Each and every one of these Life Lessons from Sanjiv Mehta, Chairman and MD of Hindustan Unilever, ring true. Not only are they authentic, they just make sense to me.
I think the hardest, toughest life lesson has to be the first - to find your purpose.
At some point in our lives, we have all sat and thought deeply about why? Why am I here and what is it that I will bring to the world?
I actually think Lesson 2 is the answer to how we answer Lesson 1.
If Lesson 2 is about finding your passions, the things that make you feel alive, then definitely start here.
If you know about my favourite word 'Ikigai' then you'll understand how your passion meeting your purpose, vocation and mission in life is the key to ultimate happiness.
However, adulting means it's so easy to lose sight of our passions and follow them. Stop busying yourself with what the economy wants us to do. Ride the wave of your values instead. Check out this Value Your Values Guide to do just that! - I hope it helps you too.
Lesson # 1: Discover Your Purpose – As Mark Twain puts it: ‘The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why’. Lesson # 2: Follow your passion – ‘Find something you love to do so much you can't wait for the sun to rise to do it all over again.’ – Chris Gardner.