22 things I’ve learned in 22 years

I’ve lived 22 awesome years on earth and I have learned a few important things. Here goes …

1.

Live simply. Walk humbly and love genuinely. All good will come back to you.

2.

We must allow others to correct us the same way we allow them to encourage us.

3.

“The natural tendency of the mind is to repress anything that is painful. BY repressing it, you will destroy something that is growing.” – Osho

4.

I should not have to hide the fact that I am sensitive. I do not have to fix it and it doesn’t mean that I am broken.

5.

“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community. Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sake and for our own.” – Cesar Chavez

6.

I just want to be free and happy.

7.

There will be countless times when you might feel aimless and cannot see the places where you fit in, but you will find that.

8.

I am doing just fine, even if it is by my standards alone.

9.

Don’t bend and fold yourself into shapes to make yourself likable because, in the end, they will only love you for the parts of themselves that they see in you.

“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise, we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.” – Thomas Merton

10.

We have greatness in the sight of God and greatness in the sight of men – both are very different things with very different outcomes

11.

What got you in the door, won’t necessarily keep you in the room.

12.

“People are insecure about their own ideas. So they are intimidated by people who are overly sure about theirs.” – Brad Wete

13.

The more time you spend looking around is directly proportional to the time you spend not moving forward.

14.

“It is easy to be kind to friends who return our smiles and happily lend a helping hand. But the true test of good character is finding the will and desire to be kind and charitable to those who give us absolutely no motivation to do so.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

15.

“These are the days that must happen to you.” In other words, embrace the good and the bad. Capitalise on them both when they come.

16.

Be bold and take risks.

17.

“[because of my religion] Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hand but not you.”

18.

Life is short. In the end, we move on.

19.

Create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside.

20.

“Anyone can find the dirt in someone. Be the one who finds the gold.” – Proverbs 11:27

21.

“I know my mother loves me. Not because she was the most loving, affectionate mother in the world or because she was fluent in all five love languages. But mainly because I choose to believe that everything my mother did, she did out of love. Even the things that didn’t feel like love.

22. Learn to let go of people. 7 million (plus) people on earth cmon now!

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When I asked God to show me my purpose, this is what he revealed to me.

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