Greatest Lesson Learned Essay

Learning is something that we start doing at birth and doesn’t stop until we die. It’s one of the few constants in life that you know will never end. We may not pay attention to the fact that we’re learning things, we may not like what we’re learning or the lessons being taught to us, but the real magic happens when you are hungry to learn. When you’re at a stage in life where you’re excited about the day because you know something new will come up.

For some lucky people, this starts young and doesn’t end. Others start out gung-ho and excited about things but it tends to die down. I guess it goes in stages. Sometimes your learning curve is out of this world, other times you’ve learned a bunch and now you need to put it in to practice.

I was thinking about lessons that I’ve learned thus far.

So, here are some of the most important lessons I’ve learned in my life so far. In absolutely no specific order whatsoever.

1. Live with integrity.

I’ve been fortunate enough to have seen what a good man is since I was born. I’ve got a great Dad who’s taught me more by his his actions than he has by words which makes me feel very lucky and fortunate. I didn’t have to look far to see what it was to be a man who had integrity.

Nobody’s perfect by any means. But I think it’s important to have principles that you not only believe but you follow.

2. Stand up for yourself.

I told you the story about my Dad telling me it was okay to fight back if the guy deserved it, and then me punching the kid the first time I saw him after the father-son-conversation, even though the kid was being nicer to me than ever before. If you haven’t read it here it is…

During school I’d stand up for myself a bit too much, even looking for opportunities here and there, which ended up getting me in a fair bit of trouble. So the point isn’t just to stand up for yourself whenever you can, it’s more about being proud of who you are and not getting pushed around.

Don’t victimize people, but also don’t be a victim yourself.

3. Actions speak louder than words.

I’ve been around people who talk a big game, and around others who walk a big game.

It’s a lot more impressive to see someone really making the most out of life without hearing all that they’re doing. It’s great to be excited about something, and share it with people, but it’s a bit much to claim this and that, or boast about this and that.

Everyone falls into that role every now and then I’m sure. But it is really refreshing to see someone who just loves what they do, loves people, works hard, helps people as much as they can and don’t tell the whole world about the great things they are doing.

These are 3 of the most important lessons I’ve learned thus far, mainly just about living a good life and being the best person you can be.

I’ll be putting up a part 2 soon so keep your eyes open!

I’d love to hear some of the lessons you’ve learned or are learning too! Any topic’s fine.


There are so many great lessons we all learn from life. I personally made a list with some of the most important ones so far, lessons that had a great impact in my life. These lessons have helped me become the person I am today. I know there are more to come and I am ready, opened and receptive to them all.

15 Powerful Lessons I’ve Learned From Life

There are so many great lessons we all learn from life. I personally made a list with some of the most important ones so far, lessons that had a great impact in my life. These lessons have helped me become the person I am today. I know there are more to come and I am ready, opened and receptive to them all.

Enjoy 🙂

1. We get treated in life the way we teach others to treat us.

People will treat you the way you allow them to treat you. Respect and love yourself and others will do the same.

2. There are no mistakes, only lessons we need to master.

If you learn from everything that happens to you, you will discover that there is no such thing as mistakes, only lessons to be learned. Ans if you don’t, chances are that your life will look at 40 the same way it did when you were 20. And at 60 the way it looked when you were 40…

3. Forgiveness is a gift you give to yourself.

“Forgiveness is a gift you give to yourself, to be at peace, to be happy and to be able to sleep at night. You don’t forgive because you are weak but because you are strong enough to realize that only by giving up on resentment will you be happy. If you hold on to poisonous thoughts like hate, anger, and resentment toward someone, you will end up poisoning yourself more than you poison the other person, and you will be very unhappy.” ~ 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy

4. What you resist, persists.

What you focus on expands and what you resist, not only does it persist, but it also grows in size. And if you want to shrink something and make it disappear from your life, you need to stop feeding it by fighting against it.

5. Life is all about the journey and less about the destination.

A lot of times we get so focused on our big dreams and goals, that we forget to enjoy this journey called life. Always remember that life is all about this moment. Life is all about the journey and less about the destination.

So take a deep cleansing breath and allow yourself to be present in everything you do. Allow yourself to enjoy each second of your life – to observe the world around you, the people present in your life and the beauty that is present within and all around you…

6. People deserve a second chance.

The moment you forgive somebody, chances are that you will also give them a second chance, a chance to be near you, without trying to remind them of what they did to you, treating them not as they are, or as they once were, but rather as you want them to be. By doing this, you are also allowing them to grow and to become better and better every day. Your ego might tell you to “let these people go” but what does your heart tell you? We are all humans, we all make mistakes, and we all deserve a second chance, and why not, maybe a third, fourth, a sixth and a seventh…

7. If you don’t believe in yourself, nobody will.

Don’t expect others to see gold where you can only see dust. If you don’t believe in yourself, if you don’t believe that you are capable, a worthy human being, chances are that nobody will. You will act on that belief and people will treat you based on what you think about yourself, based on how you treat yourself and based on how you act and behave in the world.

8. Our attitude toward life will determine life’s attitude toward us.

If you think life is unfair, and that bad thing always happen to you, chances are that life will treat you unfairly, and you will always have many reasons to complain about.  Because just how there is a law of gravity, there is also a law of attraction, and based on this law, you attract in your life that which you think about all day long, you attract that which you are, because you see, like attracts like.

9. If you love yourself, chances are that others will love you also.

It’s all about self-love, it all starts with self-love. If you don’t have the love for yourself, how can you expect to get it from somebody else? Love yourself and others will love you also.

10. The world has plenty of information but not enough inspiration.

If you think about it, now with the technological revolution, we get access to so much information. Let’s take for example a tiny chip. How much information can you store on it? Isn’t it incredible? We have more information than ever… but when it comes to inspiration (in- spirit) I would say that we have a deficit. We focus too much on the outside and not enough on the inside. We can’t seem to understand that it all starts from within. If the inside is a mess, the outside will also be a mess. Listen to your heart, listen to your intuition and know that: “The only real valuable thing is intuition.” Albert Einstein

11. The world won’t change if you don’t change.

You hear people all the time complaining about how crazy the world is and how they want it to change, but if you tell them to make the first step…: “What? Me? Do you think there is something wrong with me? I am perfect, there is nothing I need to change. These people are crazy and they need to change, not me! They are the ones who are destroying us all, not me… Those bastards!” 

You see, the outside world is a reflection of who we all are on the inside, and all this madness that is taking place around us, is a result of our collective consciousness, and unfortunately it’s a very polluted consciousness. It’s not just them, it’s us, us all. If we want the world to change, we have to start with ourselves and trust me, there is something wrong with many of us. With you, with me, with he and she…

12. Loneliness is different from solitude.

There is a difference between being lonely and being in solitude. When you are in solitude, you take advantage of it to get in touch with your inner self, to meditate and to quiet your mind, and that constant need to be around others in order for you to no longer feel lonely, will disappear. Wayne Dyer talks about this in such a wonderful way, saying that we can never be lonely if we like the person we’re alone with. If you like yourself, if you have no problem with your own person, if you have accepted yourself completely, you will be content with having some quiet time, away from all the noise. You will feel happy when alone and also when surrounded by other people.

13. The more we express our gratitude, the more things we will have to be grateful for.

The law of attraction works in all that is good and also in all that is bad, and it’s only up to us whether we choose to focus our attention on the negative or on the positive. Focus your attention on the many great things you have and you are grateful for, and you will see that the more you do that, the more reasons you will have to express your gratitude for.

14. Patience is a virtue.

In order for things to happen, in order for anything to happen, we need to be patient. We first plant the seed of greatness and then we wait for it to grow, we allow it to grow; we take care of it and we protect it. Great things take time and we need to learn how to give time, time.

15. Courage is not the absence of fear.

Fear, that crazy fear who won’t allow us to move forward, who won’t allow us to grow and transform our lives and of those around us will always be present in our lives. Even though many of us know that fear does not exist and that fear is only in our mind, we choose to be paralyzed by it and we choose to allow it to control our lives, our dreams, our goals and the level of our happiness.  Fear will be present whenever you want to stretch, whenever you want to get out of your comfort zone and whenever you want to do more, be more, have more. What we need to do is look beyond it,  and always be aware of the fact that most of the things we fear never happen, because FEAR is nothing more than False Expectation Appearing Real.

~love, Luminitađź’«

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