August 23, 2014
What is the biggest life lesson you have learned in your lifetime so far???
There are so many life lessons to be learned.
Every situation that I am in, good or bad, comes with a lesson. I have made a lot of dumb decisions and mistakes in my life. I remind myself that it’s okay and sit back to reflect on what I learned from those downfalls. If someone doesn’t make mistakes then they are living on the safe side in life and will never evolve as a person.
People who make mistake after mistake begin to think that their bad luck is out of their control. They believe that they have no control in their life and that bad things will continue to happen to them for no reason. These are the folks that don’t learn from their mistakes. That used to be me. I was the victim and never thought anything good would ever happen to me. This was my way of thinking until October of 2011. I was newly separated at the young age of 24. I was lost. I was working a lot, partying a lot and not listening to what the universe was telling me. I had just worked 16 hours and needed to be back at work early in the morning. I wasn’t allowed to sleep at work, so I drove 40 minutes home. Barely getting any sleep, I made the trek back to work at 0600. I was EXHAUSTED to say the least. I fell asleep at the wheel doing 90 km/hr and totaled my car into a massive tree. Police questioned how I was alive and how I didn’t have a scratch on me.
After recovering from a bad head injury and memory problems I paused in my life. I realized that there was something very wrong in my life. My near death experience made me realized I needed to listen and learn from my past.I had control of my present and future. It was that moment that I started to understand that I didn’t just have bad luck, but I made it for myself. I thought negative thoughts and therefore negative things were happening to me. I realized life was FULL of lessons.
I am strong because I was weak. I learned to pick myself up when I was down instead of seeking someone or something to do this for me.
I am fearless because I’ve been afraid. I used to fear stepping out of my comfort zone, therefore being stuck at the same spot in life.
I am wise because I’ve been foolish. People tell me I am wise for my age. This comes from having insight into your life. Take a horrible incident that you had no control in happening for example. If someone hurt or betrayed you in life you would probably think WHY ME???? Instead, try to reflect on that experience and see what you can improve on within yourself so you don’t find yourself in the same situation again.
Here are my top 10 life lessons.
1. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
2. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
3. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
4. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
5. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
6. Work hard and stay humble at the same time.
7. Life itself if a gift, don’t take it for granted.
8. Follow your dreams and only surround yourself with those who believe in you.
9. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
10. Stay true to who you are and don’t change for anyone.
Try to reflect on life frequently and live life the way you wanna live it. Fall in love as much as you can and learn from your mistakes.