Lessons I Have Learned Over My 80 Years of Life

The greatest blessing is to wake up every morning, do your life’s work, and then, at the end of the day, to return home to a loving family

The greatest satisfaction comes from mentoring those who seek to learn and grow

Believe in the power of “yes”. The word “yes” opens up every possibility

Being a grown up means that you don’t blame others, particularly your parents, for your own short comings

Don’t worry about things that you can’t do anything about

Take good care of your teeth. After elephants lose their teeth they die

There is no greater pleasure than eating a great Italian meal. However, avoid restaurants that have a sharing charge

Never be motivated out of feelings of guilt. Guilt is worthless

Making mistakes is okay as long as you learn from them. No one mistake will ruin you

If a shoe shine man gives you a stock tip, it’s time to get out of the stock market

Believe in Einstein’s definition of insanity: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting to get a different result”

Don’t let your opponents know that you do your homework. You are then prepared to out play them

“Survival of the fittest” does not mean being the strongest or the smartest; it means being the most adaptable

Don’t expect anything in return when you do a good deed. Doing someone a favor should never be a transaction

Don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. This means that if do a good deed, keep it to yourself

It’s much more fun to tell a bad joke than a good one

Live your life, and ignore your age

Do something silly every day so you can laugh at yourself

Multi-tasking is exaggerated. If you’re driving a car and kissing a pretty girl, it means you aren’t doing a good job with the kiss

Slow down. Life’s true joys are even more enjoyable at a leisurely pace

There is nothing more joyful than being surrounded by a loving family and loyal friends


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