X amount of things I wish I would have learned sooner

There are many things I wish I would have learned sooner, but now that I got it, I refuse to lose it.

  • Do more than you are asked to do.
  • Read more.
  • Work harder on yourself than you do anything else. 
  • Listen more than you talk.
  • Helping people is more rewarding than money.
  • Goal Setting is vital for success.  
  • Remember every person you talk to is dealing with something. 
  • Profits are better than wages.
  • Your best investment is in your own personal development. 
  • If you wake up early, you get more things accomplished. Be an early riser.
  • Remember some peoples criticisms are actually compliments.
  • Set goals that stretch you to do something different. 
  • Time is more valuable than money.  You can’t make more money, but you can’t make more time. 
  • Spend less than you make.
  • Don’t take financial advice from people who are broke. 
  • Read more.
  • Remember everyone has an agenda
  • People are usually selfish. Use this as a guide. 
  • Don’t spend more time watching television than you do reading. 
  • Save first and spend what is left. 
  • Your health is top priority, without it nothing else really matters. 
  • Remember that the tortoise always wins the race. Measurable progress in reasonable time. 
  • Read more.
  • Don’t criticize, condem, or complain.
  • Give yourself credit more often.  
  • Don’t try to rationalize things that are stupid. 
  • If you know it isn’t working, get out of it quickly.  Investments, career, relationships. 
  • Don’t major on minor things. 
  • Have a financial plan.  
  • Do what you can to become more and have more. 
  • Pursue excellence in everything you do. 
  • Do things that require you to get out of your comfort zone. 
  • Express Gratitude for everything you do have. 
  • Remember that NO body owes you anything.
  • Remember that YOU can only take care of you. 
  • Have goals for your health, wealth, and career. 
  • Don’t listen to AVERAGE people unless you want to be average. 
  • Try honestly to see things from the other persons point of view. 
  • Go TO Bed before midnight. Nothing good ever happens after midnight, unless you are getting up really early. 
  • When you wake up get out of bed quickly.  Don’t lay around. 
  • Make suggestions to people instead of telling them what to do. 
  • Read more. 
  • Formal education will make you a living, personal and self education will make you a fortune. 
  • Find a mentor in all areas of your life. 
  • Be coachable.
  • Remember that people only care about the results. 
  • Find solutions instead of problems. 
  • To really understand a concept, try teaching it.  This is the best way to learn the material. 
  • You don’t have to have debt to own a nice car. 
  • Rich people don’t ask what does it cost a month. They ask “How Much does it cost.”
  • Things are never too expensive.  I just can’t afford it. 
  • Where there is no vision, the people will perish.  Have vision for all aspects of your life. 
  • Your relationships with people are what make life worthwhile. 
  • Get around people that are doing big things. 
  • Remember you are the average of the people who you spend the most time with. 
  • True Leadership begins with leading yourself first. 
  • When you take action, things just happen. 
  • Life is really short. YOLO
  • Do more than you get paid to do. 
  • Have multiple income resources.  Don’t rely on only one source.  TOO risky. 
  • Have a back-up plan for your back-up plan. 
  • Read more. 
  • Reflect more often.
  • Introspection is vital for success. 
  • Do what I have to do as quickly as possible, so I can do what I want to do. 

I am sure I will blog on this subject many times in my life.  This is a good start. Please share your thoughts.

Brian Willett

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