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10 Life Lessons I Learned by Age 30

10 Life Lessons I Learned by Age 30

Nashunda Bolden | Dumb Little Man

November 15, 2010

Life Lesson #6 – I get it now when people talk about having passion as a requirement for excellence.
If you want to excel as a fashion designer, working towards that goal should generally win over other other distractions. When presented with the opportunity to watch TV or hang out with friends instead of working to, if you constantly choose those distractions over working on fashion, you must consider that fashion is not your passion. I am not saying that you can’t relax, but I’m saying that before you choose a life goal or a ‘passion’, be sure it’s something that you, in your heart, really enjoy and love doing.

Life Lesson #7 – Relationships can be your greatest teacher.
I feel that everyone should do a lessons learned exercise after each relationship AND after every couple of years in a marriage. Each relationship is a reflection of yourself (whether good or bad). Subconsciously it’s a reflection of our deepest insecurities and needs. And if you really take the time to reflect the good or bad times, it is a window into your soul. Taking the time to review your past will be time well spent.

Life Lesson #8– Don’t sleep on the power of the internet
There are thousands upon thousands of people making a good amount of money online. The BEST thing about online business is that is has no face. So you can no longer say you’re being judged by your race, background, lack of a degree, etc. The internet levels the playing field. Quality content speaks louder than your religion, skin color, etc. Start looking into the power of it today.

Next Page: Life Lesson #9 – Carpe Diem →


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    Fauxtoegraft

    over 3 years ago

    16 comments

    BTW, ignore the comments from those who criticize the writing... the content is significant and wise.

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    Fauxtoegraft

    over 3 years ago

    16 comments

    Well-done... I wish I'd learned these thing by age 30. But whole-heartedly (try) to embrace these as tenets as I'm entering my 50s! Loved it!

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    crystallorree

    over 3 years ago

    2 comments

    Wonderful article, really hits home. "Life is a journey not a destination" rings true. Thank you for sharing!

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    amfelix12

    over 3 years ago

    4 comments

    I really enjoyed your article. It really made me ponder the possibilities that I want to take advantage of or not miss out on. Thank you kindly.

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    bm_martinez21

    over 3 years ago

    8 comments

    Great article. I always write in order to keep track of how much I have learned and how much more I need to learn. I am 25 and I do get nervous about the next couple of years, mostly because I want to be where I want to be at age 30. I am very proud of how much I have accomplished so far, but now I am thinking about my next step, grad school. It's just taking me some time to learn about my deeper interests and pursue it. I believe it's a combination of the journey and the end result that gives us the greatest pleasure too.

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    songwriter

    over 3 years ago

    78 comments

    Very good read. I think everyone can relate to this article in some way or another. Thumbs up!

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    rebeccabroderick

    over 3 years ago

    4 comments

    It took a life tragedy to learn these lessons, but at least I learned them. I only wish Natasha had shared her experiences earlier... of course, I probably wouldn't have listened! :)

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    Jerrie23

    over 3 years ago

    16 comments

    I appreciate these lessons. My favorite ones are numbers 2,3, and 9.

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    diancan

    over 3 years ago

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    Hey something to think about: a Dumb Little Man . com site

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    Laur

    over 3 years ago

    52 comments

    I've got a lot of learning to do this next year!

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    BrianneD

    over 3 years ago

    4 comments

    For the record though, the content is great. Please please please have someone else proofread your articles before you post them. Something to work on.

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    BrianneD

    over 3 years ago

    4 comments

    "I wish I would of sat back and enjoyed the moments more." You are writing an editorial!!!???
    Here is something great that you could HAVE and should HAVE learned by age 30. Would OF is incorrect grammar. Basic stuff. Would've = would HAVE , not would of.
    Don't worry, it's not about you. But it is about your poor writing.

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    katieancafuchs

    over 3 years ago

    36 comments

    I just met someone who blames everyone else for his problems, and I got blamed for something that he did a few days ago, and so thank you for reminding me that it's not about me, it's just who he is. This article is going to help me a lot in the workforce and in personal life. Thank you! And Soojuntong, I think your daughter and her friends are going to appreciate this article. I just turned 25, and I appreciate it a lot.

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    Soojuntong

    over 3 years ago

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    I would like to forward these to my daughter Kisha and her wonderful friends who are all in their 20's and just lovely girls ---- I took much longer than the author to figure many of these things out. Please read them. I endorse them 100%---

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    concierge

    over 3 years ago

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    I am viewing age as a positive simply because I have learned a ton of lessons that not only help define me, but will make future years enormously successful – emotionally, professionally, and socially-WITH 60KNOCKING AT THE DOOR FOR ME LET ME SAY YOU HAVE ONLY OPENED THE BOOK OF LIFE AT YOUR AGE AND READ ONE PAGE. IF YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED A TON AT OF YOUR CURRENT AGE, WAIT TILL YOU SEE WHAT THE NEXT 30 YEARS WILL TEACH YOU. YOU HAVE LISTED 5 EXCELLENT THOUGHTS ON AGING-WHICH IS WHAT YOU ARE DOING AT 30 YEARS OF AGE. THE RIDE FROM DAY 1 TO THE END IS MARVELOUS EVEN WITH ALL THE UPS AND DOWNS.
    HOWEVER, THIS STATEMENT -Often times we don’t realize how powerful our lives can be until we reflect and share our experiences. REPESENTS A SCHOOL OF THOUGHT THAT LEADS MANY PEOPLE TO GET OLD WITH BITTERNESS AND REGRET. POWER OF ANY TYPE IS AN ILLUSION. OUR BEST RESOURCE TO LIVING LONG AND WELL IS TO UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS SERVICE NOT TO JUST OTHERS BUT OURSELVES THAT WILL MAKE LIFE WORTH LIVING TO THE LAST DAY WE TAKE A BREATH. WORKING HARD AND FINDING PEACE WITHIN OURSELVES AND JOY IN OTHERS AS WELL AS OURSELVES WILL ENRICH EVERY DAY WE ARE ON THE EARTH. WHEN WE ARE IN HARMONY WITH OURSELVES AND OTHERS WE DON''T NEED POWER BECAUSE OUR POSITIVE LIFE FORCE WILL SUSTAIN US THROUGH ALL WE WILL EXPERIENCE AND MAKE US STRONG(A FORCE BETTER THAN POWER)TO THE LAST DAY OF OUR LIVES. HENCE WE WILL BE A JOY TO OURSELVES IN THE QUIET MOMENTS OF LIFE AND A TREASURE TO OUR CHILDREN AND THEIR CHILDREN AND ALL OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY THAT WE SHARE THIS EARTH WITH EACH DAY.

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