7 Valuable Things You Should Never Forget In Life

by Sheri

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What Are The Valuable Things You Should Never Forget In Life And Practice Each And Every Day?

There are a ton of valuable things you should never forget as you go through this adventure called life.

I want to share with you today, the seven things that now apply to me and my life at this time.


1. Happiness And Success Are Two Different Things

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Being successful in life does not automatically equate to being happy. You may have all the materialistic things that money can buy, yet still remain unhappy. Many people have the tendency to confuse the two. One of the valuable things you should never forget is the difference. Happiness can still remain when success is gone. It is more important as it is there when you are doing something you love, which is a success not necessarily in monetary terms, but in life. Remember, happiness is limitless, success isn’t.


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2. You Can’t Have It All Figured Out

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It ios okay not to have it all figured out. How boring would life be if you knew everything and could do everything. As you navigate through the seasons of life, you will learn, be challenged, have obstacles laid in your path. It is all OK. You will figure it out one way or another, alone or with help, and you will find that these experiences, whether painful or pleasant are what makes you who you are.

You may still be asking yourself the questions, “What do I want to do with my life?”  or “What am I passionate about?”

Differentiate the things you are good at from what you suck at, then work towards finding your passion.

Whatever you do, make sure you end up doing something you love, and not taking a job because your parents think that’s the best decision for your life, or because it would make someone else in your life happy.

Of course, you need to work and keep a roof over your head, so yes, you may have to take on a job you don’t love or even enjoy, but use it as a stepping stone to get to where you want to go.

If you were paid $10,000 dollars to leave the house all day, every day to do something you love, where would you go, and what would you choose to do with your time?


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3. You Don’t Have To Be Wrong For Someone To Be Right

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Your truth is a set of ideas, your own deeply held beliefs and the way you view the world.

This can cause many problems among friends, siblings, family, and colleagues. Some people  react emotionally to something that they disagree with and anchor on their truth. Not willing to ever hear another opinion or perspective of another person.

The sad thing about this that it stops you from being able to listen to other perspectives, process them and evolve your opinion. You should always stick to your opinions and beliefs, they are yours, however be open to embracing the views of others.

It is an opportunity to show empathy, understanding, learn and grow.


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4. You Are Growing and Changing

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Growth is good. Another one of the valuable things you should never forget is that people change, you change.

You are not the same person you were 10 years ago, 5 years ago, or even 1 year ago. Change is constant so you cannot possible be the same person.

Now, whether you are changing from bad to worse, or good to better is another story. Either way you are not the same person. I am sure you have heard the expression, “some people will never change.”

Well, they do change, maybe just not in the way you had hoped for. The core personality of a person doesn’t change, unless they take the steps for transformation and effort to better themselves to grow positively.


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In order to change, there are three things you need:

1. Willingness – the will to change and the motivation to put effort into it.

2. Awareness –  You can only change when you acknowledge and are aware of who you are and who you want to become.

3. Understanding – You need  to understand who you are what characteristics you would like to change.


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5. Do Not Worry About The Things You Cannot Control

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If you are like most people (myself included), you probably spend a lot of time worrying more than you should. Like me, do you worry a lot about what you cannot control?

I worry about my son, my husband, my job,my home, friends, family – even what the weather will be like tomorrow. There are things I can control, and others that are completely out of my power.

Your mind is your biggest battleground. Half of the things you think are going to happen, won’t.

Spare yourself the heartache by differentiating between the things you can and cannot control.

Let go.


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6. Be Grateful For Each And Every Moment

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Gratitude is a good thing to live by.

There are so many good things going for us in our lives, it would be impossible to say that you cannot find one single thing in each day to be grateful for.

Gratitude increases your abundance.


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7. Love Life And It Will Love You Back

Enough said.


I know there are so many valuable things you should never forget in life, but they would be impossible with to list within a single blog post.

Do you have any to add? Please share with me in the comments section below.


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stephaniesherlock October 26, 2017 - 08:18

Sheri, you are wise beyond your years. This is great advice at any age. I recently retired early from a 22 year career and now I am looking for my new direction. I am facing a lot of the same challenges I faced when I was starting my career but I am so much wiser now, and also more particular about what values I hold dear to me.

Tiazim October 16, 2017 - 20:49

Really good article. There are so many things out of our control not ment for us to chase after – but we still do it on day to day basis.

Aditi October 16, 2017 - 03:49

This post is pure truth. I completely agree with all the points you mentioned. Oftentimes, we confuse success with happiness but actually happiness is totally independent of success. The day we learn this difference I think we all can be at a happier place in our lives.

Dr. vivek saini October 3, 2017 - 16:23

It is Very nice and Helpful Article. Thank you for sharing, Thanks again.

Alethea October 2, 2017 - 23:44

#6 is something I’ve been working on over the summer. I’d love to learn to approach each moment with love and gratitude. Thanks for this list. I’ve shared it on my Pinterest as well.

Natasha Kendall October 2, 2017 - 20:40

Totally. I often forget that I’m only 21, still in uni.. I don’t need everything figured out! xo

Ola Broom October 2, 2017 - 15:28

This is a very beautifully written post. I especially like the point about recognizing that we are all growing. It’s good to remember that others are too.

Familyearthtrek September 30, 2017 - 21:03

7 important points in life we should never forget! Ofcourse it is easier said than done but if we try to remember these every morning we wake up it is already a huge step for a better life! I to worry about silly things a lot and its take over my good energy.

SLK September 30, 2017 - 16:18

I love this list of 7 things – I didn’t think anything could be more true than ‘happiness and success are two different things’ but the following 6 phrases were equally as true….and all important to remember.

iamsweetbie September 30, 2017 - 11:36

Nice post and I can’t keep myself to write some notes from it. I also can’t help myself to post a comment.

Juliana Chow September 29, 2017 - 18:31

You’re so right about all these points. Especially about being grateful; I think that’s something that we all forget every so often πŸ™‚

elenasts September 28, 2017 - 15:59

I agree that we cannot have everything figured out. As I was growing up I always thought that I will reach a certain point when I will know everything, or at least what I want to do with my life. But now I know that every day is a new challenge and to succeed you just need to go with the flow.

Neha Rai September 28, 2017 - 14:30

Great list of thoughts. My favorite is happiness and success are two different things. One can be happy even without being successful.

Gem September 28, 2017 - 01:03

Great post thanks, it’s always good to be reminded of these points! I agree with all 7 and particularly at this point in my life I need to remember not to worry so much, especially about things I can’t control or change. Thanks

kalliamanika September 27, 2017 - 16:57

Number 4 hits home. We forget that growing is actually a good thing and change shows we are able of adapting to our environment and life style. No one is perfect, no one was born knowing everything, we all walk the path of life and learn as we go!

London Mumma September 27, 2017 - 14:31

I really like this post, especially point number one, people totally get them mixed, I even did when younger.A great outlook of keeping yourself in check.

June September 27, 2017 - 08:32

The third thing you mentioned especially resonated with me. Sometimes there just isn’t a right and a wrong. It’s not always black and white. Sometimes there just are different opinions and views and one is not more or less right than the other, they are just different.

toastycritic September 27, 2017 - 08:19

Two of those definitely hit home. I definitely agree that happiness and success are two different things entirely. You can get all the success in the world and not be happy with what you have. And you can be happy and never reach the heights of what others consider to be successful. The other was the you don’t have to be wrong in order for some other person to be right. I am not sure I agree fully. But I do respect that people have so many different and varied opinions. And we do close off to other people’s opinions far too often. If our opinion is a good one, someone who has a differing one should only sharpen how we feel and shouldn’t offend us at all because we can see why we like ours better. And if their opinion is better after speaking to them, maybe we should analyze what we believe or think more carefully.

Chei Pangan September 26, 2017 - 20:17

We just have to accept that life isn’t perfect. We have know all how to be contented so we can be happy in our lives.

Lees Garcia September 26, 2017 - 16:27

wow what a beautiful post, verbally and picturesque. These are all such valuable words to live by and I totally agree, specially with the you don’t have to be wrong for someone to be right

Kasey Elizabeth September 26, 2017 - 15:52

I always have a problem trying to control things that aren’t in my control. I worry about EVERYTHING! But just last week I decided to put my worries aside and just enjoy whatever life throws my way and I had one of the best nights of my life. This post is great!

kaidigger September 26, 2017 - 08:20

This post made my day, what an deep writing, i always give importance to people who supported me in my good times and bad times and i’m always thankful for them πŸ™‚

cvnxena September 26, 2017 - 07:49

This is so important! It took me ages to realise I wouldn’t always have everything figured out and sometimes life throws you a curveball!

jhilmil September 26, 2017 - 03:47

Brilliant, we need to have a relook at all these valuable things and remind ourselves. It is so true that we can’t fix all, and we need to find our happiness in small things. So full of positivity.

gemmakate September 26, 2017 - 02:03

Thank you! Always great to have a reminder like this!

Laura Dove September 26, 2017 - 00:57

I love this, and all of it so true! Success and happiness are often mistaken and yet success does not make you happy, happiness makes you successful.

Joline September 25, 2017 - 22:28

If I had a dollar for every minute that I worried…I’d be super rich! πŸ™‚ My friends always tell me to let go. And to remember that life comes in waves. Sometime up, sometimes down, but never in the same place. We just have to go with the flow.

junejewels September 25, 2017 - 20:37

Thank you for this post and the takeaway I got from it. All these statements are so true and we should always remember them πŸ™‚

Jen S September 25, 2017 - 19:47

I always feel like I should always have life more figured out. It doesn’t help when people come up to you and tell you they wish they had it figured out like you! Like, no, I have no idea what I want! It always helps me when I get reminders that nobody really knows what they’re doing haha.

Jephiter September 25, 2017 - 19:44

I can relay to being greatful to each and every moment. It pays. You will be regarded as a leader and that means growth.

Many thanks for sharing

Kasey Elizabeth September 25, 2017 - 18:18

I needed a post like this – loved every bit of it!

Jenn H. September 25, 2017 - 18:05

Love this! Great tips and the photos are beautiful!

Ana De Jesus September 25, 2017 - 17:48

I agree that happiness and success are limitless. In my eyes success is how you define it. Financially I might not be considered successful but at the end of the day I am in a job that I love and have won awards so to me happiness is more of a measure of success than money x

Mary Elizabeth September 25, 2017 - 17:13

Thanks for this. Sometimes, we really need to stop and learn how to be grateful even for the little things.

Star harford September 25, 2017 - 12:36

You are so right-you can be happy without being successful! When you realise that the pressure you put on yourself lifts! I was having a conversation last night about one of your other points too! You are right that you need to learn to embrace the views of others even if they arent the same as yours. People would argue less if they accepted that other peoples opinions were different to their own and its ok to disagree!

Aditya September 25, 2017 - 10:41

I just know that you are right on second point. No one can figure out perfectly. If anyone even says it to me, i just beleive they are lying to me and then themselves. Even if they did, it’s just planned out rough ideas.

diaryofablackgod September 24, 2017 - 21:54

Nice post

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