And how to make sure you only learn them once

1. The “Easy” Road Ends Up Being More Difficult

This is probably one of the earliest “big” lessons we learn.

2. The Roller Coaster of Love Needs a Speed Limit

A lot of people have trouble with this one.

They’re also usually the first to go crashing into a wall and exploding into a million pieces.

Love is a roller coaster — and it’s supposed to be.

3. Small, Daily Habits Are More Important Than Big, Infrequent Home Runs

Anyone can talk the talk.

Big leaps happen by adding lots of tiny steps up over a long period of time

If you think you can skip that process, you’re wrong.

4. Self-Knowledge Is Worth More Than Personal Achievement

Such a difficult lesson, and one that must be practiced diligently throughout the entirety of one’s life: the difference between contentment and achievement.

5. You Are a Direct Reflection of the People You Spend the Most Time With

Oh boy, such a difficult lesson to learn — and a crucial one to practice through every chapter of your life.

Deliberately choosing the people around you is how you can sculpt yourself

You want confidence? Hang around confident people.

The challenge with this is knowing when to walk away

Sometimes people come into our lives at a crucial time because something in us wants to learn — and they too want to learn something from us, and so a mutual friendship begins to form.

6. You Cannot Stay the Same Forever — and Trying to Will Hurt You

Most people want and look for security.

7. The “Tiny Voice” in You Always Knows Which Way to Go

And finally, the hard task of listening to that “tiny voice” inside.

We can all hear that little voice

We know what it sounds like.

Honor yourself. Listen to that “tiny voice.” Trust it.

Your heart will never guide you wrong.