Most Sunday evenings, I sit alone to ponder the week behind me, always asking the same question; “What lessons did I learn this week?”
To help me remember these lessons, I write them down and publish them as a weekly blog post entitled 5 Lessons I Learned This Week.
Over the Christmas holiday, I spent some time reviewing my posts of 2021 and decided to select my favorite lessons, and while I found it impossible only to pick five, I managed to narrow it down to fifteen. So here are the top 15 lessons I learned in 2021.
- Being courteous is always the right thing.
- Most of the inner stories I tell myself aren’t true.
- Amateurs do the work when conditions are ideal. Professionals can perform in all conditions.
- If you choose to live with cats you must learn to live with cat hair on your sweater.
- There are some things you cannot change, like the coming of the seasons and people.
- There are three types of people you need in your life. A peer, a mentor, and a student.
- Give yourself a beginning and an ending date for every project.
- Feeling that you are alone is a myth. Almost every person has experienced what you are going through or has thought what you are now thinking.
- Remembering someone’s birthday is important!
- Be good enough at most things and outstanding at one thing.
- At my friends funeral, I noticed that none of the photos in the slideshow of his life were work related.
- Create work that people would miss if you didn’t show up.
- Today, is the slowest the earth will ever change.
- If you aren’t purposely building the life you desire, outside forces will shape another one for you.
- There are many benefits of sitting on the sideline of your kid’s little league soccer game, but you won’t realize most of them for twenty years.
Happy New Year!