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Live, Learn, Pass It On

Changing, Adapting, Exploring, Mastering 

For those neither young nor old, who recognize the third chapter as a time of potential change, a time for growth, a time for new learning’s, and a time when our courage gives us hope. This post is for you. 

Though I may be older, wiser, with a head of gray hair, a few more laugh lines and crows feet, I’ve lived, and I’ve learned and want to pass on the lessons I learned!

Lessons from loving and winning, from loving and losing, as well as from the school of hard knocks, and good old trial and error. 

No doubt about it, fifty-six years is a long time. The good news is it was all worth it.

The first thing to point out is I don’t have all the answers. That’s not what this post is about.

In fact, I’m always learning. But I have benefited enormously from people sharing their time and expertise, so if I can help others in the same way, I’m happy to share what I’ve learnt also.

Call them what you will: observations, guiding principles, or simply things that work for me. These aren’t universal truths, they’re my truths, my beliefs, shaped by my experience.

There are so many great lessons we all learn from life.

The Third Chapter

So, you’re probably wondering what are the biggest things I’ve learned in life?

I’ve learned…

  • That you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved.
  • That a strong code of ethics is as reliable as a compass 
  • That life challenges us with the fact that change is inevitable
  • That nothing of value comes without effort
  • That a person is only as good as his or her word 
  • That cynicism is far too easy to be useful
  • That it doesn’t cost anything to be nice 

Life is a continuous learning experience. Throughout our lives we keep rising and falling, picking up important lessons along the way. The opportunities are endless, and that excites the hell out of me.

Passion – Risk – Adventure 

Regardless of how much we know, it is never enough. But that’s OK because every day,  with every new experience, we are offered new opportunities for discovery and growth. School is always in session in the Third Chapter. 

When you’re young, you have so much time but never enough money. When you’re older you have money but never enough time. But that’s just part of the story. 

How you perceive and value time and money will change many times throughout your life, but at the end there’s only one you’ll want more of, would give anything for, but it won’t be available at any price. Cherish it while you can.

Thanks for being a part of the journey. Here’s to the next 25 years.

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