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Apply the lessons

Last week I started reading Ways of Dying, a book penned by South African award winning prolific author, Zakes Mda. (Book review coming soon). This book is quite a tale with lots of lessons.

Two major lessons I’ve learnt from this book are:

  • Live like it’s your last day on earth – do your best everyday.
  • Love like you’ve never been hurt.

These are life-long lessons that are actually principles to live by. I’d like to add one more:

  • Do what you love and love what you do – money shouldn’t be your motivation.

Nothing new really…. However, simply knowing these lessons is not enough. It’s all about applying the principles to our day to day life.

About Constance van Niekerk

Constance van Niekerk, (Connie V) is a creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.

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