The talented Regina Brett has graciously given me the go-ahead to share some of her life lessons with you. Originally published in The Plain Dealer in 2006, the column 45 life lessons and 5 to grow on quickly became one of the most popular to ever be published in the newspaper; it’s become a modern-day classic of sorts.
I like her lessons because she doesn’t use lengthy explanations or clever kitsch to drive her points home; they’re just simple truths about life from a woman with a keen eye, packaged for easy carrying.
My favorites are below.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: “In five years, will this matter?”
41. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
Read them all, and carry a few with you.
If you enjoy the article, you can find more life lessons in her new book, Be the Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible.If you liked this, why not share it?
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