A Lesson Learned Is Meaningless Without Application

Learning lessons is good but they are no use if you do not apply them!
Learning lessons is good but they are no use if you do not apply them!

We all come across lessons in our life whether they are good or bad. The worst thing you can do is to not take heed from these lessons and apply them to your life. If, for example, you had a uni dissertation deadline around the corner and you crammed it all in the last minute resulting in a low mark, then the lesson there is to not procrastinate and to improve the work ethic. Now, a lot of people know the lesson which needs to be learned  but they do not put in the time and effort to apply it to their lives and improve themselves as an individual. In this scenario, the difference between knowing that you have to improve your work ethic and actually taking steps to improving your work ethic is humongous and could be the difference between success and failure.

Work ethic is just one lesson out there! There are a lot more and lessons can be found even in our day-to-day lives. Look closely and think about where you can improve yourself as a human being. After you have identified something you want to improve, then take steps and plan out a strategy to improve yourself.

The application of these lessons is what is going to take you far in life. There will be a point where it will become second nature to you and each day, you will work towards your goals. Getting started will be the most difficult part but once you do get started, love the process and take the good with the good and the bad with the bad and then adapt.

If you’re reading this, then go get what you want in life. Follow your passions and don’t stick to the norm. Be the person who you want to be in 5 years. Apply all the lessons you have experienced in life to help yourself accomplish your goals.


  1. ◇ – Diamond Hard – ◇

    ◇ “Lessons” suck unless converted to WISDOM!!! EveryOne; quite often this means respectfully rejecting a “lesson” instead of futilely attempting to “apply” said “lesson”

    ◇ – Diamond Hard – ◇


  2. I like this advice. Knowing what you need to do to get to where you want to be and Comminting through action. Well written. I find having small micro goals to be very helpful since they are achievable with less strain hence a gradual growth towards the ultimate goal.

  3. I agree. A young lady takes advice from me on different topics from time to time. She’d applied to a foreign university but she got rejected. She’d read How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie, and decided to apply a couple of learning points from there to her situation.

    She wrote an email to the university dean on those lines. A few days later, she got an email stating she’d been accepted to the university! A miracle I would say but it also proves that even self help books, the lessons in them, if applied, can lead to life changes.

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