12 Life Lessons for Everyone


Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is a 2011 Indian buddy road film directed by Zoya Akhtar. Zindagi na milegi dobara translates to ‘ Life Doesn’t Come Again / (you) won’t get a second life’ that simply means that whatever you want to do, you should do it now. Here is the 12 life lessons that suits for everyone.

Pursue Greatness

You live in a world that is entirely of your choosing. Pursue something which means everything to you, so important that even if you fail, dream big and dare to fail; the world is better off with you having tried.

Say Thank You always

Nothing beats an expression of gratitude when it comes to etiquette. Express gratitude. Let those around you know that you are thankful for many things, including their support, love and encouragement.

No obstacle too great

A person marked by greatness is a person that rises above the obstacles that have been placed in his or her life and aims to be “great” whether or not they achieve fame or recognition of their achievements. These are the kinds of people that not only excel in their field, but also inspire, motivate and challenge us to reach our own goals.

Master or mediocrity? Excellence or insignificance? It’s up to you.

There is only one person who is capable to set their limits to your growth… It is YOU. You are the only person who can influence your happiness, success and realization. Your life does not change when your family, boss, friends or company change. Your life changes when you change you go beyond your limits, beliefs and you realize you are the only one responsible for your life. It’s the way you face life that makes the difference! If an egg is broken from outside force life ends but if it is broken from inside force life begins.

Great things always begin from our inside. Be the change, don’t wish things where easy, wish you were stronger.

Own your life; no one else will

Give up your excuses, great people know that they are responsible for their life, no matter their starting point, weakness, and past failures. Realizing that you are responsible for what happens next in your life is both frightening and exciting. And when you do, that becomes the only way you can become successful, because excuses limit and prevent us from growing personally and professionally.

We rise by helping others to grow their gifts

When you expect greatness from someone, you set the stage for them to be great. You stretch their thinking. You help them raise the bar on what they see as possible for themselves. You force them to realize that playing small is not acceptable. And they usually rise to the occasion.

Take responsibility, take action.

Do what you are expected to do, and you will survive. Do more than you expected to do, and you will thrive. You are always in 100 percent control and have 100 person responsibility for everything that has occurred in your life as a result of your actions or inactions. And no matter what has happened to you, you still have 100 percent responsibility for your reactions.

The sky has no limits

You have no plateaus, your potential and opportunities are limitless, like sky; there is no glass ceiling, no limit, no limit to your ambitions or your dreams. Just keep putting one step, forward, over the other foot. Live a life without limits; all things are possible to those who believe. Hence, keep climbing that mountain, and when you reach the peak, build a ladder, and climb even higher.

Be obsessed or Be average

Succeedings at the highest level requires a degree of obsession with your mission and 100% commitment and a sense of desperation; you have to be hungry and hyper-focused and insatiable, and not listen to naysayers who tell you to tone it down. You also have to knowhow to break out of your cocoon of mediocrity, harness the power of obsession to your advantage. You can be obsessed or you can be average. It’s your choice.

Now! Why not start going full-throttle towards your obsession today?

Your greatness is limited only by the investments you make in yourself

Investing in portfolio of “YOU” consists advancing your education beyond formal education, keep on to improve your talents, expand your level of knowledge and nurturing your body. Developing both your mind and body allows you to have more to give now and in the future, more energy, more knowledge, more compassion, more ideas, greater strength, physical and mental endurance. Investing in yourself truly makes a difference in your life, the better the things you put into yourself the greater your returns are going to be!

One must care about a world one will not see

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others. Legacies are rare and special gifts, from one person to another, from one generation to the next. The measure of the greatness of a person is the length their shadow casts on the future. Hence don’t just work for your own generation; and the next generation after that. Your body is not immortal.

However, your spirit and writings and information can become immortal. If passed to future generations.

Create your own culture

We cannot control who our parents were, but we can create our own thoughts, personal philosophy, and the culture we create. Don’t just be like a sheep, falling victim to the culture of a mass-group. Rather, make your own culture. Make your own personal life mottos. Dress however you want to dress. Don’t be a conformist or an ‘anti-conformist.” Just do you. Set the tone of your own culture, and be the person you want to be, by acting in accordance with your personal philosophy.

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