8 Powerful Lessons From Confucius That Will Help You Get the Most Out of Life

Confucius philosophy is an amazing perspective which we should all try follow.  He was a highly influential Chinese thinker and philosopher who focused on issues of morality and relationships from a personal and society perspective.

Here we have 9 powerful lessons based on Confucius teachings.

1) Keep going.

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

If you’re moving forward, no matter how slowly, you will eventually achieve your goals. Stay committed.

2) Relationships matter.

“Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.”

Make sure your friends have values you admire and encourage you to improve yourself.

3) Good things come with a price.

“It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.”

 

Forgiveness, love and putting in maximum effort.

4) To be wrong is nothing.

“To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.”

Don’t let the past occupy your thoughts.

5) Consider the consequences.

“When anger rises, think of the consequences.” Solomon said, “He that is slow to anger is greater than the mighty.”

Always remember to keep your temper in check and to consider the consequences.

6) Make Adjustments

“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”

Obstacles will come, so make sure your flexibility and able to pivot in the right direction.

7) You can learn from everyone

“If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.”

Everyone has been through hardships and different life experiences.

8) All or none.

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”

Try your best. It’s the only way you’ll get the most out of life.

H/T Ideapod blog.

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