Welcome to a heartfelt journey through the highs, lows, and everything in between. Life is a magnificent rollercoaster, isn’t it? Filled with unpredictable twists, exhilarating loops, and moments that take our breath away. As I reflect on my journey, I can’t help but feel a surge of gratitude for the countless lessons life has bestowed upon me.
In this blog, I want to share with you the top 20 lessons I’ve learned along the way. These lessons have shaped my perspective, challenged my beliefs, and transformed me into the person I am today. From the profound to the seemingly simple, each lesson carries its unique power and wisdom.
As you dive into these reflections, I invite you to join me in introspection. Let’s embark on this voyage together, exploring the truths that have unfolded in the tapestry of my life. You may find resonance with some, while others might spark a new thought or ignite a flicker of inspiration within you.
Life has a way of teaching us through experiences, both joyful and painful. It’s in these moments of triumph and vulnerability that we discover the depth of our resilience, our capacity for growth, and the infinite possibilities that lie ahead. The lessons I’ve learned have shaped my mindset, altered my priorities, and helped me navigate the ever-changing landscape of existence with a bit more grace and wisdom.
From embracing failure to cultivating meaningful connections, from the importance of self-care to the liberation found in letting go, these lessons transcend age, background, and circumstance. They are universal reminders of the beauty, complexity, and boundless potential inherent in the human experience.
So, fasten your seatbelts and get ready to embark on this journey of self-reflection and shared wisdom. Together, we’ll explore the triumphs, challenges, and unforgettable moments shaping my path. Through these lessons, you’ll find inspiration, encouragement, and a renewed sense of purpose in your life’s journey.
Let’s dive in, embrace the wisdom, and celebrate the tapestry of experiences woven together to create a life worth living. Are you ready? Let’s begin.
1. Know Yourself
Too many people are stuck in jobs that don’t take advantage of their giftedness.
Life is too short to be doing work that you don’t enjoy. Know yourself well, and focus on exploring your likes, talents, and gifts
2. Invest in Yourself
You are the most important person to you in the world! Your growth should be non-negotiable.
3. Accept Yourself the Way You Are
I am an introvert, and that’s okay. Being an introvert, I am a reasonable observer and listener; that’s the biggest asset in my profession.
4. When Things Don’t Go Your Way, Don’t Give Up Or Get Upset
Things happen the way they do for a reason. Wherever you are, you are at the right place and time.
5. Never Fight or React to Social Media Messages
It may come back to haunt you. Always respond, not react.
6. Roots of all Diseases Lie in Your Mind
What you think, you become. Your mind is your best friend and your biggest enemy. Work on it every day.
7. Don’t Trust Your Children Too Much
Be a parent, not their friend.
8. Don’t Expect Perfection From Your Kids
No one is perfect. Seriously, no one! We’re all learning and growing with time and experience.
9, Forgive Always and Never Bring Up the Past
Forgiveness is the biggest virtue of all virtues. Forgive not because they are right; forgive because your peace of mind means everything to you.
10. Be Around Positive People
You are an average of 5 people you hang around with. Be careful of the people you hang out with most of the time. Sub-consciously you become like them.
11. Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
You have no idea about their journey or the one destined for you.
12. Don’t Let Others Discourage You
If you are on the right path, you’re bound to face criticism.
13. Don’t Focus Too Much on the Future
Live in the present. You are never guaranteed tomorrow.
14. Take Risks and Make Decisions
We sold off our owned house and shifted on rent. I invested all my savings of 14 yrs in my growth and learning, left my 9-5 job at the age of 36, and started from zero to turn my yearly income into my monthly income- in 1.5 years.
15. Travel Solo Once a Year
We all need moments undisturbed and untouched by external influences to think about what works for us and is not. This self-reflection allows you to set new goals for your future.
The best part about travelling in your 30s or 40s is that you’re more aware of who you are. It allows you to grow out of your small circle and let a new life perspective take over.
It gives you the courage to see a new world, live a new life, and move on when needed. Sometimes, it changes your life in ways you can’t comprehend.
16. When You Have To Choose Between Being Right And Being Kind, Always Choose To Be Kind
Grow your heart a little bit more, and always choose kindness and peace of mind above being right.
17. Your Future is Created
So make something awesome that serves others, gives you joy, and leaves the world a better place than how you found it.
18. Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
Growth is beyond your comfort zone.
As an introvert, it is difficult for me to show up on social media and speak in public, but I made my discomfort my comfort by consistently pushing myself out of my comfort zone.
19. It’s Okay If You Don’t Know Your Passion
I never knew what my passion was till I reached 37 years.
20. Don’t Ignore Your Burning Desires
If you have a desire, that is God’s way of telling you that you have it in you to achieve what it takes to accomplish this desire. You are chosen by God to become a channel to achieve those desires and inspire others.
BONUS: Take Charge of Your Own Life
Listen up, my friend! If you’ve got dreams of getting rich, here’s a wake-up call: don’t go pushing your husband or parents to do it for you. You’re the boss of your own life, plain and simple. Your future isn’t some pre-written script. It’s up to you to make it happen!
Take control, dear! You’ve got the power to steer your ship.
No one else can do it for you.
So, start owning your life and taking responsibility. Don’t wait for a magic money fairy to show up—get out there and hustle!
Remember, your future is a blank canvas, waiting for your masterpiece.
Don’t let anyone else hold the brush.
It’s time to grab it with both hands and paint your path to riches. You’ve got this!
The path to breaking the money ceiling is not without its twists and turns, but with unwavering determination and a commitment to personal growth, you can transcend your financial limitations and discover a world of boundless financial possibilities.
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