Life seems to be a cycle of falling down and getting up again. A process of gaining knowledge and learning lessons. As humans, we are not built to be perfect. Most of us will even make the same mistake over and over again. Yet we do contain the ability to learn from our mistakes which teaches us how to grow as a person.
Some lessons are more profound than others. These we call life lessons. This type of knowledge is a very valuable package we try to carry with us, always. Yet sometimes, some people tend to forget this and they need to be reminded.
Most of the knowledge of life lessons, is purely to help and inform yourself. Maybe others can benefit from it at some point via you, but primarily this knowledge is there to aid you and only you. Forgetting those will only create more difficulties and probably some negative outcomes along with it.
So, even if it has only the slightest chance to make life just a tiny bit easier, then it’s worth it. For your own sake then, rather do not forget these 5 life lessons ever again.
1. Life is what you make of it
There is a reason why this saying is being repeated so often, it has a lot of truth to it. You are the director of your own life. That is the part people often tend to forget.
Not everything is within our own control, some people would rather focus on the things they can’t control than the things they can, such as their own actions. Setting yourself in a victim role and blaming the whole world for the position you are in, seems to be an easy option.
Yet over time it will only drag you down further. Instead, rather try to focus on the aspects you can control and where you can actually make a change. Things probably won’t be fixed in a day or two, but by taking over the reins again you can actually establish your own results, even if it takes longer. Don’t let your life be run by others. It is your life, your responsibility. You show yourself what you can make of it.
2. Changes can be the best thing for your life, don’t be afraid to make them
Things do not always turn out as planned. Sometimes this will be in your favor and other times it will not. When you notice you are heading in the wrong way, don’t be afraid to change the direction. Being stubborn and continuing in the same wrong direction will only get you farther away from your destination.
This metaphor can be applied to every aspect of our life. The destination can have a different meaning for every single person. This can include the people you are involved with or a goal you set out for yourself.
If you realize certain things or people deprive you from growing and feeling happy, do not expect that to change. You will have to make changes. Some will be bigger than others but this is where you change the course of your life.
3. Life is already hard as it is, don’t be too hard on yourself
There is nothing wrong with trying to be best you can at what you do. Yet some people have the tendency to push themselves too far. Not only are they being their own worst critic, they take perfectionism to a whole new level.
You yourself are the only one that truly knows how much effort you put into something. Giving yourself grief while you did the best you could is just pointless.
It’s just a part we need to accept as humans; that we are not perfect. The sooner you accept that, the easier you can be on yourself. It will give you the space to enjoy life a whole lot more.
4. Prioritize what truly matters
Being invested in everything and everyone can make life more interesting, yet many times you tend to give more of yourself than you have to spare. By prioritizing the things that really matter in your life, you will realize the petty things that do not truly count do not deserve the amount of attention they get at this stage. Leaving you with more time to invest in the things you love and are truly important.
5. Life is too short to dwell in past or worry about the future
We have one certainty in life and that is that it will come to an end. We don’t know when and we don’t know how but we do know it will happen at a certain point. Be, or at least try to be, thankful for the past for where it brought today. Even if it has been a rough ride, it probably brought you a whole lot of life lessons.
Cherish those but do not obsessively hold on to the past. The word itself says it already, it has past and can’t be altered or brought back. The future on the other hand is something which lies ahead.
Worrying about it will only distract you from the present. Making you negligent on what is actually happening around you. In other words it will make you miss out on life.
by Elimor Bader