Crucial Life Lessons They Don´t Teach You In School

Crucial Life Lessons They Don´t Teach You In School

Although there are many life lessons that aren’t learned in school, we all still have the responsibility of learning them.

Sure, our educational system is focused on math, science, reading, and writing. And while these subjects are all important, being great at geometry doesn’t necessarily lead to a happy and successful life.

That´s why I thought I´d put together a few of the life lessons I´ve learned in my 50+ years on this planet - life lessons that have proven far more useful than much of what I learned way back when I was in school...​

Life Lessons To Transform Your Life

Read them with an open mind and take them to heart. They can transform your life...I know they have transformed mine. 

Forgiveness is something you do for yourself...

Holding a grudge and being unable to let go of anger can ruin your own happiness, rather than causing grief to others. By not forgiving those you feel have wronged you, you’re only prolonging your own misery.

Many health issues can be avoided with proper diet, exercise, and rest...

The medical community is becoming more and more certain that many diseases are caused by poor diet.

  • Simply dropping a few of the unhealthy foods you eat on a regular basis can significantly impact your health and sense of well-being in many positive ways.
  • Getting enough exercise and sleep is a good prescription for anyone. It’s easier to stay healthy than it is to regain lost health.

Perseverance is the most critical component of success...

​This life lesson has made such a positive difference in my life. Truth is there is little that you can´t accomplish if you are willing to put your nose to the grindstone and try. 

And if things don´t work out? Then change your approach and keep on going. How could you possibly fail if you refuse to quit? 

Your happiness is your responsibility...

Another truly important life lesson - take this one to heart and remember it always! Happiness is a choice, and it´s your choice.

Although you may wish that everyone would make your happiness a top priority, most people have other things on their minds. Besides, you’re the only one who truly knows what makes you feel happy and fulfilled.

  • Figure out all that makes you happy and create a life that supports those things.

Say what needs to be said while there’s still time...

If anyone in your life has passed away, you’ve probably regretted not telling them certain things.

Whether it’s telling them how you feel about them or sharing the fact that you stole their baseball card in third grade, you only have a limited amount of time. Make the most of it!

Failure is part of the process... 

You can learn a lot from a book or from watching others, but the most significant learning comes from “failing” at something. Provided you learn from each failure and apply that knowledge, you’re really just perfecting your route to success.

Live life like it’s hard, and your life will become easier...

Having an easy life is about doing all the annoying things that many people aren’t willing to do. It’s about taking the time to find a rewarding job and paying your bills on time. It’s about following good eating habits and going to the dentist twice a year. These “difficult” things actually result in an easier life.

Obsessing about the future or past creates anxiety & frustration...

Looking to the past to gain wisdom is great. Focusing on and regretting things that happened five years ago is a sure way to make yourself unhappy.

You don’t know what you don’t know...

We all hold beliefs that are untrue. Unfortunately, we’re unaware of which beliefs are false. If you face any challenges in your life, you probably believe some things that just aren’t true.

  • Figure out what’s true and false in your belief system. Having a more accurate roadmap to life results in a smoother trip.

Being successful in school doesn’t guarantee success later in life. They are two different environments, with two different sets of rules. Examine your life and consider the life lessons I have shared with you here.

Your challenge for today is to think about how applying these rules could lead to success and happiness in your life. Share your thoughts with me in the comments below...

About the Author Jan Marie Mueller

Jan Marie Mueller is founder of the inspirational blog ThinkBrilliantly and The Brilliance Community, a free Facebook group dedicated to empowering women to let their inner brilliance shine! Her mission is to help women everywhere shift the way they think about themselves, their world and those around them so they have the confidence to do, be and have what they want most in life!

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