…By saying, Even if I don’t get what I want, I have a good life, then paying closer attention to the small details that make life beautiful. And by never forgetting that not knowing what will happen next also means that anything could. Natasha Lun on what she might tell her younger self about the future. Conversations on Love

  1. the little things in life matter
  2. be open to the possibilities before you

Are those two things the secret to life as we know it? Are these the things that you would tell your younger self if you could?

When I read this I decided that Lun was onto something…she sort of elegantly stated that sometimes life doesn’t work out exactly as we planned, but it still can be pretty awesome anyway…We just have to take the time to remember all the good that happens…

What do you think you would tell your younger self if you could? What do you think are the most important life lessons?

41 thoughts on “Life Lessons

  1. Love is wonderful, but it’s not the only thing that makes life amazing. Be open to loving relationships, but don’t live your life searching for love- live your life doing what you love if you can.

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  2. I think both of those observations are excellent ones, and not just about finding love. Being open to opportunities as they arise can make such a difference in the path you end up taking. I’ve known many people who excel at talking themselves out of new possibilities that come their way. Maybe it’s mostly fear of failure, but they close the door on what may be the best thing that ever happened to them. I’m a big believer in both of these points: the little things DO matter and being open to new possibilities is a difference-maker.

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      1. One of my bosses took me aside when I was in my mid 20s and told me not everything was about me! That made me stop and think about it. Yes, I can get like that still, but not like I used to.

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  3. I would tell my younger self not to work so hard at work….people today have more life-work balance which is a good thing. I guess people are a product of the decade they grew up in.

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  4. I would tell my younger self that life won’t always pan out like you’d planned or hoped. Sometimes we have to take detours or change course completely. But that’s okay. Just buckle up and enjoy the ride. Because even in the rough spots, we gain invaluable strength and wisdom to keep moving forward.

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  5. I’ve often wondered exactly what I would tell my younger self if I could. The obvious ones: believe in yourself more, worry less about what people think, etc., are only helpful if I could have actually done that at the time. And I’m not sure sure I could, you know?

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  6. “Not knowing what will happen next also means that anything could.” I absolutely love this quote!

    Short of something frivolous like “Buy Apple stock!”, I’d tell myself to never, ever settle. I don’t now, but I used to, and that made for a lot of wasted years.

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  7. I’d tell myself to have bought that new build house on the development around the corner from my parents which was called the name of my old school. It would’ve meant careful budgeting, but it would’ve been the perfectly bijou home for my daughter and I. Unfortunately, I was afraid to take the risk. I suspect my life would’ve been very different to how it is now if I had, so I don’t dwell on it, but it is one of my very few genuine regrets.

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