38 Life Lessons from 38 Years on the Planet

Srinivas Rao
Apr 11, 2016 · 15 min read
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1. Write Every Day

2. If it matters, put it on your calendar.

3. Have a Reason to Get up in the Morning

4.Read More Books and fewer Things Online

5. Almost all Change Begins with Changing habits

6.Keep Moving Forward

7. Check the alignment of your compass

8.Draw a line in the sand. Decide who your art is for and who it’s not for.

9. Keep Exploring, Keep Learning, and Keep Growing

10. I’ve become the Antithesis of what my destiny would dictate

11.Dare Greatly, Fall Down and Get Back Up

12. Pay it Forward

13. Straight and Narrow Paths Rarely Intersect with Interesting Destinations

14. You really can only connect the dots looking back.

15. Don’t waste too much time on the internet.

16. Find 3 books that You Return to at Least Once a Month

17. You can Improve with Age

18. Pure Work Cant’ Be Done When You’re Trying to Prove People Wrong

19. Always Carry a Notebook/Take Notes

20. Ditch the Checklist of Dreams You Pretend Not to Have

21. If you don’t care about what you do, it will only take you so far

22. Don’t Live According to a Deferred Life Plan

23.Your work has to be about something greater than yourself.

24. Don’t compromise values and standards for short term profit.

25. Sometimes you get what you want by giving up the desire for it.

26. Freaking out doesn’t alter the outcome of anything

27. Don’t worry too much about the future. Don’t dwell too much on the past.

28. Give it a little bit more time before you quit.

29. Don’t be Afraid to Pull the Plug

30. One word can change your life.

31. Come up with your own definition of happiness

32. Quality Trumps Quantity when it Comes to Friends

33. People are in our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime.

34. Ride Waves, Mountains do Something that Involves a Board Under Your Feet

35.If you’re going to challenge the status quo you will be misunderstood.

36. Celebrate Small Wins

37. Value your Time

38. If you live in San Francisco, Read Street Signs Carefully

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