In Feb this year, I turned 29. So, I decided to sit back and reflect on these 29 years of my life. Upon reflecting, I’ve come up with 29 lessons from my life so far. Sharing these 29 lessons with you guys hoping that these will help you in your journey of life. 

1. No one is perfect.

Remember that we often evaluate individuals based on their Instagram posts and ourselves based on our shortcomings and fears. When people post on Instagram, they aim to present their best selves. And we have a tendency to compare their best life to our shortcomings and fears, which we must avoid doing.

2. Authenticity is said to be the to fear of judgment.

The more you accept who you are the less the burden will be to impress people. Try being truly yourself and notice how the fear of being judged fades.

3. Mental peace over anything.

Mental peace is defined as an intentional state of spiritual tranquilly and the ability to withstand demands such as the load of seeming to perform at an optional level while retaining a pleasant mood (inner peace).

4. The relationships built with people  over time will become biggest assets.

This is one of the most significant abilities we may acquire. People with whom you form relationships play a significant part in your life, and they have the greatest influence on you.

5. The pressure you fell from comparing yourself from others is real

Learn to accept it and live with it. When you compare yourself to others, I’m sure everyone feels pressure. However, very few of us learn to live with it.

6. People may be drawn to you because of your successes, but it is your humility that will make them lifelong admirers.

If you want to be admired, work on being more modest. 

7. Humility stems from the realization that you, like everyone else, are flawed.standing that you’re flawed like everyone else.

People who are more modest realize that they, like everyone else, have flaws.

8. Vulnerability is like a muscle

And the more you work on it, the stronger it grows, and the less you have to hide from the world.

9. The only way to avoid being disappointed by others is to let go.

Think about the last time you got disappointed by someone and it might be  because that person didn’t meet your expectations. 

10. There is no set formula for success.

You may develop your own definition and template of success that expresses what success means to you. Don’t listen to anyone who tells you otherwise. 

11. Nothing is constant in life neither people nor time.

The sooner you understand this, the easier life will be.

12. People will mock you, rip you apart, and may even look down on you, and you can’t alter that.

What we can all alter is how we look at ourselves and how we treat ourselves.

13. It is difficult to construct an emotional barrier.

Building a barrier that prevents things outside your control from affecting you is a difficult task for everyone of us. However, doing so will assist us avoid making a mess of our mental condition. It will take some time for us to get to this point, but it will assist us to be at peace and not be troubled.

14. Not everyone expresses their emotions.

Not everyone is adept at expressing their feelings in words; sometimes it’s easier to communicate them via their actions. This does not render them heartless.

15. The most lovely thing to be able to share with your parents is laughing.

16. One of the skills to develop is the ability to eliminate toxic individuals out of one’s life.

The sooner you realize this, the better your life will be. What people may think of this should not be used as an excuse to let them interfere with your life.

17. Success in anything comes from being  consistent.

Consistency comes from understanding the why aspect in your life.

18. Being able to serve others.

This one item brings you more delight than everything else. So, look for such opportunities to serve others.

19. People are drawn to a great message rather than a fantastic voice.

Do you have a strong message to share with the rest of the world? Don’t allow anything stop you from sharing it with the rest of the world.

20. Own your story.

When you own and tell your own narrative, most people will not judge you.
It instead invites people to offer their own.

21. Following your curiosity

This will lead you to find things that you never believed would pique your interest.

22. Spending some time away from the turmoil may often provide you with the clarity you require.

It’s a good idea to meditate for this and allow the tranquilly provide you with the clarity you need in your life.

23. Keep asking yourself questions.

It makes you consider things you hadn’t considered before. This will help you develop a new perspective on life.

24. Create something everyday.

Create Something New Every Day Inspirational Quote On Chalkboard Digital  Art by The Random

 This will let your creative juices out and enjoy life.

25. The creative process teaches you patience and discipline.

Doesn’t matter what you create just keep creating.

26. Get you into a relationship when you are ready. 

Don’t get into a relationship because the society is pressuring you.

27. Shred those layers and get into deep meaningful conversations.

What makes a conversation meaningful? | by Nadja Schnetzler | Medium

Deeper talks aid in the development of deeper connections as well as the acquisition of new knowledge.

28. It’s never too late to start something new.

It's never too late to start something new! - Debra Trappen

Stop convincing yourself that it’s too late. Begin assuring yourself that you are on time. Stop underestimating yourself and allowing self-doubt to hold you back. It’s never too late to start something new, achieve your objectives, and astound the world, no matter how old you are.

29. Fall in love with yourself first.

To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” | Daily  inspiration quotes, Inspirational quotes jar, Inspirational quotes

Self-love is a very important thing in all your lives. Don’t perceive yourself through the eyes of society and start hating yourself. Rather, perceive yourself through your own eyes and give yourself all the self-love that you truly deserve.

I hope after reading the life lessons that I’ve learnt over the years you must have gained some insights and that these insights will be helpful in your life too.

Do let me know in the comments below what are the life lessons you want to share with the rest of the world.

Authored By

The Keen Writer

The Keen Writer

Monideepa Mrinal Roy has a Master's degree in French language and literature. She is a passionate reader. She is multilingual. She gives expression to her thoughts and views through the print media. She is the founder cum editor at .

2 Responses

  1. Dear Keen Writer,
    What an adventurous life you must have had to learn all these valuable lessons! I resonated with many of them; some, like vulnerability, I am still learning.
    Much of my life, if I have to put a lesson theme, has been about discovering and expressing my authentic self and reclaiming my inner power.
    Loads of love to you!
    Keep introspecting! Keep expressing yourself in all the ways that light you up.
    Your dear friend.

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