9 Common Sense Life Lessons I Learned Far Too Late in Life

In hindsight, they seem so obvious

Barry Davret
Nov 4, 2020 · 5 min read
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Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes — Emerson

1. Saving things for special occasions is a bad idea.

2. If you’re against everything, you’ll have little energy to be “for” something.

3. Problematic friends make you miserable.

4. If your day-to-day life excites you, the highs and lows matter less.

5. You can’t plan memorable moments, but you can enable them.

6. Asking stupid questions will make you a hero.

7. Calling yourself a professional adds unnecessary pressure.

8. No, “just showing up” won’t make you successful.

9. It’s okay to dabble, but it’s not okay to become a dabbler.

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Barry Davret

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Experimenter in life, productivity, and creativity. Work in Forge | Elemental | Business Insider | GMP | Contact: barry@barry-davret dot com.

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Barry Davret

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Experimenter in life, productivity, and creativity. Work in Forge | Elemental | Business Insider | GMP | Contact: barry@barry-davret dot com.

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A community of people who are curious to find out what others have already figured out // Curious is a new personal growth publication by The Startup (https://medium.com/swlh).

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