We discovered this great list of 20 things that old people want to share with the rest of us. This was first seen on imgur so – thanks to derodave on imgur for this list.
Here’s some very sound advice from old people………..
1. The most important person in your life is the person who agreed to share their life with you. Treat them as such.
2. You might live a long life, or you might live a short one — who knows. But either way, trust me when I say that you’re going to wish you took better care of yourself in your youth.
3. Stuff is just stuff. Don’t hold onto material objects, hold onto time and experiences instead.
4. Jealousy destroys relationships. Trust your significant other, because who else are you supposed to trust?
5. People always say, ’’Make sure you get a job doing what you love!’’ But that isn’t the best advice. The right job is the job you love some days, can tolerate most days, and still pays the bills. Almost nobody has a job they love every day.
6. If you’re getting overwhelmed by life, just return to the immediate present moment and savour all that is beautiful and comforting. Take a deep breath, relax.
7. Years go by in the blink of an eye. Don’t marry young. Live your life. Go places. Do things. If you have the means or not. Pack a bag and go wherever you can afford to go. While you have no dependents, don’t buy stuff. Any stuff. See the world. Look through travel magazines and pick a spot. GO!
8. Don’t take life so seriously. Even if things seem dark and hopeless, try to laugh at how ridiculous life is. 9. A true friend will come running if you call them at 2am. Everyone else is just an acquaintance. 10. Children grow up way too fast. Make the most of the time you have with them.
11. Nobody ever dies wishing they had worked more. Work hard, but don’t prioritize work over family, friends, or even yourself.
12. Eat and exercise like you’re a diabetic heart patient with a stroke — so you never actually become one.
13. Maybe this one isn’t as profound as the others, but I think it’s important… Floss regularly, dental problems are awful.
14. Don’t take anyone else’s advice as gospel. You can ask for advice from someone you respect, then take your situation into consideration and make your own decision. Essentially, take your own advice is my advice…
15. The joints you damage today will get their revenge later. Even if you think they’ve recovered completely. TRUST ME!
16. We have one time on this earth. Don’t wake up and realize that you are 60 years old and haven’t done the things you dreamed about.
17. Appreciate the small things and to be present in the moment. What do I mean? Well, it seems today like younger people are all about immediate gratification. Instead, why not appreciate every small moment? We don’t get to stay on this crazy/wonderful planet forever and the greatest pleasure can be found in the most mundane of activities. Instead of sending a text, pick up the phone and call someone. Call your mother, have a conversation about nothing in particular. Those are the moments to hold onto.
18. Pay your bills and stay the hell out of debt. If I could have paid myself all the money I’ve paid out in interest over the years, I’d be retired already.
19. If you have a dream of being or doing something that seems impossible, try for it anyway. It will only become more impossible as you age and become responsible for other people.
And finally, the last piece of advice:
20. When you meet someone for the first time, stop and realize that you really know nothing about them. You see race, gender, age, clothes. Forget it all. You know nothing. Those biased assumptions that pop into your head because of the way your brain likes categories, are limiting your life, and other people’s lives.
We’re sure that at least one of these 20 struck a chord with you. So what can you do about it? Not sure? Or need help?
Could you invest just 2 hours for a better life?
I know what it’s like to be super busy, very driven and very focused on building a successful career and business.
I also know what it’s like to be so driven and so focused on one aspect of your life, that others – physical and emotional wellbeing in particular – suffer.
Over the years, to help guide me, I have developed a powerful toolkit and process to keep me focused, productive and on-track.
Both the process and the toolkit are now available to you completely free of charge. It’s called: “A Better Life” , a simple, but powerful workbook containing a 6-step process to help and encourage busy people like you to start thinking about what really matters to you, enabling you to create the energy and resources to take action to live the life of your dreams.
In just two hours, I’ll walk you through my proven 6 step processand help you take stock, articulate your dreams, break them down into manageable goals, take action, keep track and get the support you need along the way.
It has taken me years of planning to design this simple, but powerful process, and I’m confident ‘A Better Life’ will help you gain the clarity you need to make meaningful progress, no matter where you’re starting from.
As Jim Rohn, the famous philosopher, once said,” the past doesn’t need to dictate the future”.
Get your free copy now CLICK HERE
The Better Life Workbook will help you:
– Take stock of where you are – including step-by-step instructions to help you identify your strengths and abilities; your personal values; your achievements to date; where your time goes
– Dream big – this is your opportunity to step back and allow yourself to dream, to consider what you’d truly like to do, have and be in your life
– Break it down and set meaningful goals that inspire and motivate you to take action
– Create concrete action plans that you can execute to help you move towards your Better Life
– Track and record your journey, building in key milestones so that you can see how far you’ve come
– Get support by putting in place the people and mechanisms you need to help you be accountable, keep going and, of course, to celebrate your success!
You will get all this and more in ‘A Better Life’ – get your free copy here.