Now that the holidays are over and I’ve had some time to sit and wonder how in the world 2015 is already over, I wanted to share a few quotes I found that do a good job of summing up the things I learned, struggled with, and accomplished last year. I’ve been spending some quality time on Pinterest this week (the best therapist) and found some cliché but very relevant words pertaining to each lesson.
Life tip: if you’re looking for advice or peace of mind, pinteresting quotes about it never seems to fail.. words have so much power people! Take these quotes to heart and with you into 2016:
lesson to learn: After years of calling my mom and wondering how the heck she knows the answer/solution to every problem I’ve ever had, I finally realized what it takes to become that knowledgeable: lots of years of screwing things up on your own and figuring things out for yourself. Experience is the best teacher.
lesson to learn: This life is all about getting to the top, right? Or at least that’s what the world tells us. This year I started thinking a lot about the person I want to be when I “grow up” and who my role models are and why. There’s something to be said about powerful, successful women who are able to carry themselves with a soft, humble attitude. Success does not require arrogance, vanity, or pride. The women I admire most are the ones who carry themselves with a quiet confidence – there’s nothing more admirable than that.
lesson learned: There’s nothing more important to me than my family. The time I’ve been able to spend at home living with Nani and being close to my parents, siblings, and cousins is priceless. I’ve been so lucky to be in a situation where I can be close to the people I love while I figure out my own story. Put your priorities in place.
lesson learned: I started thinking of the people I truly admire, and why it is that I admire them, and it came down to a common characteristic: They do what they want, say what they want and do not require any kind of validation from any one else. There’s beauty in not caring what other people think and I have a feeling it leads to a much happier life.
lesson learned: It’s taken me 24 years to figure out that truly loving someone means to love without expecting anything in return. When there’s nothing in it for you. Selfless love is love in it’s pure form – free from selfishness and expectation. Putting someone else’s needs and happiness above your own is true Christ-like love. I fail at this every day but what a good reminder!
lesson learned: It’s all about perspective.
lesson learned: We obsess over so many things that don’t matter. Save yourself the struggle and do away with the things that truly don’t matter.
lesson learned: Put the phone down, tune everyone else out, and experience your experiences
lesson learned: If you believe you can do something, that thought alone can take you a very far way. Be bold, take risks, and do things outside your comfort zone. Trick yourself into thinking you can do something, and chances are you probably will.
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