Hello readers! I have turned 16 today. Yes, it’s my birthday today. I’ve lived 16 years of my life and I can’t wait to see what this long life has awaiting for me. First of all, I want to thank the all mighty for showering his blessings on me and giving me such a loving family and die for friends. Couldn’t do without appreciating my readers who display epitome of patience, acknowledge my content and encourage me to keep writing. You guys are the best!
As I had said in one of my earlier posts that though I’ve just started living my life, I’ve tried to adapt, inculcate and implement some morals in my life that have boosted up my confidence and endeavored me to push past my limits. Getting out of my comfort zone has enabled me to appreciate and view the world in a way I never imagined I would be able to. During these 16 years, I’ve learned a few lessons (which I’ll consider for life) which go as follows.
1. Walk your own path
People love judging you. This peer pressure can make you stray from the path you started to carve for your future. Don’t mind other people’s aspirations, don’t ever let someone else’s goals and dreams influence your vision of life. It’s your path and you decide where it takes you and how long it takes you to see it through.
2. Good things don’t come easy
You too know that someone else is not going to fight your battles with the same passion, effort and devotion as you would. If you want to have a good life with a successful career, emotional satisfaction and trustworthy friends, you have to work hard. Road travelled in the shoes of luck tear off very soon. Diligence is the mother of fortune and thus there is no shortcut to success than walking the path of struggle and hard work. Today’s pain is tomorrow’s gain.
3. Define what’s important to you
Most of us lack is a value system. Crystallize your values, prioritise your goals and ignore the rest.
4. Be flexible with your goals
Sometimes you feel it’s the right time to take action and put our plans in motion only to realize that you were wrong. It’s important to analyze your current position and how our activities could influence your future. Sometimes it’s better to postpone a certain goal or even change it for the time being.
5. Stay strong
It’s interesting how you often can’t see the ways in which you are being strong – like, you can’t be aware of what you’re doing that’s tough and brave at the time that you’re doing it because if you knew that it was brave, then you’d be scared. Time spent on self reflection is never wasted. You need to carve out time for yourself and kindle your own fire.
6. “Someday my ship will come in” is an excuse. Be practical and realistic.
People seem to have a strange concept of how luck works and how the universe/some deity/karma/their lucky shoe or how “they deserve it” will mean that things will eventually fall into place for them. But it is far from reality and practicality. Stop blaming others for your own fault. It may get you through sometimes but it won’t work wonders for you in the long run.
7. Feeling lost – Get a solution.
If you find yourself in the middle of the ocean with endless choices, don’t overthink. Choose a direction and keep moving forward. Action leads to clarity and clarity feeds motivation.
8. Listen to what’s not being said.
People will feed your ears with the sweet words lingering in their minds. To get you to sail in the same ship as theirs, they will never show you the dark and vulnerable sides. Only if you are smart enough, will you not let your over confidence and greed overpower the voice of humanity and leave you open for others exploitation.
What are the consequences of my decision in 10 minutes? In 10 months? And in 10 years?
10. You know what you don’t know.
Acknowledge that you are blind and there is so much more to learn. Allow yourself to be a no one and observe, listen, you might open up your eyes finally and see what you don’t know.
11. Nothing is permanent.
The only constant is change. Move fast, take as much as you can and don’t get angry when things change. Your job is to adapt and respond in a way that doesn’t alienate your core value and philosophy in life.
12. You’ll inevitably make mistakes.
Again and again, in one way or the other. No one is oerfevt and everyone has rhei flaws. It is not a mistake to make a mistake but it is a mistake to repeat a mistake. There is always a scope of learning which will make you a better person when you learn lessons from your erred action.
13. The world is an amazing and horrible place.
It depends on how you look at it.
14. If you don’t challenge yourself, you’re dead already.
Death is coming for you, sooner or later. Don’t die before you’re dead. It’s stupid to be cowardly. Take chances, challenge yourself and take calculated risks.
15. Every day you get to start over.
Paulo Coelho once said, “One day or day one. You decide.” It is never too late.
16. Be Yourself.
I dont think I can say anything on this. Everyone has a different perception on what makes them feel ‘them’.
All I mean to say is that just be true to yourself =)
Thank you for reading!