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"Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart: 30 True Things You Need to Know Now" is one of the masterpiece from Gordon Livingston. It is a generous and gentle alternative to the trial-and-error learning that makes wisdom such an expensive commodity. Here are 10 important lessons from the book:

1. We Are What We Do: Stop chasing empty expectations and define yourself by your actions. Your consistent behaviors, not fleeting thoughts or feelings, shape your life and identity.

2. Less is More: Don't waste precious energy on dwelling on past mistakes. Acknowledge them, learn, and move forward. Focus on creating new memories and fulfilling experiences.

3. Forgive Yourself (and Others): Holding onto grudges, especially against yourself, is a heavy burden. Choose to forgive and release the negativity for inner peace and healthier relationships.

4. Fear is a Signpost, Not a Stop Sign: Don't let fear of failure or success paralyze you. Embrace those feelings as indicators of something important at stake, and use them as fuel to face challenges and achieve your goals.

5. Relationships Define Happiness: Strong, loving bonds with family and friends are an essential source of joy and support. Invest in nurturing these relationships with open communication and genuine care.

6. The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good: Don't get caught up in the pursuit of unrealistic perfection. Focus on taking consistent steps towards progress and celebrate the beauty of imperfection.

7. Be Bold, Trust Your Instincts: Don't shy away from taking risks and trusting your gut feeling. Boldness and initiative can open doors to unexpected opportunities and personal growth.

8. Life is a Bumpy Road, Learn to Navigate: Accept that setbacks and unexpected twists are inevitable. Develop resilience, adaptability, and a positive attitude to navigate through life's challenges with grace.

9. Focus on the Present, Not the Past or Future: Stop letting past regrets or anxieties about the future steal your joy. Learn to be present in the moment, appreciate the now, and find the beauty in everyday experiences.

10. It's Never Too Late to Start Over: Age is just a number. Embrace the power of lifelong learning and growth. Pursue new passions, reinvent yourself, and never stop striving for a fulfilling life.

Book: https://amzn.to/3W0ZqpA

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