Five Lessons You Learn As You Grow Up

  1. Your Time is Valuable

Your time is the most valuable thing you have. How you spend your time will have a huge impact on your life. Time is an investment. You can invest your time in an education, certification classes, starting a business, healthy hobbies, or with your friends and family. Make sure the way you invest your time is healthy. Once you spend your time, you can’t get it back.

2. Change is Natural

As you grow up, you will change. You will begin to age and mature. You won’t be the same person you were five years ago. Each day is a chance to better yourself or learn something new. Your interests, hobbies, favorite songs, and your favorite foods, will all change over time. Your friends will change too. Some of your friendships might end while others grow closer. Unfortunately, loved ones will pass over time. Spend as much time with the people you love while you can. Focus on being happy. Change is natural and inevitable.

3. You Don’t Deserve To Be Mistreated

This may seem like a common sense statement, but people accept disrespect in several forms for various reasons. You don’t deserve to be mistreated by family. If a family member is speaking to you in an abusive manner or mistreating you, you don’t have to stay in that situation. You don’t deserve to be mistreated by a partner. Your partner is supposed to complete you, not tear you down. Your partner should be a person who lifts you up, not someone who brings you down. You don’t deserve to be mistreated by your employer. There are actions you can take at your job if you are in a situation where you are being mistreated or bullied. You don’t deserve to be mistreated. It is important to communicate with others when their behavior is abusive.

4. Your Mental Health Matters

Mental health is a subject that is often completely avoided. It is also highly stigmatized. People associate mental health with problems. Mental health isn’t a negative subject. Mental health is just the state of your mind. Life is stressful and there will be points in your life where you need to talk to someone. Seeing a therapist is okay and it isn’t just for people who struggle with mental health issues. Sometimes people go through situations, such as the loss of a loved one, that will make you feel things that aren’t healthy. Doing things such as hiking, seeing friends, getting your nails done, having a night with the guys, etc. are all examples of things you can do to keep your mental health in a good state. Your mental health matters.

5. Finances Are Important

How you spend your money when you are young will have a huge impact on the things you can do when you are older. It is important to start saving from a young age. Roughly 78% of workers are living paycheck to paycheck. That is an insane number of people who are not thinking ahead. Being laid off, getting injured and not being able to work, a car breaking down, and so many other scenarios would negatively impact a majority of people. It is important to save money from every paycheck to ensure you can handle emergencies. Being smart with money means you can go on more vacations or afford a day off of work if you need to.

Life will teach you many things as you grow up. Let the situations you encounter serve as lessons and not misfortunes. Always remember to work on yourself.

Say Yes To Success

The idea of success is different from person to person. Some people will feel successful when they settle into their career jobs. Other people will feel successful when they earn their first college degree. Other ideas of success include a happy family life or an early retirement. While the idea of success varies from person to person, everyone wants to feel successful. The first step in achieving your success is determining what your idea of success is.

After doing a bit of research, I have discovered that many successful people share a few habits. The type of people I have researched are those with high incomes. The shared habits are listed blow:

  1. Wake Up Early. Successful people are eager to start their day early. Waking up early is a chance to take control of your life. This is a time for self reflection, meditation, or a morning routine. If you would like to begin waking up early but have issues getting up when your alarm goes off, there is a product that may help. This is an alarm that won’t cut off until you stand on the mat: https://amzn.to/31WpjsN
  2. Read. Whether you enjoy reading or view it as a chore, successful people tend to do a lot of reading. The type of reading that successful people choose is educational reading. Reading is a time for growth and development. Knowledge is power.
  3. Exercise. A healthy body and a healthy mind work together. Successful people understand the importance of a healthy body and set time aside to exercise.
  4. Goal Setting. People who are successful set goals. These people have a clear idea of the things they want to do and set goals and time frames to achieve these tasks.
  5. Earn More Than One Income. Earning multiple incomes is a strategy that most successful people use. Earning multiple incomes creates financial stability. Passive income is a powerful tool. Passive income is an income that doesn’t require a lot of effort to maintain. If you are interested in earning more than one income, I recommend this book: https://amzn.to/2Eal5W8

Do you want to say goodbye to the 40 hour work week? Would you like to earn money working from home or even traveling? People around the world are actually living this life. Some people earn their income blogging, creating YouTube content, or affiliate marketing. You could be next. There are endless possibilities for your life. If you are interested in quitting your day job and earning money online, there are options. (I don’t recommend quitting your day job until you are earning steady income elsewhere). Best of luck and remember, say yes to success.

Toxicity

This is a message from my heart. I have recently let go of a person who was very important to me because of their constant negativity. I was being held back. I lost all of my motivation. Ultimately, I lost who I was. It got to a point where I was unable to smile. I wasn’t myself. I allowed this person to stay in my life for an entire year. Over time, the people around me noticed the change. I’m a very social and happy person but I didn’t want to speak to people anymore. When I finally made the decision to let go of this person, people commented on my constant smiling again. I very quickly became myself once more. This was a huge life lesson that I will happily share.

There will be people in your life who keep you from growing. You may love these people and choose to ignore the fact that they are holding you back. You may even recognize that you’re being held back. I recognized that I was being held back but I allowed the negative person to stay in my life for a year. Why did I and why do you let these people stay? Is it your friends, your family, a partner? Sometimes you have to walk alone to find yourself. Your perspective on life can be influenced by those around you. Their words and thoughts have power over you. Life is about growing. There is a purpose for you in your life but you have to grow. You have to let go of some people and overcome the obstacles in your life.

The two pictures are the same image. One can be perceived as gloomy. The other is a very beautiful image of a nice day. This first image is the influence that the wrong people have on you. The color is drained in the first image. The other if full of life. Do not let someone drain you. Be happy and full of life. You have the power in yourself to be successful without others. It is better to walk alone and to be yourself than to let someone take the color from your life. Be happy. Be free. Be beautifully yourself.