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Thursday, June 11, 2015

The 35 Best Lessons I've ever learned

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I'm a sucker for keeping track of things I've learned over the years. It's my own way to measure any progress I may have obtained. Here are my top lessons I've learned taken from my "happy list".

  1. Nothings wrong with big dreams. There's always a kid inside you that believed they could fly. Don't disappoint them.
  2. My chemistry teacher taught me this one. Don't ever be ashamed of your interests because you think other people don't share them. There's always at least one person who loves what you love and there will always be people who will support your interests regardless.
  3. If people are mean to you, it says more about them than you. Don't let it get to you.
  4. It's better to aim for goals you're not sure you can hit, then aim at ones you're sure you can get.
  5. Take every opportunity to better yourself that you can, even if it scares you.
  6. Laugh until your sides hurt, everyday. 
  7. Have one thing on your to-do list that you can do everyday. (Brushing your teeth, cleaning the kitchen, making your bed...) It will encourage you to check off the harder things.
  8. You are not stock prices. Your value does not depend on how many people want you.
  9. Nothing is wrong with putting effort into your looks, if it makes you happy.
  10. Take enjoyment from the smallest daily activities. It makes your day go by faster.
  11. Follow all your interests and passions and see where they go.
  12. Write everyday, even if it's in a little notebook, a tweet, or a facebook post. It feels good to get your thoughts out there.
  13. Make work you're proud of and share it with the world.
  14. It's okay to outgrow people. Not everyone is meant to stay in your life.
  15. As you get older, you'll find that you don't feel the need to be around your best friend 24/7 anymore. That's okay, it doesn't make you a bad friend. It's just a part of growing up.
  16. If you end up in a situation where you feel like you don't belong for whatever reason. Know that you belong there just as much, maybe even more, as everyone else in the room.
  17. You may not know what you want to be when you grow up. That's okay. You're constantly changing and your careers interests and goals will change to reflect the mindset you have.
  18. Don't be ashamed of your flaws. They are just as much of you as the things you love. Never be ashamed of yourself. 
  19. If someone doesn't like a certain trait you have, physical or mental, flaunt it regardless of what they think.
  20. Smile, regardless of how you feel that day. Smiling is proven to make you feel better, and it will make the people around you feel better. You never know if your smile (even a fake one), is the only smile they'll see all day.
  21. Be someone who makes people feel like they matter. You'd be amazed at how many people need that in their lives.
  22. You're allowed to change your opinion based on new knowledge.
  23. Don't spread hate. The world has enough, it needs positivity and positive people.
  24. Take care of yourself. You only get one body. Even if it's cutting back on soda, going for a walk once a week, drinking more water, remembering to floss your teeth once a day, or focusing on your mental health. Do what you need to do to feel good.
  25. Social media isn't necessarily bad. It can be used for great things. Use it for great things, and remember not everything is real online, but everything stays online forever.
  26. You don't have to take the conventional route to your goals. Just because it worked that way 10 years ago doesn't mean it works that way now. Take the road less ventured, take the road that feels the best and meet people who can connect you to your goals along the way. Just keep making progress (even if it's slow at first).
  27. It's one thing to get out of your comfort zone, it's another to do something you disagree with or that feels wrong. Don't ever do anything, if you don't want to. 
  28. Know that successful people do things they don't want to do because someone more experienced and wiser told them to. You won't like everything you do in life, but it's important you do them. (Even if it's studying brit lit, when all you want to do is be a novelist.)
  29. Say sorry when it's needed, and forgive more. Grudges are just pointless and hold you back from your goals.
  30. It's okay to feel like the world is falling apart. That's how new things can start. Afterall, a phoenix can only be born out of it's own ashes.
  31. We often get so caught up in growing up, that we forget our parents are growing old. Remember this.
  32. It may be brave to quit college and study art, travel abroad, and follow your goals. But it's also brave to stay in school and make an income to support your family. We all have our own levels of brave.
  33. Education is key. It doesn't matter if it's obtained in a desk, in a forest, at an internship, a job, or a stranger on the bus. Learn something everyday. Grow your mind. You're always capable of learning more and expanding your horizon.
  34. Nothing is wrong with selfies and instagram culture. If you feel the need to share an event in your life. Do it.
  35. My AP history teacher drilled this into our heads. Fear is the mind killer. Don't let anyone tell you limitations exist outside the mind.

Marketing student with a focus in visual marketing with a addiction to coffee.


  1. Some of them I already knew, some of them I will add to my knowledge. Thanks for providing inspiration.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  2. I second what Linda said. Thx for sharing with us.

  3. What lovely inspirations! What a smart chemistry teacher you had! And, I adore the idea of laughing daily till my sides hurt! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  4. Love this post! I especially love the tip on smiling, even if you don't mean it. Sometimes smiling at a stranger, even if you don't mean it, could make everyone's day.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Bloglovin’


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