19 Great Truths from a 90-Year-Old Grandmother

“There are thousands of people who live their entire lives on the default settings, never realizing they can customize everything.”

Several years ago Marc Chernoff’s grandmother was diagnosed with terminal cancer on her 90th birthday.

He spent the day with her and she read to him excerpts from her diary in which she shared all she had learned over the course of her life. In honor of what would have been her 100th birthday, Chernoff put together this post sharing 19 great truths from his grandmother.

They include that the willingness to do hard things opens great windows of opportunity, that no one wins the game of chess or life by only moving forward, and that you can only fight and win the battles of today.