Another year older, another year wiser.
In this case, however, we’re about nine years older, so the wisdom should basically be overflowing at this point.
We’ve decided to do a little reflection this week and talk about some things that would have been great to know a little earlier on. Five lessons each, and everything’s on the table: relationships, productivity, happiness, and health.
Hopefully you’ll be able to benefit from a few of these lessons, and maybe take the time to think of some lessons for your own past selves. I found it to be a great exercise for finding out how much you’ve learned and changed.
18-year-old me was cool and all, but I feel like a completely different person now. And that’s a good thing.
With any luck, I’ll be saying the same thing about 27-year-old me someday.
Things mentioned in this episode:
- How to Give a Killer Speech (Ep. 212)
- The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg
- Starting Strength
- Essentialism: How to Do More by Doing Less (Ep. 171)
- Cooked documentary
- The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, by Catherynne M. Valente
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- 0:06:27 – Be less cynical and more open with your feelings
- 0:13:31 – Be more empathetic when someone is hurt
- 0:19:16 – Don’t neglect your posture and overall health
- 0:29:24 – Don’t do something just so you can put it in your resume
- 0:31:55 – Don’t keep trying to date a friend and learn how to lose
- 0:38:18 – Eat a healthier diet
- 0:46:35 – Don’t over-systemize your life
- 0:48:56 – More free time doesn’t equal more productivity
- 0:52:48 – Get out of your comfort zone
- 0:54:27 – Don’t ask for help until you work on the problem for a while
- 0:59:40 – Conclusion
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