Life
Lessons

from Rob Lowe

Life
Lessons

from Rob Lowe

Life Lessons

from Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe is a man who's lived many lives. The 52-year-old actor may still be licking his wounds from a brutal Comedy Central Roast earlier this month, but one thing is clear—he's not easily knocked down. He has traversed the rocky road from teen heartthrob to romantic lead to a quick-witted comedic powerhouse all while tackling addiction and rehab not to mention the original sex tape scandal. While he's still doing plenty of acting, Lowe is also now an author and an entrepreneur. Here are ten deep thoughts from the man, ranging from the importance of learning from your mistakes to why you need to stay curious.

"You can't study the map forever. At some point it's time to start walking; there is only so much daylight."

"You can't study the map forever. At some point it's time to start walking; there is only so much daylight."

"You can't study the map forever. At some point it's time to start walking; there is only so much daylight."

"Fake confidence on the outside often trumps truthful turmoil on the inside."

I always wanted that house where everybody wants to go, full of energy, dogs, music, fun."

I always wanted that house where everybody wants to go, full of energy, dogs, music, fun."

I always wanted that house where everybody wants to go, full of energy, dogs, music, fun."

"Adventure is important in life. Making memories matters. It doesn't have to be a secret sea plane and an historic sports moment. But to have a great life, you need great memories. Grab any intriguing offer. Say yes to a challenge, and to the unknown."

"My issue isn't about physical aging; my issue is about wanting to remain vigorous and youthful in my spirit."

"I wouldn't be where I am today without my mistakes. Particularly my mistakes. Exclusively my mistakes."

"I learned to focus on what's real rather than imagined; on not letting feelings drive the bus; on being courageous and honest; on putting my total effort into something and not worrying about the result."

I wouldn't go back on my old days, though; everybody needs to have their wild years. It's just a question of when and I'd rather have had them early than be doing it as a mid-life crisis type thing."

"I have a friend who is very successful in business, and his motto is, 'Don't do what you can do. Do what only you can do.' First of all, you have to know what your specific, unique gift is and then you do that."

"Getting married isn't going to make your relationship better. It's just a ceremony."

FYI

Last year, Lowe launched Profile, a men's performance skincare product line.