The life lesson number, also called the Life Path number, shows what you’ve come to learn about. Because the life path number shows where we face lessons and challenges, I prefer calling it the “Life Lesson” number. This number represents themes in life that you’ll be maturing into, and that which take time to refine, understand, and ideally, master.
As a life path 1, you are naturally equipped with traits and skills to lead others, and life will take you into experiences that push you to learn what it means to cut your own trail or be in a position of authority. This can be establishing yourself as a leader among others, or gaining your independence and autonomy.
You have strong willpower, and one lesson you may find yourself earning is how to make proper use of your will. This means not forcing your will on others, or knowing when to defend yourself as needed.
You are innovative, creative, an independent thinker, and you embody the initiating “spark” required for cutting trails and getting projects started.
Your originality and knack for thinking outside the box can cause you to have a rebellious streak. For you, going against the grain is part of how you’ve helped identify yourself. Looking for ways of differentiating yourself and breaking away from the mold is one of your instincts. However, it might be helpful for you to acknowledge if your need for separating yourself from the crowd is always better than having a connection with others.
A paramount part of your life path is gaining confidence and trust in your skills. When you reach a point of feeling confident, you can go beyond the call of duty to help others, and love to inspire and teach. However, when you’re not feeling confident, you can become defensive, irritable, and pushy. You have the ambition to develop a high level of expertise in your chosen field, and doing so is necessary for you to have that foundation that allows you to teach or speak confidently.
In this life, you are learning what it means to be a leader: leading by example, upholding your standards and ideals. You need to be recognized for your contributions. It’s important to remember that even though we are often equipped with personality traits that help us follow our life lesson number, – lesson is the keyword here. It may feel like a long road, getting to a point where you feel capable enough to step into the leadership role you know you’re meant for. Part of your lesson may be learning when to guide and when to let others figure things out for themselves. A common lesson for those with life path 1 is to learn that they can’t save everyone, or that some people are just not receptive to the guidance they try to offer others.
In your career, you need an important role, you need to be part of the decision-making and brainstorming. Collaborating may not be your strongest skill, as a #1 but you can work really well if allowed to delegate or help others see their strengths and talent.
Things to be aware of:
Feelings of superiority, judgment or being overbearing can arise if you are not aligned with your passion or worthwhile pursuit. Be careful not to be too critical over things outside your area of knowledge or things you have no talent for. It will help you to own your strengths and empower other people to build upon their strengths, even if it isn’t something you particularly feel is important. Use discernment when you attempt to take others “under your wing” and avoid relationships where you are having to bail others out or play the role of the hero.