Life is a school that you never graduate from, you only stop learning the day you die, life itself is full of ups and downs, but when you are at the downside of life, you learn lessons and also when it feels like everything is going smoothly, there are still lessons to be discovered.
Some of these lessons are gotten from experience while others from books. But despite these lessons, there are still lessons that cannot be simply learned until you face certain situations in life. These lessons some people see those lessons that come late into the life of people and most times take them unawares.
Fortunately, we covered some of these lessons in this update, so we have high hope that this article will be very useful for all of you.
Nothing lasts forever.
One of the greatest mistakes people make in life is that they feel they have so many years ahead of them and so they have a lot of time to do some things, so no need to be in a rush. They forget the singular fact that even humans are not going to last forever, that one day they will leave this world in the form of death.
Building on the belief that everyone you meet daily and everything you do daily is just temporary can be very hard to believe, but if taken into being can help you build your life expecting anything at any time. Everyone wants to live forever; everyone wants to be eternal, but unfortunately, that is not possible. Everything you do today, at some point, will be forgotten about by people.
Life is not Fair.
Yes! It is possible that you were looking for something else but rather ended up with another. Sorry for the disappointment, but that is life for you. The contract will probably go to someone who has smooth-talked the chairman even though you are the most qualified for it. She might like the player a lot even when she knows he will cheat on her whilst you will not.
You just have to wake up to the reality that the world we live in is not perfect, and even if you tried living a perfect life, it wouldn’t matter much in this world. The world is already overpopulated, and it doesn’t owe you anything. Just because you feel you deserve something doesn’t mean you will get it.
Family is more important than friends.
Always remember one thing in life that you can’t choose your family but you can choose who you call your friend, and nobody would be willing to go the extra mile for you except family. Friends are great, not just friends but real friends, but the question is, how many real friends can you boast of? But it is quite unfortunate that nowadays, people seem to neglect family forgetting that family is something special. Friends will be with you all the way, but they will not be ready to risk themselves for you.
Always take time to talk to your parents while you still have them with you and also talk to your siblings and don’t let that relationship cool down for no reason, for they are the only people that are ready to risk it all for you. Spend time with your kids, because they need you more than they need anything else.
People will treat you the way you treat yourself.
It sounds funny when you get to realize that the attitude of people is as a result of your attitude to yourself. The way you carry your person, the way you present yourself, what you think of yourself, who you are as an individual, matter a lot on how people will rate and see you, and the good thing is these are all in your control.
You can decide what you want to do with yourself either to grow, to learn, and to improve yourself as an individual. The real definition of yourself is the sum of all your experiences and beliefs. So, once you choose a different path, the perception of the world towards you will also change.
What you sow today, you will surely reap tomorrow.
So many people are regretting the kind of choices they made while they were a lot younger, especially the times they wasted doing irrelevant things. It is always easier to see your flaws when you look back into the past. The past is a lesson to be learned from. Most people regret when they look at their past, they regret not reading more early on and funny enough, none of them remembers any of the time they wasted watching TV. If they were smarter enough with their time, they wouldn’t have surrendered as much as they have.
Chasing after success and forgetting your health.
Most people failed to realize that success and good health go hand in hand. Everybody wants more, but only a few know when to stop. Money can be very deceitful, it seems like the most important thing in the world when you don’t have it, but once you have it, you realize it was never the most important. People spend time chasing after money and neglect their health, but at old age, they begin to regret not paying attention to everything that will allow them to spend more time with their family and loved ones.
Fear of criticism scared you.
Many people today regret because of this particular reason, they got one shot at life, and instead of going for it, they ran away for fear of embarrassment or criticism from friends and peers. Someone that had the dream of being a model met with an opportunity and ran away because she was afraid her friends would laugh at her for being plus size.
Most people fail in this life because they are afraid to give it a try; instead, they give excuses and try to protect themselves against what people might think about them, but in the end, all those thoughts do not matter rather the choice which you make matters most. So you have to ask yourself this, who do you want to be?
Difficulties come and go.
Some people grew up in very harsh conditions and went on to become great men and women, while some also grew up in very conducive environments only to grow up and become not so great people. This goes to show that your environment or situation right now can’t decide the future for you, you alone have the power to define your future.
No matter how hard it may seem, better days are ahead, so don’t give up, keep pushing, and you will surely get there. The people that gave up are regretting till today because by now, they would have been reaping the fruits of their labor, but they gave up too fast.
Happiness is a choice, and you must work for it.
You have to know that your happiness doesn’t depend on anyone but yourself, you alone can decide for yourself. You don’t have to get approval from anyone before you get involved in that thing that will bring you long-lasting happiness. Happiness is experienced when your reality is moving in consonance with your dreams, and this is a result of hard work. So you have to work hard in the pursuit of your happiness because nothing will happen by itself, and even if it does, it will not be to the level that you want.
A lifetime is not very long.
This is one thing that most people never think about when they are young because it seems so far. But you get to see that by the time you get to your twenties before you know it, you are in and out of the university, and life begins as a full-grown adult. It will just feel like yesterday, but unfortunately, now you are responsible for yourself and your actions. So whatever it is you want to do, now is the best time you have to start doing it because life itself is very short and no one knows tomorrow.
Well, those are the ten lessons in life people often learn too late. Hopefully, after learning this, we will come to realize that this one shot at life is really precious.