I’m going to preface this by saying that I’m still relatively young and by admitting that I don’t follow this nearly as much as I should. I’m not going to pretend that I have life the least bit figured out but I fully believe that these three things are incredibly important.
1. Make yourself better every day
There is no reason not to do this. It’s a simple as going for a run, picking up a book, or eating a little healthier than you did the day before. There are so many ways that you can improve yourself on a daily basis. It doesn’t have to be some big life changing event or declaration. In fact, it shouldn’t be, rapid changes rarely stick. The small steps are what will eventually help you reach whatever goal it is that you have set.
2. Be kind
This seems so simple yet everyone is guilty of not doing it. More importantly, you should be kind without looking to gain anything from it, because looking to gain from it makes it disingenuous. If you keep putting kindness out into the world you will notice a difference. If nothing else you will feel better about yourself. There is no reason not to be good to people.
3. Work hard
A wise man once said “don’t half ass two things, whole ass one thing.” Put as much energy and effort as you can into everything that you do. Push yourself to do and be better, you won’t suffer for going the proverbial extra mile. Work hard and take pride in what you do, you’ll be better for it.