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7 Crucial Lessons People Often Learn Too Late in Life

Published on Apr 14, 2019 302,583 views

What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life?

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  • The Art of Improvement
    The Art of Improvement 1 week ago "You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." - C. S. Lewis
    TALLY ERP 9 2019 ' MOHAN SREENIVAS ' 1 week ago Bro can I use videos but audio will be in my language that is in Telugu
  • Bunny
    Bunny 1 week ago Good video, Art of Improvement
  • Mike Hess
    Mike Hess 3 days ago The best way to change the past is to focus on the present moment
  • Sam Lee
    Sam Lee 2 days ago And it might be entirely possible that the best possible ending you can bring about is still unsatisfactory, and in such a case, I would ask, what's the point of even trying? But for other cases, this is good advice!
  • M Detlef
    M Detlef 1 day ago The Art of Improvement No SHIT, Sherlock!!!!
  • laurendd1123
    laurendd1123 1 day ago I love Lewis.
  • Mike Hess
    Mike Hess 23 hours ago (edited) @Sam Lee I agree...thats why I quit trying and just go with the flow and see what Jim Carrey in the movie Yes man...
  • Timothy Appleseed
    Timothy Appleseed 12 hours ago Every new beginning is preceded by some kind of big-ending.
  • Sabrina Dacosta
    Sabrina Dacosta 2 days ago Life is not about having fun. But having fun while living is essential
  • Fleecemaster
    Fleecemaster 12 hours ago What is life about if not for having fun?
  • Mateusz Urban
    Mateusz Urban 11 hours ago @Fleecemaster It is about pursuing the meanigful and making the world even a slightly better place everyday. "Fun" as your ultimate life goal is quite pathetic, isn't it?
  • 8 hours ago Mateusz Urban Because it’s not the ultimate goal. Having fun is part of life! Don’t take it so serious today might be your last, always remember that and live your life to the fullest of your capacity. Be humble, friendly, smile and have fun!
  • Mateusz Urban
    Mateusz Urban 6 hours ago Sure, I agree :)
    UNLEASHING POTENTIAL - PSYCHOLOGY VIDEOS 1 week ago One of the lessons I wish I had learned earlier in life is that failure is just a normal part of success! 🔥🔥🔥🔥
  • b gatty
    b gatty 1 week ago same here!
  • vempriex
    vempriex 3 days ago Indeed. I wish I have known that earlier in life.
  • Geetha Balasupramaniyan
    Geetha Balasupramaniyan 3 days ago Very well said. True
  • Stuve715
    Stuve715 2 days ago That isn't what they tell you when you're learning skydiving
  • Jason Frederick
    Jason Frederick 1 day ago Excellent!!
  • Richard III
    Richard III 22 hours ago @Stuve715 Cute joke but you can fail in other ways other than just not having your chute open. The first time you jumped out of an airplane did you have a perfect landing or was it more of a rough landing. I'm sure people have jumped out of the plane the wrong way and might have hurt themselves,and stuff like that.
  • Barry Monaghan
    Barry Monaghan 1 day ago Would like to know how they come up with the number 3?Why not 2 or 4 or 7 or 12? Or maybe it's not that much harder to do what you love in the first place?I have found doing what you 'hate' is always either just as hard or much harder.
  • Linda Harrison
    Linda Harrison 4 days ago "If you want to "do what you love", you have to work 3 times as hard as everyone else." And this is the part they don't tell you! We hear corny stuff like "do what you love and the money will follow," but they left out this most important part. I wish I'd heard this about 40 years ago.
  • Sabrina Dacosta
    Sabrina Dacosta 2 days ago Well, don’t worry that you didn’t hear that before because it is not true
  • Jeff C
    Jeff C 2 days ago ​@Sabrina Dacosta Well, it really depends on what it is that you love.
  • LFM Music
    LFM Music 1 day ago How true Linda!.........Liam
  • Nikki Thomas
    Nikki Thomas 1 day ago When you do what u love it's like it is not work at all. You would do it free without pay if you love it.....
  • LFM Music
    LFM Music 1 day ago Provided you can feed your children......Which is an honourable act that a lot of talented & artistic people take as a selfless act of responsibility........Love your open & honest comment Linda.........Liam@Nikki Thomas
  • Vanessa Depas-Medina
    Vanessa Depas-Medina 1 day ago This has been particularly true for me. Others are always asking me why I work so much but bc I love it I don't get as tired as others
  • Kelly Keefe
    Kelly Keefe 1 day ago I believe 10 times harder is more accurate. ( For a brief time I was involved in a business with 3 others, the feeling was wonderful, but short lived.)
  • Um Okay
    Um Okay 1 day ago Yup, if I hear one more video telling me to start my own friggin' business or make my hobby into a living... such things can only work on very rare occasions for a select few people.
  • Jeffrey Kaufmann
    Jeffrey Kaufmann 1 day ago @Nikki Thomas like Federer playing tennis
  • Mike Hess
    Mike Hess 23 hours ago Working hard is putting in consistent effort over time...
  • jamie gill
    jamie gill 14 hours ago Clint Eastwood not sure how much harder he worked though
  • Andy Smith
    Andy Smith 10 hours ago @Um Okay Don't expect a prize at every turn, but if you really want it you can make it happen! If you believe that there's little chance, you can also make that happen!
  • Phumlani Wiseman Khumalo
    Phumlani Wiseman Khumalo 6 hours ago Good thing I am watching this at the age of 19
  • David Stoyanoff
    David Stoyanoff 4 days ago Courage is being afraid and doing what you are afraid of in spite of it.
  • doge fm
    doge fm 2 days ago I don't think so. Courage is suppress your fear, and not be afraid of something you were before.  or not to be a fraid of something that is scarry. and you are not courage is to be not afraid
  • David Stoyanoff
    David Stoyanoff 1 day ago @doge fm courage is overcoming your fear. I think that's what you're trying to say. If you're not afraid it's no big deal to do something
  • Andrés Cervantes
    Andrés Cervantes 1 day ago 1. If you want to "do what you love" you have to work three times as hard as everyone else. 2. Beneath anger there is always fear. 3. Our everyday habits form our future selves. 4. Your emotions take practice (who you are takes practice). 5. Everyone has his or her own agenda. 6. Achievement will never be as fulfilling as the journey. 7. Working hard and laughter are not mutually exclusive.
    CREATORS93 1 day ago Those were most wisely used 06 minutes and 05 seconds of my life.
  • Authentic Self Guide
    Authentic Self Guide 1 week ago Greatest lesson i have learnt in life is to take full responsibility for yourself. Never blame anyone in life. Own it 👌🏼
  • Chester Villaruel
    Chester Villaruel 6 days ago Authentic Self Guide yeah men.
  • Stuve715
    Stuve715 2 days ago Right. So when people I should have been able to trust, like, oh I don't know, my parents, acted in their own interests and caused me harm, I should take full responsibility for that myself? Even though I was a child? Don't get me wrong, my parents didn't sell me into slavery or prostitution, but harm comes in many forms. Your comment is a trite comment to a trite video. No, most people aren't specifically out to get you, but most people are looking out for their own interests and some absolutely don't care that if in doing that they cause you harm - they just expect you to look out for yourself. How do you know who to trust? From my own experience you can't trust people whom you are supposed to be able to trust, let alone random strangers. At what point do you learn whom you can trust? By that point the damage might already have been done; your life might have been severely affected. Can you go through life without trusting anyone? Is that even possible? And if you could, what kind of life would that be?
  • Vic Wilson
    Vic Wilson 2 days ago @Stuve715 u can trust people. just trust them to act in their own perceived self interest which is no reason to be paranoid or antisocial. do you not trust your dog because he eats meat if u give it to him ?
  • James A. Huitron
    James A. Huitron 2 days ago @Stuve715 you're confusing fault with responsibility. You take responsibility in the sense that it's up to you and only you to deal with the consequences of any situation that occurs, whether good or bad.
  • aFreeman0409
    aFreeman0409 1 day ago Except for the obvious fact that shit rolls down hill. Plenty of people get shit on and are not responsible for it
  • Boss
    Boss 1 day ago 'Take full responsibility"... what a joke. Biggest lie they are telling the poor these days. Pretty much just enjoy being raped and blame yourself for it instead of your rapists.
  • Drake ICN
    Drake ICN 1 day ago A very much privileged view point. Typical of someone who have had an easy road. No, I don't mean that you haven't worked hard. I mean that you could work hard without interference and that when you worked hard you were rewarded. This type of privilege leads to arrogance, and arrogance leads to cruelty. Here is the truth you SHOULD embrace; despair leads to criminality, cruelty (perhaps even more than privilege does, ironic, isn't it? Two sides of the same coin...) and laziness. Instead of judging, show compassion. When your time is up, God will not ask how much was your bank account or how far you could kick a football or how many ladies you slept with.
  • aFreeman0409
    aFreeman0409 1 day ago @Drake ICN As if you know the mind of God...
  • Oscar Rivera
    Oscar Rivera 1 day ago Thats remember me Dr Jordan Peterson
  • Drake ICN
    Drake ICN 1 day ago @aFreeman0409 Anyone willing to listen to their inner divine voice knows snippets of it. Nothing special about that.
  • aFreeman0409
    aFreeman0409 19 hours ago (edited) @Drake ICN You better know more than snippets. Jesus said you have to be JUST LIKE HIM to go home...
  • Drake ICN
    Drake ICN 18 hours ago @aFreeman0409 Jesus is a fairytale.
  • aFreeman0409
    aFreeman0409 17 hours ago @Drake ICN No He isn't and there is plenty of evidence
  • NoizeAddict13
    NoizeAddict13 8 hours ago Dont blame yourself when its fucking white devils keeping us down
  • Jerico anon
    Jerico anon 4 hours ago (edited) Amazing comment, too bad people filled with hate came quickly just to spread more hate The only downside in this logic is that responsibility only exists when there's authority, a kid doesnt have authority in his home and so, he cannot be responsible for his life at home An adult doesnt have authority to change laws and so, he cannot be responsible for law We humans made our own cages by creating authority systems, but at the price of our freedom, they work and they spread, so you cannot escape them unless you are just never born But when dealing with equal beings, "take full responsibility" is an absolute perfect practice
  • Life Progress - Health, Wealth, & Happiness Channel
    Life Progress - Health, Wealth, & Happiness Channel 1 week ago Anger, resentment, and jealousy don't change the heart of others. It only changes yours...
  • Blake McBride
    Blake McBride 3 days ago Life Progress - Health, Wealth, & Happiness Channel: He’s talking to you SJWs!
  • TheMilpitasguy
    TheMilpitasguy 3 days ago In other words, stay away from toxic people.
  • monkeyfingers
    monkeyfingers 1 day ago Not in they way you want it to anyways
  • arizona dreaming
    arizona dreaming 22 hours ago @TheMilpitasguy adult bullies suck
  • Bonnie Kuhn
    Bonnie Kuhn 17 hours ago @TheMilpitasguy Quite the opposite. Yes don't seek them out, and definitely stay away from people who are truly dangerous. But most so-called toxic people just have bad attitudes that WE ALLOW to change us. Often they are close family members or co-workers, and "staying away" is not an option; so it is important to practice rejecting their drama, anger and general nastiness - not let it become part of us - while tolerating their inevitable presence in our lives.
  • Daniel Porter
    Daniel Porter 12 hours ago I agree, except anger, If you see an unjust evil system, to effect change, if wages are so low,long hours, then change is required. if it was not for anger, people would be working 10 hour days with so low pay today with NO RIGHTS
  • GuitarKirby93
    GuitarKirby93 1 week ago There are so many similar channels like yours. But that being said, yours is by far one of the very best self-improvement channels out there. Just perfectly straight to the point. Thank you so much
  • Life Progress - Health, Wealth, & Happiness Channel
    Life Progress - Health, Wealth, & Happiness Channel 1 week ago (edited) Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others. My vision involves making animations for my channel, what's yours?
  • Vic Xuan
    Vic Xuan 1 day ago Life Progress - Health, Wealth, & Happiness Channel Entertaining through basketball
  • TurkeySlapper
    TurkeySlapper 2 days ago Purge toxic people from your life. Many ppl like to think we're 100% responsible for our own lives and strong enough to brush off the negativity coming from these ppl. The reality is we absorb it like a sponge, your environment affects who you are regardless of who you want to be. Toxic people can ruin your life. People definitely can be controlled, maybe not forever if they resist but often they don't resist due to fear.
  • Northcountry Hermit
    Northcountry Hermit 6 hours ago Beneath anger is HURT. Not "fear" .... Fear is an emotion that is often unfounded on predisposed cognitive discord. Fear of loss, of a partner that has just married you? You don't HATE...You worry. ANGER is a manifestation of inner hurt.
  • Dave Lordy
    Dave Lordy 2 days ago "To do what you love you have to work three times harder than everyone else" . . . I love to work three times less than everybody else.
  • Mike Hess
    Mike Hess 23 hours ago Working snarter is always better than wirking harder...
  • Dave Lordy
    Dave Lordy 21 hours ago But not better than wirking snarter.
  • Tad Mcdougle
    Tad Mcdougle 8 hours ago @Dave Lordy mic drop
  • a.m. zain
    a.m. zain 2 days ago 3:42 Lord forgive me for what I thought I saw
  • J L
    J L 20 hours ago interesting observation
  • Bunny
    Bunny 19 hours ago a.m. zain - what?
  • MultiBagram
    MultiBagram 13 hours ago (edited) Bunny   .... look at the figure in the bubble.
  • Schnooks Dad
    Schnooks Dad 2 days ago Too soon old..too late schmart!....this old yiddish saying will never change
  • James Mack
    James Mack 3 days ago Where I live and work is a "techie" area and I see habits that to me are so detrimental to our well being and growth as human..people spending the majority of their waking time staring into devices instead of interacting face to face on a personal level.luckily I wasn't born and raised with a phone in my hand but I gotta believe that these habits and behaviors that are now being created aren't healthy for the hum
  • Nene Sterling
    Nene Sterling 3 days ago James Mack you right James I feel like a social butterfly in a world full of zombies it's all about the phone thats why my family(my wife and kids) will not be a social media family we will have real connections and experience real life instead of this fake phone crap some times I get embarrassed because me and who ever I'm with be the only ones talking in a setting full of ppl who are on there phone
  • James Mack
    James Mack 1 day ago And to think we are still in the "dark ages" of tech.....I'm not sure I want to be around to witness the future.zombie apocalypse?!
  • Samantha P
    Samantha P 13 hours ago The phones are a tool to escape reality or interact with cyberspace. It's not the phones fault that the user is not happy with their own reality. If not phones they would find another outlet. TV, shopping, alcohol, etc. Advancing technology is not a bad thing in and of itself. Additionally, some people are introverts and don't care to socialize with you. Just because you like it....doesn't mean everyone else should.
  • James Mack
    James Mack 8 hours ago All true but what can't be denied is it's changing the fundamentals of society's social "fabric" I for one don't want to live in a world where not having a real personality is the norm...and from what I'm seeing and experiencing is people who are becoming more and more aloof and detached,with poor senses of humor and just plain boring in general.....
  • Garry Allison
    Garry Allison 3 days ago I think a lot of people feel this stuff you point out, when they see this laid out in front of them like the way you present it, it makes sense! Good channel and happy Easter to all readers and watchers of this advice
  • Mele Nico
    Mele Nico 3 days ago Some very good advice. We do need to have fun more and live basic I feel. Simple life is better. Finally people will always remember on how you treated them in life.