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Wisdom from Jon Vroman

Wisdom from Jon Vroman

If I could share 500 words of wisdom to summarize what I’ve learned so far in life, these are the important things I’d want to pass along to others…

  • Be a strategic architect for the environment of your life; nothing will impact your life more than the information you consume and people you associate with. Relationships are THE key to happiness; choose your friends carefully
  • Find peace in forgiveness; both in yourself and others
  • Learn to express compassion while holding yourself and others to high standards
  • Ask yourself and others quality questions and listen intently
  • Having extraordinary relationships is more often about becoming the right person than finding the right person
  • Learn how to meet other people’s needs without neglecting your own needs
  • Do not shrink yourself in order to please others – live fully
  • Refuse to get wrapped up in drama and negativity; we see what we seek in ourselves and others. Get fascinated not frustrated; curious not critical
  • Value the wisdom of others while following your heart
  • Develop a reputation for giving. Do nice things for people anonymously who can’t repay you, however, remember that giving to yourself IS essential in giving to others…Continue reading at

Jon is a speaker, an author and a coach, as well as the founder of the Front Row Foundation.

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9:20AM PDT on May 29, 2012

great article. great advice.

1:53AM PDT on May 29, 2012

Wisdom is the beautiful name given to common sense.

10:35PM PDT on May 28, 2012

Thanks Jon, really nicely put, good advise. And a lot of wisdom.

5:38PM PDT on May 28, 2012

Very nice thoughts, I do disagree a bit about "Becoming the right person instead of finding the right person". Compromise, yes, but don't lose your true self for somebody else, ever. Outside of that, very good points.

4:40PM PDT on May 28, 2012


1:23PM PDT on May 28, 2012

These are some very powerful thoughts Mr. Vroman...I really enjoyed reading this, thank you!

7:48AM PDT on May 28, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

7:21AM PDT on May 28, 2012

thank you

7:20AM PDT on May 28, 2012


7:14AM PDT on May 28, 2012

Very nice - some good reminders here for me.....I can get caught up in all the BAD that is going on and forget my own blessings and how make more GOOD.

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