When you look back on your life, what do you want to think about? Are you going to look back on the positive things in your life and reflect upon how these have shaped you? Do you prefer to remember the negative decisions and challenging times that shaped your life or do you want to recall all of those bad experiences?
It is my belief that it’s important to think about both. While it’s important to remember the hardships we’ve been through in our lives – without them we wouldn’t be where we are now. These are the areas where I have felt most enriched in my personal life.
These aren’t simple lessons in a book or a lecture that you can just absorb and apply to your life. These are things that I’ve learned through experience and reflection, and I’m still learning and growing today.
1. We determine how much we’re worth by what we think about ourselves, others, and life in general.
This might seem like a pretty obvious lesson in life but it’s actually one of the most important because we can determine our own 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), then I’ll tell you right now that it doesn’t matter if you have 10 billion dollars or not – people are still going to judge you based on your thoughts and beliefs alone.
What determines our value isn’t necessarily what we do with our lives (which is often based on luck) but whether or not we believe that ‘our work’ is worthy or not in some sort of grand scheme or universe. Although we may not be in control of everything that happens to us, we do have control over how we view ourselves and other people.
“Do the best you can until you know better. 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 opinions are THEIRS alone.
Although this is a lesson that many people don’t realize until later in their lives, it doesn’t make it any less important. Basically, there’s going to come a time when you’re going to meet someone who has certain expectations of you as a person…but these expectations might not be realistic due to their motivations and personal beliefs. For example, sometimes parents might expect you to be a lawyer or doctor because that’s what they believe is best for their child.
However, this isn’t the case for everyone and so maybe your passion lies in music or writing novels. In this example, if you were also pressured into becoming a doctor – then there would obviously be some kind of conflict going on within yourself as a person. You should never have to give up something that you want to do just because someone else doesn’t like it! The reason why we’re put onto this Earth is to make our own choices and go after our OWN dreams instead of letting others determine what we can and cannot do with our lives .
3. You can’t change your life until you accept that you need to make a change.
When I was younger, I thought that this lesson would be pretty obvious – but as I got older, it really made me appreciate the fact that there are always different ways of perceiving our lives. For example, if someone wants to become rich and famous one day – their mind might simply overshadow any other possibility in their head because they feel like this is what they NEED to do right now.
However, this isn’t always true within our own lives because we think about things too literally instead of having an open mind. To be successful in any type of business, or in social situations (dating), you need to open your mind to new possibilities and not stay in the same place. If you want something, then it’s up to YOU to actually go after it – nobody else is going to give it to you!
The three lessons above are some of the main things I want to pass on to everyone because they’ve come at an important time in my life where I need to start thinking about others instead of only myself. It’s great if we can learn to love ourselves first before anything else, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect everyone around you even though they might be your friends and family members!
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