Number 1: Life is unfair, deal with it and learn from it
The first lesson I learned right after graduation was taken from a commencement speech of Bill Gates.
I know this sounds negative, but for me it’s more of challenging and motivating piece. I have long believed that while we have no control over the beginning of our life we grow older with choices around us. What make it unfair are the unexpected circumstances. You have planned everything, sort out and calculated every inch but there will always be an arising situation that will make you feel struggling. Well that’s life.
It is originally “Life is unfair, deal with it” and along the way through learning process I added that we should learn from it. That’s how it becomes motivating for me. So whenever I messed up with things at work which I don’t think I don’t made it, I said to myself “Life is unfair, deal with it, learn from it lenny!
Number 2 : Always do your best
I learned this simple yet striking lesson from one of my colleague when I was teaching and happens to be my mentor during those days (as I must say) and eventually getting him as our wedding ninong. He always end his talks/speech or his class with a quote “In everything you do, always do your best” his famous with this lines.
Under any circumstances, whether to the simplest task in office; always do your best do not settle for less.
Number 3: The best lesson in life comes in the hardest way
In a day or two we meet different lessons in life, some are basics, some are simple, some are forgotten and only to remember. Although mistakes are essential part of the learning process, still it is vital in our state.
It might be difficult to surpass such situation when I say “the hardest way” but believe me it will all be worthy of the experience.
Number 4: KISS – Keep it Short and Simple / Keep it Smart and Simple
Mostly things that are kept simple best works rather than made complicated. Simplicity is the best technique I often use in every ways I have to. It doesn’t make me settling for mediocrity but it’s more of avoiding unnecessary complications.
Number 5: Money come and go
We earn, we save, and we spend. So that’s how money runs to our lives. Remember that money has two roads to take: incoming and outgoing.
Work hard, play hard, spend wisely!
Now, what’s yours? Can you share it with me? Leave your comments below. 🙂