Life may not be perfect, it may not be what you expect it to be, at the end of the day, life is never meant to be perfect, it is a journey. Without these sad moments, these bad experiences, how can a person grow up? He or she would forever have a child-like mentality where everything they see, they need to put into their mouth. Experience is the best teacher, and you are what you are today because of all the experience. If you think life is not fair, remember this – it could have been worse. Be thankful for the disappointing hard times for it is what made you today.
From anger issues to blaming others for your failure, if there’s a thing I’ve learned in my brutal life it’s to not be afraid of change, if you fail to change and face your problems, you will be changed by force, therefore it is always better to change when you are in control of the situation. Sometimes in life we are so clouded by our emotions, we tend to miss the forest for the trees.
We are bound to repeat the same mistake over and over again until we learn our lessons, thus, to stop the vicious cycle, we need to take a step back and enlighten ourselves by going into uncharted territories. Here are some life changing lessons and brutal truths we should adopt and learn in our everyday life to improve our mentality.
With no arms, no legs, and no defense, Nick Vujicic was once a bully’s target and knows what it feels like to be picked on and pushed around: It makes your stomach hurt, gives you nightmares, and feels like there is no hope in sight. But Nick shows how you too can overcome and rise above bullying. Below you will find our best collection of inspirational and wise old life lessons quotes collected over the years from a variety of sources. If you find these posters helpful, do share it on Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram and Facebook – best lesson for life quotes.
Don’t tell your problems to everyone. 80% don’t care and the other 20% are glad you have them.
When you tell your friends about your problems, there will always be a handful that might use your own words against you. Be it relationship, family or work environment, in time of need, you will know who are your true friends. Don’t let your words from the past hurts you, if you need to talk to someone, make sure he or she will keep the secret and not throw it back at you.
Only 3 things can change our lives – love, death and religion.
A person’s character is molded from the day he or she was child through experience, it is almost impossible for him or her to change his or her character in a short duration, unless there is something drastic, something big, such as falling in or out of love, experience near death situation or lost a loved one, or discover a new religion. Other than these 3 key factors, nothing will change, if there are changes, it is either superficial or temporary for the sake of achieving certain goals.
Be careful with your words, once they are said, they can be only forgiven, not forgotten.
Silence is gold, words are silver. Sometimes it is best to keep quiet and be known as a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. Once something is said, a person will always remember it. It is in our human nature to remember bad things better than good memories, for instant, when we think of someone, we tend to associate him or her with a bad behavior, rather than his or her good past.
We stopped checking for monsters under our bed when we realized they were inside us.
When a Chinese princess asked for the most poisonous potion from an alchemist, she was given the 2nd most poisonous potion. She then asked where can she find the most poisonous potion, and the alchemist replied, it is in you – your heart. Children are born innocent, they will approach strangers with no shyness or fear, it is only when we grew up do we start fearing because we know monster and ghost doesn’t exist, we are truly the living monsters.
Sometimes it’s not the people who change, it’s the mask that falls off.
The Japanese say you have three faces. The first face, you show to the world. The second face, you show to your close friends, and your family. The third face, you never show anyone. It is the truest reflection of who you are. That’s where the real monster lives, to truly see a person’s character, see his or her reaction, not their actions. This is because it is harder to fake a reaction.
You can lie down for people to walk on you and they will still complain that you are not flat enough. Just live your life.
You’re not born to please everyone. If your goal is to please everyone you come across, you are no different from a dog. Sometimes in life, you just have to do what is right for you. At the end of the day, people will not thank you for all the good deeds you’ve done, this doesn’t mean you should stop helping, it means you need to prioritize what is important and what’s not.
Forgiveness is not something we do for other people. It’s something we do for ourselves to move on.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. It is easier said than done, when we are angry, our judgement is usually clouded, we can’t think properly. The best solution is to ‘reset’ our mind, find a getaway, go for a long break, escape to a wildness and etc.
If you try to control everything, and then worry about the things you can’t control, you are setting yourself up for a lifetime of frustration and misery.
Ignorance is a bliss, worrying about things you have no control only adds to unnecessary stress and anger. Nobody likes a busybody, especially those that goes around and expect people to live their lives they way they see fit. Ask yourself, do you enjoy it when someone expect you to live a certain lifestyle? If the answer is no, avoid ‘worrying’ about what others do.
Sometimes in life, your situation will keep repeating itself until you learn your lesson.
Sometimes a princess have to kiss a few frogs to find prince charming. I always believe life is like a Mario video game, you have to finish the quest before you can proceed to the next level, for those that repeat the same mistake, they are stuck repeating the same mistake forever. The key to success is to change our mindset and approach the problem from a different mentality.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
If anger solves your problem, by all means go ahead and get angry with the person or problem. My philosophy is, if money can solve your problem, then it is not a problem, unless it requires a ton loads of money. It is normal to show anger, the only question is how much is too much? Just like a guitar, if you tighten the string too much it will snap and if you leave it too slack, it won’t play. There must be a find balance between anger and ‘no reaction’, a person with no reaction when they are pushed to the limit will probably be pushed too often to the extend of being used continuously.
Never make decisions when you’re angry and never make promises when you’re happy.
When you are angry, you tend to make many bad decisions. This is because you can’t think logically and tend to rush to conclusion. Likewise, avoid making decisions when you are happy, the same hormones is responsible for irrational thinking.
I cried because I had no shoes, then I met a man who had no feet.
Always be grateful for what you have no, it could have been worse. While you grumble about your ‘miserable’ life in your house, have you ever thought what is it like to live under a bridge? In a house where rain water leaks? If you have scars on your body or a face full of acne, have you ever thought some people don’t even have a face to have scars? Always remember – ‘It could have been worse.’ Be thankful for what you have now before you miss what you had.
To understand a person’s character, don’t just look at their action, observe their reaction. It is harder to fake a reaction.
It is easy to fake a smile, but very hard to hold that smile. During a date, interview or socializing, always look for the reactions of the person. His hand gesture, body language or facial expression will be the best clue to what he or she is not telling you. A person that is hiding something tends to cross their arms, a person that is lying or hiding something tends to touch their nose often, this is because we uses more brain cells to think of a lie, thus the sudden rush of blood flow to the brain, therefore we tend to find the nose or forehead itchy, and our normal subconscious action is to scratch it.
If you don’t know who’s the fool is in a room full of smart people, chances are – it’s you.
Do note that there is a fine line between confidence and over-confidence. This saying does not apply to people that are over-confidence.
If you are not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.
More often than not, this saying is applicable for politicians and old guards in any organization. Politician with outdated ideas that wants to change the world, or people of yesteryear wanting to rejuvenate an organization when they are the one that causes the down fall of it.
Everyone you love is going to die, and you don’t know when. The truth may be saddening but it also gives you permission to make amends with past difficulties and re-establish meaningful relationships.
Your obsession with finding happiness is what prevents its attainment. Happiness is always present in your life. It’s just a matter of connecting to it and allowing it to flow through you that’s challenging.
You can’t be perfect, and holding yourself to unrealistic standards creates suffering. Many perfectionist have unrelenting inner critics that are full of so much rage and self-hate that it tears them apart inside.
Your words are more important than your thoughts, so start inspiring people. Words have the power to oppress, hurt and shame, but they also have the power to liberate and inspire. Start using them more wisely.
The past is the past, it is gone. Successful and mentally strong people do not brag about their past achievements. What is the point of reminding everyone of your past achievement when it is today’s achievement that matters? Time and tide wait for no man. It is important NOT to forget about past good and bad experiences, the key is to learn from it and avoid repeating the same bad mistakes and not feel arrogant about the past glory days. Always look forward to the future.
Mentally strong and successful people do not feel sorry about their situation, it is especially true when it comes to how they are being treated, they simply choose not to response or get angry when someone looks down on them. Instead, they know life is not fair and the amount of time they have on this beautiful planet is limited, thus why waste precious time feeling sorry or angry?
Successful and mentally strong people do not care how successful others are, instead, they are happy for other people’s success. Why waste precious energy feeling angry or envy over other people’s success? Recognize their success, work hard, if not work harder and learn from them. Channel the jealous energy to something positive that can help you in your success. Remember, when you are driven by anger, you will make many mistakes along the way, mistakes that you will regret later on in life.
Mentally strong people don’t view failure as a reason to give up. Instead, they use failure as an opportunity to grow and improve. They are willing to keep trying until they get it right.
There is a reason why communism fails, the whole idea of the rich and successful robs the poor and deprive them of wealth simply doesn’t make any sense. Successful people do not believe they are born lucky or entitled free things in life. When they stumbled upon a problem, they solve it, instead of pointing fingers at others.
Patience is a virtue. In most cases, successfully people tend to fail miserably, they do not expect instant success and results. Steve Jobs is a good example, many failures in life, even more success that follows later on in his life. Successful and mentally strong people uses these failure to their advantage by learning what not to do in life.
Remember, just like evolution, change is inevitable. Successful and mentally strong people adapts to changes fairly quickly, they are able to accept positive changes and most important of all, they are able to make the best out of a negative situation and minimize the impact.
Avoid wasting time complaining about things that are beyond your control, he who angers me conquers me. Focus on things that you are able to control in your life, for instant, complain about your own laziness and lack of motivation instead of complaining how you are deprive of opportunity because someone else is more hard working and willing to sacrifice.
Ever wonder why some people make it in life while others don’t? Some may say it is because they are born rich, while others attribute other people’s success to luck. Scott Adam, the creator of Dilbert comics once said, “You cannot make yourself lucky, but you can move from a game with bad odds to good odds.” Which is true, sometimes failure is due to our inability to change, the key is to unlearn and learn a new method of doing things differently.
Learn how to let go of your past that hurts you and embrace the future, and most important of all remember to embrace the future. Hopefully you will find these free inspirational quotes about life motivational, thus enabling you to create a new future from today on-wards.