103 Advises From a 70-Year-Old

In a blog post here, a 70-year-old Senior Maverick at Wired and author Kevin Kelly of California, has listed 103 bits of advice I wish I had known which I found interesting.

Of the 103, I have selected below, a few of my favorite ones.

From Kelly’s 103 Bits of Advice

  • No one is as impressed with your possessions as you are.
  • Cultivate 12 people who love you, because they are worth more than 12 million people who like you.
  • Dont keep making the same mistakes; try to make new mistakes.
  • When you forgive others, they may not notice, but you will heal. Forgiveness is not something we do for others; it is a gift to ourselves.
  • Life lessons will be presented to you in the order they are needed. Everything you need to master the lesson is within you. Once you have truly learned a lesson, you will be presented with the next one. If you are alive, that means you still have lessons to learn.
  • Productivity is often a distraction. Don’t aim for better ways to get through your tasks as quickly as possible, rather aim for better tasks that you never want to stop doing.
  • The consistency of your endeavors (exercise, companionship, work) is more important than the quantity. Nothing beats small things done every day, which is way more important than what you do occasionally.
  • Buy used books. They have the same words as the new ones. Also libraries.
  • It’s possible that a not-so smart person, who can communicate well, can do much better than a super smart person who can’t communicate well. That is good news because it is much easier to improve your communication skills than your intelligence.
  • Habit is far more dependable than inspiration. Make progress by making habits. Dont focus on getting into shape. Focus on becoming the kind of person who never misses a workout.
  • The chief prevention against getting old is to remain astonished.

Source: Kevin Kelly’s blog 103 bits of advice I wish I had known