So I received a message from WordPress the other day that My blog Was a year old.Well, how did that happen? Is that what happens with Babies? One day they are born, the next day they are a year older? Like what is that?
Anyway, just like any other thing in life, Blogging has quite been the journey, thinking about it, it has taught me so much lessons that apply hugely in life generally.
So here are the life lessons I have taken from a year of blogging.
- GOD IS NOT A RESPECTOR OF MAN
See God is not Man, He does not look at your background,Certificates, mistakes, social status , experience, Numbers, Financial status or whatever it is that We men look at.
Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.(Psalms 37:4)
So whatever you trust Him for, He is going to give you that and even more .
- JUST START
You see all those Impossibilities , Ignore them and hit the Start button anyway.
- FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN
Would your rather start that blog, start that business, talk to that girl/boy, Take that Morning or evening run, climb Mount Everest, Try karaoke or do whatever scares the skin out of you rather than not trying at all and going on with life wondering what would have happened if you did?
- CONSISTENCY IS KEY
We like to start projects and not finish because of various factors but whatever your passion is , do you booboo and fight for what you believe in until the end.
- THE CRITICS
Take positive criticism and let them make you better, take negative criticism and flash them down the toilet or throw them in the gutter, they belong there.
- BE YOUR LOUDEST CHEERLEADER
Unlike external critics, your internal voice at the end of the day will be your deal breaker. It matters 100% .Make sure what you tell yourself is positive , You can not afford whispering negative comments to yourself. It is too damn expensive.
- CONFIDENCE GOES A LONG WAY
Someone else may seem better in this or that , but that does not make them better than you. Be confident in yourself and what you have to offer, you dont come across another YOU often now do you?
Superman’s got nothing on you ~ Charlie Puth
- FEAR FOR WHO?
Fear is real my friend. It is the opposite of Faith but here’s the thing,
“We were not given the spirit of Fear but of Power, Love and a sound mind.”
I have those fears,
- I could fall flat on my face
- This company could say no to me
- This other person stands a better chance so I probably shouldn’t
- ” Aliens could attack”
Okay, that last one was random, it definitely has everything to do with the movie “Independence day”
But “that dont stop me” ~ Insert Queen Latifah’s voice and Facial expressions
I try and do it anyway, whatever you do, Just remember that Courage is a substitute of fear, real courage comes when you are scared as hell but you do it anyway .
- Every pro was once an amateur
Rome was not built in a day , cut yourself some slack and give yourself time to grow and go through those growing stages without self condemnation, being harsh to yourself or comparing yourself to any other person .
- MASTER AND PERFECT YOUR CRAFT
If We get too comfortable, We do not want to do anything. We do not want to do any more research or go an extra mile in whatever field.
We do not want to workout anymore or eat those Vegetables anymore, or swear not to drink water until forever
“Like why is water so tasteless, shouldn’t they make like soda water?”
Why do I have this strong conviction that I am describing myself? Well, ” I plead guilty as charged. Hands down!!”
But, all I can say is, it is good to be content with what you have at the moment, but do not settle for less, we were all meant to do more and to do better
- DON’T SPEAK TOO SOON
I am not paranoid guys, but that little project you are working on , do not spill the beans just yet!
On an Interview with Oprah, Steve Harvey said
” Do not tell your Big Ideas to small minded people”
The reason that thing did not work is probably because you told it to someone somewhere who did not believe in it and went ahead and discouraged you or “Evil Spit” on it as pastor Moris Oloo would put it and as a result Jinxed it.
Be less vocal about your ideas and if not, choose who you are vocal about with your Ideas .Did I mention that my Ideas make my Mum cringe, she is smilling on the outside but thinks I am crazy on the inside, she does not tell me but I can read her mind ‘haha’
- READ MORE
I could not stress this point enough, if only we could read enough. There is something about reading and life lessons/ great speech/wisdom/ hidden treasure / writing skills that go hand in hand. So if you could grab a book or two every Month then ……oh well, you would be doing you a BIG favour
- LISTEN MORE
Listening is also a great plus, people pay huge bucks of Money to go to Oprah’s lifeclass or to hear Tony Robbins speak or all this wise people you have heard of. Guess what, I get them for free online, Youtube to be precise. Well, technically It is not free because you might pay for Wifi or Internet bundles and stuff but that is definitely not equivalent to what other people pay to hear them live so why not. Make yourself wiser if you can.
So there you go, I hope you picked a point or two on my heart to heart post that I hope to write more of…..or not.
Thank you for reading