What 2020 Has Taught Me So Far: 50 Life Lessons.

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A lot can be said about 2020 except that it doesn’t teach us some important things about life, society and ourselves. I am by nature a curious individual so I couldn’t resist asking pretty much everyone I know what are the most valuable life lessons they have learned during the last couple of months and this is what they told me: 

2020: 50 Important Life Lessons

  1. Difficult times show us the real face of life and the real face of people.
  2. Self-care is a priority, not a privilege. 
  3. Freedom is not free and it should never be taken for granted.
  4. Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance can be deceiving.
  5. Life spares no one. 
  6. Time is a limited resource, don’t waste it for people and things that don’t add value to your life.
  7. Be intentional with everything you do. Your future depends on it. 
  8. Have always something to look forward to.
  9. We only have the present moment. The past is only a memory and the future is just a wish.
  10. Accept your pain and it will hurt less.
  11. Happiness is self-created. “Do not look for happiness outside yourself. The awakened seek happiness inside.”
  12. We feel in terms of how we’re thinking. We act based on our thoughts. 
  13. Decide not to decide is also a decision. You are choosing your life moment by moment. Don’t forget about that.  
  14. Attention is our new currency. 
  15. Protect your energy, it’s a limited resource. 
  16. Being assertive can save your ass.
  17. Sometimes people don’t want to be saved.
  18. “Hard times create strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men, and weak men create hard times.”
  19. “There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe and it has a longer shelf life”.
  20. You don’t need to be productive all the time, taking some time for yourself is not selfish or lazy.
  21. Punching a pillow is an effective anger management tool. You should try it! 
  22. Listen to your gut instinct, it will never lie to you.
  23. Only you know what’s best for you. Trust yourself. 
  24. Nothing stays still. Change is inevitable.
  25. Alone does not mean lonely. Learn to enjoy your own company.
  26. Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Don’t be judgemental. Be kind. 
  27. Setting smart goals is great but being able to pivot these goals is even better! Be flexible!
  28. Mindfulness is a superpower. You can get it right now!
  29. Sometimes silence is the best response. You don’t have to have the last word. 
  30. Financial health is important, financial knowledge can save your ass. The money you save today will save you tomorrow. 
  31. Your knowledge is your most valuable asset. Investing in your knowledge is the best investment you can make because your whole future depends on it. 
  32. Respond not react. Emotional intelligence is the key to making better life decisions. 
  33. Everything you do it because you choose it. Your choices decide your fate.
  34. Don’t take anything for granted. Be grateful for what you have already. 
  35. Don’t expect anything, appreciate everything. You never know what is going to happen next. 
  36. Don’t hesitate when you should act.
  37. It’s better to regret something that you did that the things you didn’t do.
  38. Forgiveness is for yourself, not the other person.
  39. Failure is inevitable for success. “The only people who never fail are those who never try.”
  40. For every action, there’s an equal reaction. Take responsibility for your every decision, take intentional action and you will create spectacular outcomes.
  41. Actions speak louder than words. Stop talking and start doing. 
  42. You are in control of your mind, time and destiny, you just need to realize that. 
  43. We are capable of much more things than we thought.
  44. Fear can kill you but only if you surrender to it.
  45. Choose your battles wisely.
  46. Control your anxiety before it controls you.
  47. Never leave the house angry. Tell the people you love that you love them and care about them MORE often. 
  48. Release resentment and you will feel happier.
  49. Ramp up your resilience!
  50. Staying focused on your purpose in the midst of adversity. Organize your life around your goals and top priorities. 

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October 10, 2020 1:30 pm

50 lessons is so wow Kate 😊🤗

Greg Dennison
October 10, 2020 11:16 pm

21a. If you do punch a pillow, be careful about what you say and how loud you say it, because your neighbors might call the police. I know from experience…

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