26 Lessons I’ve Learned in 26 Years

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My birthday was yesterday and I thought it would be fun thing to do 26 things I've learned in 26 years stream-of-consciousness type thing. This isn't meant to be super deep, just easy to read and to-the-point. Enjoy!

  1. If you love life, life will love you back.
  2. Balance is everything. Living in extremes only tips the scale further to that extreme, balance the scale and you’ll have balance in your life.
  3. A good hike or spending time outside can cure anything.
  4. Good friends are hard to find, but when you do find them they will be proud of you, happy for your successes and help you through the good and bad times.
  5. Family are your friends for life.
  6. Putting plants in your house instantly makes it a better space.
  7. When you find the perfect person, everything just works.
  8. In the beginning it was you, during your life it is you, in the end it will be you. Learn to love yourself unconditionally.
  9. Confidence is contagious.
  10. Helping others succeed never hinders your own success.
  11. There is no one right way to live your life. If you are truly deeply happy, you are living life right.
  12. Just because a friendship doesn’t work out does not mean they/you aren’t good people, sometimes relationships just don’t work out. Plain and simple.
  13. Exercise is good for the soul, but don’t become addicted to it.
  14. Learning to be alone is invaluable, but being alone too much isn’t good for the soul.
  15. Find someone who makes your world a better place, but not someone your world revolves around.
  16. Big life changes are terrifying, but worth it. Take a jump and you might feel like falling is flying.
  17. Critical thinking is an invaluable skill. Learn to look at life and issues from all points of view. Don’t ever argue without seeing someone else’s point of view first.
  18. Opinions are not facts.
  19. Communication and trust are the keys to a successful relationship; both romantic and friendships.
  20. Be compassionate; you have no idea what others are going through or have been through.
  21. Be your biggest cheerleader; give yourself pep talks, tell yourself you’re beautiful and smart, love yourself.
  22. Some days you just need to do nothing.
  23. Success does not happen overnight, it’s a long, grinding process that requires hard work.
  24. Meditation is essential.
  25. Tell people that you love, that you love them.
  26. Life is short, do what you love.