Advice to a Younger Self
Nov 09, 2020
Recently, a YouTube viewer asked me if there was any advice or tips about life I wished I knew as I was entering my thirties. I thought about it a bit, and this is what I came up with. The truth is, this is advice I wish I could remember and practice today, well into my forties. Anyway, If I could travel back to meet younger Timmy, this is what I would tell him...
- You are not what you do, for a living, or as a hobby.
- It doesn’t matter how much weight you can lift, no one cares.
- Glory is an illusion, it’s gone faster than it comes.
- Don’t make exercise an idol. It won’t save you and it can’t.
- Savor your time with your kids.
- Forgive yourself - every single time.
- Whatever it is, ask yourself if it is worth it?
- Don’t be an ass. It’s a choice.
- Be happy. It’s also a choice.
- This will pass, you can heal. You will heal.
- You have a purpose. Discover what it is.
- Ask anything. Questions open the door for wisdom.
- Don’t be afraid of opinions or the future. Don’t be afraid of anything. It’s a trap.
- Learn the freedom and the adventure of taking an authentic breath.
- Smile more.
- Trust God. Trust the Universe. Trust.
- You are enough. In all situations. In all possibilities. You. Are. Enough.
Like I said, there are days when I would do well to remember some of these things. Forty-five-year-old Timmy trips over different things than Thirty-year-old Timmy, but still there are bits of timeless advice Today’s Timmy would do well remember and practice. There may be a few tidbits in here for you, too.
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