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45 Important Life Lessons People Learn Too Late

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Recently I stumbled on a question in quora about important life lessons we need to know and I enjoyed one of the answers so much that I decided to share it with you. The thing with wisdom, and often with life lessons in general, is that they’re learned in retrospect, long after we needed them. The good news is that we can benefit from other people’s experiences.

45 Important Life Lessons People Learn Too Late

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short not to enjoy it.
4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.
5. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for things that matter.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye… But don’t worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.
18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It’s never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Overprepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words, ‘In five years, will this matter?’
27. Always choose Life.
28. Forgive but don’t forget.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give Time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d
grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you think you need.
42. The best is yet to come…
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.

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Source: Quora

Some of these life lessons are hard to learn, but they are all important. You need to know that life can change in an instant so make sure you appreciate what you have while you still have it. Enjoy life, be positive, run wild and make sure you don’t regret anything in the end.

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Krystle

    February 26, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Love these life lessons. They are all real good to follow. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Nate Leung

    February 27, 2014 at 4:00 am

    Believe in miracles hits it home for me my friend. I know that when times are tough, you need to tap into your belief to push through the hard and challenging times!

  3. Ryan Biddulph

    February 27, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Hri, I am 39 and here is my take on #1; life is not fair, or unfair. It just is, unfolding before our eyes for our benefit. Nothing happens TO you. Everything happens for you.

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Carolyn Coleman-Grady

    February 27, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    This is. Excellent. I love stop auditing life make the most of it. Share for you.

  5. Christina Catherine

    March 5, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Wow love the lessons, thank you for your sharing, i want to share to you about a life changing bootcamp that i attended in indonesia, its a once in a life time, so phenomenal and powerful. You can open in youtube bootcamp value your life…….. Enjoy it

  6. Rajath V

    April 25, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    46.Work your ass off for what you want desperately.

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