29 lessons learnt that will serve anyone well

Zabe Khan
2 min readJul 7, 2022

Life is a journey, as one of my former managers used to say. It’s a journey that is still evolving. Often it has been the most challenging lessons that have had the most impact, which has resulted in learning, growth and transformation for me. I see the following as wake-up calls, harsh lessons, reality checks and even motivational thoughts. So in no particular order, here they are:

  1. Things get worse before they get better
  2. Bad news tends to come together at the same time
  3. Opportunities can jump at you when you least expect them to
  4. Your gut instinct is always almost right
  5. You may not always get what you ask for
  6. You may have to settle for your second choice: you probably won’t get your first choice
  7. Bear in mind that you may have to take small, baby steps to make significant advances
  8. Don’t look for quick fixes: be prepared to be excruciatingly patient
  9. Stay the course before making a final decision
  10. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice from others
  11. If something isn’t working out, don’t be scared and shy of admitting defeat: bail before you get washed out
  12. Don’t be afraid of experimenting or taking…



Zabe Khan

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