People come and go.
Take care of yourself.
People come and go.
Take care of yourself.
Knowing what we want for life is something human race struggle with. What do you want to study? What kind of person do you want to marry? Do you even want to marry? Do you want to have kids? What is your religion? What car do you want to buy? A house or an apartment? Mac or PC?
It may sound simple, and for some people, it really is.
But some of us have a hard time doing it.
Every year I fail at my goals. But every year I reflect about it and keep on trying to find a new approach or method that can make me more successful on that matter. But as I was making my list of goals for 2016, I asked myself if any of those things would made me feel proud and good about myself ten years later. And the answer was: very few of them.
Aside from reading X books and donating blood, nothing would have a great impact in the world, or even my life in the long term.
Then, the million dollar question comes to mind:
What do I want from life?
It really may be the million dollar question. I don’t know. You don’t know. You may be saconds away from having the greatest new idea, and making a business out of it.
I really want to do something meaningful, for me and for the world. But how do I start. Am I too old to be thinking about changing people’s lives with ideas? Am I too old to start all over again? Am I too snobbish for thinking that my life has a bigger purpose, even when I don’t know what it is?
What now? What if I never find it? Oh, I will. It’s gonna take some time and a lot of reflection and evaluation. But I surely will find it.
Have you found yours yet? If so, please share with us. If you, as I am, is just taking your first steps into the unknown, please share as well. I would LOVE to hear your insights.
Hey everyone, I know it’s been a while… I wanted to share my thoughts on life after living 24 years of it! Can you believe it? It seems like yesterday I was riding my bike in my white jumper and red socks! I must’ve learnt something since then, right? So here’s the list:
1. Doing what pleases me: if can not harm anyone, and would make you feel good, what excuse can we have for not doing what we like? Fear?
“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”
2. To stop trying to prove myself – even if it is for me: I think that one has been my biggest weakness, I am always trying to challenge myself into reaching stupid patterns, especially when it comes to career. Nobody is perfect, and nobody is the same. Convincing me that I have to reach some level to be accepted by my family (and society) was the stupidest thing I have ever done.
3. I must learn what I love: No matter how unrelated is to your current reality, try to learn that new language that fascinates you, or that lovely dance style, to sing, to paint, to draw, to derive an equation(if you like math), or even the Relativity Theory (great book, btw). The point is: whatever you wish you knew, you can learn, and for sure it will enrich your life.
4. Forgiveness is a must: When it comes to people in our lives, at some point they are going to screw up(ourselves included). So, if you can’t forgive, your life with them is going to be hell, or you’ll have to say goodbye to those relationships. Besides, forgiving will give you more comfort than will give them, trust me on this.
5. Less is so much more: When you realize how much stuff you have, and hw it ends up consuming your time, and your sanity, you realize there is no point spending money or time in things that really don’t belong in your life. I’m far from being called a minimalist, but I’m on the journey, and, maybe someday…
6. You can’t do everything alone.
7. It’s okay to change your mind: I’ve done it like five times today.
8. My health is my greatest asset: and not just the physical side, being mentally healthy is so important. The last couple of years I watched my grandmother going through dementia, and it was the saddest thing. Trying to be as healthy as possible.
9. Thinking positive and praying for something work: Look, I am not a religious person, but throughout my life I have moments when doing this works so much. Do I believe that God or whatever higher being exists? I have no idea because I have no proof.
10. As long as you are in peace with your conscience, nobody’s opinion really matters: That’s gotta be the most difficult to live by. But it’s so true. Worrying about what other people think is the worst thing.
“Don’t let people live inside your head without paying rent!”
11. We can’t let challenges keep us from loving: Love is not easy, but there’s nothing better. And you are going to face challenges with everyone you love, but never stop loving because is hard. It’s hard to love humanity, I know, but we must keep on trying.
12. Don’t ever compare: while you are trying “keeping up with the Joneses”, you are not keeping up with yourself, your goals, your values and your feelings.
13. Every single person is special.
14. Discovering what you want professionally is really, really hard: I still couldn’t do it!
15. The best way to love someone is spending time with them.
16. Share your thoughts and opinions – people can’t read your mind!
17. Warm colors are not for me.
18. Being physically tired is the best recipe for a good night of sleep.
19. You can’t go anywhere without a purpose.
“If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.”
20. Teaching is the best way to learn something.
21.Being skinny won’t make you love yourself more: You can’t help have some doubt on this one, especially in my case (I lost 30 pounds, two years ago). But it is true. I still have days when I’m find myself thinking “I’m fat”. But throughout my heath journey (not weight loss), I started to feed my body with less junk, and my self-respect improved. It did because I was doing this for myself.
22.If you do nothing about it, your circunstances will define you.
23. Life is short. Don’t let memories be short as well: Tell people you love them, every time, always say goodbye with a hug, talk with them, and be sure to remember every second, so you can smile when remember how much time you spend together, and not cry with regret for being all that time on social media while being in the same room with them.
24. Keeping your motivation up is key: Find somethings (a song, a book, a podcast, a radio show, a tv show, a blog ) and read it/listen to it /watch it EVERY SINGLE DAY, as long as it keeps you fired up.
For every positive change you make in your life, something else also changes for the better – it creates a chain reaction.
You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own.
No apologies or excuses.
No one to lean on, rely on, or blame.
The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it.
This is the day your life really begins.
If you don’t make time to work on creating the life you want, you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a LOT of time dealing with a life you don’t want.
We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.
-Johann Von Goethe
l was wandering online when I came across this blog post. And it got me intrigued, because sometimes we have so much on our minds, we end up forgetting to ask some very simple, or even very important questions. Recently I did the 36 Questions That Lead to Love challenge with my bofriend, on which I intent to do a post about it soon. So, as you can imagine, I love answering questions. And for those, there are no right or wrong answers. If it will free my mind, well, I don’t know. But let’s find out.
That was interesting. I wouldn’t say it’s “freeing” but I think it shows me a little bit more about myself. The most difficult question was number 22, for sure.
Make sure you answer them as well.
If you did, or if you have some thoughts about it, things you agree/disagree, leave it on the comments below.
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