Sipping coffee, cold breeze and me sitting in my uncomfortable chair, watching Monsters, Inc. on my laptop. Mike Wazowski and “Kitty.” They are monsters from some cute dimension Lol. I’ve watched the movie 3 times now.
I left my desk and came back in my bed (with my back pains), to study. Out of nowhere, I started contemplating this tricky yet breathtakingly beautiful thing – Life. (Guessing your mind wanders far away places when you study – true enough!)
I just realized a few things I’ve learned over the years – through hardships, heartbreaks, breakthroughs, experiences (good and bad), cries and happiness.
If only I could go back to my younger self and tell her, it all works out for the good. You may think you see closed doors, God has other plans for you and when you look back you will see how each dot connected and how it worked out for the better (because it always does), as though some kind of magic! My younger self never gave up on her hustle and kept going and fighting against all odds, and I’m thankful for that now. It’s just that…I wish I knew somethings earlier in my life, now that I know them…
Here is to all the youngsters out there. Hope you believe in yourself and love yourself more than anything else.
From respecting yourself to forgiving a friend, or working on your relationships – here are 31 things every young boy or girl should be told.
1) Dignity is important. Do not ever make any compromises on that count. Don’t allow anyone to take you for granted.
2) Stand up for yourself. And always support what is right. It is not just important to be good, but also to support well.
3) Have a goal. It doesn’t matter if you change it along the way. These are milestones on the way to your real destination.
4) Keep a daily schedule. Respect and utilize the time you have; do not take it for granted.
5) Give yourself an altruistic daily goal — be good to someone. Treat that as a gift to yourself –
6) Things that are easily achieved are not necessarily the best. The best comes with patience and forbearance. Happiness and success follow hard work and strategizing.
In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
7) Try not to stress. Things that seem earth-shattering right now will seem minuscule and irrelevant in the future.
8) Tomorrow is another day – almost nothing you did is so bad that it cannot be bettered the next day.
9) Don’t hurt others. You will not forgive yourself.
10) Don’t make a point of winning every argument. Let others win sometimes; they will love you for it.
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11) Don’t respond immediately. Always take your time to consider before you react.
12) Do not worry about changing your mind. As you grow and gain experience you are bound to change perspectives and decisions.
13) In a world where social media demands instant responses, don’t lay your heart bare for all to see! By being vocal about your feelings, you may allow a fleeting emotion to brand you for a lifetime.
14) Distance yourself from a problem for a fresher perspective. Just as the world looks more beautiful from an airplane, things will seem better from a distance.
15) Not everything is about you. Do not imagine people are targeting you. Quite often it is about them, not about you.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
16) Never do something your gut warns you against just because someone is pressurizing you. Follow your instinct.
17) Don’t let inertia stop you from living life to the full and making the most of the experiences you are offered.
18) Do not blindly reject anything, You never know in what form Destiny may be knocking at your door.
19) Learn to accept people you love as they are. You will love them deeper that way.
20) Accept the wisdom of centuries – all research ultimately comes back in a big circle to what our elders tried, tested and passed on to us.
21) Forgive, but ensure the one who wronged you understands that you choose to forgive and move on. It isn’t a compulsion.
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
22) Make people feel cheerful and good about themselves. But don’t become a joker to make others happy.
23) Cultivate a passion. It will hold you in good stead through your highs and lows.
24) Read. Reading educates you and insulates you from the littleness of the world.
25) Don’t regret anything. What’s done is done. The only thing you can do now is atoning, make amends – and there is great power in atonement. Today is important.
26) Learn to manage expectations. Reality brings grief or discomfort only when it doesn’t meet expectation.
27) Don’t worry about what others think of you. They will never like you as much as you like yourself –don’t waste your time.
28) Believe in yourself. There is no such thing as lucky people and unlucky people. It is all a matter of being prepared to grab the opportunity when you find yourself in the right place at the right time.
When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.
29) Smile and show happiness when you meet people. Make them feel special. Hand out compliments and generally encourage and compliment them on their ventures.
30) Relationships are to be worked on. No long lasting relationship has reached there without ups and downs and bouts of discussions, fights, understanding, and forgiveness.
31) People will treat you as you treat yourself. It is important to respect yourself and keep improving. Take care of the body, mind, and soul God has given you and actualize them all to their fullest potential. There can be no greater prayer than that!
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