Hey guys, Do you want to learn the lessons that most of the peoples learn too late in their life? then you are at right place. We have collected 45 important and inspirational life lessons that will help every aspect of your life. So without wasting time lets get started.
45 Important Life Lessons People Learn Too Late
Time is your most valuable resource, there are no refunds or second chances for the time you waste.
2. Trying and failing is always better than failing by not trying
How many times have we ceased to try with fear of failure? With fears that stopped us from taking the first step. Do you now feel you should have done so and so thing in life? Do you feel that you should have taken out a moment to tell how sorry you were? or how happy you were?
There is saying Quote.
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26, times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan
Take the first step, fail, fall, get up, and take the first step again.
3. Most of that which you feared never even happened
Over thinking is disastrous. It makes disasters out of Nothing!
Keep trying, and forget about it works out or not. It will anyway take its best to make things work, which is why it hasn’t worked out yet. Change your approach and keep trying.
4. Happiness is a state of mind, not a destination
Looking back on my life, the unhappiest moments of my life occurred when I always thought I had to achieve a certain goal to be happy. That’s not the way happiness works. You can be happy right now. Be happy that you’re alive. You’re breathing. You’re here in this incredible moment that we call life. That gives you all the reasons you need to be happy.
5. Things that are worthwhile often take time
It feels like I see a new success story every week. “New technology startup raises $100M at a $1B valuation!” People see the overnight success. What they don’t often see are the late nights at the office until 2 AM. Whether it’s love, work or friendship, everything worthwhile takes time. So learn to be patient. And invest your time wisely.
Spending the 6 months prior to your death completing your bucket list is no way to live as everything you do will be done with a tinge or sadness and regret. Live your life as if you are terminal, you are, and do the things you want without a reason for doing so. Create memories and experience living or your time will expire.
Spend time doing the things you love with the people you care about most. You don’t get extra marks for putting up with people you dislike
Just because you think its a good idea, doesn’t mean it is a good idea…
Think before you speak. Words have the power to cause irreparable harm, always choose them carefully.
7. Never stop learning
Whether that is reading a book, listening to a podcast or completing an MOOC online. You need to take continue to take responsibility for your own learning and actively pursue means to improve. Read for 1 hour every single day.If you begin now, you could become a world leading expert in your chosen field in less than 10% of your lifetime. It obviously requires commitment and consistency but it’s incredibly easy to sit and read if you are literate. 42% of college graduates never read another book after college so think how far ahead that could get you.
Think before you act. You can take a second to do something you haven’t properly considered, that isn’t a true reflection of your character, and it can undo a lifetime of kindness and generosity.
Alcohol impairs judgment and you don’t need it to have a good time. If you do it’s time to question the choices you are making.
10 Parental Advice
Your parents were more right about the things they said growing up than you will ever care to admit:
- The school really were the best days of your life.
- If you worked hard at school you are reaping the benefits now.
- Choose your friends carefully, you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.
- Always give your best at everything you do, people are always watching.
- Always treat people the way you want to be treated and you’ll receive respect from almost everyone you meet.
- Everyone is simultaneously different and the same. Regardless of someone’s race, culture, gender, and sexual orientation everyone are equal.
11. Unmercifully pursue your dreams
10,000 of hours of dedication to something is what it takes for someone to be world-class at something. With that being true I would advocate another route being inherently more useful as the world moves towards a more diverse future. Spend 1,000 hours on 10 different subjects. You won’t become the best in the world at any one thing but you will become a world leading generalist which will ensure you can benefit from most of this new exciting post-capitalist world. The benefits of being better at 10 things than 90% of the global population than better than 99% of the world population at one are monumental. The crossover between your skills will lead to new unimaginable opportunities.
A hobby which you love, hopefully, which keeps you fit, is the best investment you can make in your own longevity and prosperity.
Save a little money every week/month. Nothing gives you happiness like a financial buffer, believe it or not.
14. Do something different
If you zig when others zag you will avoid being in the majority making it easier to rise to the top. It’s far easiest to be great in a smaller pool.
15. Compete against people better than you
Go places where you know you will be at a disadvantage. Competing against superior performers will expose you to strategies which enable you to alter your own. You’ll learn tricks and spot hints to improve your own performance you won’t learn in years of competing against rookies.
16. Give yourself too little time
Purposefully give yourself less time than you know you need to achieve something. You’ll surprise yourself or be forced to invent creative ways to improve your efficiency. It might help you spot trends from alternative industries/activities/sports you can utilize in a new way. In business, it is often better to repackage and existing average idea and improve on it to achieve greatness.
17. Set goals
write them down. recording your goals will make you 100% more likely to achieve them. Write short, medium and long-term goals and actively track your progress against them. It will give you a sense of achievement which will inspire you and spur you on.
18. Be more original
Following the status-quo may help you achieve short-term academic success, it might assist in enabling you to pass exams and get into university, but ultimately it is going to detrimentally affect your creativity. Take risks, spot chances and dove in. Share your ideas and get feedback. Be brave.
19. Put yourself out there
Meet people, reach out and talk to people; never be afraid to ask advice. I never let somebodies reputation scare me into submission. I’m a vehement believer in the adage that if you never ask you’ll never know and find this particularly true of those people who have ascended to the highest heights. I’ve exchange correspondence with everyone from Arianna Huffington, Bob Keiller, Gareth Williams, Adam Grant to name but a few. It’s worth remembering even the most successful among us are people too.
Broaden your horizons, open your mind and deepen your well of exposure. Understand the idiosyncrasies between cultures and experience living. Go to the places on the periphery and understand the countries you visit. A resort with a pool and a sandy beach could be anywhere. Go to places and distil their true meaning and gain enlightenment. By understanding how different cultures and communities operate our lives are enriched with understanding, compassion, and appreciation for people unlike ourselves.
21. Constantly evolve
Make at least one improvement that makes you better at something every single day. It sounds daunting, but improvements don’t have to be huge, they can be really small which incrementally leads to huge change. Think to improve just 1% each day and build upon that every single day. Doing so has a dramatic effect and will make us 37x better, not 365% (3.65x) better at the end of the year. Wake up every day and ask yourself what is the 1% improvement I can change to make myself better personally and professionally.
Imagine yourself making 1% changes every day that compounds and will make you 37x better by the end of the year. Imagine if everybody was doing the same. Imagine how much better you and the world will be next year.
22. Never wait for things
You need to fight to improve. Good things come to those who go out and get them, nobody achieved greatness waiting for it to find them.
23. Don’t trust the wrong people
Aligning yourself with the wrong groups can set your career back years. Office politics are a thing and hitching your wagon to the right people can help you ascend dizzy heights quickly but be careful of the price you pay.
24. Find mentorship
Finding a relevant mentor who can advise you on the things you should concentrate on, the things you should do and the experiences you should seek.
25. Don’t prioritize salary over learning
the most important thing early in your career is that you are in an environment which exposes you to and involves you in every element of the business enabling your education to prosper. It is this you will be compensated for later.
26. Don’t specialize too soon
Generalize and give yourself an opportunity to serendipitously discover what you are best at.
27. Don’t expect opportunities to come to you
Instead of exploring the self-generation of opportunity through building relationships or research I was happy to wait in expectation that my knowledge and expertise would gravitate people towards me. It didn’t.
28. Write sooner
Give yourself every opportunity to establish yourself as a key person of influence in your industry. Write a little every day. Write a lot once a week. Try to write a book.
29. Learn a language:
Learn something useful. Speaking one language is fine, particularly if it is English for obvious reasons. I’ve always found it a bit ignorant. It enables you to communicate and connect with people far easier and it has the added benefit of burning new cognitive pathways which make you smarter.
30. Don’t think you to work long hours to impress people
Do not fail to recognize the value of your free time.
31. Trust Yourself
My Biggest regret is not trusting myself to build something of value sooner.
32. You can go fast alone, but you go further together
When you work alone, you can move really fast. There’s no red tape. There’s no management that you have to check in with. There’s no team you have to collaborate with. So what does that mean? You can create and test with an incredible amount of speed. However, it’s really hard to go far alone. For example, I love writing for my motivational blog. However, I can only write so much material every week (it’s pretty intensive in terms of time invested). So I can continue doing this writing all by myself to build an audience or I could work smarter by working with others. For example, I’ve started working with a famous writer by being on his podcast. He has over 10,000 followers that he’ll probably be sending that podcast to. I’m guessing almost all of those don’t subscribe to my blog and this will expand my audience. Pretty safe to say that’s a good idea. Just a hunch. #FurtherTogether
33. Sacrificing your health to pursue wealth isn’t worth it
One of my best friends had cancer. Do you know how many times I heard him say, “Gosh, I really wish I made more money or worked more hours?” Not once. Take care of your body. Fruits and vegetables are your best friend. Work out regularly. Cardio, lifting weights or workout classes should be a big part of your life. Invest in your body today so that you’ll have a brighter future tomorrow.
34. Worrying is not a good use of energy
I built a dating app once. I was worried our competitors would copy us and we would lose over the long term because we didn’t have the marketing budget that they had. Guess what? It didn’t matter. We got 13,000+ downloads but couldn’t get our users to come back frequently enough to the app to make it an engaging experience. So I spent all that energy and time worrying over…nothing. Worrying is one of the biggest wastes of energy. Stop worrying. Start hustling. Noticing a recurring theme?
35. Work can be fun
You know that feeling you get when your alarm rings at 7 AM in the morning? That feeling of dread? Guess what? It doesn’t have to be that way for the next 50 years of your life. Find work that you’re passionate about. Find a mission that you want to get behind 100%. Find your calling. Do that and you will wake up with a renewed sense of energy.
36. Awesomeness is contagious
I try to surround myself with positive, upbeat people that want to make a difference in the world. Every time I do that, I walk away feeling energized and passionate about life. Find 3 people that you deeply admire and spend time with them. Seriously, ask them to coffee, lunch or yogurt. (I’m a fan of Yogurtland personally, and no, they did not pay me to write that.) Notice how you feel after you meet with them? You should be saying “I feel awesome.” Combine that awesome feeling with a dose of yogurt – that’s borderline life changing. If you’re lactose intolerant, I’m sorry. #GetInspired
37. You are the CEO of your life
You’re responsible for your own life. Simple as that. Now go out there and build the life you’ve always dreamed of.
38. Right and Wrong are subjective truths
And therefore, other than certain basic acceptable Universal truths, everything that you learn and know about life, changes your perception of the right or wrong. For instance – Eating a fellow passenger on a shipwreck could be repulsive to you and me now, but to survive, we might end up doing the same thing we once loathed. It is a vicious cycle.
39. Money matters & Independence matters
No matter where you are or at what stage, you must know how to get your shit together. I still don’t know how to, and I am flapping around – but if one thing of the above two is sorted, then there is a great shot at normalcy, which you can achieve.
40. People die, People leave & People are people
And no matter how much we cling to them, someday they will leave. Also, in the grand scheme of things, we are also the ones leaving others – time, place, life – and therefore, what matters is now and here.
41. Nothing is as important as health
It is a horrible truth that comes to us only when we fall terribly sick – of our own accord or otherwise. This brings us to face the fragility of life and the illusion that we build – that we still have time.
42. NO one can tell you how to live your life
Yes, people might say about how to do certain things, but your life is and will be the result the of the choices you make. I have seen and learned it from experience, and yet, I make the mistake of believing that I am losing control. Somethings you have to learn the hard way.
43. Failure is gonna happen
Don’t spend too much time beating yourself up. Just refine your approach and keep trying. Each failure gets you closer to completion. Sometimes you win and sometimes you learn – embrace both for what it is and move on.
44. Money is Money:
More Money doesn’t mean more happiness. More Money doesn’t mean better quality. More Money doesn’t mean more friends. (No, not the money attracting bees)
Once the basic needs are met, More money means more things that could give some comfort.
45. Operating their own remote:
Some people are busy pleasing others, what they think about them, what they would talk about them, what they would see of them. So busy that they forget to live their own lives in their own ways.
Care to be your own self, because no one else will.