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As a part of my Kaizen Reading Challenge, I am reading The Happiness Project. In the book, Gretchin Rubin talks about Secrets of Adulthood that she’s discovered. As I read that part, I thought about making a list of my own Secrets of Adulthood. I wrote this fast, without thinking about much, because these secrets – learnt from experience – should come from instinct rather than thinking. So here they are:
Dolly’s Secrets of Adulthood
- There is nothing more important than freedom. Freedom to be yourself. Freedom to change. Freedom to say no.
- With Freedom comes responsibility. You have to accept that every decision, good or bad is on you.
- Accidental growth is possible, but you could have a conscious growth. It’s far better, and comes with better returns.
- Just because you don’t want at 30 what you wanted at 20, doesn’t mean you were wrong to want it. Don’t have regrets. Have experiences.
- As long as you have health, you will come out the other side of every storm.
- Surrounding yourself with the right people. People who inspire you, push you to become better is important.
- Constantly be on the journey of self-awareness. If you keep in touch with your mind and heart, what you want won’t come as a shock.
- Keep in touch with people who matter to you.
- Don’t settle. In any area of your life. EVER.
- There is always another way. If you want something bad enough, you can make it happen.
- Life is for living. That means making the most of every day. Eliminating things that are contrary to your purpose. Live. Follow your bliss.
What Secrets of Adulthood have you learned through experience? Share in the comments below.