I’ve re-learned many lessons over the last 30 days. None that will change your life, but all are good reminders of how to live better. On the list:
- Patience is indeed a virtue.
- It pays, literally, to be a good listener, not just a good talker.
- Humility is a virtue.
- We’re capable of far more than we think.
- Focus is a virtue.
- We’re also capable of over-complicating things that should be relatively simple.
- It pays, literally, to be well-read.
- People can change, but you might have to work with them a bit. Or a lot.
- Being tired is not a good excuse for treating people poorly. It’s not an acceptable disclaimer.
- Neither is being hungry.
- Or being busy.
- Either Google or Facebook will ultimately know more about us than our closest friends. Or at least their servers will.
- Despite the stereotype of motivational speakers, people like being motivated.
- It’s dangerous to do too much in a vacuum.
- Saying “thank you” matters.
- Saying “please” matters.
- Saying “I’m sorry” matters.
- It’s good to get out of your comfort zone.
Thank goodness I keep that business journal, although these are really personal lessons learned through both family experiences and work experiences, not just the latter.
How about you?