There are a number of life lessons I’ve learned from my Dad, your Grandpa Duane Murphy, Lake. It seems like a good format to honor some of them here. The funniest part, is whenever I say,
You taught me that Dad!
He always looks at me with surprise,
Yup! Here are ten life lessons from Duane:
- Always pay off your credit card on time and in full every month.
- Start as young as possible saving for retirement. It’s hard to play catchup with lost time in the stock market.
- The number one cause of roadside failure is running out of gas. That’s entirely preventable. Your choice.
- Drive with a full three second following distance and an eye on the car in front of the car in front of you. Watch for their brakes lights. That’s who you’re following.
- Getting started on a project is getting you half way through.
- It’s amazing what large projects you can accomplish by chipping away at it one step at a time; a little attention every day.
- Personal hygiene and personal fitness: be mindful every day. If you’re hungry between meals, have a piece of fruit.
- An education is a prized accomplishment. It makes you a better person. Do your homework every day and study hard.
- Life is short and your time is precious. Maximize your earning potential.
- Write and send letters with stamps. Everyone loves getting personal mail.
- Having children is the best thing in life.