When you look back on your life, what do you want to think about? Are you planning to remember all the good things that have happened and how they shaped who you are today? Or will you remember all those bad decisions, challenging experiences and mistakes that hurt or ruined a part of your life?
In my opinion, I think it’s important to consider both. While it is important to remember what difficulties we have gone through in our lives – without them we would not be where we are now. There are 3 very specific areas that I feel have personally helped me grow more than anything else in my life so far.
These are not simple lessons from a book or lecture that you can simply imbibe and apply in your life. These are things I have learned through experience and reflection, and I am still learning and growing today.
1. We determine how much we are worth based on what we think about ourselves, others, and life in general.
This may sound like a very obvious lesson in life, but it is actually one of the most important because we can determine our worth by how we think about ourselves and the world around us. If you’re looking for success in any kind of business or social setting (dating), I’ll tell you right now that it doesn’t matter if you have $10 billion – people are still going to judge you. Only on your thoughts and beliefs.
Our worth is determined by what we do with our lives (which is often based on luck) but whether we believe ‘our work’ is worthy in some kind of grand scheme or universe. We may not always be able to control what happens in our lives, but we can always control how we value ourselves and others.
“Till you know better, do your best. Then when you know better, do better.” — Maya Angelou
2. You don’t have to change your habits or personality just because someone else doesn’t like it – their opinion is theirs alone.
This is one of those lessons that people learn a little late in life, but if there is anything that makes its importance even worse! Basically, there’s going to be a time when you’re going to meet someone who has certain expectations of you as a person… for example, sometimes parents expect you to be a lawyer or a doctor. because they believe that is what is best for their child.
However, this doesn’t happen to everyone and so your passion may lie in writing music or novels. In this example, if you were also pressured to become a doctor – there would clearly be some sort of struggle going on within you as an individual. You should never give up on something you want to do, just because no one else likes it! The reason why we are put on this earth is because we make our own choices and what we can and cannot do with our lives, rather than let others dictate what we can and cannot do with our lives.
3. You can’t change your life until you accept that you need to change.
When I was younger, I thought this lesson would be pretty clear – but as I got older, it made me really appreciate the fact that there are always different ways of understanding our lives. For example, if someone wants to become rich and famous one day – their mind can easily see any other possibility in their mind because they feel like that’s what they need to do right now.
However, this is not always true in our own lives as we tend to think about things very literally rather than with an open mind. If you want to be successful in any kind of business or social setting (dating) then you should be willing to try different things instead of staying in your comfort zone. If you want something, it’s really up to you to actually run after it – no one else is going to give it to you!
The three lessons above are some of the main things I want to convey to everyone because they have come at a critical time in my life where I have to start thinking about others rather than just myself. It’s great if we can learn to love ourselves before anything else, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore everyone around you, even if they are your friends and family members!
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