28 things I learned in 28 years of Life

Today (Nov 22) I turn 28 years old.

I’ve been on this earth for nearly three decades now… yes I know it’s crazy and it’s only 2 years till I turn 30, but this is only the beginning of something amazing. I have so many great things to accomplish and and do in my life, and I feel younger and more powerful than ever. I’m not 100% aligned yet, but I’m very close.

I believe life is a journey of awesomeness – we should live, love, and do something that matters to us (and other people, and maybe even to the world) every single day to grow and achieve greatness in both business and life. And during this journey I’ve learned so much.

  1. Quitters never win and winners never quit:
    I’ve never seen a quitter win, and I’ve never seen a winner quit… ever! This is how I approach everything in my business and life. It doesn’t mean that things won’t work out for some reason, but I will never give up on my big goals and dreams and I always strive for greatness. And you should too!
  2. Relax and don’t worry too much:
    I am still not very good at this but i have realized that worrying never help anyone and life is not that complicated. So we should not try to overcomplicate life and just try to live it. I read somewhere one line that really resonated with me.
    You are not going to master the rest of your life in one day. Just relax. Master the day. Then just keep doing that every day.
  3. Surround yourself with great people who inspire you every day: Surround yourself with those who want to become more, those who are striving to achieve something great, those who empower you and push you to be better, those people who make you raise your standards to a higher level, and those who make you believe in yourself that you can achieve greatness.
  4. Be Kind to others.
  5. Talk to your family daily: Talk to your family as much as possible. You might be living far away from them but that does not mean that you don’t maintain relations with family. So take out your phone and give them a call. You will thank yourself.
  6. Call your friends often
  7. Don’t burn bridges, if at all possible: Sometimes life takes you in different directions, but keeping relationships in tact during the process is usually for the best.
  8. Sometimes, you just have to burn bridges for the sake of your mental health. Forgive, Forget and move on.
  9. Take care of yourself
  10. Pamper yourself every now and then. Buy that dress that you have liked for so long. Get that expensive Sephora foundation you have wanted to get for so long.
  11. Work hard: Nothing comes easy and you may not become rich by working hard, but at the end of the day…you can lay your head down and be proud of a good day’s work.
  12. Just because you are wife or momma now, don’t lose your identity. Find something you love and do it. Whether it’s quilting or writing, find something that allows you to spend some time alone and enjoy it.
  13. Travel. You don’t have to be a world traveler, but go on vacation. Go on weekend trips. Spend some time in nature.
  14. Comparison is the thief of joy: So don’t compare yourself to people on Instagram who shows that they are living the most perfect life possible.
  15. Take care of what you have: Whether it’s a relationship or your car, take care of it. Routine maintenance is key to the life of both.
  16. Prioritize your passions: Make time for the things that light you up. A passion project, a hobby, a favorite past time; art, writing, music, dancing, bird watching. Anything that you love. It’s always, always worth it.
  17. You can’t please everyone: No matter who you are or what you do, criticism will always exist. I’ve learned that we simply cannot please everybody or appeal to everybody, and that is okay.
  18. Take the initiative: So often we wait for people to set things up for us, for our friends to call us, or for opportunities to come to us. But I’ve learned how important it is to take the initiative ourselves. Introduce yourself, ask people questions, initiate plans with friends, sign up for that course. Our lives are so much richer when we take the initiative instead of waiting around.
  19. Ask lots of questions: I used to avoid asking questions growing up in fear of sounding stupid. But I’ve learned as I’ve gotten older to absolutely ask questions. Ask lots of them. Stay curious. Be inquisitive. Always be open to learning new perspectives and remember that we can’t know everything, but we can ask questions. It’s one of the best ways to learn, after all.
  20. This too shall pass: If we’re ever struggling, experiencing hardship or pain, it’ll pass. It always does.
  21. Keep it simple: Simply living has been a big component of my life for many years now. I’ve found that life is a little better when it’s less hectic: simplify your schedule, your responsibilities, your belongings. Streamlining the unnecessary is a good way to increase efficiency, reduce overwhelm and make space for joy and the things that matter to us.
  22. It’s OK to say NO: Know where your boundaries are and don’t feel bad for adhering to them. It’s okay to say no sometimes.
  23. It’s GOOD to say YES: Saying no is important, but so is saying yes. Take opportunities even if they scare you. Put yourself in situations outside your comfort zone. Face your fears. It’s how we grow.
  24. Nothing is as bad as your mind makes it to be: I’ve lived the majority of my life thinking fearful thoughts. But one thing I’ve learned is that fears are only thoughts and most of the time those thoughts never become reality, and if they do, it’s rarely as bad as we imagined.
  25. Good things come to those who… make it happen: You’ve probably heard the phrase ‘good things come to those who wait’, but I’ve learned that good things come to those who get up, put in the work, and make it happen.
  26. Change is inevitable: Nothing stays the same. Recognize impermanence and that everything, good or bad, will change. Embrace the constant transformation and the inevitable ebb and flow of life.
  27. Nothing stays the same: Recognize impermanence and that everything, good or bad, will change. Embrace the constant transformation and the inevitable ebb and flow of life.
  28. Be Yourself: Like who you are and what makes you you. Your quirks, your preferences, your style, your opinions. These are the things that make us who we are and there’s no other person out there like you. This can be a tough one to learn when we’re faced with standards coming at us left right and center, but when we just be who we are we walk through life more confidently, we attract the right people into our lives instead of the wrong people, and it’s a hell of a lot less exhausting.

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