Are lessons in life best learnt while we are at it? The lessons of life, the old saying goes, are best felt in the deathbed! But are we seriously going to wait up till then? Why do people take a lifetime to learn some important lessons?
We need to take a hard good look at our priorities and rethink our positions before something terrible happens to us. When we are told to evaluate our positions, an entire string of regrets often follows a teary-eyed emotional outpouring.
Here are the top 8 things that a lot of people take a lifetime to learn and these are super easy to follow:
1. Failure Assures Success:
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” ― Paulo Coelho
The stepping stone to long-term success lies in failure itself. Some of the toughest decisions are taken in the time of failures. We vent our anger, frustration and helplessness often when things don’t happen the way we want them. But the reality is that making mistakes is the stepping stone towards success. Failures often bring out the worst feelings in us, but they also motivate and drive us to face our fears. Integrity and showing people that even you can do well in life is crucial.
2. Live The Moment:
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ― Mae West
We should not obsess about our past and live in the present. The present matters and how we shape it is very important. The future is of no guarantee but we can at least try and face up to it by doing what we can in our present.
3. Chase Your Dream:
“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
― Paulo Coelho
Living for us may be a tall ask these days, but it is the best advice you can take heart from. Most of us live for others and feel obligated in our lives to do certain things for others. Your dreams matter and chasing them matters most!
4. Work Hard:
“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
― Babe Ruth
Working hard is the mantra that many will tell you about in career stories and success parties. You should be in a position to work a lot and then enjoy quality time with your family. It is important to stay productive in life and regardless of your age and position; you need to keep going at what you like.
5. Do Not Dwell On Thought:
“A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.” ― Hunter S. Thompson
Procrastination can cause a lot of damage to your thought processes and may turn you into a slave. Time is a precious resource and you should never go waste it. You need to work hard and also spin your wheels every day and help propel yourself forward. Laziness should never mow you down. Being proactive is a must and getting on with life of paramount importance.
6. Actions Speak For Themselves:
Truth is, I have found that during many situations in life, words are just noise… and actions are the ONLY things that speak.” ― Steve Maraboli
Actions often speak louder than words and it makes sense to follow our hearts with constant dedication and perseverance. Our work should speak for us and that should be the measure of our success in life.
7. Show Kindness:
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” ― Plato
Kindness is all but a virtue in the world today. A lot of us face a good deal of bad behavior in daily lives. It is important to be kind and generous at all times. Kindness fetches us friends and helps us get past life easily. You not only change someone’s’ life, you also make a new life for yourself.
8. Be Positive And Stay Grateful:
“We take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” ― Cynthia Ozick
Showing positivity and gratitude is all that most of us forget in our lives. The older you get, the more you focus on the things you have in your life. Thank your stars for all that you have in your life!
9. Avoid Procrastination:
“Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today because if you enjoy it today, you can do it again tomorrow.”– James A. Michener
This is one bad habit that ruins all your chances to be successful in life. And, if you don’t want that start practising self-discipline. Last-minute panic to meet the deadlines or finish a project only adds to stress and anxiety. Though you may finish your work it won’t be of impeccable quality.
If you think you can deliver stellar work just by giving minimum work. Then, imagine what you can create with more time and effort. Stop procrastinating, you will feel more relaxed and much more in control of your life.
10. Focus On The Journey
Life goes on! It’s never stagnant. No matter how dark and long the night is, it ends with the coming of the morning at sunrise. Nothing lasts forever! So, never lose your inner peace even if you are going through tough times.
Enjoy the journey, live each moment to the fullest instead of worrying about the end goals. Make the most of very little thing in your life.
These are simple lessons that take most people a lifetime to learn. Keep them in mind, so that you make fewer mistakes in life and live happier.
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