Imagine you were 100 years old and you were looking back on you life. Would you still be anxious about the little things currently on your mind?
If all human beings were honest, we would have to say that far too often, we allow the craziest things to rule our brains and cause us anxiety. We get stuck in the here and now and before we know it, we are caught in a rut. Most times, all we need is a small shift in perspective.
I personally believe that successful people don’t wait for these shifts in perspective to sporadically happen to them but rather create “road blocks” and purposely put them in their own paths so that something is constantly telling them to look at the bigger picture.
This is why there is such value in “informal education”. If you can make it a priority to listen to podcasts daily, read as much as you can and watch really fascinating YouTube videos across a variety of topics, you are going a long way to hacking your own life for growth and perspective.
Not too long ago, I came across this absolute gem of a video that I’d like to share with you today. Three centenarians are asked what their most valuable life lessons are, and also their regrets. I found their answers and perspective to be so powerful and I hope you do too.
This is informal education at its best!
By Mark Sham, founder and CEO of Suits & Sneakers and Impello incubation hub