Dr Kinnar Shah

Mastering Life’s Playbook: 8 Vital Lessons I Wish I Learnt Much Earlier in Life


I wish I had known a lot of these things much earlier in life.

The problem with wisdom—and most life lessons, really—is that we usually learn them after the fact. The good news is that our experiences and the knowledge we’ve gained can help others.

Let my 8 vital life lessons ignite your curiosity and inspire your journey.

1-Real Problems Will Always Remain Unsolved by Money

Although it can purchase some beautiful “wants” and essentials, money is not a magic bullet for life’s ills.

Many individuals are getting by on very little, but their lives are rich and full of joy, while many more are living on a lot, but their lives are filled with misery and suffering.

Having a lot of money can get you a lot of material possessions—a wonderful house, a nice car, amazing shoes, and maybe even some security and creature comforts—

but it can’t mend a broken relationship, eliminate loneliness, or provide the kind of lasting happiness that matters.

You will never be content if your expectations are to “make it better” with “stuff” you can buy.

2-Take It Easy

When we’re young and starting out in life, we tend to think we need to get everything done all at once.

We must make every decision, map out our life, go through every experience, reach the pinnacle, discover real love, and do it all simultaneously.

Take your time and not jump into anything.

Allow your life to take its natural course.

Take your time and see where it leads you before making a decision.

Sit back, take in your surroundings, savor your meal, and give the other person a chance to complete their thought before responding.

Just give yourself a little time to think about it.

Though it’s admirable and frequently helpful to work towards objectives and make plans for the future, going headfirst into anything guarantees burnout and an excellent way to miss out on life.

3-It’s Not Possible to Please Everyone

“Don’t be afraid of losing people but be afraid of losing yourself trying to make everyone happy.” – Naguib Mahfouz

You should not worry about getting everyone to like or agree with you.

It’s normal to seek acceptance and approval from those around you; however, this should never come at the price of your honesty and contentment

The approval you crave cannot be found in other people. That can only originate internally.

Take a stand, be firm, when necessary, earn respect, and never compromise your principles.

4-Sometimes, Your Wishes Are Not Granted

Everybody experiences setbacks from time to time, regardless of how meticulously they prepare or how diligently they labor.

When we go through life with big dreams and goals, they often don’t match up with what we actually experience.

Life is full of setbacks, and sometimes we simply decide to change our minds in the middle of a project.

It may take a few tries before we discover the correct path, or we may need to make some mistakes along the way.

There’s never failure. Only feedback. So, you should keep learning and moving forward.

5-It’s Okay to Be Uninformed

Nobody is an expert on everything.

It’s acceptable to admit you don’t know anything. You are not made perfect by pretending to be flawless.

No one can possibly know everything; yet we tend to feel bad about admitting when we don’t know something or are unsure of something.

Everybody messes up every once in a while.

Life teaches us lessons along the way.

Plus, no one appreciates an egotist. Showing some flesh makes you more approachable and human.

6-Love Is a Decision, not just an Emotion

Initial euphoria, heart-pounding love, and intense desire are fleeting emotions. That being said, it is not impossible for love to endure.

We must make the decision to let go of grudges, forgive, show kindness, show respect, offer assistance, and remain devoted.

Work is required to maintain a relationship. There are moments when it’s easy and other times when it’s really difficult.

In a relationship, we have the freedom to select how we wish to behave, think, and communicate.

7-It’s Beautiful to Have a Perspective

Usually, when we get anxious or angry, it’s because we’ve lost our sense of perspective.

Everything that goes on in our life appears so significant, so vital, so do or die; nevertheless, when all is said and done, these little setbacks frequently amount to very little.

The argument we’re having, the job offer we didn’t receive, the business setbacks, the unplanned detour, and the item we desired but didn’t receive.

The majority of it won’t matter in 20, 30, or 40 years.

It’s difficult to grasp the big picture when all you know is the immediate situation, but unless it poses a serious risk to your life, move on.

8-Take Stock of Your Blessings

We frequently don’t appreciate what we have until it’s gone, and this includes things like our jobs, our families, our friends, our health, and the money we currently have or believe we will have in the future.

It feels like your parents will be there for you forever while you’re young, but they won’t.

You don’t have as much time as you would like to spend with new acquaintances or reconnect with existing ones.

Nothing in your life, not even the people you love, is certain to survive tomorrow.

Life lessons aren’t easy to come by, but this one could be the most crucial: everything can change in a flash.

While you still can, take stock of your blessings.

I hope these 8 vital life lessons have given you some inspiration and possibly some insight. And I’m sure you have some you’d like to add that we all would love to hear.


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Vidhi Somaiya
Vidhi Somaiya
August 23, 2023
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Ankur Sachdeva
Ankur Sachdeva
July 27, 2023
I cannot express enough how grateful I am to have crossed paths with Dr Kinnar. As a overseas graduate dentist and taken a long break from profession, I was facing challenges with case acceptance and needed guidance. I am so fortunate that Dr Govind introduced me to him and they took me under their wing. From the moment I started working with Dr Kinnar, it was a moment which goes like 'When the student is ready, the teacher appears'. His expertise and dedication to helping professionals like me achieve success are truly commendable. Dr Kinnar has been instrumental in transforming my approach to case acceptance. His insightful strategies and practical tips have significantly improved my patient interactions, leading to higher acceptance rates. I have experienced remarkable growth, and I owe a large part of it to him. I also follow his engaging and enlightening social media content which has been a source of continuous personal development for me. It's incredible how he manages to share his knowledge in such a relatable and motivating way. Beyond the work realm, I've had the pleasure of meeting him on a personal level, and he is as intriguing as he is inspiring. I have seen him Angry, excited, vulnerable and other mixed bag of emotions which is so human. His connective nature and commitment to making a positive impact on the community are truly admirable. One surprising aspect of Dr Kinnar is his incredible talent as a piano player. I've had the privilege of witnessing him play at Brisbane during a course. It's a testament to his versatility and well-rounded character. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr Kinnar to anyone seeking a remarkable mentor. His expertise, paired with his charitable spirit and passion for personal development, makes him an exceptional individual to work with. Whether you're looking to improve your professional skills or seek inspiration for personal growth, he's the perfect guide on your journey. Thank you, Dr Kinnar, for making a profound impact on my life and career!
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santosh Iyer
July 9, 2023
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Vinoth Kumar
July 6, 2023
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Dr Kanowitz The Friendly Dentist
August 14, 2022
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Dr Kanowitz & Associates Dental & Facial Aesthetics
Dr Kanowitz & Associates Dental & Facial Aesthetics
August 14, 2022
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