The 3 Main Things Dr. Daniel Amen Would Tell His 23-Year-Old Self

In some ways, we’re all graduates in the class of 2018. We may not be getting a degree or wearing a cap and gown, but as life-long learners about health, we have reflections, revelations, and insights from the 2018 educational journey of life.

Commencement speakers across the country are giving graduates advice about life, relationships, finding success, and the keys to true happiness. Their speeches will encourage graduates to follow their dreams, polish their strengths, and embrace their passions as they march to the beat of their own drum and we can all relate to that.

Our Amen Clinics founder, Dr. Daniel Amen gave the commencement speech for Vanguard University nearly 40 years to the day he graduated there. In his speech, he discussed the three main things he would tell his 23-year-old self, knowing what he does now.

What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

This whole topic got us thinking about an interesting question that is worth pondering. If you could go back to your graduation from grade school, high school, or college, and regardless if it was 3, 13, 30 or 50 years ago, what would you say?

With the power of your life lessons in hand, what would you tell your younger self on graduation day? What would you emphasize, what would you avoid, and what would you succinctly and simply advise?

Here are 3 things Dr. Amen shared with the audience at Vanguard University as he gave the annual commencement speech:

1. Pray more about your path, relationships, and best ways to make a difference.
2. Always choose passion over money, if you have a way to support yourself.
3. Stop caring what others think of you and do the work God put you on Earth to do.

Never Stop Learning

There are many ways to optimize your brain and your mind. You CAN create a brain healthy life by learning how to love and care for your brain, and by focusing on what you love about your life a lot more than what you don’t. Take what you have learned, develop a brain healthy life and teach it to others. If you, or someone you love, could benefit from an evaluation at Amen Clinics, call our Care Coordinators today at 888-288-9834 or tell us more online.

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