Years, months, days and weeks are nothing but a definition of time. 12 months make one year. 7 days make a week. 24 hours make a day.
Some days, we experience situations that change us in one way or another. On other days, nothing of real value happens. Life becomes a routine in some instances. However, when you sit back and think about what one year has done to you, you will realise that every experience had a lesson. Thereis a reason why we say , wisdom comes with age.
What have i learnt?
1.You are the master of your destiny.
I have learnt that you are the one who should determine how to live YOUR LIFE. You know what you want. You have dreams you want to achieve. Do not let people dictate you on how to live. Sometimes, you have to be strong and stand up for yourself so that you can live your life the way you want to.
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
Gautama Buddha, Sayings Of Buddha
2. Happiness is a choice.
The world is a place of trials and tribulations. Problems will always be there. That doesn’t mean that you should always be sad and depressed. Create your own heaven on earth. Do things that make you happy. Be optimistic. Keep the company of those who lift your mood. And whenever you are having a hard time, remember that it is only temporary. Smile and be joyous with the little things.
Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
3. Things do not always go as planned.
We make plans with confidence that we can actualize them. In reality, things don’t always go as planned. Be open minded about it. Let flexibility and adaptability be part of your character traits. Always keep in mind that Allah is the best of Planners.
Even if things don’t unfold the way you expected, don’t be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end.
4. Forgivess is important.
Learn to forgive yourself for the mistakes you make. You are human. Sometimes you stray and do the wrong things. You are not the exception here. Other people will also hurt you. Learn to forgive them. This will help you in removing any negative feelings you might have for that person.
People have to forgive. We don’t have to like them, we don’t have to be friends with them, we don’t have to send them hearts in text messages, but we have to forgive them, to overlook, to forget. Because if we don’t we are tying rocks to our feet, too much for our wings to carry!
C. JoyBell C.
5. Live in the moment.
Always be present in your day to day life. Whatever happened in the past is history. The future is unknown. Take care of today. That is what you have. It is what matters most.
Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. Inhabit your moments. Don’t rent them out to tomorrow. Do you know what you’re doing when you spend a moment wondering how things are going to turn out with Perry? You’re cheating yourself out of today. Today is calling to you, trying to get your attention, but you’re stuck on tomorrow, and today trickles away like water down a drain. You wake up the next morning and that today you wasted is gone forever. It’s now yesterday. Some of those moments may have had wonderful things in store for you , but now you’ll never know.
Jerry Spinelli, Love, Stargirl
6. Be mindful of your company.
The people you spend most of your time with will have an effect on you. Make sure that you choose a small circle of friends who make you a better person. Keep the company of people who have a positive impact in your life. Do not be afraid of removing any toxic person from your life. Not everyone deserves a seat at the table of your life.
Minimise your time with those who make noises instead of speaking what is good for your ears, else, they’ll attune you with balderbash. Maximise your time with those who will inject into your ears a soothing sound of wisdom, for they’ll set your mind on a sound reasoning path.
Michael Bassey Johnson
7. Nothing good comes easy.
You will have to put in extra effort when you want to achieve greatness in anything you do in life. Good grades come with hardwork. A good relationship is successful when two people refuse to give up on each other no matter the situation. Becoming your own boss means that you will have to take a lot of risks.
Very rarely do the best things in life fall into our laps; we have to work for them.