I recently asked the following question ‘what’s the one thing your parents taught you which has really shaped who you are today?’. The response I received was overwhelming; full of inspiration, honesty, sincerity and many home truths. You see, its these truths, these powerful life lessons, that lie at the core of our very being.
Our upbringing is an important part of the people we become and the way we view the world. We learn many things from our parents; some of these things we grasp at the time of the teachable moment and others don’t reveal themselves until we’re further down the road of life.
27 powerful life lessons our parents taught us…
#1 Nothing in life is free. You have to work hard to get what you want in life, you can’t skip the ‘work hard’ part.
#2 Always have ‘two hands on the broom’. If you are going to do a job, do it properly and with effort.
#3 Hustle for what you love.
#4 Have a skill. Be the best you can be at it and you will always be able to earn money.
#5 Buy land. It’s the one thing they are not making more of.
#6 Always leave people feeling happy.
#7 You make your own face in life. If you’re good it will show.
#8 The best things in life relate to invisible, non-tangible feelings. Not material things. It’s how you feel inside; happiness, peace, excitement, pride, which we can create ourselves and have complete control over.
#9 A first impression lasts forever so show up being the best version of yourself in everything you do.
#10 If a jobs worth doing, it’s worth doing well.
#11 The strength is in the team not the individual.
#12 Deeds are more powerful than words.
#13 Dress for the job you want, not the job you’ve got.
#14 Everything is achievable if you want it hard enough and are willing to work for it.
#15 What you think about all day long, is who you become.
#16 Don’t make somebody else’s ‘crazy’ about you, you’ve got your own ‘crazy’ to deal with.
#17 Never expect anything you haven’t worked for or earned. Everything else is a bonus.
#18 There’s no such word as can’t. Anything is possible.
#19 If you don’t understand why you’ve been asked to do something, ask.
#20 Do the right thing, not the easy thing.
#21 Don’t cause suffering to anyone knowingly.
#22 You don’t have to be rich, to be ‘rich’.
#23 Wealth is a state of mind first, not a state of wallet. Some of the wealthiest people are also the poorest from an emotional and life perspective.
#24 It’s okay if you can’t provide support, it’s okay if you fail or succeed. They are all temporary, but your character remains and should always be your best.
#25 Learn to be humble and kind, as you never know what others are going through. One small act of kindness can mean the world to someone.
#26 Don’t get your measuring stick out. It will either make you vain or bitter.
#27 Always be truthful. You’ll never forget what you’ve said if it’s said in truth.
Any of these powerful life lessons…
…familiar words of wisdom?
…or resonate because they made you think about who you are today and what’s important to you?
What lesson is missing?
All 27 powerful life lessons were all shared (mine was #1), and I would love you to share yours to. Simply add them in the comments box below.