Nowadays life goes by so fast we tend to forget Life’s simple pleasures.
Here are 11 lessons that you should never forget, to help you enjoy a meaningful, purpose driven Life.
- THE AVERAGE HUMAN LIFE IS RELATIVELY SHORT
Live your life today! Don’t worry about what may happen tomorrow and don’t fill your mind with regrets from yesterday. Enjoy all of lives moments using the power of now.
- YOU LIVE THE LIFE YOU CREATE FOR YOURSELF
Your life is in your hands. You made the decisions that led to your current life situation. Only you have the power to change your life’s direction. Do what you love and do it well.
- BEING BUSY DOES NOT MEAN BEING PRODUCTIVE
There are many people who look busy but aren’t being productive. They never have enough time, whether it’s for sleep, family, friends, exercise or eating healthy. Stop this! Prioritize what’s important. Make a list and get it done. If you work till 5 and your not done, you have tomorrow to complete it. Your productivity will increase if you set reasonable deadlines. Prioritize a balanced life.
- SOME KIND OF FAILURE ALWAYS OCCURS BEFORE SUCCESS
Thomas Edison found 1000 ways not to make a light bulb work before he found the one way to make it work. There are countless stories of success like Thomas’ yet we are still afraid to fail. If you are afraid of failing you need to learn to make failure your friend. The more you fail the higher your chances of success.
- THINKING AND DOING ARE TWO VERY DIFFERENT THINGS
Knowledge is power only if action is taken on that knowledge. LUCK stands for Laboring Under Correct Knowledge. It is good to think about what you are doing. But if you don’t take any action upon your thoughts nothing will come to be. All that man has accomplished was once a thought. Without the action to follow, it will stay a thought.
- YOU DON’T HAVE TO WAIT FOR AN APOLOGY TO FORGIVE
There is no doubt that you have been emotionally hurt more than once in your life. Forgiving yourself and the other person will release the emotional burden. To NOT forgive, is like eating poison and waiting for the other person to pass away. Let go and let it be.
- SOME PEOPLE ARE SIMPLY THE WRONG MATCH FOR YOU
How do the people that surround you make you feel once you leave their presence? Do you feel energized or do you feel drained? Do they make you feel excited or anxious before you’re about to meet them? If they make you feel negative it would be better to cut those ties or enlighten them to your awareness. There are more than enough amazing people to surround you with. Choose wisely.
- IT’S NOT OTHER PEOPLE’S JOB TO LOVE YOU; ITS YOURS
Nobody is perfect, everybody is born with flaws. Learn to love them even if other don’t. Be kind to yourself as you would be kind to others. You are a miracle, so start seeing yourself as one and you will accomplish great things.
- WHAT YOU OWN IS NOT WHO YOU ARE
We are all Human-Beings not Human-Havings. From today, start placing more value on having more meaningful experiences than having more items to clutter our lives. Mass media has blinded us to the longer lasting happiness we receiving from creating purpose in life versus instant gratification (short term happiness) from materialistic things. Make better decisions.
- EVERYTHING CHANGES, EVERY SECOND
The great thing about change is that it can be so constant you don’t even feel the difference until there is one. It can be so slow that you don’t even notice that your life is better or worse, until it is. Or it can just blow you away, make you something different in an instant. When life is up enjoy it, because it won’t last. When life is down, learn from it, because that too won’t last.
- STOP AND ENJOY A SUNRISE AND SUNSET
There is great power in a sunrise and a sunset. When you find yourself in that moment, you connect your consciousness to the universe and you are experiencing the present moment. There are many beauties like this that surround us each day. Try to spot them and enjoy the moment.
What else would you add to this list? What important life lessons do you often forget? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts.