Welcome to the ‘Inspirational Series’ of BODHISPEAK CHANNEL!
In this video, we will be looking at the 10 life lessons that we can learn from H Jackson Brown, author of ‘Life’s Little Instruction Book’. There are so many simple life lessons mentioned in that book that if anyone follows them, he or she will surely live a life which will have no regrets at the end of it!
A very popular quote of Mr. Brown is “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
So, here are 10 lessons that are very useful, inspirational & relevant to all of us.
Lesson 1: Never give up when you truly believe! The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.
It is so true, as you too would have experienced in your life! Nothing beats a man or a woman driven by passion. There can be intelligent people around who have all the facts as to why something can or cannot work. But there is none to beat someone with passion. The passionate doesn’t care if his or her dream has been achieved or not before. They are the only ones with a purpose in life.
Lesson 2: Never laugh at someone’s dreams.
A mistake you should never ever do! If something has not been achieved, there is no way for anyone to say whether it is achievable or not in the future. Most of the stuff we use today in daily life, all the technology stuff and gadgets, a few years ago people would have laughed them off. But today they are not only real but have also become indispensable for all of us including those who would have laughed at the idea when it was first conceived.
Lesson 3: Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.
If you are passionate about your work, work never feels like work. You enjoy your work. Doing what you love is the best way to live a fulfilling life!
Lesson 4: Every so often, let your spirit of adventure triumph over your good sense.
Unless you don’t make mistakes, you are never going to learn new things. Those who have not done mistakes have hardly done anything. So be adventurous, take risks. What’s the worst that will happen? You may make a mistake but you will also learn something new that can be a foundation for doing something great!
Lesson 5: Be the first to say “hello”.
Let not ego come in between and be the first to spread warmth, friendship and positive energy.
Lesson 6: Give people a second chance but not a third.
Everyone makes mistakes and everyone deserves a second chance. So, it is important to be nice but at the same time, we should not be stupid to keep feeding the mistakes of those who simply don’t want to learn from the past.
Lesson 7: Win without boasting and lose without excuses.
There are so many things that have to come together to achieve success. If you have succeeded in something, then it’s quite possible that certain events and certain people have made a positive contribution to that success. So, don’t take all the credit and boast about the success. Success is sweet when you can share it with many others. In the same vein, if you have made a mistake, accept it and move on. It is a hard lesson but a lesson which will help in making good judgment the next time. So, accept failure without giving an excuse.
Lesson 8: It’s not your job to get people to like you; it’s your job to like people.
You are in control of your feelings and emotions. Don’t carry the baggage of hatred and dislike. It will wear you down and that extra weight will make your back hunched. Like people but don’t expect everyone else to like you. You are not in control of other’s emotions and feelings. Leave the other’s feelings to the others.
Lesson 9: Fight fairly, Give generously, Laugh loudly, Love deeply.
Truly Golden words!
Lesson 10: Become someone’s hero.
In your journey to success, you would have looked up to someone and someone surely would have inspired you. If you ever get an opportunity to be someone’s mentor in your later life, consider it a privilege and be happy to be a part of somebody else’s success.
So, these my friends are some of the life lessons from Mr. Brown. We hope these lessons change the way you look at life in a very positive way.
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