10 things I learned by the age of 23

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EN: These are just a few things I learned for the past years, so I decided to share with you some “taxi driver wisdom” 🙂

  1. You don’t owe anyone anything, not even an explanation. You should start by finding the courage to say “no” to people when you don’t want to do something, skip the explanations and excuses. It saves so much precious time, and you could do something that really makes you happy.
  2. You can’t save people who don’t want to be saved. I learned it the hard way trying to stay by people’s side even if they made me feel unworthy of respect, hard to love, thinking I’m the problem. Get rid of them as soon as possible, and I guarantee you it feels like breathing fresher air.
  3. The Universe has a funny way in putting you on the right track, so don’t lose faith. When you feel like giving up, lost and disoriented, no motivation whatsoever that is the exact moment when the Universe shows you the light at the end of the tunnel. You are never alone, someone or something always got your back.
  4. You can educate yourself better than any school ever could. I don’t say school isn’t important or you shouldn’t do your best as a student. Yet, there are things that school won’t teach you. So read and question everything. Education is power.
  5. Your family is your greatest supporter in life. Any problem you might have, your family is always there to help you. They would do anything for your well-being, they would support any crazy idea that you have, they would want you to be happy even that means moving across the world.
  6. You are the sum of the people whom you spend the most time with. Little time it takes until you start to adopt their verbal expressions, hobbies or mindset. Nothing more accurate than: “Show me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are.”
  7. Practicing gratitude everyday can improve your life and peace of mind. It’s easy to always be dissatisfied with what you have or what you achieved. I’ve been down that road for many years and I’ve always found myself unhappy. Your life starts improving the first day you start thanking for what you already have.
  8. Self love is the best love you could ever receive. The way you see yourself is the way people perceive you. As soon as you see the amazing, incredible person you are, people around you start to act accordingly.
  9. Do good in order to receive good. You can’t sell crap and expect people to give you sunshine in return. Start by spreading kindness and see how good things come back to you in unexpected ways.
  10. Hitting rock bottom can teach you the greatest lessons. I know heartbreak is hard, losing friends and even money is hard. Disappointment, failure is hard. Yet, they teach you the important lessons in life. It is the way you reach your fullest potential, the way you become the best version of yourself. Believe that everything happens for a reason.

RO: Acestea sunt doar cateva lucruri pe care le-am invatat in ultimii ani, asa ca am decis sa impartasesc cu tine putin din “intelepciunea mea” 🙂

  1. Nu datorezi nimanui nimic, nici macar o explicatie. Incepe prin a gasi curajul de a spune “nu” oamenilor cand nu vrei sa faci ceva, fara a da explicatiile si scuzele de rigoare. In acest fel salvezi timp pretios pe care il poti folosi facand ceva ce intr-adevar te face fericit.
  2. Nu poti salva oamenii care nu-si doresc sa fie salvati. Am invatat asta pe calea grea incercand sa raman langa persoanele din viata mea desi ma faceau sa ma simt nedemna de respect si iubire, crezand ca eu sunt problema. Scapa de ei cat de repede posibil si-ti garantez ca vei respira aer mai proaspat.
  3. Universul are un mod interesant de a te aduce din nou pe calea cea buna, asadar nu-ti pierde speranta. Cand simti ca cedezi, ca vrei sa renunti, ca esti pierdut si dezorientat, fara niciun fel de motivatie, acela este exact momentul in care Universul intervine aratandu-ti luminita de la capatul tunelului. Nu esti niciodata singur, cineva sau ceva e mereu acolo sa te sustina.
  4. Te poti educa mai bine decat orice scoala ar putea. Nu spun ca scoala nu e importanta si ca nu ar trebui sa dai tot ce ai mai bun ca student. Cu toate acestea, exista lucruri pe care scoala nu te va invata. Asadar, citeste si pune la indoiala orice lucru pana ii dai de cap. Educatia inseamna putere.
  5. Familia este cel mai mare sustinator din viata ta. Orice problema ai intampina, familia este mereu acolo sa te ajute. Ar face orice sa te vada ca esti bine, te-ar sustine indiferent de ideile nebune pe care le ai si ar vrea sa te vada fericit chiar daca asta inseamna sa te muti in capatul lumii.
  6. Esti suma oamenilor cu care petreci cel mai mult timp. Nu e nevoie de mult timp pana incepi sa le adopti expresiile verbale, hobby-urile sau mentalitatea. Nimic mai adevarat decat: “Spune-mi cu cine te imprietenesti, ca sa-ti spun cine esti.” 
  7. Practicand recunostinta in fiecare zi iti poti imbunatati viata si linistea sufleteasca. Este usor sa fii intotdeauna nemultumit cu ceea ce ai deja sau ce ai obtinut pana acum. Am fost pe acest drum timp de multi ani si intotdeauna m-am simtit nefericita. Viata ta incepe sa se imbunatateasca din prima zi in care incepi sa multumesti pentru ce ai deja.
  8. Iubirea de sine este cea mai importanta iubire pe care o poti primi vreodata. Felul in care te vezi tu insuti este felul in care oamenii din jur te percep. De indata ce incepi sa te vezi ca persoana minunata si incredibila care esti, oamenii din jurul tau incep sa actioneze in consecinta.
  9. Fa bine pentru a primi bine in schimb. Nu poti oferi rautate si sa te astepti ca oamenii sa-ti ofere iubire in schimb. Incepe prin a raspandi bunatate si priveste cum lucrurile bune se intorc la tine in moduri neasteptate.
  10. Ajungand la capatul puterilor poti invata cele mai importante lectii. Stiu ca suferinta pierderii unei relatii e grea; pierderea prietenilor sau chiar a banilor e grea. Dezamagirea si esecul sunt grele. Cu toate acestea, ele te vor invata cele mai importante lectii in viata. Este modul in care iti atingi potentialul maxim, modul in care devii cea mai buna versiune a ta. Crede ca totul se intampla cu un motiv.

Photo credit: Mahdiar Mahmoodi 

 

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