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5 Dragon Ball Z Life Lessons You Can Benefit From

You love Dragon Ball Z. You know the characters. You know the storyline, and you may believe DBZ is one of the best shows of all time.

And If you don’t know DBZ, you’ll know someone who’s watched it before if they’re a fan of Anime.

But what you might not know is what there is to be learned from DBZ’s main characters.

These aren’t just your ordinary life lessons. These are life lessons that will make a difference, should you follow any of them.


5 Dragon Ball Z Life Lessons


1. Think big no matter what

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In between the Android Saga before the Cell Saga, Goku makes a bold statement. A statement similar to – “I plan to reach a level beyond a Super Saiyan”.

At the time, Master Roshi, Krillin and everybody else thinks he’s crazy. But Vegeta also believed in the thought of reaching beyond the level of Super Saiyan as well.

And guess what? They eventually surpassed the level of Super Saiyan by time the Cell Saga began.


The point is to think big no matter what. 

If you think big, you’ll end up reaching a level you never thought possible. A milestone you never thought could be reached.

You’ll accomplish more than you would have if you didn’t think as big.

Think big and you’ll achieve bigger things.


2. Never give up on your goals

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From Dragon Ball to Dragon Ball GT, Goku sets goals and never gives up on them.

His goal was to surpass a Super Saiyan, and he did it eventually. His goal was then to surpass Super Saiyan 2, and he did it.

The same is true for Vegeta as well.

Before Vegeta became a Super Saiyan, his goal was to surpass Goku as well as become a Super Saiyan. And he did that and defeated Android 19 not long after.

Never give up on your goals, no matter how long it takes or how big they are.

Work hard on yourself and you’ll get there eventually. That’s the DBZ life lesson here.


3. Set new challenges, and face them head on

When Goku’s fighting Vegeta in the Saiyan saga, at a point he’s not prepared to take on Vegeta since Goku’s worn out and losing energy.

But in the end he faces the challenge head on, and refuses to back down.

As a result he ends up getting the upper hand in the battle against Vegeta. Had he given up at that moment, it would have ended right there.

He never would have known it was possible to overcome challenges that seem impossible to overcome.

Never back down from life’s challenges.

Challenges are there for a reason. If you rise above your challenges, you become stronger, wiser, smarter, and a better person because of it.

It makes each challenge you face in the future that much easier to overcome.

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4. Don’t underestimate yourself or others

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Gohan underestimates his strength many times in DBZ. Only to realize he’s stronger than he gives himself credit for.

It’s easy to dismiss your potential and your skills, but if you believe in yourself you’ll see a side to yourself you never thought was possible.

The same goes for other people. Never underestimate what others can do, whether for good or for bad.

There’s always more than meets the eye as the saying goes.


5. Sometimes it’s best to back down from a fight

Not every fight is worth fighting. Letting your pride and your ego get in the way will do you more harm than good.

Goku backs down from fighting Cell, and lets Gohan step in instead.

Also Goku, Vegeta, and other Z fighters avoid fighting cell and decide to train to get stronger before they do.

In another scene Vegeta avoids fighting Frieza on planet Namek because he knows he’s not ready. And it would be a death wish to fight Frieza so recklessly.

Use good judgement and avoid fights that aren’t worth it. Whether that be arguments, disagreements, debates, physical fights, or anything similar.


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