67 Life Lessons People Learn Too Late


Life: if we are not careful, just passes us by while we sit on the sidelines wondering if and how we should take part in it. The challenge in life is to realize that essentially we live in retrospect, we constantly come across things that we wished we had known earlier. Imagine what you could achieve if you already knew the end result, knew it would be worth the risk, if you knew what your regrets in life could be before you made them and therefore rewrite the course of your own life and those around you.

Here are some life lessons that you need to learn as soon as possible so that you can enjoy your life in a more meaningful way.

67 Life Lessons People Learn Too Late

  1. Failures are only lessons
  2. Making time is more important than making money.
  3. Life is too short not to enjoy it.
  4. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  5. A lifetime  isn’t  very long
  6. You don’t get things handed to you.
  7. Express curiosity with humility.
  8. The world owes you nothing.
  9. Giving feels way better than receiving.
  10. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
  11. Rejection is the best way to learn.
  12. Decluttering your space makes you free (physically and mentally).
  13. Your job should never be your priority. Happiness should be.
  14. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
  15. More “things” doesn’t make you more happy.
  16. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
  17. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
  18. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you think you need.
  19. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
  20. Your children get only one childhood.
  21. A person’s actions speak the truth
  22. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
  23. We don’t actually  need  the things we’re  supposed  to have.
  24. Good things happen to bad people. Bad things happen to good people. But mostly, shit happens.
  25. Go to bed early. Early birds get the worm, and it’s a fact.
  26. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
  27. Change doesn’t happen staying in your comfort zone.
  28. Fear gets you nowhere. Take every enriching opportunity that comes your way.
  29. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
  30. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.
  31. College is not for everyone.
  32. Procrastination makes you  a slave to yesterday  –
  33. If you’re not happy, don’t complain. Change it. Choose to be happy.
  34. Cutting out friends is part of life. Sometimes it’s better to let go.
  35. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
  36. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
  37. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  38. Frame every so-called disaster with these words, ‘In five years, will this matter?’
  39. Follow your gut.
  40. A nine-to-five cubicle should be illegal.
  41. Fake it ’til you make it
  42. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
  43. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
  44. Life is better simple. Focus on the things you love and let go of everything else.
  45. Everything can change in the blink of an eye
  46. Freedom is living on your own terms.
  47. A good decision is one that resonates with your values.
  48. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
  49. You are your most important relationship
  50. Believe in miracles.
  51. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need.
  52. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  53. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.
  54. Behind every beautiful life, there has been some kind of pain.
  55. Save for things that matter.
  56. Overprepare, then go with the flow.
  57. Kids make better people than adults. Positive, carefree, and live in the present.
  58. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.
  59. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.
  60. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
  61. Experiences are better than “things”.
  62. Deferring happiness wastes time. Do something now to make it happen.
  63. You are not the smartest person in the room, there will always be someone out there better than you at something.
  64. Work can be meaningful.
  65. Do what you want to do, not what you think you should do.
  66. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
  67. Forgive but don’t forget.


What are favorite lessons from life or have you already got life sussed? Let me know in the comment section below.


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