24 Lessons Learned over 24 Years of Life

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  1. The grass always seems greener on the other side
    If the grass is always greener in the other side, then others must feel that way about your side. (Anonymous)
  2. We can have it all not at the same time
    You can have it all. You just can’t have it all at once. (Oprah Winfrey)
  3. Expect the unexpected
    You can’t control everything. Sometimes you just need to relax and have faith that things will work out. Let go a little and just let life happen. (Kody Keplinger)
  4. If you never try, you’ll never know
    You can only grow if you’re willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. (Brian Tracy)
  5. Our life today is the consequence of our choices in the past
    Never regret anything that has happened, it cannot be changed, undone, or forgotten. Take it as a lesson learned and move on. (Anonymous)
  6. Stop complaining when you can do nothing about it
    If you’re not helping to make it right, then stop complaining about it being wrong. (Anonymous)
  7. Dream it & go for it
    When we dream about it, we are half way there! So the remaining half depends on our effort to actualize it. 
    Don’t put in half of the effort unless you’re okay with half of the results. (Merry Riana)
  8. Get your mind right, you’ll get your life right
    You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work in the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control. (Elizabeth Gilbert in “Eat, Pray, Love”)
  9. Don’t be too hard on yourself
    Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. We may be given a cactus, but we don’t have to sit on it. (Anonymous)
    Be patient with yourself. You are growing stronger every day. The weight of the world will become lighter…and you will begin to shine brighter. Don’t give up. (Robert Tew)
  10. As much as you enjoy the result, you must enjoy the process
    Do not run through life so fast that we forget not only where we have been, but also where we are going. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way. (Anonymous)
  11. This too shall pass
    Everything in life is temporary. So if things are going good, enjoy it because it won’t last forever. And if things are going bad, dont’ worry. It can’t last forever either. (Anonymous)
  12. You can’t please everyone at the same time
    In this life, you can’t avoid gossip and unkind words from others. Whatever you do, you will will never please everyone. Remember, if you weren’t worth anything, they wouldn’t bother. (Anonymous)
  13. Listen, listen, listen
    Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. (Stephen Covey)
  14. A healthy relationship doesn’t drag you down
    You’ll know when a relationship is right for you. It will enhance your life, not complicate your life. (Brigitte Nicole)
    Don’t ever say you’re not good enough. If that person can’t see how amazing you are, then they’re the one who’s not good enough for you. (Anonymous)
  15. Ask for what you want
    Never expect people can read our mind. Ask for it!
    Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it. (Jack Canfield)
  16. The more you give, the more you get
    Life is an echo. What you send out, comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. (Anonymous)
  17. Work life balance must go along with balanced mind
    It’s not about balancing your life: it’s about balancing your mind despite the chaos. (Brendon Burchard)
  18. Love what you do until you can do what you love
    My wise grandma gave me this advice in junior high school. It’s so relevant even till now. There are times when we can’t choose to do what we love. There are times when are still searching and trying to figure out what we really love to do in life. So in the mean time, what we can do is loving what we are doing now.
  19. No such thing as passionate activity that you will never get tired of
    Quoting it from Mark Manson’s article Screw Finding Your Passion
    Look, here’s another slap in the face for you: every job sucks sometimes. There’s no such thing as some passionate activity that you will never get tired of, never get stressed over, never complain about. It doesn’t exist. I am living my dream job (which happened by accident, by the way. I never in a million years planned on this happening; like a kid on a playground I just went and tried it), and I still hate about 30% of it. Some days more. Again, that’s just life.
  20. Action speaks louder than words
    People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do. (Lewis Cass)
  21. Be grateful for every little thing in life
    We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. (Frederick Keonig)
    Next time you complain about the price of gas, stop and be thankful you own a car. Next time you complain about a messy house, stop and give thanks you have a family to make the mess. Next time you complain about your boss, stop and give thanks you have a job. Live each day with an attitude of gratitude and you will be on your way to a happier life. (Dave Willis)
  22. Everything happens for a better reason
    Sometimes we have to get knocked down lower that we have ever been, to stand up taller than we ever were. (Anonymous)
    And sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. (Marilyn Monroe)
  23. Learn to let to go
    One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. Whether it’s guild, anger, love, loss, or betrayal. Change is never easy. We fight to hold on and we fight to let go. (Anonymous)
  24. Live not only for yourself, but also for others
    Our prime purpose in this life is to help others, and if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. (Dalai Lama)
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