27 things I believe

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Yesterday I turned 27. In light of this auspicious occasion I wrote a list.

Over my 27 years of existence I have realised that the way you view the world directly influences how you experience it.

Below are 27 things I currently* believe.

(*subject to change)

  1. Being engaged to my dream girl is pretty darn amazing.

  2. We need to be kinder to each other. We all suffer, and it helps to know that. Everyone is going through something you know nothing about.

  3. Gratitude and challenge is the key to happiness.

  4. Your time is the most valuable asset you own.

  5. We underestimate the value of silence.

  6. Vulnerability > Ego.

  7. Journalling will improve your quality of life.

  8. A relentless pursuit of wisdom can postpone the possession of it.

  9. Everything costs about twice as much and takes about twice as long as you’d expect.

  10. There is nothing fixed about who you are. If you want more, or want to be better, it is up to you to make a change.

  11. Nobody realises than some people expend a tremendous amount of energy just to be ‘normal’

  12. The way you experience me, is different from the way I experience me.

  13. If you don’t have a plan for it, it probably won’t happen.

  14. You don’t find books, books find you. If someone suggests a read, listen to it.

  15. Talent doesn’t exist, just hard work.

  16. If you’re stuck in your head, write. You can never write faster than you can think.

  17. Risk takers never complain, they do.

  18. Books are the best mentors money can buy. Just make sure you listen

  19. A habit can make or break you.

  20. We should work harder on ourselves than on anything else.

  21. Don’t promise yourself a life that you’re not willing to pay the price for

  22. The lessons of the past can solve the problems of the future

  23. There is no path, the path is made by walking.

  24. Everybody wants to help where they can, all you have to do is ask.

  25. There is real wisdom in not saying a thing

  26. The world does not hand meaning to you on a silver platter. You have to make it meaningful.

  27. If nothing else, I’m a work in progress, and I’m ok with that.

Funnily enough, I wrote a similar list this time last year: 26 things I know to be true. It’s nice to see how I’ve changed over 12 months.

That’s me. 27 years old and only slightly more enlightened than I was at 26. Who knows what else I’ll realise I don’t know when I turn 28.

Be amazing.