Learn, Share, Grow - 30 Things About Life Everyone Should Learn

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December 5, 2022

Below is a lesson from Inc on life lessons that would benefit us all, as well as our key learnings.

The Blue Courage team is dedicated to continual learning and growth.  We have adopted a concept from Simon Sinek’s Start With Why team called “Learn, Share, Grow”.  We are constantly finding great articles, videos, and readings that have so much learning.  As we learn new and great things, this new knowledge should be shared for everyone to then grow from.

30 Things About Life Everyone Should Learn Before Turning 30

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Life is full of lessons. Some lessons are learned in an instant--like when you touch a hot stove. Others take time to fully understand--for example, what it truly means to be in love. But regardless of the size of the lesson, there are 30 important ones everyone should know before exiting young adulthood and entering the next phase of their life.


1. Your habits can make or break you. Every action is a brick, meaning it's what you do on a daily basis that determines the house you end up with. You are the house you build.

2. You are what you read. If your body is a reflection of what you eat, then your mind is a reflection of what you read and study. Fill it with good stuff--not candy, like social media.

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Key Learnings:

  • These are great life reminders and lessons that can apply to any age.
  • Self-development

    1.Your habits can make or break you.

    2. You are what you read.

    3. You cannot compare your path with anyone else's. 

    4. Your "dream team" - If you surround yourself with positive and driven people, your dream will thrive.

    5. Self-awareness - the more willing you are to address your fears, shortcomings, and points of conflict, the happier you will be.

  • Productivity

    1. Invest your time wisely - see each minute, hour, day, week, month, and so on as an opportunity to invest wisely in yourself.

    2. To be productive, you have to remove distractions - it is not about multitasking.

    3. If you aren't getting done what needs to get done, you have to confront what's holding you back.

    4. Efficiency - in order to be productive in the fullest sense, you have to commit to the process of always looking for ways to improve over the long term.

    5. Failure to prepare means preparing to fail. 

  • Relationships

    1. The most important relationship in your life is the one you have with yourself. 

    2. Friendships and relationships are collaborations. 

    3. Trust is built through actions, not words. 

    4. A real relationship is built on vulnerability. 

    5. Every relationship has its ups and downs - the key is to always maintain a level of respect and benefit of the doubt, so that both parties can be heard and mutually understood.

  • Health

    1. Your body is your temple.

    2. Watch what you eat (like sugar and processed foods): Your body is a reflection of who you are, your habits, how you treat yourself - Cut out the bad stuff.

    3. Lack of sleep shows is a severe lack of balance and an unsustainable workflow. 

    4. Physical activity is crucial to personal wellness.

    5. Coffee is good, but too much coffee is bad. If you find yourself needing the caffeine, it's time to address the sleep problem.

  • Career

    1. There are no shortcuts. Focus on investing in yourself and your skill sets and let the rest fall into place.

    2. Your reputation is everything when it comes to building a successful career for yourself.

    3. It's not about what you've done, but what you're currently doing. What impact you are having today.

    4. Humility goes a whole lot further than bravado. It's about showing that you're a team player by being willing to listen, learn, and add value where you can.

    5. Becoming a leader has nothing to do with a formal leadership position. To lead a team effectively, it starts with holding yourself to the highest standard and leading by example.

  • Success

    1. You aren't aiming for perfect. You're aiming for perfect practice. It's about treating each step of the way with intention. That's how you create something worth presenting to the world in the end.

    2. External rewards are fleeting and unfulfilling. What holds far more value, and defines the quality of your life, is how many people's lives you impact for the better. 

    3. No matter what you achieve, or how externally successful you get, you have to always remember the kid that started out on his or her path out of pure curiosity

    4. Success over the long term is about constantly pushing yourself to take the next big risk.

    5. Anyone can reach the top of the mountain. The hard part is staying there.

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