Life is a journey of twists and turns, peaks and valleys, mountains to climb and oceans to explore.
Good times and bad times. Happy times and sad times.
But always, life is a movement forward.
No matter where you are on the journey, in some way, you are continuing on — and that’s what makes it so magnificent. One day, you’re questioning what on earth will ever make you feel happy and fulfilled. And the next, you’re perfectly in flow,写下整个职业生涯中最重要的书.
What nobody ever tells you, though, when you are a wide-eyed child, are all the little things that come along with “growing up.”
2. Your dream doesn’t really matter to anyone else.
Some people might take interest. Some may support you in your quest. But at the end of the day, nobody cares, or will ever care about your dream as much as you.
3. Friends are relative to where you are in your life.
Most friends only stay for a period of time — usually in reference to your current interest. But when you move on, or your priorities change, so too do the majority of your friends.
As people get older, they tend to think that they can do less and less — when in reality, they should be able to do more and more, because they have had time to soak up more knowledge. Being great at something is a daily habit. You aren’t just “born” that way.
If all you do is follow the exact same routine every day, you will never leave yourself open to moments of sudden discovery. Do you remember how spontaneous you were as a child? Anything could happen, at any moment!
When was the last time you played in the rain?
7. Most people don’t do what they love.
Don’t fall for the trap.
8. Many stop reading after college.
问你们知道他们读过的最后一本好书的人，我打赌他们大部分回应，“Wow, I haven’t read a book in a long time.”
10. Creativity takes practice.
It’s funny how much we as a society praise and value creativity, and yet seem to do as much as we can to prohibit and control creative expression unless it is in some way profitable.
如果你想让你的创意肌肉pumped and active, you have to practice it on your own.
11. “Success” is a relative term.
What does that really mean? Success to one person could mean the opposite for someone else.
12. You can’t change your parents.
A sad and difficult truth to face as you get older: You can’t change your parents.
Whether they approve of what you do or not, at some point, no longer matters. Love them for bringing you into this world, and leave the rest at the door.
When you’re younger, it feels like you have to please the entire world.
Do what makes you happy, and create the life you want to live for yourself. You’ll see someone you truly love staring back at you every morning if you can do that.
14. Nothing feels as good as something you do from the heart.
15. Your potential is directly correlated to how well you know yourself.
Those who know themselves and maximize their strengths are the ones who go where they want to go.
16. Everyone who doubts you will always come back around.
That kid who used to bully you will come asking for a job.
Just focus on you, stay true to what you believe in, and all the doubters will eventually come asking for help.
17. You are a reflection of the 5 people you spend the most time with.
Nobody explains, though, that “beliefs” then are not “fixed.” There is no “right and wrong.” It is all relative.
Find what works for you.
19. Anything can be a vice.
再次，随着年龄的增长，没有“正确的”和“错误”。对一个人来说可以是一个在周日放松到另一个人的方式。只是留住你的习惯以及你如何度过你的时间，以及习惯开始增加频率 - 然后是他们来自你的问题，以及为什么你感到被迫重复他们。
As I said, know yourself.
What is the meaning of life?
成为你，你们所有人，永远在你所做的一切 - 无论对你意味着什么。你是你自己的创造者。你是你自己的不断发展的杰作。