Learning from other people’s life lessons has always been important to me.
If there’s a way to live better and avoid certain ‘mistakes’, why not? I’ll take it.
I wanted people to relax, think back on how hard this year has been on them and how they can live better in the next year.
Surviving 2020 will always be a win. There were several challenges. Hence, a lot of lessons.
Here are life lessons from 35 people on surviving 2020
- There’s never a perfect time to start so just do it.
- It’s okay to try different things until you find your thing and your thing can be a number of things.
Be you!! Do you!! Once you die your matter is closed
Growth never comes from comfort.
- Have the courage to leave situations where you may end up causing more harm than good
- Extend grace to others that we would want to be extended to us because no one is perfect.
- I learned to always put God in all I do and thank him for whatever I go through
- Have a backup plan.
- How to save and use the little money I have well.
– Nobody knows what they are doing, everyone’s just winging it.
– Slow down more. Even when you think you have. Slow down a little more than that.
Style by Adun
– Some people no dey for you the way you dey for them (some people are not there for you the way you are there for them).
– To trust myself and my decisions.
- Do more, talk less.
- God has given you the tools. Everything else is largely up to you.
- Life is too short to leave it empty, shoot all your shots.
– To give people their flowers when they can still smell them.
– My friends are my greatest emotional support system.
– Do you, be you for you, don’t follow the masses
- Not everyone is going to like you even if you are a good person
- Know when to cut people off
- Keep your blessings to yourself, not everyone has good intentions for you
- Save money o, just save.
- Anything can happen at any time and don’t ever think it can’t happen to you.
– Whatever interests you, explore.
– Be patient with the people you love.
– Everything that happens (including bad ones) is a blessing whether you see it or not.
– I learned to accept people as they are. It’s never my job to change them.
– Never bring down your standards for anyman
– Live. Allow yourself to be vulnerable
– Patience & gratitude
Mind of Amaka
- You don’t have to do something the same time with everyone
- Don’t tolerate domestic violence
- Sometimes you have to do things that would change your good child status if you want to proceed to the next level.
– Don’t put yourself under unnecessary financial pressure
- Don’t overthink everything
- Stay true to yourself
– Hold on to your own faith and beliefs, don’t let anyone write your story for you
- People can be horrible & depressing. Focus on you and the right people will come.
- Appreciate your body
– I learned that I can unlearn and relearn almost anything I set my mind on.
– Take breaks, you’re not wonder woman
– Life is very short, do that thing you always wanted to do, go after that thing you want. Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed.
– Work on the (human) connections you know you like having in your life.
- Value today/ people around you , tomorrow isn’t guaranteed.
- Celebrate your wins no matter how little they are
- Consistency is definitely key.
That one phone call can change your life,
One phone call can break you,
One person can link you to your success,
One person can break you,
It only takes one…
- That as we wake up each day, we are getting closer to our death.
Fine & Faded
- You’ll never be enough for someone who isn’t ready this isn’t just romantic, The teacher doesn’t appear till the student is ready.
- So much of who we think we are is a set of defense mechanisms & trauma responses that look like personality.
- You cannot explain to someone who wills to misunderstand and or does not care
- When you leave stay gone.
- Boundaries only offend people who have none for you or themselves
- Give people the deserved benefit of the doubt, But see what is, not what you wish to see.
- Being connected to someone does not mean you’re obligated to them.
- Being in a family, friendship, romantic relationships aren’t blind unconditional loyalty stipulations of respect and effort must be maintained, yes even for CHILDREN
- Parenting is not synonymous with traumatizing kids for the greater good
Things are not easy but they should be simple.
- Struggling is a sign of resistance, it’s not working for a reason.
- pain In the form of disrespect does not precede pleasure
You must do the work, growth does not happen overnight.
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Which lessons hit you the most and what did 2020 teach you? I’ll love to read.