Life Lessons

As we move toward some kind of new normal, it’s comforting to know that there are sources we can turn to for energy and support. In these trying times, for me, listening to my wonderful friend and mentor Dr. Rob Gilbert’s Success Hotline (973.743.4690) has been a huge help. Do yourself a favor and call today: It’s three minutes of free, energizing motivation! Just this weekend, he shared “12 Rules for Being Human:”

1. You will receive a body. You make like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period this time around.

2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called life. Every day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or think them irrelevant or stupid.

3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial and error and experimentation. The failed experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately work.

4.  A lesson is repeated until learned. It will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. Once you do, you can go on to the next lesson.

5. Lessons do not end. There is no part of life that does not contain its lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.

6. There is no better “there” than “here.”  When a “there” has become a “here,” you will simply find another “there” that will again look better than “here.”

7. Others are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate another something about another person unless it reflects something you either love or hate about yourself.

8. What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours. It’s in your hands.

9.  Life is exactly what you think it is. You create a life that matches your beliefs and expectations.

10. The answers to life’s questions lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.

11. You will forget all this.

12. You can remember it whenever you want.

“There are no mistakes, only lessons.” “You have all the tools and resources you need.” “The answers to life’s questions lie in side you.” Encouraging, isn’t it, to reflect on these possibilities right now? Wisdom to ponder and apply as we all write on!

*  Once again, Dr. Rob Gilbert’s wonderful Success Hotline: 973.743.4690


About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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2 Responses to Life Lessons

  1. Deirdre says:

    Yep, #3 spoke to me for sure. Today was a “mistake”/lesson learned day.

  2. Hi Deirdre,

    Thanks so much — I definitely know the feeling! A friend of mine used to say,
    “learn and grow” — great advice!

    Write on,

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