In life, our business of improving ourselves and chasing our goals can sometimes let us forget the basic and fundamental things that we learned as kids. Sometimes we need to be reminded of our own powers, for us to really be grounded and focus on the things that really matter. Our childhood is one of the times that we truly are happy, without restrictions.
And we learn lots of things from that time of our lives. As we grow, we often forget these lessons, and the need to be constantly reminded of them is a battle that we wage against ourselves. In this article, we collated these lessons for you to keep forever, so the next time you’re in a particular rut, you can depend on them to at least give you a little bit of sunshine:
Money is only a tool
In this world where success is measured by money, it can be very easy to make everything about it. You work for a living, want things, and picture yourself at a particular position – this all includes money. Recalibrate yourself and look for other more important things. If it’s money that you are always focusing on, you’ll never get to a point where you are truly satisfied.
So earn money and be successful, but don’t let it be the end-all and be-all of everything that you do. According to christian.net, money can only magnify who you truly are as a person, so the choices you make on the money that you earn are reflections of who you are deep down. Always remember that money won’t make all your problems go away; it’s only a tool.
Challenges are there to only make us better
Every adult, especially those of the working kind, experience daily crises in their lives – whether it be from work, family, personal expectations, or other outside factors. These crises usually sort themselves out, and worrying about them too much can take out a good portion of your energy, so don’t even bother.
Challenges are there for us to be better, to mold us, to increase our tolerance. They’re also there to make us responsible, to teach us things about ourselves that we won’t be able to learn otherwise. Essentially, challenges and problems build our characters, getting us stronger to be the person we should be at any point in our lives.
We are humans who constantly make mistakes
One of the most frustrating things about living life is constantly making mistakes. Instead of fearing a mishap here and there, embrace it instead. We are humans, not robots, so always be kind to yourself, even when you’re in the wrong. Everybody needs a little stumble sometimes. Learn from it, but don’t let it stew in your body for too long.
There is power in knowing that you can always better yourself. Make it a point to put your best foot forward every single day, and you should be okay. If you do make a big mistake, take a deep breath. Assess the damage, talk to the people you’ve hurt, including yourself if you invariably hurt yourself in the process as well, then move on.
Responsibility and hard work are your friends
When we were younger, we were constantly told by our parents that hard work pays off. This is true to any extent, and while sometimes the payoff isn’t necessarily equivalent to the work we’ve done, there will be times that the world will exactly give you the payoff you deserve. Work in silence, know your responsibilities and don’t beat yourself up for the things you don’t have control of. Be responsible for your choices, as well.
There is a time for everything
Possibly one of the most important things that we are imbibed of since childhood, knowing that there is a time and place for everything is wisdom for the ages. This nugget of advice is especially helpful when you’re waiting for something to happen, or you’re preparing for things, even when you are deciding on a new course of life. Remember the old Bible verse, “there is a time to reap and a time to sow…” There is so much wisdom in there to ruminate upon.
If you’re at a point in your life questioning every single thing that you’ve been doing, or you feel particularly defeated because you can’t seem to focus on one thing, remember all of the things mentioned above to see your situation from another perspective. You are the only one who can change things about yourself, so never give up!