Life Lessons to Learn as Soon as Possible

· April 25, 2016

Many times, we go through life thinking that we know everything. However, there are little details of daily life that we miss. Little do we know, these little details can teach us invaluable life lessons. We often live mechanically, only seeing things on the surface. We do not often deeply explore the things that really matter in life.

Among the things we often forget is the importance of the fact that we are setting out on a journey, and that every now and then we need to rest. Keep reading to discover a few more life lessons that are so important, yet easily forgotten.

“In the end, what matters are not the years of the life, but rather the life in the years.”

-Abraham Lincoln-

Don’t forget about the path  

It doesn’t matter what you choose to do in life, or what aspect of life you focus on, it will usually be easier to remember how you began, and what the final result was, than the journey itself. The path towards achieving any objective can often be easily forgotten. However, it is this very path and journey itself is that which brings so many important life lessons. 

walking barefoot on road lessons

That path is your own will-power, your effort, your desire… that path is an example of how you got to where you are. Every now and then, it wouldn’t be so bad to look back and remember all that you were capable of doing.


People behave better when they can see themselves

Have you ever noticed that people tend to have better behavior in places in which there are mirrors? The reason is simple. People behave more favorably when they are able to see themselves. Nobody likes to see the face they make when they are angry.

If you are a business owner and have to address your staff or the public, try doing so with a mirror behind you. You will see how their behavior changes. Try it!

If you want complete answers, wait a minute

Sometimes, upon asking a question, you don’t always receive a satisfactory reply. Maybe it is not as complete as you would like, or the other person doesn’t seem to want to give you a straight answer. Instead of getting mad and acting unreasonably, wait a few minutes and observe that person before you get angry. One of the greatest lessons in life is learning patience, and when that person sees your patience, they will feel better about continuing the conversation with you and you will get the answer you were looking for.

Sometimes silence is the best ally to have in getting what you want from others. Be calm and patient, wait and the other person will finally tell you what they are actually thinking. Don’t pressure yourself or others. Sometimes we all need a little more time.

You will identify others by how you make them feel 

If you are getting to know somebody, or you simply want to get along better with others, remember this important point. What you say does not matter as much as the way in which you say and do it. Someone who comforts, who creates peace, or who makes you laugh will leave a much better impression.

Also, remember that you don’t have to always be talking when interacting with the other person. Remember that everyone likes to talk about themselves, so it’s also good to ask the other person questions. Show interest in that person, and do your best to understand them. He or she will undoubtedly appreciate it.

man and woman embracing lessons

Talk about what you have learned 

If you are taking a class or learning something new, talk about it with someone for whom the information is also new. If you are able to explain it to them so they understand it perfectly, then you will have achieved your goal.

Sometimes it is easy to think you’ve grasped all information about a new topic, but then when you have to explain it to someone else, you can’t. The best way to dominate a new topic is to be able to explain it to someone else.

Give yourself time to rest 

Life doesn’t stop and will not wait for you to take a break and spend time with family or loved ones. You shouldn’t wait, either! The childhood of your children will be over before you know it and you will long to play with them. One day, your parents will no longer be around to spend time with you. Seek out moments of peace and rest in your life. 

Although money is important, it is not the most important thing in life. Give yourself the opportunity to quit that job you hate so much, for example. You may go a couple months without a lot of money, but you will be giving yourself the opportunity to pursue the life style you truly want.

Fill your life with moments and people that excite you 

The human life cycle is relatively short, even though it may not seem so. If you are lucky, you may live 90 years or so. So, why not live it to the fullest? Live like a child, surround yourself with people who inspire you and truly experience the moments that fill you with hope

When you reach old age, those moments will be your true treasures. It is not that money is not important, only that it is not the most important thing. Make the most of your day to day life. Enjoy it with the people around you. 

Remember that “attitude is more important than aptitude”

This is a well-known phrase from Walt Disney, and it remains true regardless of the changing times. It doesn’t matter what you have to do, but rather the way in which you confront your challenges. You could have all the intelligence and abilities that you desire, but if you don’t take on life with a good attitude, it won’t serve for anything.

As you will see, all of these life lessons are actually so basic that they are easily forgotten. The good news is that is it never to late to learn these lessons, to remember them, and apply them to your life. Undoubtedly, there are many more that we could add to this list, but these are a good step towards self-improvement.