What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills

A few weeks ago I posted this question on Facebook: What is one bit of advice you’d give to your younger self?

The variety of responses caused me to think, agree, reflect, and some answers caused me to laugh. All were outstanding, and I want to share some of these with you. I’m not including the person’s name who offered the suggestion. Neither are these in a particular order. Enjoy!

The following are the top 25 tips to our younger self.

  1. Don’t let fear hold you back.
  2. Talk less, listen more.
  3. Don’t take yourself too seriously.
  4. Live each day as if it was your last. Put Jesus first in everything.
  5. You will survive.
  6. Never lose your imagination.
  7. Say your prayers every night.
  8. Around 1996, I’d tell myself to buy Amazon stock.
  9. Brace yourself! You’re in for one wild ride!
  10. Enjoy the season you’re in.
  11. Study more.
  12. You’re an idiot!
  13. Be bold.
  14. Be who you are in Christ.
  15. Sunscreen and limit time in the sun.
  16. Be kind.
  17. Follow my dreams, not other people.
  18. Be you with confidence.
  19. Start writing younger.
  20. Exercise and eat right.
  21. Buy Apple when it goes public.
  22. Hold on to Jesus and never give up.
  23. Buy IBM stock
  24. Don’t doubt your dreams.
  25. Always be kind.

How about you? Do you have advice for your younger self that we all can use?