Validate your own experiences

Don’t rely on others to tell you whether or not what you’re doing is right for you—trust your intuition and gut feel. If someone shares an opinion with “you should,” always interpret that as “I think you should.” If an idea doesn’t resontate with you, don’t feel obligated to follow it. This applies to everything in life. Validating your own experiences doesn’t mean you’ll always be correct, but it does mean you’ll avoid compromising your true spirit and desires in life—arguably, the things that animate us and make us feel the most happy.