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 Volume 12, Issue 85  |  October 23, 2020

Guest Column

Lessons I wish I knew at 25

By Dr. Vidya Reddy

Hello, this week I’d like to welcome you to the birthday corner.

Tomorrow is my birthday. And, on this birthday eve, I wanted to take the time to reflect on life lessons learned that I wish I knew when I was 25. As a much older woman, I share them from some experience.

In the spirt of robust helpfulness, I feel compelled to share with you the thought exercises I’ve learned over the past few months. If you would like more information, techniques, and meditation based on life lessons, please refer to my podcast:

I wanted to share a list of 25 life lessons I wish I knew when I was 25. 

--That most of the things we worry about never come to pass.

--That life has an intelligence we cannot understand yet everything happens for our best. 

--That sunrises and star showers are more valuable than success and influence. 

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Dr. Vidya Reddy

--That forgiveness is something you do to free yourself. 

--That sometimes silence is the loudest reply. 

--That old people tell the best stories. 

--That often the simplest of human beings have the strongest of characters. 

--That friendship is a priceless treasure. 

--That keeping a journal is praying on paper. 

--That following the crowd never gets you very far. 

--That critics are critics because they can’t produce their own art. 

--That deep change is meant to be uncomfortable. 

--That people you love will betray you but that’s no reason not to love. 

--That kindness is more powerful than brilliance.

--That genius basically comes from a terrific work ethic. 

--That sleep is a top performer’s secret weapon. 

--That most people have great hearts and will show you them if they feel safe. 

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Birthdays are a time to reflect

--That if someone took advantage of you it’s because you allowed them to take advantage of you. 

--That once you dream up the “what” the “how” always falls into place. 

--That life expands to the size of your vision. 

--That it’s wiser to master 10 books than rush through 100.

--That inner power is more soulful than outer power. 

--That leadership is simply the opposite of victimhood. 

--That creativity demands solitude. 

--That real success means being yourself. 

Stand strong. Remain of good courage. I’m here to help.

In Peace, Love and Gratitude 

‘Til next time 

Dr.Vidya Reddy, ND, AMS, DAC, CLC


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