David Peril wrote 28 pieces of life advice in his Monday Musings Newsletter. My two favorite:
n. 3 If you want to explore a new skill, don’t just consume information. Do the thing too. If you want to learn about music, don’t just listen to a lot of music. Play it too. Every activity has indescribable aspects you can only discover in the course of action.
n. 20 The industry you work in will often dictate your success more than how good you are in that industry. For example, if you want to make money, play tennis instead of badminton or pickleball. A top-10 tennis player earns 10-20 times more than a Top 10 player in the next most prosperous racket sport.