Life Lessons – NLP Practitioner
10 Life Lessons Everyone Forgets Too Soon
1. Life is Short
We all know on some level that human beings live a relatively short life. So it’s important to live your life to the full. Instead of being afraid of the “what if’s”, take action. Be bold, be courageous, have goals and dreams that you are willing to expend energy on achieving.
2. Create Your Future
It’s YOUR life. You may have lots of well meaning people around you who try to persuade you but ultimately they can’t decide for you. The decision is yours. Choose a path that is aligned to your goals and your intuition and be prepared to be flexible on changing paths as well. Remember to be productive, passionate and have belief in what you are doing.
3. “Busy” is Not the Same as Being Productive
Just because you are being busy does not mean you are being productive! It’s a common mistake that lots of people make in that they involve themselves with lots of activity that doesn’t generate any real results. People create an illusion of self importance with their busy-ness, rushing , here, there and everywhere like a hamster in a wheel.
The problem is that it’s not a sustainable cycle in the long term and by being productive you can actual enjoy living a purposeful life instead.
4. Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8
This is a great life lesson! We all make “mistakes” in life, it’s part of the journey. The secret is to learn from them and also to forgive ourselves. A mistake only becomes a problem if you don’t learn the lesson.
Successful people know this and have experienced failures in the past and used what they discovered to their advantage. That’s the difference between a Master and a beginner. The Master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.
5. Thinking About It and Doing It are Completely Different Things
Don’t make the mistake of believing that just because you thought it, it will definitely happen. You have to be prepared to go out there and take action to achieving what you want.
You’ll know people who talk a good game but when it comes down to it, they do nothing to action their ideas.
Good things don’t come to those who wait. If you wait until you feel 100% ready to begin, you’ll likely be waiting the rest of your life.
The key is to TAKE ACTION
6. Don’t Hold Out for an Apology Before YOU Forgive
Your life will become so easier when you learn to just accept the apologies that you never got. How? By just being thankful for the lessons discovered from the experience – whether it was a good experience or not. By looking at life in this way, you’ll soon realise that holding a grudge from the past is a waste of your time and your happiness today.
Forgiveness is about freeing yourself of the burden of being an eternal victim.
7. Some People Will Cause You to Feel Less Than Amazing
Surround yourself with people who support and boost you up instead of those who bring you down.
If someone is constantly undermining you and leaves you feeling drained, for whatever reason, then they’re probably not close friend material. Listen to your intuition because there’s lots of the right people out there who will energize you and inspire you to be your best.
8. If You Want to be Loved, You Have Got to Love Yourself First.
All too often people want to be loved but they are not prepared to love themselves. If you want to be loved, you’ve got to go first. You’ve got to love you.
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom” Aristotle
9. What You’ve Got is Not Who You Are
We live in a material world where we are constantly being sold to. We are convinced that we need this and we should have that. But at the end of the day it’s just stuff. In fact you could still have a marvellous, fulfilling and satisfying life without half of the possessions you own. In modern day society we are becoming disconnected from meaningful relationships, connections and experiences and more focused on electronic devices and tablets.
Create your own culture by reducing the amount of time in front of the computer or TV. Put down the newspaper or the tablet and start engaging with people and enjoy meaningful connections and conversations.
We are being tricked by the media and by marketing to believe that our concerns should be around what celebrities are doing and how they look. Are we following that trend? Are we wearing the right fashion this season? Are we driving the right car? Are we being seen in the right places? This motivation just creates a false and unhappy illusion.
It’s time to wake up and discover the real you, your friends and family. What really makes you tick? Quit being the perfect consumer, get off the tread mill and connect with what’s actually important to you.
10. Every Second, Everything Changes
I love that saying “Everything happens for a reason” – maybe it’s not always immediately obvious but over time it becomes clear. That’s why it’s important to be open to change and realise it has a purpose.
People and events come and go. Nothings lasts forever, life is fluid and doesn’t stop for anyone. What seems as an innocuous decision can create a MASSIVE change in our lives. People have had encountered significant changes, for the better or for the worse from an unpredictable event. These events are happening every moment all over the planet.
However great or bad a situation is, it will come to an end. So when things are good, REALLY enjoy it, appreciate it, get value from it.
Happiness doesn’t come to those who don’t appreciate it.
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