10 Lessons I Learned From Making Many Mistakes In My 20s
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It doesn't happen automatically. It requires thinking and reflection. No one likes to fail, lose time and energy. That’s why we need to make an effort to learn from the things that we wish we didn’t do.
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Be an originator of the action, of new ideas and be the first to start something new.
Set an example. No matter what it is, be the first one who does something.
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