Below was the answer given by a user called Milena on Quora, to a question,
Q. what are the lessons people most often learn too late in life?
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- You are the only one responsible for yourself and for your success. I am responsible for mine. Thinking anything else is wasting your energy. So don't blame your parents, spouse, children, friends, aunts and uncles. It is you, you and only you.
- Life is short. There are no special occasions. Don't wait for them. Today is the special occasion. Buy yourself an ice cream/beer/ wear that nice shirt. Today!
- If something bothers you change it. If it is beyond your control, learn to live with it. Accept it. Change yourself. That is the only thing you can influence.
- You will regret the things you didn't do much more than ones you did. So... action!
- "Future you", imaginary person that has perfect weight, looks great, gets up early, smiles and loves his/her job, will never become as great if "present you" don't do something.
- Prioritize your health, rest and happiness. No one will do that for you. There will always be more work.
- Don't ruin your health in order to earn money. You will end up spending your money to recover your health and that is not reciprocal.
- Besides of 1. and 3. the biggest time and energy wasters are: TV, people pleasing, perfectionism, envy, regret, obsessive dieting and house cleaning. You can refocus your time and energy in so much better ways.
- We tend to overestimate what we can do in a day and to underestimate what we can do in a year (or a lifetime). Start today, start small. Drops will fill the bucket.
- If you waste money, you can earn it again. If you miss the moment, it can never be returned. Live life with opened eyes, ears, heart!
- EXTRA: "It is too late," is just an excuse. You can always change the course. You can always reinvent yourself.
I'm positive about this. Lotta sense here. Imma try and make sure I don't put myself in a position to regret anything.
Imma do what good I can, coz I don wanna regret not doing.
Less TV and more Reading/writing ofcourse.