30 Things About Life I Wish I Had Known 10 Years Ago

Have you ever look back in time and have the thought of what you have learned so far?

What advice will you give to the old you if you are able to travel back in time?

Let's us look at 30 Things About Life That a 30 years old successful person can share with… Especially those who are still in there 20s.

Even if you are older than 30s, you can definitely pick up some ideas from this post…

Last week I turned 30. Unlike most people, I do like getting older. 10 years ago, I was a complete idiot.

Now, a decade later, I still know nothing, but I do feel more in control of my life. I attribute that personal growth to an idea I took from Socrates, the person who was once named the ‘Wisest Man on Earth’ by the Oracle of Delphi.

What do you wish that you had known about life 10 years ago?

When Socrates heard what the oracle had proclaimed, he believed the statement was wrong. Socrates said:

I know one thing: that I know nothing.

How can the smartest man on Earth know nothing? I heard this paradoxical wisdom for the first time from my school teacher when I was 14 or 15. The humility made such an impact on me that I used Socrates’s quote as my learning strategy.

What you will find below is a list of the most important things I have learned from others. We might learn things quickly, but we often forget things at the same rate — and sometimes we need to remind ourselves of what we’ve learned.

Learn from people around you and be open to what they can teach you.

Here are 30 reminders that others taught me:

1. Struggle is Good
Never say “I can’t take it anymore”. Say “Bring it on!”

2. Don’t Complain
Complaining is the biggest waste of time there is. Either do something about it, or if you can’t, shut up about it.

3. Spend Time with People You Love
That’s your family and best friends. If you don’t have a family, create one. Most people in life are only visitors. Family is for life.

4. Don’t Start A Relationship if You’re Not in Love
I’ve done this more than once. You kind of like someone and think: “We might as well give it a shot.” Not a good idea. You’re either in love, or you’re not. Don’t fool yourself. It’s not fair to you or the other person.

5. Exercise Daily
A healthy body is where you have to start everything in life. If you can’t build a healthy and strong body, what can you build in life?

Spend time connecting with your friends, family and local community.

6. Keep a Journal
No, keeping a journal is not for children. It helps you to become a better thinker and writer. “I don’t want to be a writer” you might think. Well, how many emails and texts do you send a day? Everybody is a writer.

7. Be Grateful
Say ‘thank you’ to everyone and everything. “Thank you for this beautiful day.” “Thank you for your email.” “Thank you for being there for me.”

8. Don’t Care About What People Think
We all die in the end, so does it really matter what people think of you?

9. Take More Risks
Don’t be such a wimp. Seriously.

10. Pick an Industry, Not a Job
If you want to become good at something, you need to spend years and years doing that. Pick an industry you love and start at the bottom. You will find the perfect role eventually.

Take more risks in your life and see what doors open to you.