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15 Relationship Lessons That Ted Mosby Taught Us

15 Relationship Lessons That Ted Mosby Taught Us

Oh, Ted Mosby. From stolen blue French horns to bad shellfish puns, you have taught us so much. How I Met Your Mother may have ended this year (sad face), but the good ol’ Ted’s lessons will always stick with me.

After all, Ted took years to find “The One,” and often made some humorous mistakes along the way. But he never let his belief in love fade, and he finally found the one who loved him for the punny, slightly stuck-up, lovable grammar nazi he is.

Here’s what Schmosby taught us about love.

1. Don’t judge your loved ones based on their past.

Because this was college Ted:

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    2. After all, no matter where we are in life, everyone has one of those moments sometimes…

    …you know, the “two F” moments.

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      3. And sometimes, those moments can make us lose sight of who we are for a second.

      Or just make us into a flaky, somewhat frightening creature, like the authoritative-cool-guy professor.

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        4. But we all make mistakes.

        Because sometimes, they’re necessary.

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          5. And after those mistakes, we might doubt our ability to find love.

          And we may or may not react like this:

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            6. What we don’t realize at the time is that those moments can often lead us to the best things in life.

            If Ted hadn’t hit a major breaking point, Marshall never would have told Ted that he doesn’t really have a bacon allergy, and then he never would have tried bacon.

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              Enough said.

              7. And sometimes, what we think is an unbearable moment in our life can actually become something we are grateful for in the future.

              Originally, Ted would not walk 500 miles…

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                But then…

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                  8. But seriously, a lot of Ted’s mistakes have taught us a lot…like when you should say “I love you.”

                  For example, saying it on the night after you meet someone…

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                    …may lead to this reaction:

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                      9. But he also taught us to love deeply and without fear.

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                        10. Because it’s better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.

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                          11. But never let that love turn you into a doormat.

                          If someone totally screws you over, tell them off, Ted-style:

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                            Burn.

                            12. Because after all, you’ve got a lot to offer, and you shouldn’t be afraid to say it.

                            When someone says, “Everyone thinks they’re a good kisser,” you say:

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                              13. You deserve someone who appreciates you for who you are.

                              A perfect person doesn’t exist. A perfect person for you…that’s a different story.

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                                (And Ted has plenty of quirks.)

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                                  14. And that person will understand you through and through.

                                  That person will know to read between the lines.

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                                    …in fact, they may read between the lines too much.

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                                      15. Hold out until you find your lobster.

                                      And when you do find your Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz, celebrate.**

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                                        **I am probably the only supporter of the original HIMYM ending, but for those of you who aren’t, you’re welcome. ;)

                                        Featured photo credit: m__ervi via flickr.com

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                                        Last Updated on October 18, 2018

                                        50+ Best Motivational Quotes To Prepare You For Any Challenges In Life

                                        50+ Best Motivational Quotes To Prepare You For Any Challenges In Life

                                        Life is filled with highs and lows —happiness and struggles that will test your resilience and integrity, push you to overcome challenges and leave you with lessons that will make you even stronger on your way up.

                                        It’s the way you feel and think about yourself, including your expectations and beliefs about what is possible to you, greatly determines everything that happens to you.

                                        It all starts with your thoughts. When you change your thoughts, you transform the quality of your life. (Right, Nancy’s story is a typical example!)

                                        Below is a list of the best motivational quotes to inspire you to start your day with a blast:

                                        Quotes for self-assurance

                                        1. Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality, upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.

                                          2. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.

                                            3. You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.

                                              4. The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others

                                                5. You attract what you are, not what you want. If you want great, then be great.

                                                  6. It’s not who you are that holds you behind, it’s who you think your are not.

                                                    Quotes about positivity

                                                    7. Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.

                                                      8. You should never regret anything in life. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it is experience.

                                                        9. Falling down is an accident, staying down is a choice.

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                                                          10. If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that.

                                                            11. Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.

                                                              12. Don’t be afraid to give up the good and go for great.

                                                                13. Remember that life’s greatest lessons are usually learned from worst times and from the worst mistakes.

                                                                  Quotes for work and success

                                                                  14. Don’t talk, just act. Don’t say, just show. Don’t promise, just prove.

                                                                    15. Never stop doing great just because someone doesn’t give you credit.

                                                                      16. Discipline is doing what needs to be done, even if you don’t want to.

                                                                        17. Work while they sleep. Learn while they party. Save while they spend. Live like they dream.

                                                                          18. The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, not things we fear.

                                                                            19. Never apologize for having high standards, people who really want to be in your life will rise to meet them.

                                                                              20. If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

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                                                                                21. Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it, time will pass anyway.

                                                                                  22. Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.

                                                                                    23. A hill is just another opportunity to leave your competition behind.

                                                                                      24. Don’t quit. You’re already in pain. You’re already hurt. Get a reward from it.

                                                                                        25. Hustle until you no longer need to introduce yourself.

                                                                                          26. You didn’t come this far only to come this far.

                                                                                            27. Be selective in your battles for sometimes peace is better than being right.

                                                                                              28 If we keep doing what we are doing, we’re going to keep getting what we’re getting.

                                                                                                29. You will never know your limits until you push yourself to them.

                                                                                                  30. Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.

                                                                                                    31. The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.

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                                                                                                      32. If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough.

                                                                                                        33. If you can’t handle stress, you won’t manage success.

                                                                                                          34. Don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams.

                                                                                                            35. Don’t mistake silence for weakness. Smart people don’t plan big moves out loud.

                                                                                                              36. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

                                                                                                                37. Obsessed is the word the lazy use to describe dedicated.

                                                                                                                  38. You become who you spend your time with.

                                                                                                                    39. Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods.

                                                                                                                      40. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

                                                                                                                        41. If you don’t build your dreams, someone else will hire you to build theirs.

                                                                                                                          42. Between stimulus and response is our greatest power –the freedom to choose.

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                                                                                                                            43. What comes easy won’t last, what lasts won’t come easy.

                                                                                                                              44. Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.

                                                                                                                                45. Work until your idols become your rivals.

                                                                                                                                  Quotes about money

                                                                                                                                  46. Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.

                                                                                                                                    47. I create new enemies every day, it’s called business.

                                                                                                                                      48. When you have a Million Dollar vision, don’t surround yourself with 1 cent minds.

                                                                                                                                        49. You can’t get rich thinking poor.

                                                                                                                                          50. Doing what is comfortable is rarely profitable.

                                                                                                                                            51. If you can count your money, work harder.

                                                                                                                                              If you find yourself feeling lost and frustrated, it’s never too late to change things up. Check out this guide:

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