I have been through a lot of interesting experiences to date and all of them have taught me a thing or two. If God grants me more years on this earth my grandchildren will hear the most bizarre tales. If they are lucky they might actually get to read them instead because I am planning on writing a book at some point but procrastinating is my greatest enemy at the moment. Right, about those life lessons…
You have to love yourself first before anyone else. Be good to you and treat yourself right. That way you make your life easier by avoiding toxic relationships. When you know what you deserve you make sure you get nothing short of that.
Don’t beg people to stay in your life. Don’t beg them to love you. Don’t beg them to call you. Don’t beg them to treat you right. The ones that truly love and care for you will not need you to beg for their affections, they will do any of these things naturally because you actually mean something to them.
Use your head and not your heart when you make life changing decisions. I have made one three many decisions based on feelings and those never ended well. Since then I have constantly reminded myself that the best decisions are those made with a sound mind.
Social media can be used for the greater good. I know I follow people on Twitter who have landed jobs and life changing opportunities through that platform. I have also been lucky to be invited to events and have landed paid gigs thanks to blogging and tweeting and networking remains constant.
Try not to use your social media presence to troll, complain and shame others. Let me also say my 2 cents on nudity while I’m at it. Don’t take nude photos that show your face and send them to your significant other, you don’t know who else he will share them with or where they will end up. If you can help it DO NOT SEND NUDE PHOTOS AT ALL.
Do not make decisions based on other people. Be it your education, love life, career choice the list is endless. At the end of the day YOU are the one who lives with the decisions that concern your life. You have no one to answer to but yourself when you look back and wish you had done things differently. If you want to be a pilot, do that! If you want to have a life partner and live happily ever after with no kids, do that! If you want to write for a living, by all means do that! Why? Because life is too short to not do what truly makes you happy!
That said; what are some of the lessons you have learnt so far? I would love to read all about them.