My 25th birthday was on Sunday! I can’t believe it. Time flies. I feel like I was just celebrating my 18th birthday yesterday and here we are, seven years later. Today, I thought it would be fun to share a few things that I’ve learned over the past 25 years. Let’s get to it!
Don’t take things too seriously! Learn to laugh a lot. With others and also at yourself. 😉
Understand that every situation is a learning opportunity. Whether you fail or succeed you are able to learn something from both.
Stuff and accomplishments will never fulfill me. Work hard and accomplish great things but realize that fulfillment isn’t found in either.
Take risks. Get out of your comfort zone and try something that you’ve always wanted to do.
Rest is important. Learn to take time for rest because it is important to recharge our bodies, it also brings a lot of clarity.
Take care of your body. Don’t be strict or obsessive but understand that you were made to move and eat nutritious food.
Money is a resource. Learn to save, live within your means, pay your bills on time and give to others. Never allow money to control your life.
If you want to do something then ultimately you will find a way to do it, if not then you didn’t really want to do it. Enough said. 😉
Discipline and hard work is the driving force behind any accomplishment. Learn to show up even when you don’t feel like it.
Never stop learning. Keep learning and growing, even after school.
Be the friend you want. Serve, give, be kind, honest, trustworthy, loving and uplifting.
Speak life into others, as well as yourself. Words are powerful, choose them wisely.
Exercise is a privilege, not a punishment. I have a body that is capable of moving and so, I’m going to move it!
Understanding that my identity is found in Christ. This has truly been the most freeing thing for me to understand.
It’s okay to want to be alone sometimes. Being around people is vital and needed, but I also believe that learning to be alone sometimes is too. I find that my creativity starts flowing after I’ve spent some much needed time alone.
Always look for the gold in others. If you don’t see it at first keep digging, I promise you will find it.
You don’t always have to know where you’re going, as long as you know who you are following. Trust in God’s path for your life, He will guide your steps.
Quick Fixes aren’t the way to go. If something is quick it usually won’t last, put in the time and work at it daily. You will learn to establish a discipline after a while and your life will be so much better for it!
When you see something that you love about someone else, tell them! It could make their day.
Saying yes to everything isn’t sustainable. If it doesn’t align with your values and where you’re going in life, you don’t have to say yes. Be kind, but be honest with others about whether or not you can do it.
Find the Root of the Problem. Whether that be an illness, a bad attitude or a hard day, there is always a root.
If it’s a hard season or day, it will pass. Just remember, it may be a bad day or season but it’s not a bad life.
Strive for progress and excellence, not perfection. Progress and excellence is obtainable, perfection is not.
There is almost nothing better than seeing others succeed. Helping others reach their goals makes me so incredibly happy.
Relationships are important, invest in them.
There you have it! Just a few things that I’ve learned so far. Let me know in the comments if any of these resonated with you.
Thanks for reading! 🙂