Lessons I Learned In 2017
Hmmm!!! That is a sigh of relief. What a year!!! 2017 was an eventful year for me. I went through major changes within a short time and trust me it wasn’t funny. Sometimes I am so confused I can’t even think to understand why certain things happen. But I thank God; I found courage to keep going. In the midst of all these chaos going on in my life, I did learned some valuable lessons that have changed my outlook on life. Continue reading if you want to know the lessons I learned in 2017.
Lesson 1: Man/people will fail you. We all have heard this phrase at certain point in our lives not to ever completely depend on anyone to help us out of the pit. I knew this but my situation just confirmed it all that it is dangerous to depend on someone to always support you. People get tired; people get selfish and above people sometimes don’t care. They just pretend they do but deep down you can see the pretense. It is only a matter of time; you will see it for yourself that they don’t care. You have to stand up and carry your cross by yourself. What I was going through made me realized, I should have always put myself first.
Lesson 2: Nothing in life is constant. Changes are bound to happen and you know what, this change can happen in a second. Change waits for no one. It can happen anytime. So be always ready for the worst. I was so optimistic; I didn’t some changes happening in my life. So when it did happen, it completely broke me. Being optimistic is a good thing but always have a back up.
Lesson 3: It is OK to cry but don’t spend forever crying. This was the hardest lesson I learned. I just couldn’t move pass the phase of crying. Don’t feel you are weak because the tears came down because we all have different level of resilience. The problem is when you don’t know when to stop crying and move on. Continuous tears will slow you down and drain you out. I made a conscious decision not to cry over my problems and so far I have been successful.
Lesson 4: Procrastination is the father of failure. I am still working on defeating procrastination. This attitude has cost me money and opportunities. If you have any tips on how I can completely stop procrastinating, please let me know. I am trying but it is not good enough.
Lesson 5: Sometime you have to lose to win again. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you fail. Your action after the failure is t what matters. Get up and keep moving. While there is life, there is hope. It is fine to start all over again.
Lesson 6: Do not compete with anyone. We all have different destinies; don’t compare your life with Mr. John Doe. You all are running a different race. Be inspired by the success , happiness, relationship, job of others but please refrain from competing with them. Set your own goals and challenge yourself because you want a better life for yourself. Remember you can only see their spotlight, you don’t know their reality.
Lesson 7: Know when to walk away. For this one you need to trust your instinct. I doubted my instinct but all the while I was right. If I had listened to my mind, probably it won’t have been that bad.
Lesson 8: A cluttered mind is a recipe for confusion. Declutter your mind for easy thinking. I know this is extremely hard. Trust me I went through that phase, I just couldn’t stop thinking about everything at the same time. The result of having so much thought in my head guided me into making wrong decisions. So stay away from clutters.
Lesson 9: Appreciate every milestone. Basically just live your best live . Travel when you can, go out and have fun when you can, eat whatever you like, dance, celebrate every success. Don’t miss out on the good things of life. Tomorrow is not guaranteed. Remember change can come anytime.
Lesson 10 : No matter what always trust in God.
Bonus Lesson: SAVE for the rainy days. I repeat SAVE for the rainy days.
These are the most important lessons I learned in 2017. What lessons did you learn in 2017? Share your lessons in the comment section, let’s learn from each other.