Blueprint for Greatness: 13 Profound Lessons from Life’s Playbook

Life is a grand playbook filled with profound lessons waiting to be learned.

Here are thirteen timeless insights that can serve as a blueprint for greatness:

13. Practice Self-Compassion

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Be kind to yourself, especially in moments of failure or disappointment. Treat yourself with the same empathy and understanding you would offer to a friend facing similar challenges. Recognize that mistakes are a part of growth, and practicing self-compassion can help you bounce back stronger and more resilient than ever.

12. Always Write Loans on Paper

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“Don’t lend money to anyone unless it’s on paper and terms of repayment are set and signed before even a penny is exchanged. This will save you from losing a lot of family and friends but also save you from losing the money you may have otherwise lost.

If they can’t pay you back right on time, you can always give them unlimited time to, but if they ever try to make a run for it with your money, there’s evidence otherwise; it’s your word vs. their word. I know it’s inconvenient and tempting not to because they’re the people you trust the most in your life, but I learned this lesson several times the hard way and never saw it coming once,” a user confesses.

11. Know When to Stop Drinking

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A wide range of individuals admits the hardest life lesson they ever learned was their limit with alcohol. One references a great phrase from Vernon Law, “Life is the hardest teacher. It gives you the test first, then the lesson.”

10. Stand Up for Yourself

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Never let anyone walk all over you. Even if you feel your confidence wavering, as soon as someone walks all over you, others will too. You need to be able to stand up for yourself and defend your image for your protection. Re-learning how to stand up for yourself is a challenging process.

9. Big Hearts Break

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Sensitive people are one-of-a-kind, but not everyone is sensitive. Sometimes, others will take advantage of your big heart and break it without a second thought. To avoid this, you have to balance how much you trust and let people in. A sad lesson to learn but an essential one.

8. Wear a Helmet

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As someone who spent their childhood skateboarding around others who never wore helmets, I’ve seen teeth fall out of skulls, instant concussions, and black eyes occur, all from falling with no helmet. Protect your head, and wear a helmet. Looking “uncool” is far better than losing teeth or suffering permanent brain damage to keep up your reputation.

7. Trust Your Gut

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Your intuition is usually right. Trust it when you feel like something is wrong. You will avoid accidents, mishaps, and bad situations if you trust yourself. This tactic resembles the statement, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

6. Don’t Take Anything for Granted

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You never know when the last time you see someone will be, and you never know how quickly something could change. Take your time to be grateful and acknowledge the good things in your life because you could lose it all instantly. Take moments to tell those you love. You love them.

5. Don’t Ask Questions You Don’t Want To Know

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As Billie Eilish sings in “My Strange Addiction,” “Don’t ask questions you don’t wanna know.” If something makes you uncomfortable, trust your intuition and avoid asking the question. If you feel like you’ll end up hurt, don’t ask the question.

4. Failure is Inevitable

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In life, you’re bound to stumble and face setbacks. But don’t see them as obstacles; think of them as the building blocks of your character. Each stumble makes you stronger, every setback fuels your determination, and every failure motivates you to keep going. Embrace these challenges because they’re like the furnace where your strength and determination are forged, pushing you closer to your goals and success.

3. Fear is a Liar

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Fear has a way of making things seem scarier than they really are. But if you confront your fears directly, you’ll often find that they aren’t as intimidating as they appear. It’s like shining a light in a dark room – once you see what’s there, it’s not as scary as your imagination made it out to be. So, face your fears with courage, and you’ll be surprised at how manageable they can become.

2. Stretch Every Day

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Few things are more important than stretching. As you get older, your body feels more and more pain. To mitigate that pain, stretch when you wake up and before bed. Trust me; your body will thank you later.

1. Wear Sunscreen

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Skin cancer is real. I have friends who refuse to wear sunscreen because they think it reduces their tan. I have other friends who deal with skin cancer and mention how important it is to lather on the SPF. Source: Reddit.

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12 Unbelievable Facts That Will Blow Your Mind!

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Sometimes, reality can be stranger than fiction, and the world is full of mind-boggling facts that leave us in awe of the wonders of the universe. From the depths of the oceans to the vastness of outer space, these incredible facts showcase the extraordinary nature of our world.

13 Everyday Things That Some People Find Disgusting

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Cassity has had a love of blogging since 2007, when she started her first blog Since then as her interests have grown, and so has her need to share more things that she loves. Tipsaholic was born to share interesting lifestyle, family, kids, travel and financial topics, plus a bunch of stuff in between. I hope you learn some great tips and share them with those you love!

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