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NOTABLE! If you could only pass on one life lesson to everyone on this forum, what would it be?

Discussion in 'General Mindset, Motivation, Beliefs' started by Mr.C, Jan 31, 2019.

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    The best life lesson is the one you get at the right time.

    There are gazillions of great life lessons. But if you encounter them when you don't need or realize them, they are useless.

    But one small lesson at the right time can change your life.

    That's why lifelong learning is key. Learn. Unlearn. Relearn. Repeat.
     
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    Hey @Mr.C, great topic! As we can see from all the answers, there's not ONE single lesson that works for everyone. We all are different, have different lives and different contexts.

    I would just like to add a bit of a nuance to your single most important lesson :
    "You are not your thoughts."

    When I read Think and Grow Rich, it was made clear that we are the result of what we thought.
    Then I read The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle (highly recommended read!) and started meditating, and then yeah, I also understood that we are not our thoughts.

    Wait, what am I supposed to do here with those seemingly contradictory statements?

    I believe that those two statements aren't really contradictory. We are not our thoughts, but we can embrace them, if they make us better and bring us fulfillment. And in the end, we become the "result of what we have thought."
    So our thoughts can still have a great influence on us, even if we are not them.

    Just a nuance I find important to mention.

    As for my single most important lesson, it's difficult to pick one because I have learned so many invaluable lessons... But I'd go with Be intentional.

    Don't wander aimlessly, being pushed around by life, doing things without really thinking or knowing why you do them... that's all the same thing: be intentional.

    It's best explained by this entrepreneur in less than 2 minutes:
     
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    As Henry Ford said:

    “If you think you can, and you think you can’t, you’re right”
     
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    I love this! Thank you for sharing!

    If I could pass on one life lesson it would be: Be Genuine

    Being genuine has helped me in my personal and professional lives. People can easily see if you are trying to be something that you are not.

    I started working as a real estate agent 5 years ago. When I started I was trying to be someone I wasn't. When I started being genuine and true to myself my business took off.
     
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    Successful people are not that much different from "normal people".

    They make blunders too, they stutter on stage too, they lose their temper too, they do stupid things too.

    They just put themselves out there enough times that somehow at least something hits and they become "successful" and use the momentum to keep becoming more and more so, till they don't look "normal" anymore.
     
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    It's more important what you do, then how often or how well you do it.

    Choose the game you play carefully.
     
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    Never lower your standards for anybody
     
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    Others have mentioned it, but know that you'll never get today back. Whether you sit watching Netflix all day or learn French or work on your business, today will never return all the same. So don't squander the time you do have.

    Your past choices got you to where you are now. In the future pick better choices if you want it to be different.
     
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    No matter where you're at at this moment - there's always the next level.

    Keep learning, being curious and asking questions. You never know what you don't know until you make yourself find out.
     
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    Treat people as they would like to be treated
     
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