3 Life-Changing Lessons Everyone Can Learn From Leonard Nimoy

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Are you a big fan of Star Trek; did you watch it over and over again? Well, one of the Start Trek franchise actors was Leonard Simon Nimoy. Born on Mar. 26, 1931, Nimoy was a film director, author, photographer, poet, American actor, singer and songwriter.

Moreover, he took on the role of Mr. Spock in Start Trek. Just like many other actors, Nimoy began with minor appearances on film and television. Nimoy passed away on Feb. 27, 2015 and left behind a legacy we can learn from and experience some life changing lessons.

Here are 3 life changing lessons everyone can learn from Leonard Nimoy:

1. Do Not Have A Fear Of Trying And Engaging In New Things

Are you a person that likes to explore new things and do not have trouble doing so? Discovering new areas and exiting your comfort zone is one of the keys to find who you are and move closer to doing things we like. Nimoy actually served in the United States army and was a teacher before going onto acting on the Starship Enterprise. Nimoy played a bunch of small roles such as his role in “Zombies of the Stratosphere.”

This is good because we need to understand that we usually have to start from the bottom and work our ways up to the top. Even though Nimoy landed a defining role as Mr. Spock in Star Trek, he ventured off on several other paths including photography, music, and being an author. From this, it may be analyzed and concluded that Nimoy was involved in many activities and was not afraid of who he is. Moreover, this is an important lesson to learn because it may open many new doors and pathways we never thought available.

2. Treat Others Well And Give To Others

Treating others well and giving to others is very important and is more important than receiving from others. Treating others well can actually have a great backfire effect, one we do not necessarily notice immediately. Moreover, helping people and giving to charities could help encourage others around you mimic this act and develop a better community. Nimoy has done that and dedicated many hours and sums of money to charitable projects serving various areas such as space exploration, cancer research, and projects serving the arts. Nimoy says it well, “The miracle is this: the more we share, the more we have.” Giving others creates a great loving environment.

3. Life Has Change

Do you feel like life is only about doing one thing and one thing only, or do you understand that is fine to move from one thing to another to find your ultimate comfort zone? Leonard Nimoy, probably most known for his role as Mr. Spock in Star Trek, tried out various walks of life. He experimented with various artistic fields, making him flexible. He tackled them with dedication and commitment.

There are many life changing lessons we can learn from many inspirational people, one of which is Leonard Nimoy. He started off with very minor roles and worked his way up to popularity and a very defining role in a well-known film. This in itself shows that we should not give up our dreams and always do whatever it takes to get there.

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10 Life Lessons People Learn Too Late – Hughes it or Lose it?

Before you know it you’ll be asking, “How did it get so late so soon?”  So take time to figure yourself out.  Take time to realize what you want and need.  Take time to take risks.  Take time to love, laugh, cry, learn, and forgive.  Life is shorter than it often seems.

Here are ten things you need to know, before it’s too late:

  1. This moment is your life. – Your life is not between the moments of your birth and death.  Your life is between now and your next breath.  The present – the here and now – is all the life you ever get.  So live each moment in full, in kindness and peace, without fear and regret.  And do the best you can with what you have in this moment; because that is all you can ever expect of anyone, including yourself.  Read The Power of Now.
  2. A lifetime isn’t very long. – This is your life, and you’ve got to fight for it.  Fight for what’s right.  Fight for what you believe in.  Fight for what’s important to you.  Fight for the people you love, and never forget to tell them how much they mean to you.  Realize that right now you’re lucky because you still have a chance.  So stop for a moment and think.  Whatever you still need to do, start doing it today.  There are only so many tomorrows.
  3. The sacrifices you make today will pay dividends in the future. – When it comes to working hard to achieve a dream – earning a degree, building a business, or any other personal achievement that takes time and commitment – one thing you have to ask yourself is:  “Am I willing to live a few years of my life like many people won’t, so I can spend the rest of my life like many people can’t?”
  4. When you procrastinate, you become a slave to yesterday. – But when you are proactive, it’s as if yesterday is a kind friend that helps take a load off your back.  So do something right now that your future self will thank you for.  Trust me, tomorrow you’ll be happy you started today.  Read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
  5. Failures are only lessons. – Good things come to those who still hope even though they’ve been disappointed, to those who still believe even though they’ve tasted failure, to those who still love even though they’ve been hurt.  So never regret anything that has happened in your life; it cannot be changed, undone or forgotten.  Take it all as lessons learned and move on with grace.
  6. You are your most important relationship. – Happiness is when you feel good about yourself without feeling the need for anyone else’s approval.  You must first have a healthy relationship with yourself before you can have a healthy relationship with others.  You have to feel worthwhile and acceptable in your own eyes, so that you’ll be able to look confidently into the eyes of the people around you and connect with them.
  7. A person’s actions speak the truth. – You’re going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at all the right times; but in the end, it’s always their actions you should judge them by.  So pay attention to what people do.  Their actions will tell you everything you need to know.
  8. Small acts of kindness can make the world a better place. – Smile at people who look like they are having a rough day.  Be kind to them.  Kindness is the only investment that never fails.  And wherever there is a human being, there’s an opportunity for kindness.  Learn to give, even if it’s just a smile, not because you have too much, but because you understand there are so many others who feel like they have nothing at all.  Read Way of the Peaceful Warrior.
  9. Behind every beautiful life, there has been some kind of pain.– You fall, you rise, you make mistakes, you live, you learn.  You’re human, not perfect.  You’ve been hurt, but you’re alive.  Think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, and to chase the things you love.  Sometimes there is sadness in our journey, but there is also lots of beauty.  We must keep putting one foot in front of the other even when we hurt, for we will never know what is waiting for us just around the bend.
  10. Time and experience heals pain. – Several years ago when I askedmy grandmother about overcoming pain, this is how she explained it to me:  Look at the circles below.  The black circles represent our relative life experiences.  Mine is larger because I am older and have experienced more in my lifetime.  The smaller red circles represent a negative event in our lives.  Assume we both experienced the same exact event, whatever the nature.  Notice that the negative event circles are the same size for each of us; but also notice what percentage of the area they occupy in each of the black circles.  Your negative event seems much larger to you because it is a greater percentage of your total life experiences.  I am not diminishing the importance of this event; I simply have a different perspective on it.  What you need to understand is that an overwhelmingly painful event in your life right now will one day be part of your much larger past and not nearly as significant as it seems.

Negative Life Experiences


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