Author Darius Foroux, based on his own experiences, brought together what he said, “I wish I knew 10 years ago”. We listen to him.
Socrates, the pioneer of thoughts, considered even one of the founders of Western philosophy or even Socrates philosophy, was once called the wisest man on earth by the Prophet of Delphi. Socrates thought that this statement was false when he heard that the prophet made such a comment. And he said:
“I know one thing: that I know nothing.”
How can the smartest, wisest man in the world know nothing? I first heard this paradoxical wisdom from my schoolteacher when I was 14 or 15. This affected me very much, I used this word of Socrates as my learning strategy.
I think saying “I don’t know anything” means you are an educated person, but you still don’t know anything. You can learn something from everything and everyone.
What you’ll find below is a list of the most important things I’ve learned from other people and books. It took me a long time to learn some of them. But if I had to learn them alone, it would take much longer.
We can learn things quickly, but we often forget the same rate. So sometimes we must remind ourselves of what we’ve learned.
Here are 25 of these reminders that others have taught me:
1) Struggle is good.
Never say “I can’t stand anymore”. Instead, “Come on!” Den.
2) Don’t complain.
The complaint is the biggest waste of time. Either do something or shut up.
3) Spend time with the people you love.
This may be your family and best friends. If you don’t have a family, create a family. Most people are temporary. The family is permanent.
4) Do not start a relationship unless you are in love.
I’ve done this more than once. You like someone and think: “We can give it a chance.” In fact, this is not a very good idea. You are either in love or not. Don’t fool yourself.
5) Exercise daily.
I couldn’t do this until recently. A healthy body is where you need to start everything in life. Build a healthy and strong body!
6) Keep a diary.
No, logging is not something children do. It helps you become a better thinker and writer. You can say, “I don’t want to be a writer.” So how many emails and texts do you send per day? In fact, everyone is a writer.
7) Be grateful.
Thank everyone and everything.
8) Don’t care what people think.
Won’t we all die at the end? Does it really matter what people think about you?
9) Take more risks.
Don t be coward.
10) Choose an industry, not a job.
If you want to be good at something, you have to spend years doing it. You cannot do this if you move from sector to sector. Choose an industry you love and start at the lowest level. Finally, you will find the perfect job for you.
11) Show the way.
When you find yourself in a situation where everyone is looking at each other, it is time to lead. You start to be the leader you decide to become a leader. There is no start or job position for this. Being a leader is just making a decision.
12) Money is not the most important thing.
You need to educate yourself to ignore money and focus on providing value instead. Also, don’t become overly dependent on the items you have. Otherwise, the item will have you.
13) Be nice.
You can be more kind. Don’t insult people.
14) Learn every day.
You don’t have to read a book every day to learn. Learn from your mistakes. Be open to what people around you can teach you.
15) Rest before you get tired.
Even if you fall in love with your job, you need to take time to rest. You are a human being, you are not Android, never forget this.
16) Don’t judge people.
People are not stupid just because they make different choices from you. You also don’t know everything about people, so don’t judge them, help them.
17) Consider others.
Just be careful, that’s all. We all have families, bills to pay, and our own problems.
18) Do unrequited things.
Keeping score. Just do something for the happiness of doing good.
19) The game has no end.
Don’t try to understand everything. Enjoy the journey.
20) Enjoy the little things.
I like clichés because they are real. Especially this item. You know why? Because everybody says he knows this, but nobody does it. They just run after big things.
21) Don’t take yourself seriously.
Yes, you are an individual and people have to take you seriously, I understand. But at the end of the day, we are all a group of ants trying to chase the same things. Cheer up…
22) Don’t blame people.
What’s the purpose? Do you punish them? Don’t do this to people. Also don’t do it yourself. You are just a human being.
23) Create something.
To be happy, not to leave a legacy! Make music, write a book, make a table, anything. For yourself … You will feel good.
24) Never look back for too long.
The past is only good for one thing: it’s learning too.
25) Take action!
Just don’t sit there. Without movement, you cannot create results.
You may know a lot. But like Socrates, you and I don’t know anything. So, we have to continue learning. If you are curious about Socrates and Plato’s philosophies, this is a good summary of Plato’s Gorgias book: Plato’s Gorgias summary