Beyond the lessons kids learn in school, from their parents and siblings or at home, there are a few lessons they need to teach themselves.
We tell you more about these lessons. Adults would do well to teach themselves these things too!
1. There’s nothing wrong in saying sorry. Do not put your pride or ego before a relationship. Apologise when you have done something wrong.
2. Do not live a life where all you want to do is possess things. They do you no good. They add no value. Instead, work towards making yourself into a person people would like to treasure lifelong.
3. Do not rush through life, no matter where you need to go and what you need to achieve. Live every moment as if you would never have another one like it again. Life is best when it is enjoyed and savoured at every moment.
4. Live every moment. Do not let the past or future colour your vision. Focus on what you’redoing at every moment and live it to the fullest.
5. Goals are important, but do not stop living a life just to make sure you achieve your career goals. Spend some time a day doing what you enjoy doing, which may or may not help you in achieving your career goals.
6. Pay attention to the people in your life— is your parent under the weather, is your pet calling for your attention, does your sibling need help, are you avoiding a friend? Be there for the people who need you.
7. Do not try to blend into the crowd—if you’re different, stay that way. Don’t always try to be the ‘cool’ person. In the long run, you will be happier being yourself than trying to hide behind a mask all the time.
8. Never talk to people or say harsh things to them when you are angry or upset. You will always regret it.
9. Inspire and motivate as many people as you can. Make a difference in a person’s life. That is the best way to be remembered.
10. Mistakes are the best way to learn. Don’t be afraid to make them, but do not repeat the same ones again.
11. It’s fine to fail once in a while. Failures are the stepping-stones to success. Without them you will never learn to appreciate what you have.
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