Sunday, 21 June 2020

23 Lessons in 23 Years

Over the weekend I was fortunate enough to reach another year in my life which I am incredibly grateful and thankful for. During this time of quarantine due to the deadly virus, Covid 19, there has not been a whole bunch of things to indulge in so I have taken the time to reflect on 23 Lessons I have learned during my 23 years of life.

1.Be mindful about the information and media you consume from music, movies, articles and books.  The media has a strong influence on your mindset. 

2. Read. Read. And read some more. Read to gain wisdom. Read to gain insight. Read to expand your mind. Read to understand. Read to see from a different perspective. Read different materials. Read biographies/memoirs/children's books/fantasy. Read articles. Read journal articles. Read something.

3. Question the beliefs you hold. Alot of opinions you have are popular commentary which have been repeated over without holding any real meaning. 

4. You can have more than one career
You don't have to have one profession for the rest of your life, if you have multiple interests there is no harm in exploring them. 

5.  Multitasking is not everyone. 
Juggling multiple tasks at once is exhausting, give your attention to one thing at a time

6. Write wherever and whenever you can. On the bus. Going for a walk. Before bed. Exercise your writing ability. 

7. Replace unnecessary online activity with something that will stimulate your mind I. E writing, journaling 

8. Have a mind of your own. Develop your own opinions and do research on topics that interest you to help you become a more rounded individual. 

9. Let the past be the past. 
The past is the past, you can't change what has already happened but you can learn from it and change the outcome of the future.

10. Move in Silence.
Every time you make plans to accomplish a goal it is not necessary to proclaim it to the world. Whether it be social media, friends or family, a little mystery goes a long way.

11. Keep track of achievements. 
It always helps to make note of positive things I may want to remember in the future. 

12. Less is more.
Throw away things you don't need, hoarding only creates clutter and junk.

13. Let the past be the past. 
The past is the past, you can't change what has already happened but you can learn from it and change the outcome of the future.

14. Draw inspiration from sources but never a carbon copy of what already exists. 

15. Do what YOU want within reason and moderation.

16. If it doesn't feel right, don't waste your time forcing it to be

17. The three Ps you need in life in order to progress in whatever you choose to pursue: Practice. Patience. Persist.

18. Write down everything

19. Always be aware and alert of your surroundings. 

20. Make time for your hobbies 

21. Explore your options

22. Invest in your appearance 

23. Question. Research. Learn. Reflect. Until you get the answers you are searching for. 

Thanks to God for keeping me for 23 years and hopefully many more years to come. 


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