Let’s be honest, it’s really hard to predict what your life would be like 10 years from now, 5 years from now, or just one year from now. Some people are lucky enough to be able to map out their life and figure out what they wanted to do early on and were able to stick to it. However, that doesn’t happen for all of us. I have gone through many twists and turns in my life and have faced lots of confusion, negativity, and toxic energy which often times brought me down. Some did not take my ambitions and interests seriously and as a result, I didn’t take myself seriously and didn’t think I deserved to be happy or successful.
Do I regret any of my experiences or feedback I received from others? Absolutely not. It’s definitely true when they say that you learn from your experiences. It makes you much stronger and more confident and I am who I am today because of everything I have faced. The way I became a stronger person was learning how to remove the toxins in my life. I wish I could say I had a book or go-to guide to help get rid of all the negative aspects of my life but one day a little voice inside me told me that I had to make changes to make myself healthier and happier.
If I were to make a simple go-to guide, here’s what I would’ve told myself:
1. Write down your goals.
This may sound silly, especially since nowadays most people don’t handwrite anything anymore. However, if you write down your goals you will have a constant visual reminder of what you’re working towards. Jot down your goals and post them somewhere that you can clearly see, like on a board that you hang in your room or on a piece of paper that you stick on your fridge. Seeing these reminders will help you stay focused and on track to reach your achievements.