30 Life Lessons I Learned In 24 Years

Alright, so I turned 24 and I thought I’ll do something special this time. I thought I’ll write about what I’ve learned so far on my brief time on this planet.

Originally, I wanted it to be 24 lessons. But when I started writing, 24 turned into 35, which turned into 48, which turned into 62. Way too many…

So I went through the whole list again, and sure enough, I started to recognize patterns. I realized that some lessons were like branches of a bigger, unifying principle. Eventually, after countless revisions, I ended up with these 30 big ideas.

How to Double Your Productivity With This Simple Habit of Top Performers

Our ability to focus, to block-out distractions and really bear down on the task at hand is a hugely underrated mental asset. Some people learn to use this priceless resource efficiently, while others waste it.

The good news is that our ability to pay attention — to focus — works much like a muscle. If we use it either poorly or too infrequently, it will wither. But if we work it, it will grow. It's the case of the old saying: What you don't use, you lose.

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