What Life Has Taught Me ?

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When I say life, what I mean is people, places, experiences, and situations that teach us lessons. Life has been the greatest teacher or Guru. I come from a place where Journalism, Radio  Traveling alone were very new words or a different world. Yet I wanted to do it. I have been a curious kid since childhood. One thing I always wanted to have is - GROWTH  in life even in a time when I didn't even know the meaning of growth. I always dreamed big and tried my best to achieve at least half of that. Starting at a young age helped & shaped me into the person I am today. My choices, decisions, and dreams in life have taught me many things. Here are some of the things I would like to share that life has taught me.

1. Don't Let People Control Your Life 

 We live in a society that is always ready with different opinions. I learned very early in my life that this is my life I don't have to let people control it. I take creative criticism from the people who I know genuinely care for me. Other than that it is never helpful if you don't cut the extra noise in life. The biggest problem people face today is being afraid of doing the things they love to do or want to do just because they think people around them will laugh at them. It is your life, so have the remote control in your hands. 

2. Do what you Feel is Right For You Not What People Tell You or Expect You To Do 

 People are going to tell you a hundred things and trust me if you ask yourself, your heart knows what it exactly wants. And If you fail own it and move forward in life. 

3. Say No To Things You Don't Support And Don't Want to Get Involved in 

When you start working or go to college it becomes a little difficult to find your own voice because everyone wants to belong and sometimes we don't speak up for ourselves. Always have a voice and say it out loud if you don't like something. 

4. Know That it is Okay if People Say You Are An Introvert or Boring Person 

I know so many people who try to fit in, say and do the things others are doing so they can be part of a group. No, you really don't have to do that. It is normal to be an introvert, it is normal to like the things no one else likes. Don't ever push yourself into something you don't enjoy doing or are not comfortable doing. No big deal, I have faced this many times. I like to have one on one conversations with people. I get awkward many times. It is normal, do it your way. 

5. Get Yourself Involved in Something That Gives You True Joy

 For me, it is books and writing. for you, it might be something else. Find something that you think you will enjoy doing.  

6. Don't Buy Stuff You Don't Need 

 I spend and consume wisely.  Even if I don't earn much I still save, how? I don't like to collect extra stuff that I don't need. Don't ever buy clothes to fit in or impress people, those who are meant to stay in your life will accept the real you.  I buy what I need and the rest of the amount I spend on travel and books. 

7. Don't Let People Put You in A Box You Can Be Many Things At a Time

You can be anything you want,  don't let people put you in the boxes. Don't try to argue and prove people wrong just keep moving forward in life they will understand when they have to see your growth. 

8. Don't Be People Pleaser 

 It is Okay if People Don't Like You. Filter negative energies from your life they won't let you grow. Make sure to stay positive. 

9. Become the Best Person of Your Dreams 

Focus on your life and try and grow each day. Your life is what you make it. Try to utilize your time as much as possible. Think about the things you love and do them with all your heart. Seek help, learn, and grow. Learn new things :) 

10. Stay Healthy 

Do some physical work. I work in a 9-5 job and love to eat, I am a big-time foodie but I make sure I stay healthy. I do skipping & cycling. I walk to my office on foot (back & forth). From November to March I make sure I come back for lunch (on foot).

11. Spend Your Time With the People You Love

It is normal if you have 5 people on your list or maybe 2. Make sure you share your ideas and ask them how they are doing in life. Call them and spend time with them whenever possible.  This will make you a better person.

12. Enjoy Little Things in Life 

 Life is very simple to keep it that way. Don't complicate things because of how other people define it. Your normal will always be different than other people. Find time to laugh, take a walk, and be weird at times. Live the way that feels right according to you not how other people define it. Enjoy every little thing in life.

13. Be Open, Don't Judge People  

 When we are open and less judgmental we can enjoy life as it comes. Be open to new things & opportunities. Rigid behavior or attitude will not take you anywhere. I met so many people of different ages and stages only because I was open and less judgmental. I could learn from each one of them because I was open.  You can not enjoy life if you keep judging people. It won't take you anywhere.

14. Surround Yourself With Positive People 

Be positive and have the same energy around you, stay away from toxic people in life. When you know someone is trying to pull you down or making you feel small, just try to keep a distance from such people. Life is short to waste your energy on toxic people, walk away from toxic relationships, it won't be easy but that is what will keep you positive and happy.

15. Support Someone else's Dreams

 Help someone in need. Just be there to support your loved ones and their dreams. Encourage them to dream big, listen to their ideas, or whatever they are going through. If needed guide them, or help them financially. This is what our parents have taught us and this is something that makes you humble and keeps you grounded.

P. S - I really feel you become the best version of yourself if you love yourself,  accept yourself, and stay true to yourself. And know that, you don't have to fake it, to make it no matter what 🙂

What are the things that life has taught you? leave your comments below. 

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