37 Life Lessons That Will Get Your Mind Right

Life Lessons About Success Self Improvement

Every moment in our life is an experience. We can either choose to learn something from them or let them pass us by.

Over the past year I have made a conscious effort to:

  • Stay curious
  • See the good

The reason?

Experiences help us develop a better perspective on life and I believe it is our perspective that determines our future success.

When seeing the good and staying curious, it will challenge us to learn from each experience. We will grow in ways we never thought possible. Adopting this mentality while working on building two companies has enhanced my perspective.

Below are the life lessons I have learned thus far:

 

37 Lessons Learned In Life

 

1. Life is NOT a marathon; it is a series of sprints.

2. You rarely have regrets when you have the courage to fail.

3. Focus on being productive, not busy.

4. Once you find your dream, risk everything to make it come true.

5. Your state of mind is the most important factor in the outcome of your life.

6. Those whose names are worth remembering never lived a life of ease.

7. You can take what life gives you or you can take what you want from life. Your choice.

8. It’s easy to get motivated but hard to stay disciplined.

9. Worrying never changes the outcome.

10. Most people quit because they look how far they have to go, not how far they have come.

11. If you don’t help yourself, you can’t help anyone else.

12. Judging a person does not define who they are, it defines who you are.

13. Beliefs give direction to your life.  Stand for something.

14. Find the good in others and you will find the good in yourself.

15. In order to have faith in your path, you do not need to prove that someone else’s path is wrong.

16. All change, even change for the better, will be accompanied by discomfort and hesitancy. Yet when you have an unrelenting belief in your mission, you charge ahead knowing everything will work out for the best.

17. If you’re going to do something, do something that matters.

18. You only have so much energy so stop wasting it by worrying about what others do or say. Keep doing what energizes you the most.

19. Your best friends should bring out the best in you.

20. Stop wishing to be something you are not.  Instead recognize that you are unique and there is no one else in the world like you.

21. Everyone faces obstacles. How you deal with those obstacles defines who you are and determines how successful you are in life.

22. Don’t sit around and wait for someone else to make the change you want to see.

23. If you want something bad enough, you will make the time for it regardless of how busy you may be.

24. Jealousy comes from counting others blessings instead of your own.

25. You are either going to go through the pain of disappointment or discipline in your life. The latter makes the pain worth it.

26. If you don’t start building your dream you will be hired by someone else to build theirs.

27. No one is fearless.  The difference between achievers and everyone else is that they take action despite their fears.

28. Be that friend and leader that everyone aspires to be like.

29. There will never be a perfect time so start today.

30. If what you do doesn’t make others better at what they do then you are not living up to your potential.

31. Everyone has what it takes. However most are not willing to give everything it takes to live out their dreams.

32. When you help someone accomplish something they never thought possible, it creates a ripple effect that positively influences the lives of many more.

33. If you treat others well and give each day your best, things start to work in your favor.

34. Trust actions not words.

35. The only moment that matters is the one that is happening right now.

36. Those who say it’s not about being the best know they will never be the best.

37. Want to know your past?  Look into your present conditions.  Want to know your future?  Look into your present actions.

 

 

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24 Comments

  1. Sheetal Sharma

    June 23, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Loved this post, thanks for putting this up.

  2. Raymona Brown

    April 18, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Awesome list! Very well done. A lot of people never realized just how important it is to think in a positive and uplifting manner, cause what you think you eventually live into.
    Yes! In order to live a happy and successful life you need to have a healthy body, soul and most importantly a healthy mind. I do belive if we live in to the thoughts mentioned we will definitely be well on our way to having a healthy mind.
    Again awesome list!

  3. Navish Baboo

    April 1, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Hello Blake. First of all, a great salute to you for this awesome list. My favourite and the most direct quote that i really think explains the situation of life is the 37th one.” Want to know your past? Look into your present conditions. Want to know your future? Look into your present actions.” This quote aspires me a lot. I really appreciate it.”Life is beautiful but its up to us to make it as such”

  4. ayushi parsheera

    March 6, 2014 at 9:34 am

    so so so beautifully epitomized .cheers to 37lessons

  5. cathy

    March 4, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    The list is an eye opener . Amazing !! Thank you

  6. Pradeep khali

    February 27, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Great list blake. I like the most that once you find your dream risk everything for it.

  7. Peter brack

    February 25, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Excellent helps to clarify everything when the fog sets in !

  8. nupur

    February 19, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Great list blake…

  9. Blake Cavignac (@BlakeCavignac)

    February 17, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Thanks for the note Jeremy. Checked out your site – quality work! Look forward to your future posts!

  10. Mary Fran

    February 16, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Fantastic list, Blake! I like to give my son one quote a week to send him off to school. I have just found my supply for the next 37 weeks!!

  11. Tim Leman

    February 14, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Blake – good post my friend. I like “#23. If you want something bad enough, you will make the time for it regardless of how busy you may be” even though I don’t always want to admit it. It’s easy to make excuses, but your calendar tells your priorities in life.

  12. Jeremy

    February 14, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Powerful list, Blake. I think you are absolutely right about staying curious. Have an insatiable curiosity towards life. Have the ability to ask questions and learn new things.

    Einstein once said. “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”

    I wrote a “Concise & Powerful Guide to Life” in my blog on New Years’ Eve, and my points are pretty different from yours!

    Great article by the way. :)

  13. Michael

    February 13, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    How about always carry a come-along in the truck!!! Love you great article.

  14. Osaf

    February 13, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Awsome list!

  15. alex

    February 12, 2014 at 1:50 am

    Great list :)

  16. Rose

    February 10, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    I can really identify with the entire list – but lines 32 & 33 really hit home with me at the moment. Lately I’ve enjoyed much positive feedback from some of my readers and that really stokes my fire, even though I don’t make enough income from it (yet)! I keeping doing what I do to help others in some meaningful way and not to just earn a buck. So when I get feedback from a reader telling me I’ve helped change their life for the better, I know I am on the right path. Great list! Thanks for this post

    • Blake Cavignac

      February 14, 2014 at 12:37 am

      Thanks for the feedback Rose! If people are telling you that you made their life better, keep doing what you’re doing. I have a feeling the money will start rolling in if you keep at it…

  17. Naomi@businessstartups

    February 10, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Hi Blake,

    I love the list. My favorite is… “most people quit because they look how far they have to go, not how far they have come”.

    I chose this one because it benefits me right now. Today I’d forgotten how far I’d come and how much progressed I’ve made – I was to busy focusing on the long road ahead!

    Also “Trust actions not words” is what I live by now – Words are so easy, the action is where the real work comes in.

    Thanks for a great list

    Naomi

    • Blake Cavignac

      February 10, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      Thanks Naomi! Checked out your site and it looks like you’re doing some exciting things with your business. Good luck!

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