Those who are genuinely trustworthy won’t need to toot their own horns. Others will always do it for them instead. I read that somewhere a while ago and it stuck with me because it is so true. Anytime I think of someone saying “Trust me,” I automatically flash on a used car salesman trying to sell you a lemon for a lot more than it’s worth. Man, I should never watch those commercials again.
4. Question everything.
And that doesn’t mean doubt everything. It just means make sure you know your reasoning for everything. I recently had a job interview and the biggest thing they told in preparing for it was to make sure I knew what I wanted out of it, what my strengths and weaknesses were, and have an answer for everything. That is such good life advice too, to make sure you have answers. People who don’t have answers to those deep questions don’t have solid foundations for their lives.
3. Dream big, but wake up too.
I keep hearing people talk about dreaming big, but what’s the good of dreaming big if you don’t do anything else with those dreams? Wake up, and start living the dream, or at least striving hard to make it a reality. Or at least don’t complain about how nothing is happening for you. Make it happen.
2. Being alone doesn’t have to mean being lonely.
Not everyone is destined to be with somebody else forever, but maybe you’re destined to be with several other people for the rest of your life: friends. Friends are the family we make for ourselves, and they accept us for who we are. Being without a significant other doesn’t mean you have to be lonely. Your friends should always be there for you, as you’re there for them. Learn to lean on them, but be sure you’re there when they need you, too. You never have to be lonely.
1. Take a lot of pictures because time goes by too quickly.
I was thinking about this the other day when I was going through some photo albums from my youth, and I wish there were more photos of the family, of me as a young boy, and of those special moments. Luckily, I have an amazing memory, but that’s not true of everyone, and it’s always nice to have memories etched in stone (or in this case, on film, or on digital media). It’s always great to look at pictures your kids don’t remember and to be able to tell them about it when they’re older. Get out the camera, or the cameraphone, and take more photos today. You’ll thank yourself later.