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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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The 3 Most Important Things I Learned About Personal Growth

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When you look back on your life, what do you want to think about? Do you plan to reminisce on all of the good things that have happened and how they shaped who you are today? Or would you rather remember all of the bad decisions, challenging experiences, and mistakes made that hurt or wasted a portion of your life?

In my opinion, I think it is important to reflect on 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. There are 3 very specific areas that I feel have helped me grow in a personal sense more than anything else in my life so far. 

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. We may not always be able to control what happens in our lives, but we can always control how we value ourselves and others.

“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.

This is another one of those lessons that people tend to pick up on a little bit late in life, but if anything that makes its importance even worse! 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. If you want to achieve success in any kind of business or social setting (dating) then you should be willing to try out different things instead of staying in your comfort zone. 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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