18 Life Lessons Every Man Should Learn

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The capacity to grasp values, to affirm them, and to respond to them, is the foundation for realizing the moral values of every man. Here are some important lessons you should be aware of in order to live a more enriched and successful life.

18 Life Lessons Every Man Should Learn:

1. Learn To Be Reverent
The reverence you take toward the world will help to open your eyes and enable you to grasp many life’s most important values.

2. Have Moral Character
Character is forged through pressure and hardships. When you’re going through tough times, be thankful for what you have. View challenging situations as an opportunity to grow—both mentally and spiritually.

3. Have Purpose
What you’re meant to do in your life isn’t something that you find underneath a rock, behind a bush, or staring at the stars. It’s something you decide for yourself. Information is everywhere; the challenge is to make effective use of it.

4. Being Broke And Being Poor Are Not The Same
The path to success is never linear. As you embark on your journey of self-discovery, you’ll go through your fair share of ups-and-downs. Being broke is a temporary state that people sometimes go through. Being poor is a permanent state of mind. Don’t confuse the two.

5. Invest In Yourself, Not In Material Things
Nothing in life is permanent. Material assets can be easily be lost or taken away. Knowledge and experience can never be stolen.

6. Be Physically Fit
Keeping your body lean and mean shows pride in yourself and your abilities. Letting yourself go is a sign of depression and weakness.

7. Don’t Compare Yourself To Other People
Play your own game, play within the rules, set your goals and work hard at achieving them. Spend your time in productive ways that inspire you.

8. Trust Is Earned, Not Given
Treat everyone with respect, but never let your guard down. People in this world are out to eat the weak and if you show vulnerability, you will be exploited.

9. Learn How To Forgive
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

10. Choose Your Friends Wisely
Surround yourself with the kind of people you aspire to be like. The people whose company you keep will have a significant impact on how you turn out to be. Remember, your environment is stronger than your will power.

11. Learn From Your Mistakes
When you go through experiences in your life that push you out of your comfort zone, learn from them. When you fall down, get back up.

12 Travel
And travel often. Go to places you’ve always wanted to see, connect with other cultures and learn from the experience of a new environment. Travelling is a great way to reinvent yourself.

13. Trust Your Instincts
Follow your gut, you’ll thank yourself later.

14. Be Competitive
If you play, play to win. If you are going to do something, give your best effort.

15. Don’t Give Excuses
Always do as you say you will do and never give excuses. Excuses are for the useless and the weak.

16. Live Each Day As If It Were Your Last
Learn as if you were to live forever.

17. Have A Sense Of Humor
You’ve got to have a sense of humor to keep your sanity.

18. Never Lose Faith In Humanity
Gandhi said it best, “Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”