“If a man looks at the world at fifty the same way he looked at it when he was twenty and hasn’t changed, he wasted thirty years of his life.” – Muhammad Ali
Welcome to The Vibe!
The blog that believes age is a MINDSET.
Each week we discuss an IDEA that helps you live a better life.
This week’s topic is 50 Lessons on the Path to 50.
But let’s keep this “turning 50” thing between us.
The Vibe: 50 Lessons on the Path to 50
Here are 50 Lessons on the Path to 50.
Some of these are lessons that have stuck with me since childhood.
Others were realized only after MISTAKES and FAILURES.
These IDEAS can help you live a better life no matter what age they are put into use.
- The first move is always to separate what’s in your control from what’s not.
- Control what you can. Adapt or be indifferent to everything else.
- Be humble or the world will humble you.
- You are responsible for the energy you bring into the room.
- Don’t compare yourself to anyone. Just be better than you were yesterday.
- The fastest way to change your life is to change your environment.
- No need to look back. You’re not heading that way.
- When you mess up, own it. Then make it right.
- If you want things to get better, you have to get better.
- Life is less about brilliant strategy and all about who wants it more.
- No struggle, no progress.
- Stand up when someone walks over to speak with you. It shows respect.
- Clutter steals your physical space and inner peace. No need to save something for a day that may never come.
- Take one more piece of trash off the beach than you brought.
- Sometimes the best move is to move on.
- Find one thing you’re good at. Go all in. An amazing journey will follow.
- The ultimate life hack is an awesome spouse.
- Have the courage to say “No”. It’s the key to a great life.
- If it’s not a “Hell yeah!”, it’s a definite “No”.
- What you don’t do is more important than what you do.
- How to sell anything in 1 sentence: Show the other person how they win when they work with you.
- Good health is real wealth.
- If you haven’t failed at something in a while, you’re just coasting.
- It’s better to walk away than lose your temper.
- How you spend your time and money tells us what you really value.
- Wake up early. There’s magic in the early morning.
- Reading with your kids at bedtime is one of the greatest uses of time ever invented.
- There’s always a next move, even if it’s just acceptance.
- Having the ability to think on your feet is no excuse for showing up unprepared.
- 3 Lessons from My 3 Favorite Books: 1) Obstacles will either crush you or make you stronger. 2) The fastest way to success is by helping others succeed. 3) Never invade Russia.
- No trust, no nothing.
- How people respond under pressure reveals their true character.
- Show me your friends, I will show you who you are.
- When you meet someone of influence, ask them for a book recommendation.
- Keep pushing, eventually it will break.
- An 8-hour delay in the Phoenix airport can either be the longest day of the year or the most productive. Your call.
- We don’t control what happens, only how we respond.
- You always have more than two options.
- In the long run, it’s cheaper and easier to fix the problem than not fix the problem.
- Do less and do it better.
- Once you figure out what you stand for, the rest gets a lot easier.
- It’s better to be kind than clever.
- Cut people some slack. Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about.
- Worrying is wasted energy. Anxiety makes nothing better.
- Self-awareness is a superpower.
- I used to think being a parent was about teaching and leading. I now realize it’s about listening and learning.
- This too shall pass…
- All we ever have is the present moment. Be there.
- Keep showing up.
- What would I tell my 18-year-old self? Hang around people better than you. Put in the work. Be kind. (PS – Lose the mullet). My 18-year-old self would probably just tell me to “F*ck off”.
- Each day is a gift.
Your results may vary.