30 Lessons/Truths of Life I Learned In My 30 Years

    Looking back on your life can be really interesting. To think about how you once thought, talked, and acted comparing it to now is totally crazy. Lots of major differences for sure. Below are the 30 main life lessons I learned along the way that still hold up to my beliefs today. For the ones in bold, the number that they are is around the age I remember learning that lesson.

  1. Life is not fair. Never was, never gonna be, never meant be.
  2. Honesty is the best policy.
  3. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you (an oldie but a goodie).
  4. Don’t avoid discomfort in life. Discomfort gives you the opportunity for change and growth
  5. You absolutely need self awareness, it is vital
  6. Don’t complain. Complaining is just whining with no discussion about how to improve the situation.
  7. Do what you love on a daily basis
  8. You don’t have to win every argument. Sometimes you just have to agree to disagree.
  9. Be Patient. Just be patient with everything
  10. Successful people fail way more than they succeed
  11. Check your ego or just try to eliminate it all together.
  12. The grass is not always greener on the other side.
  13. Communication is crucial for every relationship
  14. Sometimes you need to be a rule follower, no questions asked.
  15. Don’t hand out blame, take responsibility for what happens
  16. You never know how teasing can affect someone so don’t do it at all.
  17. Don’t get mad when your in a debate. It makes you look wrong even if you are right.
  18. Relationships will be lost for no reason. Literally nothing happens, they just end sometimes.
  19. It’s not necessary to go to post secondary school right after high school. If you don’t know what you want to do just wait.
  20. Getting in shape helps lift your confidence in almost every other area of your life
  21. High School does not set you up for real life at all...
  22. ...But it is a valuable time to learn how to learn which I didn’t learn until later on
  23. You can’t be happy with someone until you’re happy alone.
  24. People constantly question what they don’t understand. 
  25. You’re not the best at anything and you need to be ok with that. At any given moment there is only 1 best in every category. There is only 1 person who is the best basketball player. There is only one person who is the best teacher. And so on and so on and you know what, you’re not it. There are over 7 billion people on this earth and you’re not the best at anything but that doesn’t mean you can’t be great.
  26. Ignorance is bliss
  27. Let go of anger. It only weighs you down.
  28. Not everything I do has to be perfect. I need to let myself make mistakes and know it’s all good.
  29. I’m not as good at dealing with stress as I think I am. Sometimes I need help.
  30. I thought I knew how great having a kid was but it is leaps and bounds greater than I thought.

    Obviously there are many more lessons learned but these 30 stick out to me the most. But what about you, what are the life lessons you have learned so far? Let me know in the comments down below.

- Papa Bird