Scotland Willis Posted about 1 year ago What is the most important thing you've learned on your own? There are four primary guides in my life 1 Make family a priority 2 Identify your windows: These are things that as part of your life, put you "en-joy". E.g. windows are my windows, sailing is my window, hiking is a window, gardening is a window, engaging in meaningful dialogue is my Window (btw I Love TED these conversation speak for themselves, not sure why I waited so long to engage here) etc. 3 Commit to being happy: Identify 10 things that make you happy; promise yourself each day you will do at least one of them; you will spend the rest of your life being happy 4 my daily affirmation: Give me the Determination to Persevere and the Perseverance to Endure So for me there is on "most important thing" We are too complex to assume (obviously I speak for myself) that only one thing deserves that designation as "the" most important. That would also preclude that in life as my journey continues, nothing else will be more important.