It often takes a while to learn lessons that reflect the truth of life. If you’re lucky, you learn them young. But sometimes it can take a gamut of experiences to finally realise your mistakes.
1. We take everything for granted when it’s served on a silver platter.
Everything that is a part of your daily routine, like your possessions, your family, your friends, and the food you eat, is often taken for granted, because you never had to scrimp and scrounge to get them. But what if these were taken away from you and you had to fend for yourself? That’s when you realise how precious they really are to you.
Be grateful for what you have and what people do for you.
2. It’s never too late to learn.
Knowledge is not limited to the days of school and college; it is an everyday affair. Whether it is as trivial as learning how to boil an egg or something that enhances the productivity of your work, it will add value because learning is a never-ending process. Where there is a will, there is a way. And age is not a factor to consider when you decide to open up your mind to new things. Sometimes, a knowledge of new skills is the only way ahead in this rapidly developing world.
3. Fear is your enemy.
It has stopped you from doing things you have always wanted to. It has filled your mind with prejudice, insecurity and jealousy. It has made you feel inferior to other people. Fear is something that our own mind makes up and it takes a great deal of courage to stand up to it.
4. Patience is a virtue.
Keeping calm and being patient helps in the long run. It makes us try harder, again and again, in times when we fail. Being impatient and giving up on what we set out for only stresses us out. Keep calm and carry on.
5. Health is wealth.
Your body is your responsibility. Treat it well, with a nutritious diet and lots of exercise and it will reward you with good health. Abuse it, and it will take you towards pain, illness and eventual death.
In the end, it is your choice.