Three Important Life Lessons Learned from Politics


Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Winston Churchill, and Nelson Mandela all have something in common aside from being one of the popular persons in the history of politics.

They are all extraordinary individuals who have left a mark in society due to their principles and powerful vision for the future.

If there is anything that we can learn from them that we can apply to our daily lives, these would be the following:

Integrity, Honesty, and Transparency

Integrity, honesty and transparency are 3 things that great leaders’ value most. They understand just how easy it is to lose one’s trust while they have to work hard to gain it in the first place.

As exemplified by the great leaders of our society, we stand to gain a lot if we also apply these 3 things to our everyday dealings with others. It may be hard at first for some individuals, but the effort will definitely be worth it in the long run.

Clarity and Values

Take a step back to ponder on what things are important to you. Weigh the pros and cons so you don’t get the feeling that you were just pressured to take a stand on an issue without being given the time to properly think things through.

Once you have done identifying, be courageous in showing your decision via your actions and words. Your best compass or guide for making critical decisions in life would be your value system.

This value system is what gives you the opportunity to choose a path that you would find fulfilling as you travel towards your chosen road.

Build Winning Alliances

How often do we, nowadays, hear that saying, “No man is an island”? Not as much as we would like, right? No matter how simple the saying may be, it serves as a reminder that we need others to achieve our goals in life.

Take the time to build a strong network comprised of your family, friends, team members, and supporters. These people are the best sources of encouragement, advice, and resources.

Tap into your inner self to bring out a strength to seek out and build winning alliances and relationships. You’ll see that a strong network support system can help you achieve your goals or almost anything that you set your mind on.

I’m sure that these 3 life lessons are just the tip of the iceberg, but I personally think that these should be the core values that everyone should take to heart and follow. How about you? What are the life lessons you learned from politics?

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