Sophia Jones
311 pts
Creative

I am passionate about content writing and blogging. Writing gives me the euphoria of creating something.

The reality here is life always caught us off-guard. It throws unexpected twists and turns in every turn-over. It becomes difficult to anticipate what’s going to happen. Which is why we tend to learn lessons late.

Furthermore, there are reasons and lessons we learn from the people around us too.  The dos and don’ts of life can be learned easily from someone who’s going astray. You don’t need a separate lesson here. Constructive life lessons can be learned early. But, practical and self-realizing life lessons are often too late when we learn. That’s how you make yourself stronger. What’s important is that we should learn our life lessons. It doesn’t matter if it’s late.

1.    You need to Live and Let Live

2.    Take the next small step that you can

3.    Realizing the importance of people around you

4.    Regrets and Guilt’s are blocking you

5.    Little things you do impact your tomorrow

6.    Material things don’t matter that much

7.    Facing the Truth

8.    Fear of embarrassments and criticisms are stopping you

9.     Don’t compare

10.     Do what you feel is right

11.     Sufferings will lead to strength in character

12.     The world is bigger than your problems

13.     Enmity is a total waste of time

14.     Don’t take everything personally

15.     Miracles do happen in a way

16.     Situations change quickly

17.     Time heals wounds

18.     My opinion of yours is not your concern

19.     Ignore the Haters

20.     Identify true people in your life

21.     What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

22.     Look for a Silver-Lining

23.     Go with the flow

24.     This Too Shall Pass

25.     Forgive. Don’t Forget

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1.  What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

If life’s trouble hasn’t killed your morale & spirits, it means it has made you stronger. Things that don’t kill your passion, efforts, goodwill, and spirit inside you will only make you stronger. 



2. Look for a Silver-Lining

It is good in every bad. Look for a silver lining. Only in that way, you bring inspiration and hope. You can get up from all the troubles surrounding you. Take the positive side. Appreciate what’s left of life. Practice gratitude. 



3.  Go with the flow

Sometime life will be like ‘Sit and watch what I do. I have surprises for you. Your plan for me will not always go as you expect’. Go with the flow. Go where life takes you. Often, it is always to your happy place. At times, it will be a good lesson for us to learn in life. 



4.   This Too Shall Pass

How were you two years back? And how are you today? Things that troubled you before will now seem like a little pebble on your way. Sufferings will be long gone. The lessons you learned would have made you a better person now. So everything passes. 



5. Forgive. Don’t Forget

Don’t forget the lessons that people taught you. Anyhow, forgive them. Life runs smoothly when you forgive people and don’t forget the lessons. 

1.  Situations change quickly

We probably hear this lot. But here it is one more time. “Life is a circle”. Winners can lose. Losers can take their win. In the same way, life’s situations change quickly. Not everyone stays unhappy all the time. Not everyone stays happy all the time. On the other hand, life’ situations also change people. It can be for good or for bad. This life lesson is right in front of your eyes. 



2.  Time heals wounds

At the time of suffering and challenges, life can seem like a ruin. After a year, you will wonder about ‘I can’t believe I crossed this phase of life’. Time heals everything. Time changes everything. 



3.  My opinion of yours is not your concern

We can differentiate if it’s a genuine opinion or something given purposefully. Take the genuine opinions into consideration. Even then, do what feels right to you. My negative opinion about you should not be your concern. Learn to grow above such things.  



4.  Ignore the Haters

There’s nothing much you can do with them. They will do what they want to do regardless of people’s feelings and situations. Giving importance to such people takes a lot of your time and emotional wellness away. Learn the lesson to ‘ignore the haters’ before it’s late. 



5.  Identify true people in your life

Sometimes good people will be right under our nose. We fail to see them. The biggest life lesson I like to share here is, ‘Don’t be too late in identifying true people in your life’. People are right in front of you every day. Adjust your vision and see who does ‘good’ to you and ‘bad’ to you. 

1.  Sufferings will lead to strength in character

If it wasn’t for our life’s challenges and troubles, we all would be living in a fancy bubble. You will learn life only after troubles and sufferings. It’s a tough time, and I understand. But, every individual shines bright after the sufferings in life. It teaches them important lessons. Take the challenging times in life to self-reflect. Get inspired to do more. Bring the will to get back on track. 



2.  The world is bigger than your problems

Look at people who are unfortunate than yourself. See people who struggle in life and still walk with a smile. Observe people who are so much positive and hopeful amidst all life’s sufferings. The world is bigger than your problems. Understand it as soon as you can. Stop worrying. Start living. 



3. Enmity is a total waste of time

Enmity and hatred is a form of self-punishment. The feeling of hatred infuriates you instead of subsiding you emotionally. It alters your health, your overall wellness, your progress, etc. What do you want in life? Is it Progress or Hatred? Choose wisely. Divert your time and energy to your betterment and not for growing enmity. Don’t learn this life lesson that’s in front of you too late.



4.  Don’t take everything personally

Not everything is pointing you or directed towards you. Relax. Stop taking everything personally. Taking everything personally brings more restlessness. You won’t have a piece of mind.  



5.  Miracles do happen in a way

Miracles come through faith, hope, and positivity. Don’t lose it. Take them every day with you, and miracles will happen. 

1.    Material things don’t matter that much

Money, Luxury and other finer things can never make your soul happy. Material things are only to a certain extent in life. They are made only to make your life easier and nothing else. Don’t spend your life on it. Spend it for people. 



2.    Facing the Truth

Somehow you have to face reality and the truth. Most of us are afraid to face this true reality. As a result, we only bring troubles and not solutions. Remember, only by facing your truth you can make life healthier. Don’t hide from the truth. The time we learn this lesson, it could be too late. Set aside the fear and always face the truth. 



3.    Fear of embarrassments and criticisms are stopping you

If you look back, you will understand one thing. By yielding to other’s criticism and embarrassments, you stop yourself. Other’s approval, criticisms, judgments, and opinions should not hinder you. Unless it is positive and genuine, you can take it.  Avoid otherwise. If you keep responding to every criticism thrown at you, you stop walking forward in life. 



4.     Don’t compare

You and I have a different pace in life. If you start comparing your life with others, you will never feel good life. If you appreciate your own life, you fill it with positivity and inspiration. 



5.  Do what you feel is right

It’s okay to get advice and opinions from people around you. Observing what’s happening around you is also good. In the end, do what you feel is right. Don’t do what others say is right. Yielding to peer-pressure will put you down. It’s never too late to learn this life lesson. 

1. You need to Live and Let Live

I got my life to battle. You got your own life to battle. It’s an everyday event. Let it be as such. Live and let live. 



2. Take the next small step that you can

It’s a life lesson that’s right in front of us but we learn it late. Been through so much in life? Don’t know what to do? Take the next step that you can. Calling your friend, eating your favorite food, going out for a walk, stepping out, working out and everything is a small step. Take it! And, with the small steps slowly walk. 



3. Realizing the importance of people around you

You and I often tend to forget how important the people around us are. They make our life run smoother every day.  Your friends and family take care of you. It’s neither money nor anything else. Let’s start realizing how important they are to us. Let’s appreciate little things people do for us. It’s right in front of us. We have to see it sooner and cherish it.  



4.    Regrets and Guilt’s are blocking you

It becomes hard to see the right thing when you are filled with guilt and regret. They both hinder your emotional wellness. Take care of it. Move past your life’s regrets and guilt’s but don’t forget the lessons it gave. Come out of your regrets and guilts as soon as you can. 



5.    Little things you do impact your tomorrow

Including healthy food choices, little things you do today has a big impact on your tomorrow. Starting your exercises today impacts a healthier tomorrow. Saving a little amount of money can help tomorrow. Little things you start today in faith will help you tomorrow. 

The reality here is life always caught us off-guard. It throws unexpected twists and turns in every turn-over. It becomes difficult to anticipate what’s going to happen. Which is why we tend to learn lessons late.

Furthermore, there are reasons and lessons we learn from the people around us too.  The dos and don’ts of life can be learned easily from someone who’s going astray. You don’t need a separate lesson here. Constructive life lessons can be learned early. But, practical and self-realizing life lessons are often too late when we learn. That’s how you make yourself stronger. What’s important is that we should learn our life lessons. It doesn’t matter if it’s late.

1.    You need to Live and Let Live

2.    Take the next small step that you can

3.    Realizing the importance of people around you

4.    Regrets and Guilt’s are blocking you

5.    Little things you do impact your tomorrow

6.    Material things don’t matter that much

7.    Facing the Truth

8.    Fear of embarrassments and criticisms are stopping you

9.     Don’t compare

10.     Do what you feel is right

11.     Sufferings will lead to strength in character

12.     The world is bigger than your problems

13.     Enmity is a total waste of time

14.     Don’t take everything personally

15.     Miracles do happen in a way

16.     Situations change quickly

17.     Time heals wounds

18.     My opinion of yours is not your concern

19.     Ignore the Haters

20.     Identify true people in your life

21.     What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

22.     Look for a Silver-Lining

23.     Go with the flow

24.     This Too Shall Pass

25.     Forgive. Don’t Forget

Let’s see some of the practical life lessons that we learn too late in life via this post. I hope you’ll agree with me for the most part.



1. Anger is a Misery

Don’t stay Mad for long. Anger is a big misery you are causing yourself. With anger, you are deteriorating your character, health, and your goodwill. Don’t hold on to anger. Let go at some point.  It’s the biggest life lesson that you should learn before it’s too late.  


2. Being Happy is up to you

If you chose to be happy, you tend to look at things positively. Make yourself happy. Equally, try to make people around you feel happy. Your happiness is not in other’s hands. We often learn it late in life. We wait for other things to make us happy. Choosing happiness is up to you in the end. 



3.  It’s never too late. 

A Dream has no expiration date. Take your first step towards things you wish to do in life. It’s never too late to start doing what you like and love. 

1.  Work for Passion. 

It brings more happiness than working for Money. Working for things you like will make you feel complete. Don’t settle for financial security. Sometimes you have to take risks in pursuing what you like. It gives a sense of fulfillment to you. Before it’s late, start working on things you like. 



2. What you give comes back


Everything you give comes back to you in life. No one can escape from it. Life will make sure you get what you give. Spread positivity. Be good. Do Good. There’s no escaping when it comes to meeting consequences. Don’t forget this lesson. 



3. Things will not always go as planned


That’s how life is. Unexpected deeds could soar high while a well-thought-out plan could go bad. Embrace this reality. Don’t worry if things didn’t work out as you expected or planned. Take it as an experience. 



4. Physical Appearance is No guarantee for success

Needless to explain, we know what it means. Physical appearance is no guarantee of success. Success takes more than that. Look around! Successful persons and achievers never credited their success to how beautiful they were. Their hard work, passion, and efforts are what made them.   

1. You don’t have to win every argument


By winning your argument what are you trying to prove? People already know what's right, and wrong. Yet, they do what they do. They say what they say. So, next time, don’t try to prove yourself. Stop trying to win every argument you have. You can let go. It only brings people to you. If you are stubborn and stand by your argument, you can easily drop people and their trust.  



2. Save it when you can. You need some money for you. 

Money can’t buy happiness. But, it definitely can make your life easier. Besides taking care of your life’s commitments, you should save some money on your own. Even if it’s little, you save it. It will help you. 



3. Be selfish when it comes to forgiving. Do it for your good.

Forgiveness is an important lesson. Only the strong can do it. People often learn it too late in life. To make your mind and heart stay peaceful, forgive them. Forgive people who did you bad. Try it. It’s not easy. But, be selfish in it at least to stay in peace. Forgive to make your life a better place.  



4. Stop seeking validation, approval, and acceptance

Not everyone likes you. Not everyone hates you. Be who you are. Those who know you will stay with you. Others who mistake, or misjudge you, will understand eventually at some point. Till then, stop looking for acceptance and validation. Don’t spend the time in pleasing people. It will make you feel incomplete. Other’s approval of you is unnecessary. don’t learn it too late. 

1.  Every day is a chance to change ourselves for the good and the better


We wait for time to make things better. At times, we incline to wait for the perfect moment to express ourselves. Well, there’s no such thing as perfect timing. If you want to apologize, do it immediately. Admired someone’s work, then, praise them immediately. If you like to express yourself, speak up. People regretted losing many chances in life to make things right. Don’t be such a person. Every day is a new day and a new chance to be good and to be better. 



2. Betrayals are wonderful life lessons


Betrayals are brutal teachers. There’s no scale of small or big. Every betrayal hurts. But, imagine what would it be when people keep on manipulating you. Things can get worse. It’s better to embrace betrayal than allow yourself to get worked. It’s okay. Let it go. Learn from your betrayals. Even if it’s late, it’s good. 



3. People are for themselves in the end

At the end of the day, you will be for yourself. They will be for themselves. Don’t worry when people don’t put you first as you expect. Everyone has their battle to fight for. We cannot blame people for taking care of their stuff first and later, come to you. Learn this practical life lesson quickly. Else, you feel hurt easily even if the thing is unintentionally done. It’s hard finding people who put others before themselves. If you find them, cherish them.

It is a mystery that life makes you write the exam first and teach the lesson after. That’s why it’s tough. Life lessons are always learned the hard way. And, that is how you become strong as a person. Most of life’s wisdom that we know today is learned in reflection and not much from the present.

Concerning other life lessons, we either observe or understand from the people around us. One thing we all should remember is that life is a continuous learning experience. The life lesson you learn on your own is considerably stronger than the one you learn by observing. 

1. Starting to take care of health early

It becomes too late when you think ‘I should have taken healthy choices. I should have avoided the habits and such. Being young, everything may seem to work well with your body.

As you climb the ladder of life, healthy habits that you had from the start will be the ones waiting to save you from falling. Start early. Start healthy choices. 



2. Sacrificing your happiness, relationships, and health for success and money is not worth it.


It’s not worth a penny. In the name of securing your family, your future, your finances you sacrifice too much. Don’t do it. Success becomes meaningless when you don’t have anyone to share or celebrate with.

The success journey becomes empty when you don’t have a fellow traveler. Following your passion is important. But, don’t do it at the cost of relationship, family, friends and especially your health. Learn this lesson. Realize before it’s too late.  

It’s like a common human behavior. We don’t learn lessons until we face it in certain situations. Learning it the hard way gets strongly imprinted in our minds and heart. It becomes a shield to your character. So, it’s all good. 

They are some of life’s hardest lessons that we learn a little late. Bad experiences and life’s difficulties will teach you that. Constructive life-lessons, on the other hand, are a little different. They are right in front of us every day. We just don’t see it early too. We shall see everything in this post. 



It feels good to share and discuss some of the life lessons that you and I tend to learn too late in life. No matter if it’s late. Learning is what matters the most. 

Here are 16 practical life-lesson

1. Starting to take care of health early

2. Sacrificing your happiness, relationships, and health for success and money is not worth it.

3.  Every day is a chance to change ourselves for the good and the better

4. Betrayals are wonderful life lessons

5. People are for themselves in the end

6. You don’t have to win every argument

7. Save it when you can. You need some money for you. 

8. Be selfish when it comes to forgiving. Do it for your good.

9. Stop seeking validation, approval, and acceptance

10.  Work for Passion. 

11. What you give comes back

12. Things will not always go as planned

13. Physical Appearance is No guarantee for success

14. Anger is a Misery

15. Being Happy is up to you

16.  It’s never too late. 

1. Pick yourself Up:


Ever wonder what is so special about high performers or successful people around you? The answer is right here. They pick themselves up every time they fall. Staying there is an average trait. When you stand up, dust the troubles off your shoulder and walk, you stop being an average person right there. 


2. Don’t be afraid to face life:


There’s a line we all have heard that says ‘You can run but you can’t hide’. It’s true when it comes to life. I hope you agree with me. At some point, you have to face life straight up. Don’t be afraid when it happens.

Don’t let the fear of like take you. Never be afraid to face what life throws at you. By becoming unafraid of life’s challenges, you become an achiever. By that, it means you have stopped being average.


3. Don’t be afraid of Failures:


You get things right after you did it the wrong way. Only after life’s failure, we understand what’s right, what’s true and what’s wrong. So, don’t be afraid of failures.




What we shared via these ten points will help you stop from being average. Remember, being average is not a standard. Being Average is like a mindset that is hindering you from doing what you want in life.  

1. Stop finding faults with people:


Finding faults with people will stress you out. If we keep finding faults with people, it only shows a lack of character in ourselves. Genuine mistakes should be pointed out. In the end, it depends on people to take it or not take it. Instead, if we keep looking for faults or blames, we become a very average character here. Let’s be above that.



2. Always put in your best efforts:

Putting the Efforts is where an average person and a successful person differ. A successful person was also an average person first. With constant efforts and the idea to improve themselves, they became who they are now. If you have a meeting, give your best. If faced with troubles, give your best in solving it. If you are into education, give in your best in studying and performing. Day by day enhance yourself. This is how you can stop being average.  


3. Enjoy what you Do:


High performers and average performers have a slight difference in just one thing. Best Performers and successful people only do what they like and what they love without any compromises. To put it another way, performers enjoy their work. Every time you do something you love you go a level up with happiness and inspiration.

Let the work you choose gives you positivity. Let all your dreams and goals be something that you love, like and enjoy to do. Ultimately, there’s no place for being average here.

1. Be an original:


You will never be an average if you are an original. Be yourself. Show people who you are. Instead, don’t fake it. The moment you begin pretending to be someone else, you start looking for approval and validation. It will always make you feel invaluable. It makes you think that being average is bad for life. Avoid becoming someone when you have a beautiful ‘You’. Be original. Nothing beats life than this.


2. Keep trying:


It’s easier said than done and I agree. Life is not a fairytale for everyone. It’s filled with disappointments and failures as well as success and happiness. If failed, don’t worry. Every successful person in life goes through failures first. Take a break. Analyze what went wrong. Keep trying again.   


3. Be proud of what you have done so far in life:


It’s not easy to live a happy sunshine-filled life every day. It takes a lot of effort. Same way, your work, studies, business, family, and everything will take efforts from your side. I appreciate all the good things you have done to sustain life so far. This will give a good vibe to move forward. Always, be proud of what you have done so far. If you appreciate your life, you will feel good about yourself and stop being average. 

4. Retrospect:


Forget the past but don’t forget the lesson. Same way, retrospect your life to know the good and the bad you have. Yet, don’t stay there. To retrospect yourself in terms of character, your strength, your distractions, work, personal life, and everything is essential. by retrospecting, you stop becoming mediocre. You will see where you have gone wrong if you flip the pages back.  

Being average is not a bad thing. Don’t fall under the so-called ‘perfection standards’ that are being portrayed around us. The comparisons and criteria will hinder your progress in everything. Stop being average when it comes to character.

Be a better person than you were yesterday. Stop being average when it comes to giving your best efforts. Life becomes wonderful when you accept who you are. Measure your life in healthier ways like friendship, helping, and having good people around.

Here are a few ideas that will help you from stop being average in life and get going.

10 things that will help you Stop Being Average


    1. Be an original:

      2. Keep trying:

        3. Be proud of what you have done so far in life:

          4. Stop finding faults with people:

            5. Always put in your best efforts:

              6. Retrospect:

                7. Enjoy what you Do:

                  8. Pick yourself Up:

                    9. Don’t be afraid to face life:

                      10. Don’t be afraid of Failures:

                        A successful sportsperson could be a ‘below average’ in studies. A path-breaking scientist could be average or below average regarding other fields of sciences. We can see the success story of many average people becoming successful business magnates. The list goes on.

                        It’s remarkably true that most of the people in this world are pretty average in most of the things in life. That’s the nature of life. In reality, remarkable performers or very poor performers are only around 10-20% of the population. The rest majority is all average people.

                        1.) Being average is good. It gives no lofty expectations, no judgments or looks for validations and approval from around.

                        2.) Most importantly, with no such burdens, one can easily pursue what they like and what they want in life.

                        3.) The thought of knowing everything brings a big ego of sorts. It yields nothing fruitful. There’s no denying it. In reality, not everyone knows everything.


                        On the contrary,


                        4.) If you feel like you are average, you build a mind space where you keep looking for improvements and enhancements. This tendency will grow further upon seeing even a little success on the way. It always ends in progress.


                        Most of all, one important emphasis here is, it’s okay to be mediocre or average. It’s as a result. Let’s take it. Let’s keep working on it. On the contrary, don’t fix ‘average or mediocre or being average’ as a goal for you in life. Life is all about ‘keep moving’ forward and keep improving. 

                        It is wrong to conclude that life is only worthy when one becomes great or notable or highly successful. Being average is a great advantage as it opens possibilities for constant improvements in life.



                        1.) People who think themselves as average will keep looking for ways to improve themselves. They even become obsessed with doing better every day and every time. Eventually, this is how ‘up-and-coming’ positive people are made.

                        2.) The person who feels average will not have stress about feeling insufficient and irrelevant. 

                        3.) Once you accept that you are average or mediocre, you will be free from the constant pressure to surpass everything.

                        4.) There is no such thing as perfection. Even a highly successful person, could only be exceptional in a few things and not everything. 

                        5.) Being average is how reality works. For example: If I constantly wish to be smarter, intelligent, and excellent than people around me, I will always feel like I lack something. I will always have a sense of failure in me. This is not how you live life.  

                        6.) Big peer pressure, approval-pressure can be lifted from your mind if you realize that it’s okay to be average.

                        7.) Top Performers will still have a feeling that they are, in fact, average or poor in many other things in life. They will always have the attitude of ‘should do better than before’. Eventually, they begin reviewing themselves and improving themselves. This quality is what makes them successful.

                        Don’t do it for the dress. Do it for yourself:

                        I hear my friends saying ‘I need to start exercising to fit into this dress or jean’. I quite disagree with them in this. The reason is, you and your health are more important than old dresses and old jeans.

                        Fitting into a dress and for that starting crash diet, heavy exercises are always unhealthy. Please don’t do it for the dress. Do it for yourself. When you exercise regularly and take care of your food choices, you don’t have to worry about fitting the dresses. You eventually become fit.



                        Exercising, Fitness, and Health are a way of life. You need to instill them as a part of your everyday life activities. By doing so, you will not need to motivate yourself into exercising. Find an exercise routine or fitness regime that you enjoy doing. It’s the best way to motivate yourself to exercise. 




                        Your perspective changes when you understand the fact that exercising and staying fit enhances you in every possible way. Instead, the perspective of weight loss only puts exercising in a down shade.



                        Here’s a little summary for you.


                        Pick a fun & suitable exercise routine.


                        Start short.


                        Do it regularly.


                        Motivate yourself to exercise. Stay Fit! 


                        If you ever feel a little bit low, go through the above-mentioned points and choose your favorites. 

                        1.  Make Exercises your ‘Me Time’:

                        Do exercise for yourself. Don’t do it just because you have to. Motivate yourself to exercise by keeping in mind that you are doing a good thing to yourself. 

                        2.  Start Short:

                        Don’t worry about hours of intense training and exercising. If you are a beginner, always start short. Spend fifteen to twenty minutes every day in the early morning to exercise. Start by going for a walk. Increase it to one hour and in time you can climb for more hours. If you like to go cycling, or play tennis, or do any physical activity, start doing it for about fifteen minutes. Day by day increase the hours. Even if you join fitness classes, a good routine starts with slow warm-ups and gradually you move up. Remember to start short.

                        3.  Set reminders:

                        To begin is always a difficult task. Especially when it comes to exercising, our mind always thinks about going back to sleep again. Set reminders to wake you up on time.  Besides, I use to keep fresh workout clothes and my workout gears near the bed for the next day exercising. It’s a little trick that I do to motivate myself in the morning to start exercising. You can do it accordingly. Before going to bed, place them nearby. The next morning, the workout gear will never miss your eye. Instead of going back to bed to sleep, this little trick will help you get up. 

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