45 Life Lessons and 7%

I often receive a lot of emails on a daily basis.  Some or many are spam and deleted, others I read and act on and others I think about.  This was one of the ones I have been thinking about.  But as I am in the 7%, I decided to share it. 

It was written by a 90-year old life veteran called Regina Brett of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio.  And whilst I agree with most of it, I personally believe in: 1,2,3,6,11,13,18,20,21,24,25,37,40

Read and enjoy.

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and
parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets; wear the fancy lingerie.  Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.

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7 Valuable Lessons I learnt in Hotel Management School

1. Excellence is a habit.
Every session, everyday was a reinforcement of the basics of success.  Excellence is not a flash-in-the-pan (although in the kitchen it pretty much was!) but a continuous, upward spiral towards all that you can be.

2. Friends are family. 
I treasure them even today and cannot thank them enough for making me a part of their lives.  Some of them went through a lot to teach to me the value of loyalty, respect and blind faith.

3. You can’t learn everything & you can’t prepare for everything, but you can try.
School is meant to give you a flavour of the real world.  If the real world was so easy to replicate and taught, what would that say about the real world?  What you can do though, is to prepare yourself from the knowledge of the people who came before you.  Practice in training and it isn’t difficult to walk in and conquer the real world.

4. Have a point of view, have an opinion.
The earlier in life you start the better you get at it.  The process of creating a point of view, accepting and announcing it as yours, and then defending it will create the necessary reasoning required to be successful.  It doesn’t matter what your point of view is, learn to develop one.

5. Have a role model.
There is tremendous benefit in looking up to someone and aspiring to be like them.  You will learn more good things than bad, but some of the bad ones will also do you good if you learn to identify them and remove them from your persona.  The role model may also be influenced to help further your career/success; remember, your success is now theirs!

6. Think & use common sense
Yes, it’s true.  Almost anything, any situation could get better if only you could do the common sensible thing rather than the impulsive one you generally do!  THINK

7. Life is not fair, get used to it!
Stop complaining about it; stop hoping it will become fair one day, just stop.  It isn’t. Now go do something about it!

Prabhjot is the Founder & President of Eclat Hospitality.  A hospitality trainer, recruiter & career coach he assists some of the best brands in hospitality.  You can write to him at p.bedi@eclathospitality.com  His blog on career success is at http://www.myeclatcoach.com/  He also manages a Hospitality Career & Knowledge E-zine at www.hospemag.com  Article Source:http://www.articlesbase.com/motivational-articles/7-valuable-lessons-i-learnt-in-hotel-management-school-905678.html