I’m young, inexperienced and naïve. At 23, I’ve been through heartache, loss, love, lust and I’ve learned to adapt to the wild ride that is life. And although I’ve only made 23 revolutions around the sun, I continue to grow and learn every moment I’m alive. Today I present to you the 3 biggest life lessons I’ve learned up to this point in my life. Buckle up and enjoy the ride!
- Failure is more common than success.
– As a small business owner or yogi-prenuer as I like to call it, failure is an inevitable part of the process. I failed at responding to business emails timely, I failed at organizing two yoga retreats, I failed at being faithful to my path and I failed people I love. But above all, I learned so much more from these failures than I could have learned from their success. From these experiences, I’ve learned what not to do, to be careful of whom I trust and to always check into a situation before jumping in head first. I won’t lie, failure sucks but its simply part of the game of life. If you ask me, I’ll tell you to learn from your mistakes and float on.
- Don’t sweat the little things
– People are petty and these petty people worry about petty things. But as my favorite professor in college put it, “Don’t get lost in the trees when you’re in the forest.” Her entire philosophy of teaching surrounded this message and I LOVED her for it. What is the use of teaching every last paragraph, sentence and period in a book if you’re only going to apply the big picture in the real world? This applies to anything else in life. There’s simply no reason to get upset about the little details. You spilled juice on your shirt. Whatever. You didn’t get the table you wanted. Oh Well. Your day didn’t go exactly the way as planned. Tough shit…does it ever really go that way?!?! That’s a mental note to myself and not in anyway a form of talking down to my beloved blog readers. 😉
- Persistence is key, DON’T EVER (EVER!!!) GIVE UP.
– This may be the single most important thing I’ve learned in my 23 years of life. Success is not overnight and is similar to a taking care of a flower. If you have a dream you must first plant it, water it, mend it, sometimes your plant dies and you have to start over again, and other times your flower comes into full bloom and you must maintain its beauty. It all takes time, persistence and at times a prayer to maintain that green thumb or your dreams alive.
As Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Keeping that dream alive beyond criticism, haters, etc. is really the key to getting whatever you want out of this life.
One more thing I want to note on this topic is that life will guide you, you just have to have faith that it will. Trust that it will work out and it will. Life will send you send you signs that you are exactly where you need to be and that you should stay your course, TRUST those signs.
Thanks for reading yoga babes! Leave me some love in the comments below; let me know what you think. I hope you can use this blog to help better your own life.