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I love using my own experiences and knowledge to help other people so today I’ve decided to condense some of the most significant stories of my life into the lessons I learned from them and share them with you guys. I’ve learned these lessons either because I made mistakes that led to my learning of them or because my parents raised me like that.
In this post, you’ll find a long list of lessons, habits, ideas to help you get unstuck in life, grow exponentially each day and reach your highest potential ever.
Some people say we never really learn life lessons unless we learn them the hard way, but I honestly believe there’s nothing further from the truth. I’ve personally learned so much by reading autobiographies of amazing people! So I know for a fact that it is indeed possible to learn from others.
This is such a long list of powerful, profound lessons that I decided to create a FREE printable list to go with it for you to reflect on them. It’s great to be able to print it and keep here somewhere you can see it every day.
This checklist will help you take these lessons in and apply them to your own life. Print it and study it!
Find the link to download it at the end of this post!
100 powerful lessons to help you improve your life
1. Find a charity you care about and make weekly or monthly donations.
2. Embrace the power of Now.
3. Meditate daily, at least 5 minutes a day.
4. Practice gratitude daily.
5. Practice some kind of journaling every day.
6. Exercise 4-5 times a week.
7. Clean your YouTube subscriptions and subscribe to channels that do add value to your life.
8. Read non-fiction daily, 15-60 minutes a day.
9. Use Google Calendar to block your time and be more organized.
10. Beware of the people you spend the majority of your time with.
11. Check your personal development plan daily or weekly.
12. Develop a morning routine that includes meditation, journaling, and hydration before breakfast.
13. Know the difference between self-care and harmful self-indulgence.
14. Keep track of your earnings and expenses daily.
16. Let people know you care about them and love them.
17. Develop your own systems to help you do things more efficiently.
18. Stop multi-tasking.
19. Find personal development blogs to follow.
20. Read inspirational stories all the time.
21. Subscribe to Medium and read their Human Parts section.
22. Network with people in your industry or with people who work in industries you want to be a part of.
23. Fight self-doubt by giving yourself your own pep talks.
24. Be clear about why you do what you do.
25. Download productivity apps and use your smartphone to your advantage.
26. Celebrate your wins, no matter how small.
27. Work on your self-confidence constantly.
29. Set goals in all areas of your life.
30. Learn to prioritize. And prioritize daily.
31. Learn decision-making techniques.
32. Understand your personal values.
33. Develop your own philosophy of life.
34. Notice whenever you’re falling into vices.
35. Cook your own meals 80-90% of the time.
36. Don’t overlook how important sleep and rest are.
37. Build a resting routine to put you in the right mood to have a good night’s sleep.
38. Have role models to look up to.
39. Replace your bad habits with positive ones.
40. Identify your mental health issues (such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, etc.).
41. And work on them.
42. Let your inner child come out from time to time.
43. Work on side projects (whether they’re intended to give you money or not) outside of your main job.
44. Set yearly, monthly, weekly and daily goals (in that order).
45. Likewise, make it a habit to honestly reflect on your day, week, month and year.
46. Know that it’s okay to rest when your body is drained, but don’t let laziness consume you.
47. Don’t skip your annual appointment with the dentist.
48. Repair things (or have them repaired) as soon as they break down, if possible.
49. Notice other people’s strengths and learn from them.
50. Whenever you find yourself in a bad mood, get to the real core of the issue and admit to yourself what’s really happening. Don’t fool yourself with lame excuses.
51. Recognize when you need help and don’t be afraid to ask for it.
52. Enroll in online courses constantly to develop new skills or learn about things you’re curious about. Many of them are FREE!
55. Start a side hustle you care about.
56. Re-evaluate your values and opinions constantly.
57. Make decluttering a habit to practice every 6 or 12 months.
58. Understand how powerful and healing it is to say things out loud. Don’t let feelings marinate inside of you.
59. Use Mel Robbin’s 5 Second Rule to build courage.
60. Learn about people who have achieved amazing things in life.
61. Learn about body language and be mindful of what you’re communicating with yours.
62. Have a creative outlet like painting, drawing, writing or dancing. These can help you release stress, know yourself better, improve your skills, connect with other people and increase your self-esteem.
63. Have an updated Bucket List of things you want to do before you die and check it regularly.
64. Make it a habit to donate or sell things you haven’t used in a while.
65. Reduce task friction by making it easier for you to complete that specific task.
65. Write down a list of reasons why life is worth living and check it whenever you’re feeling low.
66. Stop thinking about what you’re going to reply or say when someone’s talking to you. Listen attentively instead.
67. Pay attention to and memorize people’s names when they introduce themselves.
68. Consider that some “obstacles” may be actually blessings in disguise.
69. Set monthly positive affirmations to use and repeat them in your head as soon as you open your eyes in the morning and before going to sleep.
70. Whenever fear attacks, reflect on it to really uncover what you’re so afraid of.
71. Learn stretching exercises or yoga poses and practice them at least once a day.
72. Take the stairs instead of the elevator once in a while.
73. Sweep your floors daily.
74. Embrace the power of micro-actions and use them to achieve your goals.
75. Invest in making your home reflect your style and feel cozy.
76. Learn about new recipes constantly so you never get bored of eating at home and end up eating out all the time.
77. Wash your vegetables and fruits as soon as you bring them home from the store.
78. Unfollow people on social media that trigger negative emotions in you.
79. Take full responsibility for your actions. Always.
80. Get used to getting important things done even when you don’t feel like it. The fact that you love that thing doesn’t mean you’ll want to work on it every single day. But you still got to do it.
81. Know you can always start over.
82. Remember that not everything you see on social media reflects the truth.
83. Expand your mind by listening to other people’s opinions. You don’t have to agree with them, but if you don’t, at least know your reasons.
84. Set monthly challenges for yourself like a 30-day no sugar challenge or a 30-day meditation challenge.
85. Remember that everything around you was created by a human (or a group of humans) just like you.
86. Live within your means. Don’t care so much about what others think of you that you end up drowning in debt for buying things just to impress others.
87. And now that we’re at it, stop doing things just to impress others. Whether that means buying a car you can’t afford or going to college just to seem more “impressive”.
88. Reduce the amount of waste you produce every year.
89. Bear in mind that the price tag on a product is not always a direct reflection of the product’s quality. Stop getting expensive stuff just because you assume it’s better than the cheaper version of it.
90. Take care of your skin daily.
91. Only wear clothes that make you look good because, let’s face it, when we look good, we feel good!
92. Remember you’re NOT your emotions. You just feel them. That’s it.
93. Stop complaning. And if you really, really, need to get it out and can’t let it go, then talk to someone you trust. Don’t complain to anybody and everybody.
94. Look people in the eye when they’re talking to you and look somewhere else for just a second once in a while so you don’t engage in intense eye contact that can make strangers uncomfortable.
96. Listen to high-quality podcasts whenever you’re driving or on your commute to work.
97. Always make time to reply to people’s messages.
98. Understand that sometimes you’ll just have to agree to disagree.
99. Give up the need to be right all the time. Sometimes you’re wrong. And that’s ok.
100. Success is not the destination. Success is the journey.
Behind every single one of these lessons, there’s a personal life experience I learned something from.
Life is wonderful and learning to look at everything that happens as an opportunity to grow will definitely change your perspective and help you grow way faster.
Make personal growth a priority and work on yourself every day!
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