Ask the Readers: What Life Lessons Have You Learned in 2017?

We are nearing the end of the year now. In just a little time, we will enter 2018.

The end of the year is a good time to reflect on our lives. It’s a good time to reflect on the lessons we have learned this year so that we can improve our lives next year.

So here is my question to you:

What life lessons have you learned in 2017?

Please leave your answer in the comments so that everyone can read it. Thanks and Happy New Year!


  1. Life is a journey for a limited time person to person.It varies on so many parameters.But as a whole,we must cherish every experience as a gift from the Allmighty and than only we will be at peace. If for every simple thing if you go on grundging, there is no meaning in the life so journey. Try to enjoy every little bit of life even it may be few years. This is what I have learnt in my span of 76yrs life journey.

    • Life involves so many up and downs. One who faces it boldly and move forward is the ultimate winner in life. It does not how much you have amazed but how much you enjoyed counts much.

  2. The year 2017 gave me the lesson that hardwork always pays you back. So concentrate on enhancing the quality of work

  3. Tesfu Gebremedhan
    Tesfu Gebremedhan

    Yes thanks somuch I’m really appreciate you

  4. Material things have no value, when you do not have the essentials such as food, water, gas or electricity for months. Resilience is the only option to face with positivism the circumstances of a natural disaster or any other situation in life. Affected by Hurricane Maria.

  5. I think no one has learned somuch that I have this year. This was the most unbelievable year of my life. I have learned a lot about friendships and relationships. Don’t break ur closed one’s trust otherwise u will be in terrible pain for the whole life.

  6. Friendship is a great one!!!!
    Family is extremely important in one’s live

  7. No matter the up’s and down in life, one need to have courage and determined to attack all challenges and problems with braviour

  8. Your halthet is your wealth

  9. A year can change you a lot. And such changes are for the better. For me , 2017 was emotionally draining and depressing. However, it has taught me priceless lessons. One of them is that you can’t get gloomy over every minor thing that happens in your life. Of course, I may get upset over it and may cry over it. But that’s it. You have to overlook such situations. By the time I realised it, it was pretty late. Still ,i pushed myself forward. “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times , only if one remembers to turn on the light”.

  10. Being selfish most time is really a great thing
    I’ve learnt that it is our right to have any thing we wish or imagin
    2017 thought me how to see the world with no limit because there is nothing really like a limit in our world

  11. We should pray our God. Degrees do not replace the competences one has. what count are competences.we are paid because of our competences.Our health is our capital .

  12. Tremendous appreciation for your kindness over those lessons during the year, I learnt that there’s always a “way” to solve a problem if you have your faith with you. Thank you Donald

  13. My top lessons learned from 2017:

    • I need to be more balanced.

    • I need to relax more often.

    • I need to learn to love myself more often.

    • I need to take better care of myself.

    • I need to become more independent from my parents.

  14. Don’t be oversmart

  15. Gebrehiwot Zibelo
    Gebrehiwot Zibelo

    working out of tight schedule is worthless in life. on my side I have missed a lot from lacking of keeping my schedule in consistent manner.

  16. This past year has been a year of changes for me.
    My 89 year old dad passed on.
    I retired after a 43 year working career.
    We bought a country home and will retire from the City early 2018.
    We will leave many friends behind but will make many new ones.

    God has been good and He is always faithful.

  17. Life throws curve balls, carry a big bat. You are stronger than you know. Trust in the infinite energy Mother Earth provides. Namaste and blessings in 2018.

  18. Life is short and compassion is a road to love and peace! Compassion for all in 2018

  19. 2017 was a good year

    1. We need to know our priorities in life and invest our time for it

    2. Balancing work and life is important for healthy life

    3. Loving others and pray…..pray ……..

    4. I learned life is too short hence, we need to try enjoy every moment of our life even there is always up and done which is part of life we can’t avoid it, but we can create a better situation by being honest to our self

    Ketemaw Admassu

  20. Saurabh Srivastava
    Saurabh Srivastava

    I learned to get in the back seat of life, something, stop trying to control everything, and let life surprise me.

  21. My 2017 life lesson was learning how to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. I loss and gave away a lot of material belongings. The greatest loss was losing family and close friends. I’ve learned, when God has a plan for you, things will have to be taken away for your own progression. Remember everything is temporary, the sun will shine after the storm.
    I wish everyone a blessed and fruitful 2018!

  22. The life lesson I have learnt in 2017 is to enjoy each day of my life to fullest while working hard at the same time. Also to dream a lot and to make sure that they come true.

  23. 2017 was a tough year for me to be honest.I broke up with my boyfriend while I still loved and which I will always.Do you want to know the reason why?It’s because of our parents were against us telling that we were not right for one another so from now on I have decided to just forget about love because I never want things like that to happen to me again.It hurt like hell!Depressions, sadness!Whatever!
    I have also learned to take any types of chances this year which was a success.I have started to participate in many types of competitions and clubs.This showed results.
    The last but not the least, I have decided not to ever depend on anyone in this world since expectations always lead to disappointments which happened to me A LOT.It can be either from relationships, friends or even parents.
    Love life and enjoy the moment!Try everything cause we don’t want to regret not doing it later,do we?

  24. I had an extremely difficult year: The loss of my Father and a a dear friend too. A hip operation and 2 subsequent hip dislocation. Loss of my job in August 2017 and due to my contract loss of income when ill as no work, no pau polcy being an independant contractor. I have finished my 3 month temp assignment, and there is no gaurentee of a job in January unless my boss can pay me, he does not know. New company and all. So difficult year.

    Despite all this I got through this year with my family and received many blessings from family and friends throughout. I thank them all.

    However I don’t know what the future holds in 2018. So ….

    • I wish from the bottom of my heart that this new year will be better than the ones we have seen before. Peace, love,success, health and happiness for you, far from worries and misfortunes. “

  25. Daniel Johnson.
    Daniel Johnson.

    2017: Has been a year with lots of up’s and downs. I work in a power plant were there is a don’t care attitude.It will 25 years on January 4th for this company .
    I am hoping for the new year to meet the special woman every man wishes in his life.Living on a small island is very challenging so I hope for a blessed and healthy new year and happiness most of all.

  26. Thanks for sharing, everyone! I wish you a great 2018!

  27. – Not to rely on job offers, by email , from unknown employers.
    – Your family will not view situations as you do.
    – Friends who employ you — may ask u to leave any moment.


    I learnt that nothing is ever too serious…take a chill, relax and enjoy.

  29. One of the lessons I have learnt in 2017 is not to take decisions suddenly but rather think properly before making that crucial decisions.

  30. It’s the attitude of enduring all the rejections, criticisms and hurtful words–that it’s okay to fail and not to achieve the spot you want to be. It is also of being selfless and entrusting everything to God.

  31. Trust no on. and try to be your best self.

  32. the lesson i learned in 2017 is that it’s hard to lose a family member

  33. I learned to let go of the past. Specially anger.


    It all seems great, but only Allah knows the journey it took to be where I need and want to be today. I look back and think Ya Allah, your plans are so mysterious, we can only plan but Allah know best what we will receive in life.

  35. For what its worth, whatever youre going through, whatever pain, whatever hell, whatever problem, its all going to be over one day. one day you wont have to cry yourself to sleep. one day you wont have to go through all this hurt. but until then, hold on, and don’t give up. ?

  36. Oh yah. It is the power of focus, period.

  37. In 2017, I got my first Patent of Invention. Hats off to 2018 !!!

  38. Key lesson learn’t : It is important to have balance in all areas of life. Be it work, fun, spending time with your family, investing in youself etc.

  39. I learnt a person who made you believe you are second to none in his life could mute on you for good. It was a reminder that God is never unaware,the teacher is usually quiet during the test.

  40. I learnt to fear the Lord my God with all my heart. To be Obedient to His word and worship Him. I have learnt to seek His face at all times.

    I have also learnt that His promise to Mankind is unfailing….read John 15:7

    I look into the 2018 with all the Good Things from the Lord…Amen!

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