’s a complete belief system. For everyone, it’s part of the history of mankind. Learn about religion by reading daily bible verses and researching other religions. It will make you more informed about the world you live in.
15 Minutes Early is 15 Minutes Late
When someone is consistently late, it makes life difficult for the people around them. Don’t be that person. You should adopt the mantra ‘15 minutes early is 15 minutes late’. For anyone that struggles with math, that means you should arrive 30 minutes early to any event, appointment, or date.
Your Physical and Mental Health Matter
Throughout your life, it’s important to take your physical and mental health seriously. Exercise every week, get plenty of sleep, see a therapist (if you want to), and take a day off when you need it. You only get one body and one brain, so make sure you look after them.
Try to Live in the Moment
It’s pretty much impossible to live in the moment all of the time. But that doesn’t mean you can’t try. Your whole life can change in an instant, so be grateful for what you have and don’t spend all of your time thinking about the future or the past.