23 Lessons for the Journey Called Life

The toughest journey on this earth is not to Mount Everest and back! It is the journey of life itself. The reason that it’s so tough is because no one teaches us how to traverse it. It’s not taught to us in schools and colleges and it’s hardly ever taught to us at home. It is my strong belief that we can avoid a lot of heart wrenchingly painful experiences if we learn from other people’s mistakes along with our own. I guess that’s the reason so many of us read autobiographies and self-help books. I do too! And in this article, I am sharing with you some of my own life lessons!

These life-lessons are also shared in my book, Multiplex Diaries. It is the story of a young woman’s journey through her career, relationships and life in general. Her struggles and triumphs lead to her ultimate spiritual empowerment. The book takes a stand against bullying in the grown-up world and questions the basic work ethics of men and women in general. It narrates a story that’s more than a circumstantial romance and more than just office politics. It is a story of standing up for your beliefs and realising the power within. The e-book version is available for FREE on https://store.pothi.com/book/ebook-moushumi-roye-dutia-multiplex-diaries

You don’t need to blindly follow the life lessons I have listed below but do take a good look at them. These are not exclusive to me. I am sure that many of you have experienced the same. However, I made a note of them because I felt I needed to follow a trajectory that would lead me to my goal. My goal to reach you! Here they go:

LESSON#1: AVOID MAKING PROMISES YOU CANNOT KEEP.

 LESSON #2. YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO MAKE YOUR OWN MISTAKES!

LESSON #3: FOLLOW YOUR HEART WHEN MAKING IMPORTANT DECISIONS.

 LESSON #4: FORGET ABOUT “WHAT PEOPLE WILL SAY,” IT’S YOUR LIFE.

LESSON #5: NEVER LOOK BACK, JUST MOVE ON.

LESSON #6: NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO BULLY YOU JUST BECAUSE ‘RIGHT NOW’ YOU ARE A ‘NOBODY’.

LESSON #7: LEARN FROM NASTY PEOPLE, HOW NOT TO BE LIKE THEM.

LESSON #8: NO MATTER WHAT OTHERS TELL YOU, YOU DO HAVE A CHOICE.

LESSON #9: NOTHING IS A WASTE OF TIME… IN THE LONG RUN.

LESSON #10: THE ONE PERSON YOU MUST NEVER GIVE UP ON, IS YOURSELF.

LESSON #11: YOUR PERSONAL WELL BEING MUST COME FIRST. ALWAYS.

LESSON #12: WHEN ONE DOOR CLOSES, ANOTHER DOES OPEN, BUT YOU’VE GOT TO KNOCK ON PLENTY, BEFORE THAT HAPPENS.

LESSON #13: SET LIMITS ON HOW FAR YOU WILL GO TO SUCCEED. YOUR DIGNITY MATTERS, AS DOES YOUR COMMITMENT.

LESSON #14: FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE IS IMPORTANT TO ONE’S FEELING OF SELF WORTH.

LESSON #15: QUITTING A LOT CAN GET YOU DOWN. AVOID IT.

LESSON #16: IT’S OFTEN WHEN YOU’VE ALMOST GIVEN UP THAT LIFE TURNS AROUND FOR THE BETTER, SO HOLD ON!

LESSON #17: MISTAKES ARE LIFE’S GREATEST STEPPING STONES TO SUCCESS.

LESSON #18: INSTEAD OF CHOOSING THE ‘SAFE THING TO DO,’ CHOOSE THE ‘RIGHT THING TO DO’.

LESSON #19: ONLY COURAGE CAN HELP YOU TURN DISASTER INTO TRIUMPH.

LESSON#20: WHEN ISOLATED IN CRISIS, KNOW THAT YOU ARE BEST MEANT, TO GO IT ALONE!

LESSON #21: YOU CAN GIVE POWER TO THE POWERLESS BY SPEAKING UP FOR THEM.

LESSON #22: THERE ARE MORE WAYS THAN ONE TO SOLVE A PROBLEM, BUT YOU HAVE TO BE READY TO TAKE THE RISK.

LESSON# 23: YOU CAN EITHER BE YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND OR WORST ENEMY. CHOOSE WISELY.

Posted by Moushumi Roye Dutia


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