You’re going to learn the importance of solitude. You shouldn’t always be surrounding yourself with big groups to drown out the voice in your head. It’s crucial to spend time with your thoughts. Give yourself space to think through your choices and feel your emotions.
You’re going to learn your biggest competition is yourself. You aren’t in a race against your peers or the clock. All you need to do is improve a tiny bit every day because your competition is your old self. The you that you were yesterday.
You’re going to learn that trust is incredibly valuable in friendships and relationships. If you have someone’s trust, you should be careful with it. You shouldn’t take it lightly because it’s hard to earn and easy to lose.
You’re going to learn inner peace matters more than old connections. If you want to cut someone out of your life, you should go through with it. You shouldn’t hold on in the hopes things will magically get better. If they’re draining you, then walk out the door.
You’re going to learn that perfection is a myth. You’re never going to be entirely happy with yourself. You’re too critical. The best you can hope for is an improvement. And enjoying the journey that you’ve found yourself on.
You’re going to learn that external success won’t make you as happy as you think. Whenever you reach a goalpost, you’ll always set a new goalpost to reach, so you’ll always feel like you’re falling behind. But you’re not. You’re doing so much better than you’ve convinced yourself.
You’re going to learn that living in the past prevents you from setting up your future. You need to put actual effort into healing, into moving forward. It might feel like an impossible task, but you’re capable. You can do this.
You’re going to learn that nothing is owed to you. Don’t assume that someone is going to treat you right because of everything you’ve done for them, whether it’s a boss or a friend, or a lover. Your hard work won’t always be reciprocated.
You’re going to learn that you have worth, regardless of your relationship status or career position. You matter. Your life holds value. You may have doubted this in the past, but you will come to realize that it’s not all talk. It’s inherently true.
You’re going to learn that effort matters more than talent. If you’re trying, then you’re already doing better than most people. If you’re trying, you’re giving yourself a better shot to succeed than anyone who is sitting at home, refusing to budge.
You’re going to learn that hard work pays off. Not overnight. Not as quickly as you had hoped. But eventually, you will land in the location you’ve been trying to reach. You will impress yourself with how far you’ve come.
You’re going to learn that the right person can make your worst moments much more bearable. By surrounding yourself with positivity and love, you’re going to feel a lot different about the world and yourself as a whole. So cut out the negative people who are bringing you down.