Eight Crucial Lessons People Learn The Hard Way
Life teaches us many lessons and sometimes, we learn them the hard way.
There are opportunities to learn these lessons early on, but due to ignorance or negligence, they often only sink in after we’ve gone through specific experiences.
Here are such eight lessons:
Life is a problem space, your quality of life depends on how many problems you can solve.
We’re all born into a problem space. Life is a maze of problems to solve. It’s full of suffering.
At a young age, others solve your problems. Your parent or caregiver works hard to make life easy for you. But as you get older, you’re meant to take responsibility for your life.
Unfortunately, most people grow up with an entitlement mindset. They think that life is a bed of roses and somehow, someone will keep solving their problems, even as adults.
These are the same people who blame others, make excuses when things don’t go their way, or quit too soon.
The most successful people are those who focus on figuring out a way out of their own problems within their life space, whether it's a career crisis, financial crisis, relationship crisis, family and marriage crisis, or health crisis.
Think of it as playing an exciting video game. The more hard problems you solve, the more you learn to efficiently navigate life’s challenges, the stronger and more skilled you become, and the more exciting and rewarding the experience.
If you want to be successful, solve more problems. Don’t run away or avoid them.
Most things you value today rarely stay relevant tomorrow.
Life is constantly evolving. Everything changes, including you.
The person you are right now is not just vastly different from who you were 10 years ago, it’s going to be different from who you will be in another decade.
Research shows we underestimate how much we’re going to change in the future. We…