So I recently had my 30th birthday, and wanted to show you the top 30 lessons I've learned over the past 30 years. Enjoy the video!
I think it's a better idea to watch the video above first, but here's a recap of the 30 lessons:
1. Choose experiences over things, and time over money.
2. Forgive yourself and others.
3. Don't be afraid to chase seemingly impossible goals.
5. Stay humble.
6. Never stop learning.
7. Don't compare yourself to others (it's pointless and will only depress you).
8. Marry your best friend.
9. Don't settle!
10. Turn off the damn TV.
11. Decide what's important to YOU and chase it with everything you have.
12. Wanna be happy? GIVE!
13. Create a guiding theme for your life. Mine's “build wealth, live well, and give back.”
14. Life is too short to be scared or accept mediocrity.
15. Chill out. Relax.
16. Don't count on traditional school to give you a real education. Wanna learn, teach yourself.
17. Debt sucks. Never use it to buy consumer junk.
18. The 3 most valuable subjects I've ever studied are: finance, human psychology, and micro economics.
20. Nothing is worth compromising your integrity.
21. Think for yourself. Accept nothing as fact.
22. Be tolerant of others' beliefs, no matter how silly or “wrong” you think they are.
23. Work your ass off.
24. Challenge yourself. Push the limits and embrace what scares you.
25. Know that you ARE worthy and have what it takes to achieve your goals.
26. Eat your pride.
27. Friends are the family you get to choose. Choose wisely. Get rid of toxic people that don't support you.
28. Stay informed with what's going on in the world, but don't waste time watching politically biased news.
29. Grades and tests are NOT a gauge on your intelligence, value, or how much money you'll make.
30. Move against the herd.
Bonus Lesson. Your level of happiness is in direct correlation to your level of gratitude.