23 Life Lessons Learned In 23 Years

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? – Satchel Paige

Yay! It’s my birthday today.

I don’t know why but I don’t like celebrating it today! Okay, it’s not a big deal.

Let’s get into the post.

This post is a collection of few random things I learned in 23 years of my life.

  1. The secret to online success – don’t open Internet first thing in the morning.
  2. Music heals everything (especially this and this – don’t know how many times I played them both).
  3. When you’re in trouble, keep calm and control your tongue.
  4. Never drink and drive.
  5. The surefire way to make money is – help as many people as possible.
  6. Less is always more.
  7. Don’t depend on anyone too much in this world!
  8. Learn to save money. Emergency funds are very important.
  9. If we do not feel grateful for what we already have, what makes us think we’d be happy with more?
  10. After much trail and error, I learned minimalist blog designs convert more.
  11. Some people are like clouds. When they disappear, it’s a brighter day.
  12. If possible, try to kill procrastination – it makes easy things hard, hard things harder.
  13. Work hard (really hard) and be nice to people on your way up :)
  14. The pain you feel today, will be the strength you feel tomorrow
  15. Do not call procrastination laziness, call it fear.
  16. Be the type of person you want to meet (for me, it’s Aamir khan, I love his off-screen presence).
  17. When you’re up, your friends know who you are.  When you’re down, you know who your friends are.
  18. No one can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
  19. Start with why before setting any goal (more here)
  20. Aim HIGH! (My next goal is to get 10K email subscribers on LBT, what’s yours?)
  21. Aiming high won’t work if you don’t have a plan (planning is everything)
  22. Don’t teach others what you can’t do
  23. Take time everyday to praise someone – but always be genuine.

BTW here’s my recent picture.

rahul kuntala

A special thanks to Sijo Joy for remembering me to write about my “birthday post” on LBT. I wrote a post exactly an year back (here).

Rahul Kuntala


  1. Hey Achu,

    It has been almost one year that we are friends on Facebook and I always admire you, your thoughts just not because you are one of the finest Blogger of our Country but before that you’re My Sweet Achu and I always feel Glad to call you as My Friend. :) :)

    Today is 15th September, the day when you have completed your 23 years on this planet and I’m wishing you all the success, happiness and a bright future ahead!

    Many Many Happy Returns of the day Achu!
    God Bless You! :) :) :)
    Enjoy your day! :) :)

    Suggu!! ;)

  2. exactly music therapy is best it never lets you disappointed and keeps you fresh and motivating. me love too and the tracks you shared are awesome. playing it right now.

  3. What a coincidence today ( 15th September) is the birthday for Google! also.
    Happy Birthday Rahul and Google.

  4. I think you have some sincere and loyal readers. Anyways Wish you many more Happy returns of the day ;) Happy birthday Rahul…

  5. happy birthday bro . may you live long and get more and more achievements ahead.

  6. Hey Rahul,

    Happy Birthday friend.. Wish you very enjoyable blogging life.. :)
    I really like and agree with your life lessons specially 3, 7, 14, 16th.

  7. Hi Rahul,

    Congratulations & Celebrations for having completed 23 years today :)

    Yes, it might seem like a long time but I’d say your life is just starting, and I wish you all the very best, today – and always.

    Lovely picture, and I enjoyed the lessons shared here too and I can make out how special each one is as it speaks about all that you’ve experienced and gone through. I guess with each year passing you’d have some new lessons for us to learn, and we look forward to that.

    Take care, and be well dear friend. It’s indeed been a pleasure to know you. :)

  8. Hi Rahul !
    Many happy returns of the day bro !
    All the lessons that you’ve learn’t and shared with us are very important to enjoy life . I like the 22nd point the most . Misguiding others is really a bad thing to do . Anyways,thanks for sharing these lessons with us , it would be useful for many people .


  9. Happy 23rd birth day bro and thanks for sharing your lessons learned with us. Hope you are on the way to learning the 24th lesson ;)

  10. Well, your experience and words in this article clearly states the secret behind your success. Your some statements have been looked upon as a quote by me. They are truely inspiring.
    And yea not to forget, wishing you many many Happy Returns of the day…!!
    God bless you with good health, smile and excellence..!!

    Thanks for sharing your little with us :)


  11. Many happy returns of the day, Rahul – that’s an awesome list of lessons learnt – more than many people acquire in a much longer lifetime.

    A great birthday post :)

  12. I wished in day time, and Wishing again a Happy Birthday to you.
    As I already said in FB post, this will be containing some valuable things for me.
    And here I am with that.
    Surely these lesson you learnt will help for us too. I will try to follow them if I could ;)
    I love the second lesson have listed, The Music !!!
    Definitely, Its the music that gives the peace to the mind and heart many time. However every situation requires different music for it ;) And guess what. Currently I’m having the headphones and listening my fav. song :D.

    Congratulations for completing 23 years on the earth Rahul .
    Cheers !!!

  13. Wish You Happy B’Day ! God Bless you Dear !!!

  14. A very warm happy birth day to you; the lesson no 14 is unforgettable for me; once I read over a desktop of somebody that winners are those who grab opportunities from problems. Now this one is the second inspiration quote that I will never forget. Thanks for sharing such wonderful lessons that equally work for everyone.

  15. Thanks a lot for this post.
    Happy b’day btw. Hope you learn a lot more than 24 life lessons next year.
    Waiting for your free ebook :)

  16. Happy Birthday Rahul! Not sure if it’s today or when exactly since your post isn’t dated and it’s not mentioned here. Having just met you today after visiting my blog I would say that you’ve put together a pretty darn good list.

    Oh, I only wish I were 23 again and had my whole life ahead of me. One thing I will tell you to add to that list, never have any regrets. They do no one any good at all so stay true to yourself, be grateful for what you have and who you are and life will be a fabulous journey.

    Thank you for sharing this list with us and I’ve done a few myself over the years. Of course this year I definitely didn’t but maybe next year.

    Have a fabulous week and I love the picture too! Cool ride! Happy Birthday!


  17. I know i am late but that does not matter, The only important thing is “I am here as a new LBT follower or a friend to wish you a Very Happy Birthday :)

  18. Quotes are great source of inspiration for us. In a little age of 23 years you developed your intellect to that much level to talk philosophically but with practical approach. Most of them need deep mind to understand them fully but those who have mind can understand them with little efforts. I will remember most of them because each one of them has deep thoughts. Thanks buddy

  19. Rahul, I’m 23, I read it completely and I must say that this is the most worth reading post I read this week. Belated Birthday Wishes, wishing you great success in your future endeavours.

    I’m a fan of Yanni music too, My Favorites: Santorini, Storm, Voyage, You only live once and Truth of Touch. And my most favorite of them all. “Until the last moment” (I listen to this before I go to sleep, very soothing)

  20. Congratulations & Celebrations for having completed 23 years today :)

  21. such a great post and great lesson to read .. and congo you have nice blog too..

  22. Great Rahul !!
    I visit your website first time, but really i impressed a lot. No doubt that you are a good and successful blogger. Your all post are good, but i check few of them, which i prefer best.

    You are doing great work, keep it up !!

    All the best for your future :)

  23. Hey Rahul,
    First of all happy birthday belated.
    It’s really a very good post. But I want ask you one question that why can I don’t open internet in the morning ?

  24. Exactly music therapy is best it never lets you disappointed and keeps you fresh and motivating. me love too and the tracks you shared are awesome. playing it right now.

  25. Happy Belated Birthday Rahul.

    Going by the count, I should be able to give 40 odd lessons but not attempting now :-) You seem to have matured beyond your age. Good luck in your life and blogging career!

  26. HI rahul I am happy that you learned a lot in blogging. Happy bday rahul dude
    Keep smiling

  27. First of all, Belated Happy Birthday bro. These are some excellent tips and are relevant for every person whether he/she is a blogger or not. Life is all about living and dreaming.
    Afterall, We live everyday. We only die once. So, make everyday a new begining and live it to the fullest.

  28. A new year, a new beginning — though a bit late, i do like your life goals!

    Keep up the good work buddy!

  29. shhhhhh,, I am too late to comment here. But As like always loved this one also. 23 lessons till now which are really interesting. One more time Happy B,day to u..

  30. Sorry for being late Belated many many happy returns of the day.

  31. nduoya.com says:

    Happy belated birthday first of all now back to the post i agreed with all the points but liked one most you have to know how to control on your tongue if you are doing so no mess will around you all simple is that just focus on you not on others bulshit :)

  32. Hi Rahul,

    I just found your blog and wanted to see what life lessons you’ve learned. First of all happy belated birthday.

    Mine is number 12, which is procrastination. I need to stop procrastinating and get more accomplished.

    Thanks for sharing these lessons and have a great day.

  33. hey rahul all 23 lesson is good but …why not open net on early morning ?

  34. Wow!! that was a great birthday post. All points were so much interesting . One can’t miss anything if starts reading. Awsome :)

  35. Liked all your “23 Life Lessons”. I did enjoyed it and want to encourage that you continue your great work, have a Great Birthday.

  36. Liked all your “23 Life Lessons”. I did enjoyed it and want to encourage that you continue your great work, have a Great Birthday.

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  38. Do not call procrastination laziness, call it fear.

    I loved that quote man! I’m saving it.

  39. This 23 lesson makes your life easy. 1 lesson i started tomorrow is “not open internet in morning”. i am not hard worker but work with strategies as you describe in your another post

  40. Hey congrats! I am glad that you have feelings and lessons from 23 years of life. otherwise today youngsters just waste their 25 years as it is nothing.

  41. Hey, Rahul
    Great life lessons, Hopefully I will learn a lot from this. Loved the procrastination points.

  42. Hi Dear,
    Nice article on 23 rd B’Day. Best of Luck Next 24 year .
    Thanks and sharing with us for this experience.

  43. hahhaahha nice rahul.. means you learn one life lesson in 1 year..
    any way nice lesson you learned, Best of Luck Next 24 year .

  44. wow!! thats amazing birthday post..something really unique by the way happy birthday

  45. Karan Rawat says:

    Hi Rahul,
    Above mention track are awesome!

  46. Great points dude. However you need to learn some more :P I am sharing some of my points which you will learn in future :D
    1. > Don’t give more than you get otherwise you will always be upset.
    2.> Don’t make sexual contact unless you are given a hint.
    3.> This world is an illusion and we are all magicians can do any magic with patience and hard work.
    4.> What’s behind you what’s in front of you doesn’t matter as much as what’s inside you.
    5.> What people think of you doesn’t define you. Different people have different perception.
    6.> As long as you don’t give up the game isn’t over.
    7.> You become great by not following others but by following your inner-self.
    8.> When you become more inclined towards things you love you become more and more addicted to it.
    9.> Every love is true , if it’s not true it’s not love.
    10.> Nothing is going to change unless you change yourself.

  47. It is always good to see what others have learnt. Please constantly share it on your b’days.

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