Lessons from life – a few lessons I’ve learnt over the years!


  1. There are no short-cuts – trying to cut off the corners always works out harder in the long run.
  2. You can’t cover faults with a coat of paint – the cracks and holes always look worse and it’s even harder to do next time.
  3. If someone is giving something away for nothing there is always a catch – that nice man from Nigeria who wants to give me £12,000,000 if I would only give him my bank details does not really want to give me that money.
  4. If you want to do something badly – just go and do it. There’s always a way.
  5. The things that look easy are really hard. It is just people who have worked hard at learning how to do things make it look easy.
  6. If you want to be good at something you have to work really hard at it.
  7. Failure makes you feel bad but it can be the best thing if it makes you more determined to improve.
  8. Effort and practice make you better. Sometimes it takes a lot of effort and practice.
  9. Having lots of money and possessions does not make you fulfilled. Achieving something special makes you feel fulfilled and that is usually proportional to how hard you’ve had to try.
  10. Most people are good. The people that are not good have a reason. They need lots of love.

That’s it. It’s surprising how long it takes to realise simple things.

2 thoughts on “Lessons from life – a few lessons I’ve learnt over the years!

  1. I live by lesson nine, I found out years later about thestruggles that people who I labelled as unkind and negative had been going through and its really changed the way I treat people

    1. I found out in life that a positive philosophy, an idealistic striving and a determination to express yourself goes a long way to making you feel fulfilled. Thanks for your comment. I appreciate it. Best wishes – Opher

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