Some lessons you learn for free and some lessons you learn the hard way. Life isn’t always a bed of roses; sometimes it teaches you lessons the hard way.
There are so many lessons to learn from life, and these are some that you would most likely learn the hard way.
1. LIFE IS UNPREDICTABLE
Science can go as far as predicting the weather correctly or natural disasters or climate change or other things, but life itself is unpredictable; what would happen tomorrow remains a mystery to you today — that’s why it’s important to live in today.
2. END TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS BEFORE THEY RUIN YOUR LIFE
Certain people shouldn’t be in your life. Some relationships and friendships could be toxic and if you don’t cut off from it, it would only ruin your life in the long run. You would later live in regrets if you don’t end such toxic relationships.
3. YOU DON’T HAVE ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD
It’s bad enough that people feel they have all the time in the world. Like the old saying goes, ‘make hay while the sun shines’. Many people live their old age wishing they had done some things while they were still young. Time isn’t unlimited; the best time to always act is now.
4. SEEKING OTHER PEOPLE’S VALIDATION WOULD ONLY DEVALUE YOU
A lot of people live their lives seeking approval from others and that’s a shortcut to devaluing yourself. You can never have a fulfilled or original life if you keep waiting for people to validate you. You are the right person to validate yourself.
5. CHALLENGES MUST COME
Life wouldn’t always be a bed of roses; there would always be challenging times. Don’t see challenges as the devil, they must always come. What’s most important is fighting those challenges and overcoming them.
6. PERFECTION TAKES TIME
You can hardly be perfect, but to be a pro at whatever you want to do, it must surely take time while also requiring diligence, hard work, commitment and discipline.
7. COURAGE AND PERSEVERANCE YIELDS RESULTS
Courage and perseverance are two important things that are highly needed to be successful in life. Without these two, you can hardly go far in life. Courage and perseverance are always found in every great success story.
8. HOLDING GRUDGES IS ONLY A WAY OF PUNISHING YOURSELF
You might think that you are doing someone bad by keeping a grudge against them, but in reality, you are only punishing yourself. Your mind can never be at peace when you hold a grudge.
9. WORRYING DOESN’T SOLVE ANYTHING
I’ve never seen anyone who solved a problem by worrying. Worrying is only a waste of time and would never yield results.
10. YOUR HAPPINESS IS IN YOUR HANDS
Finding true happiness lies within you; you and no one else owns your happiness. Stop waiting for someone to make you happy — it all lies within you.
11. SUCCESS WITHOUT FAILURE IS RARE
Behind every success lie pains, hardships and failures. The fact that you have failed doesn’t make you a failure; it’s from failure that you learn to succeed.
12. LIVE WITHIN YOUR MEANS OR YOU WOULD LIVE IN RUINS
One simple financial rule which many break is to live within your means. You only put yourself to disaster when you live above your means.
13. PAIN ALWAYS EASES AWAY
I always feel terrible when someone commits suicide just because they felt their pains were just too much. Today’s pains wouldn’t really hurt in five years time. Time always helps heal pains.
These are life lessons that you would probably only learn the hard way.