It is what it is.
Every situation happens for a reason. Everything in our lives occurs because there is meaning behind it. Whether we know the significance as soon as it occurs, or we continue to search for the rationale to explain it; know that there is a reason behind every obstacle, behind every triumph, and behind every curve ball thrown at us along the way.
Make yourself vulnerable.
In order to make gains in life, you need to be able to put yourself out there. You need to take those chances that you are scared to take. You need to put yourself a position to get hurt in order to figure things out.
Stop waiting for something to happen in your life. Stop pretending like you are happy with things in your life if you aren’t. Go out there and work for what you want. In your job, in your relationships, for your dreams. Go get it. Stand up for what you believe in and stop waiting for other people to do things for you.
Know what you deserve. And know when you are receiving less than what you deserve. And lastly, know when to walk away when you aren’t getting that. It isn’t fair to maintain uneven relationships, to stay in a job where you are unhappy, or to sacrifice your own self-worth for anything. Always protect number one: you.
Don’t forget to breathe.
Take time to yourself every once in awhile. Life doesn’t always have to be go-go-go. Take a step back, go for a walk outdoors, enjoy your surroundings, and just breathe. Remember that in order to succeed in life, you have to be able to do things for yourself. And you can’t do that if you are constantly under stress, constantly worried or anxious, constantly thinking about others above yourself. Every once in awhile, you need that ‘you’ time to recover and rebalance your priorities.
Don’t forget to live.
Take on experiences that you may never have the chance to again. When given an opportunity to try something new, do it. Spend money on experiences, on road trips with friends, on vacations to places you have never been. Live this life with no regrets and just act on how you’re feeling in the moment. Don’t be scared to step out of your comfort zone, because that’s where life truly begins.