Your life is a lesson

Your Life Is A Lesson
I learned that my past doesn’t define who I am today.
My past taught me I’m somebody even when I was told I was nobody.
I learned that not everyone you love will love you back and it will hurt but the hurt won’t define you but it will change you.
I learned that how I respond to these painful situations can either make me stronger or make me better but I get to choose.
I learned that life is one big roller coaster that some days I’m the driver and other times I’m just a passenger in life
I learned that no matter how hard I try to keep everything the same, the only constant is change.
The quicker I learn to embrace it, the easier life will be.
I learned that people will disappoint me more then I care to admit and it will hurt you to your core.
I learned that disappointment is a two way street and I have disappointed others and till this day I feel sad about it.
I have learned to feel my emotions, if I choose to ignore or avoid, the pain gets deeper and deeper until I can’t feel anymore and the pain gets replaced with numbness, bad choices and deep scars.
I learned fear will keep rearing it’s ugly head and I can choose to run away from the fear or I can choose to meet it head on. Again, I get to choose.
I learned we have more control in our lives then we realize and with this comes empowerment.
I learned that sometimes the best way to learn is through admitting my mistakes, noticing my failures without judgment and apologizing when I have done wrong.
I learned there is nothing without love.
The one thing I know for sure is living without love is not truly living. For me to truly love, I must be totally vulnerable and authentic and take the risk of being judged.
I’m learning that honesty is not just to others but to myself and you can only lie to yourself for so long before your world starts to crumble.
I learned, I will never fully understand this world but that it’s ok to not try. It’s ok to live in the moment and go with the flow as long as I’m focused on what I truly love.
What have you learned?


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About Finding your happiness

Diane Lang, practicing therapist, national speaker, educator, and certified positive psychology coach, has her master’s degree in counseling and is an adjunct in psychology at Montclair State University. She has written three books, and has been featured in various publications, and on TV and Internet shows. Diane speaks on various mental and emotional health topics including Happiness, Resiliency, Stress management, Parenting Positive Aging, Anxiety, and Depression in both teens and adults. Diane also specializes in Positive Psychology Positive Education and Positive Parenting. Thousands of individuals have benefited from Diane’s motivational and educational speaking, trainings, and coaching. Her Hands-on approach along with her background, education and experience has proven to be beneficial to all who attend her presentation. To learn more on how you could bring Diane to your organization please email
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