Life lessons

Life is a constant cycle of making mistakes and learning from them. As quite a philosophical person, I am always wondering and reflecting on my experiences. Here I will list some life lessons that I think are very useful and even potent to me.


It is okay to not have everything ‘figured out’ – Life is not a sprint, it is more like a marathon. But with social and various other pressures from a very young age, most of us seem forced into certain things or ‘norms’, especially for our age. There is no rush to drive as soon as you reach the legal age, nor is it awful if you do not have or know your dream job. In school there is pressure to decide your future immediately. I feel that confining someone to a specific area so quickly just kills ones flexibility and creativity. Are we mature enough at 15-16 to decide our whole future? I think not. The age old saying ‘where do you see yourseslf in five years?’ comes to mind. How many of us now are doing what we thought we would be five years or ago, or more?

Learn from mistakes – I realise that it is okay to make mistakes and in fact admitting or confronting them is one of the first steps to self-growth. What I find important to remember is that a mistake is only a mistake if you do not learn from it. You can start to realise what you did was wrong and change or adapt, which can help improve your maturity and efficiency. Try not to be so scared of failing or falling and take the steps to move towards self-growth. Don’t dwell on the past or past mistakes as that has happened now. You can instead change your future so similar mistakes do not happen.

Put yourself first – Maybe this one seems controversial or selfish, or at least some people will want you to believe it is. But to me, putting yourself first is one of the most valuable things you can do in life. Take yourself seriously and you will notice an increase in your self-esteem. That is what I experienced and it is so rewarding. I find myself about to pick better friends and have fewer insecurities.

Pick your friends carefully – This can be a very tough one in my opinion, but it is extremely useful to consider. When I am able to put myself first and benefit from an increased self-esteem, I notice that I can attract better company. I firmly believe this is down to the more positive energy I am portraying and the belief I am worthy to these people. It is important to be surrounded by good energy from people you can trust and that support your growth. If you are noticing bad energy or red flags then perhaps you must question if this ‘friend’ is holding you back, rather than pushing you forward.

This is an area I am very passionate about. Let me know if you enjoyed it and would like to see more life lessons. Also I would love to hear your life lessons in the comment section below.

4 thoughts on “Life lessons”

  1. Without a shadow of a doubt, I enjoyed taking the time to read this article and some of the points you’ve made are really compelling. Some of these lessons either come from experience or more often than not we learn by watching others or reading a book for example. I would definitely like to see you publish a second blog post as this one is engaging and got me reflecting on life.

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    1. This is a very interesting comment so I thank you for sharing with me. I believe that sometimes we need to experience things ourselves to truly learn and move forward. Whereas other times, if we are smart enough we can watch and analyse the mistakes of others… so that we avoid making the same mistake.

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  2. Really wonderful posts this is. I read through it with so much interest. I would add one more thing into this.

    Everyone makes a mistake and its okay to give them a second chance.

    Its important to look at life in the positive angle too. We all are humans and we make our fair share of mistakes. We need to embrace the human-ness of people and not shout at mistakes and frown upon them.

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    1. Second chances are an interesting topic to discuss I think, as it depends what the person has done. Generally, though we are too harsh on people that perhaps just need a little more help.

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