27 Life Lessons I’ve Learned By 27

"Here’s pretty much what I know so far."

1. If you keep saying "no" to invites, pretty soon they'll stop coming.

2. You can choose to be whatever you want to be.

3. Ninety-five percent of people in the world will never be successful  —  even though they could be if they wanted to. 

4. How you do one thing is how you do everything.

5. Long-term consistency beats short-term intensity.

6. Don't always listen to "common sense." It's usually designed by the majority to neuter you into submission.


7. Read a shit-ton of books.

8. Making yourself do uncomfortable things is a very good idea.

9. Most people who say they want to travel the world never actually do, which is weird.

10. If you keep finding yourself trying to "get through" your life, you should probably change something.

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11. Avoid negative and critical people. They'll drag you down in their misery.

12. Most people tell you there's only an "A" or a "B" answer, but there's always a "C".

13. Things that people say "can't be done" can usually be done.

14. People are scared you'll live out their dreams first, so they'll try and prevent you from accomplishing that.

15. Try to be as honest, self-controlled, just, and courageous as you can, all the time.

16. Knowing how to make a million dollars is infinitely better than simply owning a million dollars.

17. Money isn't a good-enough motivator.

18. This too shall pass.

19. Humanity repeats the same cycles. Learn accordingly.

20. You are entirely responsible for the outcome of your life. And that is a glorious thing.

21. Try as hard as you can to be abashedly, unashamedly yourself.

22. And people will criticize you for that. That's OK  —  their criticisms only confirm you're on the right path.

23. When the loading is at "99 percent" complete, it's probably still got a long way to go.

24. Get out of debt as fast as possible.

25. Less is better.

26. Advertisements, by nature, are designed to convince you you're not good enough. Avoid and ignore them.

27. Your life is a product of your standards. If you tolerate low-level living, that's what you'll get.

This story originally appeared on Anthony Moore's blog. Moore coaches 20 and 30-somethings to achieve success in personal development and purpose. You can follow him on Medium and at his blog, Stuff Grads Like


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