If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Time To Stop Recycling The Same Old Mistakes
In this book, Ruby Hillsman offers life lessons to last more than a lifetime. She shares from experiences in her own life as well as encounters with others. Many times, life gives us a break, e.g. when hospitalized, and during these times we get a chance to think and reflect about our lives. Sometimes the turning points come during a particularly hurting time. Ruby has put together many lessons from a wide variety of people, lessons that come in handy in many of life’s situations.
Below are some of the things she writes.
- Take the time to get to know people before formulating opinions of them. That first impression is not always what a person is about.
- Making assumptions or forming opinions of others without knowing the facts is easy to do, but it’s not necessarily a good quality to have.
- It is important for a person to feel as good on the inside as they do on the outside, and that make-up is not to be a mask to hide what is within or for unresolved feelings and issues. Make-up is the icing on the cake should a person desire it.
- Giving others a second chance is a good thing to do. After a bad second encounter, I am not so sure.
- If we learn to get in touch with our guts early in life, we can always depend on them, even when things do not make sense at the time. I have found that many of us usually regret not listening to our guts.
It is a good read, even for reading in bits and pieces.