As children, we are taught life’s basics, and they are undoubtedly important. However, there are other essential life lessons that we may not fully grasp as children. As adults, we learn these lessons through trial and error, books, and positive influences in our lives. Once understood, these lessons can make our lives easier and even change the trajectory of our lives. So in this post, I aim to share some things I wish I knew before I was 30. In my opinion, these are fundamental lessons. These insights have had a profound impact on my journey, guiding me with greater wisdom and clarity. I hope it can do the same for you. Here goes…
- Embrace your courage: Recognize that you are the hero of your story, and no one else will rescue you from life’s challenges. The moment you realize your inner strength and take charge of your journey, courage will flourish within you.
- Feel the fear and do it anyway. True courage lies in facing our fears and taking action despite them because we believe in something greater than our fear. It’s about making a conscious decision to prioritize our goals and values. Courageous queens acknowledge their fears but choose to move forward with determination and conviction, knowing that what we seek is worth the risk.
- Grow through adversity: Embrace the hard times, pains, and lessons. They are essential because they are the building blocks of your strength, self-awareness, and eventual blessings. Each obstacle you overcome is an opportunity to evolve into the best version of yourself.
- Seek truth within: Stop expecting honesty from those who lie to themselves. Instead, cultivate your own integrity and be true to your values and principles.
- Embrace your uniqueness: Not everyone will understand or resonate with you, and that’s perfectly okay. Save your explanations for those who genuinely support and appreciate you for who you are.
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- Don’t measure how valuable you are by the way you are treated. Don’t measure your self-worth based on external validation. Instead, recognize your inherent value and cultivate self-confidence, self-love, and authenticity from within.
- Prioritize your happiness: Life is too short to be unhappy for most of the week. Embrace the courage to create a life where joy and fulfillment are the constants, not occasional indulgences.
- Lead with kindness: Elevate yourself by lifting others up rather than trying to bring them down. The power of kindness can inspire and transform lives.
- Practice builds confidence: Continual action and practice pave the way for increased confidence. Believe in your abilities and embrace your journey of growth.
Practice makes improvement. Spoken by Les Brown♬ original sound - Motivational Videos - Motivational Videos
- Harness the strength of hard times: Remember that tough times are transient, and one day they will be the source of your strength, awareness, and blessings. Tough times don’t last. Tough people do!
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- Take charge of your life: Life becomes tiring when you want to change, but you don’t take the necessary steps to change. Have the courage to shape your life according to your aspirations.
- Don’t allow failure to keep you down. Everyone experiences setbacks. Instead of letting failure define you, see it as an opportunity to learn and grow. Don’t be too hard on yourself; failure is a chance to improve and become better. Embrace the idea that failure is part of the journey to success.
- Cultivate gratitude: Embrace gratitude for the little joys in life. A grateful heart allows you to cherish the present and find happiness in the simplest moments.
- Embrace vulnerability: It takes strength to be vulnerable and authentic. Allow yourself to open up and connect with others on a deeper level.
- Let go of the past: Release the burden of past regrets and resentments. Embrace forgiveness and focus on the present moment.
- Embrace self-compassion: Treat yourself with the same kindness and understanding you would offer to a friend. Practice self-compassion during challenging times.
- Stay curious: Embrace curiosity and a thirst for learning. Continuous growth leads to a fulfilling and enriching life.
- Remind yourself that slow progress is still progress. Focus on the process and the positive contributions you make each day, rather than just the outcomes. Just like a farmer who plants seeds with hope and care, you should approach each day with intention, hard work, and kindness. Even if you don’t see immediate results, know that your efforts will eventually bear fruit and lead to a fulfilling and meaningful life journey.
- Surround yourself with positive influences: Choose your company wisely. You become the average of the 5 people you spend most of your time with. The people you spend time with can greatly influence your mindset and outlook, so choose wisely.
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- Take calculated risks: Step out of your comfort zone and embrace calculated risks to seize new opportunities and experiences.
- Live with intention: Define your values and purpose. Living with intention gives meaning and direction to your life.
- Take action towards your goals. When we remain inactive and avoid confronting our challenges or pursuing our goals, doubt, and fear tend to take root, holding us back from progress. On the other hand, when we take action, no matter how small, we build confidence in our abilities and develop the courage to face uncertainties. Each step we take reinforces our belief in ourselves, propelling us forward with a sense of purpose and determination. By embracing action, we break free from the constraints of doubt and fear, opening doors to new possibilities and growth.
- Practice mindful presence: Be fully present in each moment, appreciating the beauty of now.
- Embrace imperfection: Understand that perfection is unattainable. Embrace your imperfections–they make you uniquely you.
- Practice patience and resilience: Life is a journey of ups and downs. (This according to the law of rhythm). Embrace patience and resilience to navigate through challenges with grace.
- Celebrate your achievements: Acknowledge and celebrate your accomplishments, no matter how small they may seem.
- Connect with nature: Spend time in nature to find solace and reconnection with the natural world.
- Set boundaries: Learn to say no to protect your time and energy. Set clear boundaries with others to maintain balance in your life.
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- Practice self-reflection: Regularly reflect on your actions, thoughts, and emotions to gain insight and personal growth.
- Value your time: Time is a finite and irreplaceable resource. Each moment that passes cannot be regained or repeated. Time is the foundation on which we build our lives, dreams, and relationships. When we recognize the importance of time, we become more mindful of how we use it, making wiser choices about our priorities and commitments. By valuing time, you ensure that you invest it in activities and people that align with your goals and bring meaning to your life.
- Embrace change: Embrace the inevitability of change and see it as an opportunity for growth and new experiences.
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- Set goals: Goals are essential because they provide direction, purpose, and motivation in life. Goals give us a clear vision of what we want to achieve, helping us prioritize our efforts and make focused decisions. They provide a roadmap to success, guiding us through challenges and setbacks. Goals also create a sense of achievement and satisfaction when accomplished, boosting our self-confidence and self-esteem.
- Connect with others: Connecting with others is important for our social, emotional, and mental well-being. It fulfills our need for belonging, offers support, and broadens our perspectives. Collaborating with people fosters personal growth and strengthens resilience during challenges. Meaningful relationships enrich our lives and promote happiness. In essence, connecting with others enhances our overall well-being and brings fulfillment to our journey through life.