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 InspireMeToday.com.

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

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Laura P.
Past Member 5 years ago

great article. great advice.

Elaine A.
Elaine Al Meqdad5 years ago

Wisdom is the beautiful name given to common sense.

Heather Marvin
Heather Marvin5 years ago

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

Shell S.
Past Member 5 years ago

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.

Dave C.
David C5 years ago


Arlene M. Baladi

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

Duane B.
.5 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W5 years ago

thank you

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W5 years ago


Linda R.
Linda R5 years ago

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.