10 Difficult Lessons Experience Taught Me

Some of life’s greatest lessons come packaged in a hard personal experience.

I’ve learned a few things in life, but truly, the greatest things I know came through mistakes, failures and disappointments.

Here are 10 hard to learn life lessons:

  • A “lesson in humility” teaches far more than an “ego boost”.
  • Often, in my experience, what I don’t want to do is the very thing I need to do the most.
  • The best friends sometimes say the hardest things to hear.
  • Sometimes it’s not until you give up the right to control that a breakthrough comes.
  • People are more honest with you if they can predict your reaction.
  • We hurt most the ones we love the most.
  • Very few people can really comply with “don’t tell anyone”.
  • You never get a second chance at a first impression.
  • God’s way is better than my own.
  • Rebuilding trust is more difficult than keeping established trust.

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17 thoughts on “10 Difficult Lessons Experience Taught Me

  1. That you can't make everyone happy all the time, and trying will make you exhausted. Sometimes you have to let God take over, and give up control.

  2. It has been a hard lesson for me to learn that when I seek the approval of others, I will be disappointed. It is simply the wrong motivation.

    I have learned this lesson several times (I am still so dull!), but I keep trying. I KNOW I am only to seek approval from God, but it is natural for me to want others to appreciate what I have done. When I follow this desire, I only meet with disappointment and frustration.

    I will keep learning!