50 things I wish I had learned earlier!

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  1. You're stronger than you think you are.
  2. Mistakes teach you important lessons. Every time you make one, you're one step closer to your goal.
  3. There is nothing to hold you back except you.
  4. You can press forward long after you can't. It's a matter of wanting it bad enough.
  5. No matter how much progress you make there will always be the people who insist that whatever you're trying to do is impossible.
  6. You are limited only by your own imagination. Let it fly.
  7. Perception is reality.
  8. Your instincts can be trusted.
  9. There is only one question to ask yourself: "What would you do if you were not afraid?"
  10. It's often hard to tell just how close you are to success.
  11. The only mistake that can truly hurt you is choosing to do nothing simply because you're too scared to make a mistake.
  12. Never let success get to your head, and never let failure get to your heart.
  13. You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.
  14. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
  15. Do what you love, not what you think you're supposed to do.
  16. Laughter is the best medicine for stress. Laugh at yourself often.
  17. If you want to feel rich, just count all the great things you have that money can't buy.
  18. Forgiving yourself is far more important than getting others to forgive you.
  19. If you awake every morning with the thought that something wonderful will happen in your life today, you'll often find that you're right.
  20. Be nice to yourself.
  21. For the most part, it doesn't matter what people think. Follow your own truth.
  22. No education is wasted. Drink in as many new experiences as you can.
  23. Making one person smile can change the world.
  24. Don't forget to enjoy your journey!
  25. You never know how strong you really are until being strong is the only choice you have.
  26. Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
  27. You cannot change what you refuse to confront.
  28. Crying doesn't indicate that you're weak. It doesn't always solve your problems either.
  29. No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.
  30. Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.
  31. You can learn great things from your mistakes when you aren't busy denying them.
  32. Give up worrying about what others think of you.
  33. When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you.
  34. You have to accept that some things will never be yours, and learn to appreciate the things that are only yours.
  35. As Henry Ford put it, "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you are right."
  36. Don't be afraid to move out of your comfort zone. Some of your best life experiences and opportunities will transpire only after you dare to lose.
  37. Giving up doesn't always mean you're weak, sometimes it means you are strong enough and smart enough to let go.
  38. You'll rarely be 100% sure it will work. But you can always be 100% sure doing nothing won't work.
  39. Don't dwell on the past or worry about the future for too long. Right now is life. Live it.
  40. No matter how cautiously you choose your words, someone will always twist them around and misinterpret what you say. Just say what you need to say.
  41. Not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of good luck.
  42. If you are passionate about something, pursue it, no matter what anyone else thinks. That's how dreams are achieved.
  43. If you keep doing what you're doing, you'll keep getting what you're getting.
  44. What lies before us and behind us are tiny matters when compared to what lies within us.
  45. Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
  46. It's not about getting a chance, it's about taking a chance.
  47. If it were easy everyone would do it.
  48. Be vulnerable.
  49. A problem is a chance for you to learn.
  50. Regardless of the situation, life goes on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shan54
    I agree with all of them. Thanks for putting them on here.
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  • Profile picture of the author DanEitreim
    Great stuff!

    Here's another... "When we are at the end of our lives, we don't often regret the mistakes we've made as much as we regret the opportunities we've missed."
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Z
    22. No education is wasted. Drink in as many new experiences as you can.
    Great list. That number stuck out to me because I know too many people who get a degree in one field and then feel like they are wasting their education if they aren't working in the field regardless of how well they may be doing professionally.
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  • Profile picture of the author D Alishouse
    Originally Posted by Inside Edge View Post

    1. You can press forward long after you can't. It's a matter of wanting it bad enough.
    2. No matter how much progress you make there will always be the people who insist that whatever you're trying to do is impossible.
    3. You are limited only by your own imagination. Let it fly.
    4. Perception is reality.
    5. Your instincts can be trusted.
    6. There is only one question to ask yourself: "What would you do if you were not afraid?"
    7. It's often hard to tell just how close you are to success.
    These are all really great, a true compilation of motivation! This grouping is my absolute favorite. All of these truisms are things that take time for most of us to learn. Unless you're thrown into intense character building situations as a young person, most of these are things we come to understand after making more then a few mistakes.

    I also really love #25 "You never know how strong you really are until being strong is the only choice you have." May we all find our own strength and pursue our wildest dreams.

    Thank you for posting this.
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  • Profile picture of the author sakct
    Wonderful list!
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  • Profile picture of the author lennicans
    I agree. I just want to say don't forget God in everything you will do so that you will prosperous and successful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cathi
    Nice! I need to read this list every single day.

    Thanks for your post.

    -CB-
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  • Profile picture of the author Royce Space
    Great List! If you haven't experienced those mistakes, you can't write those list above. So the moral lesson, learn by doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author WizIMS
    Great list buddy!

    I'll do mine I have 100's of these that I wrote to myself since I started this business (late 2007)
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  • Profile picture of the author Alan Greenwood
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    Great List!! Well worth re-reading.

    Many Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Anthony Scorza
    Nice list.

    Here's one that lit a fire under me

    "To live is the rarest thing in the world, most people exist, that is all" Oscar Wilde, if I recall.

    I have to admit I've spent a fair amount of time just existing instead of really living.
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  • Profile picture of the author siiiis
    Great list and veryvery motivate

    Thank
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  • Profile picture of the author Ace1337
    Here are some things I wish I had learned earlier:

    - Life is not fair, get used to it!
    - Instead of trying to find yourself, start creating yourself.
    - Unused potential turns into pain eventually.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rick Wagoner
    Nice list! Thanks for sharing.

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  • Profile picture of the author MMateo23
    These are true. Especially..."Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."
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  • Profile picture of the author paul_1
    Some people would take a lifetime to learn this life lessons. Some might not even have enough time to learn all of this. I am very thankful for this.
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  • Profile picture of the author paul_1
    This is like the "Life List"
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  • Profile picture of the author davidsmoot
    That's it, awesome list.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dimagiba
    I like number 42. I'm really passionate about of work and always dreaming of my future.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Lolololol. Yes. I like #50. Life goes on...

    Lolololololol.
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    • Profile picture of the author JoeUK
      Aye, there are certainly many things on that list that 'they' don't tell you at school
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  • Profile picture of the author TomHarvey
    Great list - very timely given the looming New Year - great thing for any newbie to read and learn.

    Number 49 is particularly key, and by adopting that attitude you can push forwards through the inevitable stumbling blocks and continue on the path to success
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  • Profile picture of the author wb771
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    Great List!! Well worth re-reading.

    Many thank u

    cheers

    wibi
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  • Profile picture of the author karljimm
    Perception is reality. love this and this :Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author tamiro1992
    that was awesome. great list... im happy i decided to read it all. you made me smile, and that just might change the world
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    • Profile picture of the author dave.
      Great list, thanks for sharing!

      I think this is the key sentence for most of the people (sometimes including myself as well):

      "There is only one question to ask yourself: What would you do if you were not afraid?"

      Mind changing question!
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    Well learn from what you havent. Thanks man!
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  • Profile picture of the author 23profit
    Inside Edge this is a great 1-50 list I shall keep this burned in the front side and back of my brain at all times Happy New Year everybody
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    Thanks for sharing this list buddy!
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  • I like all of them. Thank for your sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author Viramara
    Beautiful list Here's another I made to motivate myself :

    Doubt is more deadly than the inability itself - because it turns the possible into impossible
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    Those who have time and search for a better time will lose time (Sufi Proverb)
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    • Profile picture of the author PattC
      Great List! I could really relate to 5. I know we are not supposed to care what other people think, but if these people are friends or family, it takes a toll on your self-confidence. You can make a $50 sale, and hear,"Oh, is that all you made."
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  • Profile picture of the author icegin
    Great list. Thanks for posting this.
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    powerful list.. thanks!!
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  • Profile picture of the author mrinternational
    I really appreciate this list, THANK YOU for putting it up, for some strange reason I wasn't feeling too good today, after all we are human.

    The funny thing is I routinely browse this section, but today those hit closer to me thanks again for sharing these.
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    • Profile picture of the author f8th
      Originally Posted by mrinternational View Post

      I really appreciate this list, THANK YOU for putting it up, for some strange reason I wasn't feeling too good today, after all we are human.

      The funny thing is I routinely browse this section, but today those hit closer to me thanks again for sharing these.
      Mr. International !!! We send you smiles and sunshine , just because From one warrior to another . May the force be with ya!!
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    The harder you work , the luckier you get!
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  • Profile picture of the author messiah
    #43 in a nut shell. Thanks for a great share!
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    Thanks for the share
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    Thank you for sharing ...May the force be with you
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  • Profile picture of the author RobbieT
    Make that 51.

    No 51 - I wish I had known about the WF earlier and I could have learnt a lot more from posts such as this.

    Take good care of those that you love.

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  • Profile picture of the author Simon Ashari
    For me it's all about number 38.

    I've never regretted trying and failing. I have regretted not trying in the first place.

    -Simon
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      Thanks!
      It's burning my spirit!
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      Thanks!
      It's burning my spirit!
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      • Profile picture of the author flaminjo
        All great points! could serve as the beacon for any body or every body.
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        • Profile picture of the author value added
          Thank you!
          My favorite point is this:
          A problem is a chance for you to learn.


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  • Profile picture of the author SalinaJohnson
    42- If you are passionate about something, pursue it, no matter what anyone else thinks. That’s how dreams are achieved.

    This is what makes rich and successful in life.

    Since last one year me too understanding value of this inspirational line
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  • Profile picture of the author sbusiness
    Thanks for such a complete collection.
    I really like the last one!
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    That's a good huge buddy, thanks for the share.
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    Wow, a very strong and intense post! Makes me realize a lot of things about life.
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  • Profile picture of the author alina75
    Hello,

    Very nice list informative and great...
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  • Profile picture of the author azjoemartin
    Great list, thanks for sharing! I loved it!

    However, when I saw the headline on the notepad graphic, it immediately brought to mind my definition of try I've been preaching for years.

    Here it is...

    "Try is a non-committal word that justifies mediocrity and failure".

    With that in mind, I'm not so sure accomplishment really starts with the decision to try. At least to me, that would be pre-meditated justification for the ability to fail without consequence, thus opening a back door of escape to justify mentally I did my best if I failed. After all, I gave it my all, "I tried".

    Unfortunately, to me, making a decision to try is a setup for failure.

    I believe accomplishment begins with the decision to commit to your decision (or goal) with immediate and consistent action without accepting anything less than success.

    No back doors, no trying, no weak commitments. No self-doubt walking in the front door with success running out the back.

    For me, when I try to do something, it always fails and I don't feel that bad about it. After all, "I tried."
    It's kind of like when people say they'll try to make it over to your house or they'll try and stop by your office. Let's try to get together for lunch - guess what - they're not coming.

    Well, at least, let's say that "Mr. Blue" is still on the doorstep waiting for their arrival. (Who's Mr. Blue? He's the guy turning blue holding his breath for them to show up - LOL!)

    That's my two cents - I love your list - great job - just had to go on for a minute about my belief in the word try.
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  • Profile picture of the author sabreena
    Hello,

    i totally agree with it thank you for placing them here.....
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  • Profile picture of the author Daystar11
    Great list, these are my favorites:

    20. Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.

    25. You never know how strong you really are until being strong is the only choice you have.

    26. Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.

    27. You cannot change what you refuse to confront.

    30. Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

    36. Don't be afraid to move out of your comfort zone. Some of your best life experiences and opportunities will transpire only after you dare to lose.
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  • Profile picture of the author kaibeal
    Interesting list. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Terrilyn
    A great list warrior.Its really useful.thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr.Daydream
    Point 41 definitely struck some chords. All successful people would tell you the same thing, that things didn't work out the way they thought it would, but it ended up being for the better.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wotz
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    Thanks for this list! Really thought-provoking and useful! I especially like number 3, "There is nothing to hold you back, except you." I can relate to this because there are so many things I've wanted to do but didn't, because of FEAR that it might not be the best thing or I might fail.

    I'll make a copy of this list and put it where I can see it everyday - to remind me that anything can be achieved with a proper mindset. Thanks again!
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  • Profile picture of the author Carmelia Brown
    Yeah,I also wish I had learned earlier!Everyone knows some pt or the other but are less concern about them.Thanks for putting them here collectively as reading them itself brings self awareness and motivation.
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