If you’re a citizen of Mars or you are a caveman/woman than you might don’t know about Helen Keller. So especially for you – here is a little info about her.
Helen Keller was an author, activist, and a lecturer. She was born on June 27, 1880, and died on June 1, 1968.
She was the first person who achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree while having deafness and blindness.
Although she was not deaf and blind by born, it was an accident that occurred at her tender age which left her with that condition.
Her famous works are The Story of My Life, The World I Live In, Light in My Darkness, Teacher: Anne Sullivan Macy.
Here are 8 life lessons from Helen Keller
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” ― Helen Keller
In our life, we lose our happiness and peace of mind over the shallow incident. But if we look at Helen Keller’s life, we will find that– how she fought and learned and taught herself to become a good writer, while she was deaf and blind. If we take her lesson, we can make some significant changes in our life. And we can move forward if we are having some trouble within.
“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” ― Helen Keller
I especially remember this above lesson. Because it reminds me that we cannot progress in any field of life without having the support of our co – workers or friends. Lonely and all alone, we cannot achieve success. There is no happiness where you’re all alone, where you left all your friends and families behind.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. ― Helen Keller
Everyone face setbacks, especially those who try to do something new or try to break the stereotypical norms. While it’s tough and comes with a setback – it also gives us a new hope and a drive for achieving something new. When you are doing something new, never lose hope and confidence, it is your confidence that will help you to grow.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. ― Helen Keller
Most of us wish to do something big or a remarkable work, yet we complain that why not we are achieving it because we don’t focus on our work well. Every time we get a job we take it lightly. Whereas those who achieve something they don’t do that. Instead of neglecting it, they give their best to accomplish it. They knew it is the small task that will help them to become a dependable person in the larger projects.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. ― Helen Keller
I know a lot of people those who try to keep their life on a safe track. If you keep your life on a safe track, you will get the same result as you have been achieving in your past. When you’re fearful of something, try to face it doesn’t try to ignore it. I had had a fear of the dog. I used to ignore dogs all the time, then one day I decided to pet a dog, and it literally helps me to overcome this fear. Fear is something which could be overthrown if we face it boldly.
“The highest result of education is tolerance” ― Helen Keller
This is the perfect massage for those who try to portray themselves as they know everything. Being educated doesn’t mean you will express it over everyone. There are people those who find pleasure while insulting someone. We don’t know everyone’s story, so being humble is the result of a good education. A person who has true knowledge distinguishes that he knows nothing. So he always maintains his calmness.
“Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all — the apathy of human beings.” ― Helen Keller
I have come across a lot of those people who say that they don’t get motivated to work. In fact, they find no interest in work or trying new things. In these cases, no matter how many articles or seminar you attain, you will never get to work or you will never try new things. Lack of enthusiasm can be overthrown by yourself only, no can do it for you. You’re the remedy for yourself.
“When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.” ― Helen Keller
In my dark days, I always believe in these words. In our life, we cannot control everything. Yet, we should not leave those things which could be controllable.i.e. our labor or hard work. When we give our best in our work, we never regret that. We knew at that time that this is the best, this is what I can least come up with, so there is no fear.