Lessons on living a meaningful life

Why you should learn these 52 Life Lessons before its too late

What is the meaning of life? There is no straightforward answer to this question because no one knows what it is. There’s just this blank canvass waiting for you to paint a picture based on your thoughts, experiences, and choices. How you arrange the plot points of your life into a narrative can shape who you are and the life you live.

Nevertheless, we all walk our own path, and our journey varies. There are some experiences we have yet to encounter and life lessons that we simply cannot learn until we face them. Most people would say that there are some lessons that came too late, catching us off-guard and unprepared. That’s where Life stories commonly experienced from all over, come in.

It gives you a glimpse of what’s to come. A great reminder that sticks with you. A lesson learned, in a way that research findings often can’t.

The following list unveils some of the most important lessons in life that people learn the hard way.

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Lessons to live a meaningful life: It’s all about Mindset

Life lessons learned about the way you think. your mindset
  1. You’re a student of life. Your sole objective, is to keep learning, thriving, and expanding your mind.
  2. You can’t think your way into a new life, you have to act your way into one.
  3. Your entire life can change in an instant. So don’t take things for granted, be grateful for what you have and do whatever good you can with it.
  4. Every second you spend comparing your life to someone else’s is a second spent wasting yours. You are one of your kind; so stop comparing and create your own definition of success.
  5. True mental strength is a game-changer. You build it by consciously focusing on what you can control.
  6. The beliefs you have about yourself will determine how you treat yourself.
  7. Your habits define you. What you do today is a reflection of who you will become tomorrow.
  8. Commitment is what gets you started, consistency is what gets you somewhere, and persistence is what keeps you going.
  9. You have more power than you think to change this situation.
  10. If it doesn’t bring peace, profits, or purpose, then don’t give it your time, energy, or attention.
  11. For every action, there’s an equal opposite reaction
  12. Know your goals but be flexible with the process of getting there.
  13. Growth and change can feel uncomfortable. But, lack of growth and change can be detrimental.
  14. Celebrate your small victories. Improving 1% a day makes you 37% better in a year. Baby steps. Master the art of continuous development.

Lessons passed on about: SELF

  1. Take care of your health early.
  2. Never lose your self-respect for someone who doesn’t respect you.
  3. We may keep encountering the same lesson until we are ready to learn it. It’s normal.
  4. Some people will always be important, with or without a conversation.
  5. Replace judgment with curiosity.
  6. It’s okay to feel what you’re feeling.
  7. Make every moment count
  8. Sometimes in life, we just need a hug. No words. No advice. Just a hug to make you feel better.
  9. A lot of conversations need to be had in person. Tones need to be heard, facial expressions need to be seen.
  10. Your greatest test will be how you handle people who ofended you.
  11. You don’t need to have everything figured out right this second.
  12. It wasn’t a waste of time if you learned something.
  13. Giving up is easy, but holding of and fighting defines the power of your strength

Lessons about Love & Relationships and some heartbraking facts

Life lessons in love and relationship
  1. Childhood friends get lost in your contact list
  2. Tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are.
  3. Marriage is just as hard as everyone said it would be.
  4. Our partner cannot fulfill our needs, and it’s not their job to do so.
  5. When you care for someone more than they deserve, you get hurt more than you deserve.
  6. Don’t use a person to forget another.
  7. Sometimes people don’t have the capacity to love us the way we need to be loved.
  8. We love at our own level of consciousness
  9. The deepest form of loneliness comes from being estranged from ourselves, not from others.
  10. Relationships are not just something we choose, they are something we build.
  11. Communication is not just about what we say, but also about how we say it.
  12. Love- don’t take it for granted. It can be the best or worst thing that ever happened to you.

Lessons learned in Work that you should never forget

Life lessons learned in business and your profession
  1. At every job you should either earn or learn. Either is fine. Both are best. But if it’s neither, quit.
  2. Learn how to change the situation, not the person.
  3. Not all success is due to hard work, it can be due to smart work.
  4. Talent and skill will put you on a path but it won’t get you to the destination.
  5. Make connecting with others a priority
  6. Work until the work is done
  7. Return money that you have borrowed even before the other person remembers lending it to you. It shows your integrity and character
  8. Praise publicly. Criticize privately
  9. Do free work for someone you want to learn from
  10. Identify a problem, create a solution, monetize the solution.
  11. Show equal respect- from the boss to the janitor- You don’t grow small by treating someone well in public.
  12. Good things don’t come easy. don’t give up.
  13. Dress well. You will be judged by the way you look!

Take these pieces of advice as guidance, not as a rule. Your life is your own and you know what’s best for you. So slow down don’t rush, understand these lessons and keep them as a reminder as your life unfolds. Live life to the fullest and wait to see where it takes you.

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  • Reply Julianne July 11, 2021 at 9:09 am

    Wow, something about this post made me a little emotional! I recently had my 25th birthday and it’s really hit home for me how fast life flies by us. I feel like I should still be a kid! We need to start living our best lives now because life doesn’t wait for us to figure it out. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Reply Lani July 11, 2021 at 10:39 pm

      Hi Julianne,

      Great comment. I’m glad it resonated with you well. Indeed life is short and we should live it to the fullest. Try to check out my other inspiring posts. I’m Looking forward to hearing more from you soon.

  • Reply Whitney July 11, 2021 at 9:18 am

    At this point in my life, I am truly every lesson. My dreams are confirmation usually. I loved your article. Very informational and enlightening.

    • Reply Lani July 11, 2021 at 10:37 pm

      Hi Whitney,

      Thanks for your comment. I’m happy to hear your dreams are coming true, and you cherish the lessons learned. If you would like to share your own personal lessons and stories, I would love to hear them. I’m Looking forward to hearing more from you soon.

  • Reply simplyjolayne July 11, 2021 at 2:57 pm

    All good advice that I would give to my daughters today. Valuable life lessons for any age.

    • Reply Lani July 11, 2021 at 10:32 pm

      Hi Jolayne,

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  • Reply Linda July 11, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    So many nuggets of wisdom. Thank you for the great tips.

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  • Reply Marnie July 12, 2021 at 8:07 am

    These are all such beautiful lessons that we so easily forget in the day to day busy-ness of life! My favourite is ‘Your habits define you. What you do today is a reflection of who you will become tomorrow.’ The little decisions everyday shape who we are. thank you for this article!! x

  • Reply Samantha July 12, 2021 at 10:03 am

    I love this post! I’m currently working on my mindset; I’ve been ingrained with the wrong mental state for too long. This list is GREAT, and it’s an awesome reminder of who we can become if we set our mind to it.

    • Reply Lani July 13, 2021 at 8:37 am

      Hi Samantha,

      Thanks for your comment. I’m on the same path of upgrading my mindset and yes we do need reminders. I’m glad we were able to connect. If you would like to share your own personal lessons and stories, I would love to hear them.

  • Reply Jenny July 13, 2021 at 10:41 am

    So helpful. Thanks for sharing

  • Reply Aditi Jain July 13, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    I loved your article. There are certain things that you need to do to avoid regrets. Just so pure and informative article.

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    This article is a must read for all! Ultimate guide to self care habits to follow.

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      Hi Niraj,

      Thanks so much for your comment. Indeed it’s a must-read and an ultimate guide to self-love and self-care. If you would like to share your own personal lessons and stories, I would love to hear them.

  • Reply Headphonesthoughts July 14, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    All of these life lessons are great. One of the main life lessons I feel like I have learned is taking care of myself and self love.

    • Reply Lani July 14, 2021 at 11:58 pm


      Thanks for reading this article. I agree self-love should be on top of our list. If you would like to share your own personal lessons and stories, I would love to hear them.

  • Reply Lucia De Rosa July 16, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    totally agree with all of them, but I have to say you also thank you for the reminder of others! Great post

    • Reply Lani July 16, 2021 at 10:36 pm

      Hi Lucia,

      Thank you for your kind comment. Some people have some experiences that we might have yet to encounter or are going through at the moment and these reminders are in a way a solution or a lesson that we can learn from. If you enjoyed this post check out my other inspiring posts. I’m Looking forward to hearing more from you soon.

  • Reply Jeannie July 21, 2021 at 8:42 am

    These are all great reminders that we can strive to follow especially treating others equally. Great reminder.

    • Reply Lani July 21, 2021 at 10:04 pm

      Hi Jeannie,

      I love your comment. Indeed treating others equally is a very important element to living a blissful life. If you enjoyed this post check out my other inspiring posts. I’m Looking forward to hearing more from you soon.

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    So motivational and inspiring post! Thank you a lot! ♥

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      Hi Sandra,

      I’m glad you enjoyed it. I hope some lessons will come in handy one day. If you enjoyed this post check out my other inspiring posts. I’m Looking forward to hearing more from you soon.

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