Remember that time when you’re reading an article about life lessons or anything that is related to life and how it will change you or affect you or urge you to do something that will make a big impact on your life, stuff like that? There are lots of them, I mean if you have a Tumblr account or you occasionally read blogs, or if you read books (Tuesdays With Morrie is highly recommended). Then you came to the realization that life is indeed complex yet it is enjoyable, that life is already complicated so let us not make it more complicated, that life is meant to be exciting and amazing, and the realization goes on.
As I said, there are lots of them, some you already have read or seen somewhere. Others will call these rules or whatsoever they call these things, but what’s important is how they will affect or inspire you as a person and how they will help you to become a better individual.
Do not be afraid to start again. Will you get a new job? Can you pass the test this time? Will someone love you again? We’re scared, and that is the reason why some people are unhappy or they think they have unfulfilled lives. Just because you failed the last time doesn’t mean you can’t start all over again. Do not be afraid to try again and explore new things. Do not hesitate to do it just because others said you couldn’t. Remember you are doing this for yourself, not for them. Be brave or at least pretend to be, no one can tell the difference. Take the risk. As Nike says, “Just do it.”
Do not let anyone bring you down. Okay, it takes only one person to break your focus but do not let that person ruin everything. Some people are that attentive to notice the negative. You cannot please everyone and you don’t have to please anyone. Just focus on the good and pursue your goals. Think of the persons who are there to encourage you and support you and lift you higher.
Follow your heart and be happy. They say that the best choices happen when you follow your heart. When you love what you are doing, you don’t feel tired or bored easily, you smile throughout the problems, and you feel fulfilled and can reach goals you never thought you could. When you love something, there is no such thing as no time, you will make time.
Learn when to say it is enough. Stop insisting you can when in fact you just can’t. Keep trying but also learn to pull back when things don’t go your way. This doesn’t mean that you are giving up, it’s just accepting the fact that there are certain things that are really not meant to be yours.
It is okay to ask for help. You don’t have to know everything. You don’t have to do it all by yourself. Do not be afraid to say “I don’t know.” Do not be afraid to say “no” or “I can’t.” Ask for help if you really need to. Even superheroes need help sometimes.
Fall in love with yourself. Take yourself out on a me-myself-and-I date every once in a while. Drink coffee or go watch the movie alone. Do not stress yourself about something that won’t matter in three years. Sing at the top of your lungs. Laugh until you cry. Do what makes you happy. Be you. Fall in love with yourself.
Forgive. No matter how unforgiveable the person is, learn to forgive. Not because they deserve it, but because you deserve a peace of mind.
Do not compare your life to others. You have no idea what they’re going through or what their journey is all about. You may have something they don’t have and you should be thankful about it.
Envy is a waste of time. Be contented and happy with what you already have, not what you think you need.
However good or bad a situation is, it will change. Well, the only permanent thing in this world is change, right? So if everything’s fine and oh-so-right, enjoy it and appreciate every single thing for it may change and you’ll never know. When you’re in a bad situation, on the other hand, pray. Have faith and do not, ever, lose hope. Just believe that He won’t give us something we cannot handle. And believe in miracles.
Thank God. Always, always thank Him for everything, good or bad, for in good things we learn to appreciate and from bad we learn lessons. Every single thing is a blessing from Him.
The best is yet to come. Be patient. You don’t get what you want? Then maybe, He has a better plan or gift for you. Learn to wait.
Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift. The best gift we ever received, that is life. So enjoy every second of it. Every single day is a chance to make all the possible things that will make your life meaningful and worth living. Make your life one of the best in the planet, ‘cause hey, YOLO!