My teens are early twenties were filled with experiences, but not lessons learned. How do I know? Because I did the same things over and over again even though they came with unwanted consequences. We know we learn when we change our behavior.
Once I hit my mid-twenties that’s when I can honeatly say that I started to learn. I started to think, reflect, and decide to make better decisions. We’ll never be perfect, but we should get to a point in life when we begin to learn and not simply experience things. Truly, our experiences should shape us into better people, but they can only do that if we take the time to learn from them.
We all know people who age but don’t learn. That tells us that wisdom doesn’t simply come with age. No, wisdom comes from learning and growing. Learned experiences will grant us wisdom.
Don’t sit back and think that things are merely happening to you. Don’t play the victim and don’t blame everything and everyone else for your unwanted situations.
Do what will make a difference. Learn. Take responsibility for your actions with no excuses. Learn the role you are playing in your life. This is what will help you to learn and grow.
Don’t simply experience life. Learn from it.