8 Lessons We Can All Learn From BBC’s Sherlock

The previous season of our favorite detective-series had long finished. If you are like me and have been watching the entire series in a loop eagerly waiting for the new season. This post may be a little help. Apart from having a phenomenon actors and storyline. Sherlock has been filled with many life lessons we may need.

  1. Pay attention to details

What makes Sherlock Holmes be a successful and famous detective? Was he really a genius? No, he is just very attentive to details. Tiny, little details everyone would have disregarded but not with Sherlock. Yet, it is only the details, Sherlock seeks for the truth with his senses then seeks a way to prove it. He never made a deduction or decision based on his feelings. We, too, should always look out for all possible details instead of making a decision hastily because sometimes, the decision you take is irreversible.

  1. Focus on what matters

He never bothered himself with useless, or as normal people would say, over thinking, We tend to worry about things that may not happen at all and the end not allowing us to enjoy the present moment. Worrying won’t bring any good, if anything, worrying over something will distract your from what lies ahead. Well, here’s a bit advice from our favorite detective:

“This is my hard-drive, and it only makes sense to put things in there that are useful. Ordinary people fill their heads with all kinds of rubbish, and that makes it hard to get at the stuff that matters! Do you see?”

  1. Never stop learning

Knowledge is power and learning is a life time process. With the way our world is going, there will always new things to learn every day and it’s time we take use of the technology and the internet. Spend at least 15 mins each day to learn and practice new things.

  1. Don’t bother what people think

Numerous times people have called him a psychopath, freaks, and even fake genius. But never even once he seemed to be bothered by it. Sherlock knows very well about himself thus whatever people say or think about him, he could care less. Even when John warned him, Sherlock has always known how to put what people say about behind everything.  At the end, it’s not our opinion about us matters, not others and those who know us would never believe any bad rumors about us or even started it.

  1. Don’t give up on your friends and family

It doesn’t matter how many friends do you have. Only those who have your complete trust and trust is expensive, so don’t just give it to anyone. Sherlock doesn’t have many friends, yet when he was asked to choose either his best friend or his own brother – he chose neither. We shouldn’t have given up on those who always stood by us.

  1. Invent your own job

Unemployed? Unemployable? Fine. Just invent your own job. Consulting [insert word here]. Job done.

Well, in much more simpler term; always do what you love and always work for passion. Don’t be afraid to be yourself and show the world what you can do.

  1. Have hobbies

Besides of poking his nose on every crime scene, Sherlock is also an excellent violinist. It’s okay to spend time doing and learning what you love the most. Get yourself some fresh air and some sun. Just like composing new music will help Sherlock to think, doing your hobbies can help you clear your mind and thus help you get refreshed.

  1. Take care of your heart

Many times Sherlock has schooled us in the emotional context. Unsentimental is perhaps the quality we most cherished on our favorite detective. However, Sherlock is not exactly a heartless or emotionless being. He just knew where to invest his emotions and didn’t want to invest it to a wrong person. After all, from your heart flows all delicate matter and don’t ever let it rule your head.

These were a few lessons that I learned from Sherlock. There are many others that you may deduce on your own if you pay attention and post it in comment below.

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