Smart, beautiful, inspirational and a motivated lady, my friend Nicola over at the peanutgallery247.com, is like myself, somewhat happy to see the end of 2018.
After some reflection, and as this year comes to a close, her thought (and a re-post), is these 40 Life Lessons that stand out and may be some food for thought…. Does it resonate with you?
October is my birthday month and this October, tomorrow (2nd October) more specifically, I turn 40! Yes, I almost can’t believe it…where did the time go? Birthdays have a way of making you think more about life and I have certainly been thinking about my journey. There’s so much I’ve been through, good and bad. I, therefore, wanted to share with you some of the lessons I learned in life to date. There are many, but I think these 40 Life Lessons stand out and I’d love to hear which resonates with you the most, in the comments below:
Don’t allow what others think to affect your decisions – In certain situations in my life, I was more concerned with what others may think of me and as a result, I stopped myself from doing things, which wasn’t a good decision in the end – people will talk about you either way
Be present – Today, it’s so easy to be attached to our mobile devices, televisions and even suffers digital dementia – be physically and mentally present in meetings and during family time to build healthy relationships, personal and professional
Embrace, accept and respect diversity – Every individual is different, take the time to understand each person
Change is good & inevitable – Swim with the flow, not against it. Change is an opportunity to grow, it may remove you from your comfort zone – be adventurous and venture into the unknown
Remove yourself from gossip and small talk – If it doesn’t affect you and the conversation isn’t around finding solutions but mainly to blame and/or discuss others, then walk away – things that affect others will drain you if you expose yourself to their bullsh!t.
Be Social media savvy – Behind the curated feeds and picture-perfect views, we share struggles and go through phases of inadequacy etc. Most share happy moments, this doesn’t mean that there are no unhappy moments
Think before you speak – Is it kind? Is it necessary? Is it true? Will it add value? So, whilst you can’t control what others say, remember that you can always control yourself.
Celebrate the strengths of other women – The day you’re able to celebrate the strength of another woman and not see her as competition, is also a day where you have matured from girl to woman
Make that first move – Everyone is busy with this thing called life, so don’t be afraid to make effort to make contact – you’ll be amazed at how happy they will be to hear from you
Don’t take things personally – Look at things from the perspective of the other person. Being offended is a choice. Better the devil you know!
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