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9 Important Lessons in Life

I am a Librarian by profession, I am writing this after I've seen a shared post from Dr. Cecilia Balaoing and Prof.Edelita Lazaro 10/30/2019



In every issue of our lives, we need to attend. Some says, that history repeat itself. Why history keeps on repeating? Simply but we don't do it again what we did something wrong before. This article will tell something, some of the important lessons to learn in our day to day basis. Hope it might help.

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Do you consider what other people think?

Most of the time, some of my colleagues says, I can't make it. I just did it. I already published three books under my name: The first one, published last 2017 about creative writing and after few months, I also published about "Philippine literature of the same publisher.

Then, on my third book, a college reference book for Library and Information Science students from another publisher.

Currently, I am writing more reference books as well as inspirational books. I'm also maintaining 4 blog sites including Hubpages.They said before, my publishing dream remains only a dream. Actually, they said also that my dream to establish a publishing house will still remain on dream. Although, not yet a reality right now but I am doing all the possibilities to make it possible. Let's see what will happen soon.


Yes, failure makes you more be successful. When I used to start my writing career way back the year 1999 at comic script industry, I made a failure of 10 successive comic scripts submitted to my editor. Until on my eleventh script, my editor asked me, "Why are you still submitting scripts even if I always failing you?"

And then, I answered, "Who am I to beg for failure? Feel free to give me more failures and I will give always my best shot until I will reach my success." And with that answer, my editor just said, "Come here, I will teach you how to do a beautiful script easily." And history counts on.

In relation with this, I will quote from Jack Ma, "Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine."

Saying "No" is very important

They said, in order to be successful, you will follow order always. The customer is always right. However, a contradiction on this subtopic, that we should learn how to say "no", in what part? How can we say "no" if our manager is always saying, "Do this, do that", even if already knew that it is against the rule of law? Why not mind your own business?

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If there is hardwork, they always pays off

How can you say that hardwork always pays off if the management did not see all of this? Yes, technically, most of us believe in this. But for me, I always do the hardwork in doing all the tasks assigned to me, however, most of the employers, managers and supervisors that I used to work with, they are not crediting my hardwork. They used my talent to credit themselves because I do believe hardwork is not that perfect, its the attitude and discipline will makes you perfect.

As you will observe to do some numerology between the word "Hardwork", "Attitude" and "Discipline" based on A-Z is equal to 1-26. Hardwork is 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98. While for Attitude is 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100. Then for the word Discipline is 4+9+19+3+9+16+12+9+14+5 = 100. Check related hub about this

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Self explanatory. Check how you will understand. Checking all the possibilities, how I will grow is a big factor.

Successful relationship needs good communication

You must know how to communicate with your colleagues properly. Like this one, I am using most of my articles that I published here as well as my posting in some of my social media accounts to communicate with my colleagues just to greet and/or do some promotions of what is happening to me. And that's make sense to me because my books that I've published is now in good sales.

I am also use some emails and even snail mail just to say "Hello, I am still here!"

We will be happier if we have lots of money?

I used to work as a Customer Service Representative. I am earning a lot. But the question is, why I am not happy? How to measure happiness? Is it with the money you've earned or the passion that you like? Happiness is not only for money.

I am not saying this because I am against my work as a Customer Service Representative, but the reason behind, when I received irate customers, they will shout at me even if I am not doing something to get them mad. I am trying to help them.

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Doing lots of tasks to accomplish something in fast, you can do that if you wish to. In my case, why I get published because of being a flexible individual.

You will become flexible, if you can attend all of the tasks given to you specifically if those tasks have a deadline to accomplish.

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Keep away from toxic people

If you think that people around you, puts you down, so, you better think twice why you're still in their environment. One of the best examples is during my experience as a Customer Service Representative, some of them were mad at me because I am producing some promoters in each surveys. However, because of what happened, they put me in the cliffhanger that one day, I was shocked, I am continuously receiving detractors.

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The Art of Giving

Giving something to the poor will give you a big return in the future. Try that you will find why? However, in my case, I'm not giving a single penny to the beggars. If I have some food to eat in my bag, I'm giving that. But there is a certain law, that we'll not provide them money because this will be an instrument for them to gamble.

How to be happy?

Happiness is not only a thing that needs to be discussed. It should be coming from how you feel. Like being happy with your love one.

Me and my wife

Me and my wife

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Luis G Asuncion


Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on November 16, 2019:

Thanks Mary for commenting. Glad to know you.

Thanks to you too, Junats. I agree with you.

Junats from Philippines on November 16, 2019:

Contentment is happiness

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on November 16, 2019:

Very good suggestions on how to live your life. Keep writing and learning.

Sheryl Dela Vega on October 31, 2019:

Sometimes finding happiness is a root of all evil. Think of it.

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