Today I turn 26 years old.

Here are 26 lessons I've learned through life.
1/ Stop being so arrogant.

"I don't know" is a valid answer.
2/ Do not let negative feedback disturb you.

Do not let positive feedback disturb you either.
3/ Life is easier when you live like you were a character in a video game.

Figure out what you need to do to get to the next level.
4/ It's okay not to be okay.

It's not okay to not do something about it.
5/ Everything is difficult before it's easy.

Love this image btw.

It has been my phone background for months now.

(h/t @jackbutcher)
6/ People think about you way less than you imagine.

Don't let fear of judgment stop you.

Seriously, they don't care.
7/ It's not always about money.

There's value in creating just for the sake of it.

Don't underestimate the joy that side projects can bring.

Write a blog. Start a podcast. Share your pictures.

Create and don't look back.
8/ Having said that, it can be about money.

If you are not earning online, you are missing out.

When you build on the internet, you can:
- Earn at anytime
- Earn from anyone
- Earn from anywhere

Your first dollar online will change you.

For good. Not in an evil villain way.
9/ You are going to die.

There are 99% chances no one will remember you in 100 years.

So you might as well do something worth living for.
10/ Do not underestimate the joy small purchases can bring.

- Plants
- A journal
- A great book
- An extra charger
- High-quality pillows

High ROI.
11/ Your success is already done.

Time only has to catch up.

(h/t @ComedicBizman)
12/ Just because you can learn everything doesn't mean you should.

There's infinite information, but you still have 24 hours on your day.

Choose wisely.
13/ When angry, breathe.

When stressed, breathe.

When anxious, breathe.
14/ Finding the truth >>> Being right.

Even if it means you are wrong.
15/ Life isn't a Marvel movie.

No one can save you except yourself.

The sooner you understand this, the better.
16/ If you wait until you are given permission,

You are going to wait for your whole life.
17/ When you feel hungry, grab a glass of water.

Most of the time, you are anxious, not hungry.
18/ No one owes you anything.

The same way you don't owe anything to anyone.

Hard and liberating at the same time.
19/ Consistent small improvements add up.

Do not underestimate these.
20/ Everything is figureoutable.

If you don't know how to do something, all you need is time.

Knowledge is out there, and it is most likely free.

21/ The number of books read is a vanity metric.

Do not underestimate the knowledge you can get from:
- Tweets
- Threads
- Articles
- Essays
22/ "And this too shall pass."

Everything does.
23/ You can't choose what you're famous for.

All you can do is put up the work.

(h/t @jackconte)
24/ Not every action deserves a reaction.

Conquer your primitive mind.
25/ You don't need a weekend getaway to "find yourself".

You just need silence.

Listen to your inside.
26/ Everyone loves a sincere birthday message.

It costs nothing.

It can mean everything.
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