11 Life Lessons Learned in my 20s: You've Gotta Read #7

  1. No one can do it alone

    • You will always need support from someone. Don't let pride get in the way of asking for or seeking help when you really need it. Don't alienate yourself from your family and great friends. Nine times out of ten, they will be there when you need them the most. Show these people often how much they mean to you and never take them for granted.

  2. Leave the past in the past

    • You can't change it. Don't dwell on it or try to relive it.

  3. Faith moves mountains

    • Believe that everything will work out as it should. Know that God has a plan for your life and that everything has meaning, even if you don't know what it is.

  4. I am enough

    • Your self-worth doesn't lie in the things you possess. You can stand on your own. Accept your flaws. No one is perfect.

  5. Fear is the devil

    • Fear will stop you from following your dreams. It will prevent you from fulfilling all the desires of your heart...if you allow it. ;) You have to face your fears head on. You'll be so happy you did!

  6. Be a doer more than a dreamer

    • Don't be afraid to live out your dreams. The things you dream of doing, do them. The goals you dream of accomplishing, do something everyday to meet those goals. The places you dream of going, go! You get the point. :)

  7. Forgiveness

    • Forgiveness is for yourself, not for the other person. When you hold on to past hurts and build up resentments, you burden yourself. You have to forgive people for the things they have done and the pain they have caused you. You can't go through life weighed down with baggage. When you let go of baggage, you make room for more meaningful experiences and happiness. Everyone needs a little more happy, right? :)

  8. Walk your own path

    • Be your own person.  Never walk in the shadow of someone else.  Don't waste your time living out the life someone thinks you should live. Create the life you truly want for yourself.  People will love you and respect you for it.

  9. Anger gets you nowhere

    • What does anger really accomplish anyway? Anger does not lead to happiness. So many things done in anger will leave you with a world of regrets and apologies. Anger only breeds more pain.

  10. Let go of people that don't deserve you

    • We have to learn what relationships are important and which ones we need to let go of. Who is really worth it and who isn't? You shouldn't have to chase after friendships or relationships. It should be a two-way street, and it takes two to make anything work.

  11. I can't control everything

    • Sit back and enjoy life. Beauty lies in the unknown. When trying to predict and control how things will turnout, the moment and journey is ruined. It all works out as it should.

There are many more lessons that I learned in my 20s, but I felt these were really important. I feel that your 20s are some tough years because you are really trying to figure out your place in life and the direction you want to go. What are some life lessons you learned in your 20s? I would love to hear them! Please leave them in the comment section below. Share this with someone that you think needs a little inspiration. I appreciate you stopping by. I'll see you in the next blog post!