16 Things 2016 Taught Me

Lately, I’ve noticed a lot of people saying that 2016 was the “worst year of their life,” or something along those lines! While I can’t say I disagree, there’s always a lesson in every hard time and not just in love, like my last post, there were quite a handful of other lessons I learned this year too, through personal experience, and a few from witnessing others’ experiences as well..

  1. Money comes and money goes. If you’re focusing too much on money and not enough on what’s keeping you happy, you’re probably in the wrong place.
  2. No one person can complete you, but you.. not even your soulmate. They are but a reflection of you, as a whole and complete being, and are only here to teach you what you need to learn and even they must move on too.
  3. Surrendering isn’t about becoming less of yourself or being slave to another. Surrendering is allowing yourself permission to become one with the person or situation at hand instead of fighting or rejecting it and allow it to teach you what you need to know. Flow with what comes to you.
  4. Follow your own dreams. People will always try to force upon you “what’s best for you,” when it really is only a projection of their reality, and it’s not yours to follow. You have to trust in yourself that you know what your own heart wants even when you know the journey will be rough. But nothing’s worse than ending up at a destination not meant for you.
  5. The grass isn’t always greener. Sometimes opportunities will arise and doors will seem to open only to teach you how good you have it right in your own home. Listen to yourself instead of the illusion.
  6. You are stronger than you think. More resilient than you’ll ever know. The only thing that’s stopping you from finding out how much, is you.
  7. Everything and every person has a purpose for being in our lives. And once that purpose has been fulfilled, holding on to it will only cause heartache. Learn how to gracefully let go when it is time and never stay where you are not valued and appreciated.
  8. No one will ever stay if you never let anybody in. Trust that the universe is only bringing in people helpful to your evolution, no matter what good or bad comes out of it. The most important part is the lesson.
  9. Make peace your most important goal. Nothing fruitful comes out of war. Where there’s conflict, find understanding and everything will work itself out.
  10. Ask for what you want and you will always get what you deserve. This can go both ways.. but if you don’t ask, the answer will always be No. Even if you don’t get the exact thing you want, trust that something else is in store for you that’s better.
  11. You must always remember you are a complete woman first before a man can add you your vast and immeasurable beauty. You can chase after a man based on how he well he treats another woman, finally get him and only be treated how you deserve. It had nothing to do with the man in the first place. It was the woman she was to inspire that love in him. Love and honor yourself first and that love will move him to reciprocate that love back ten fold.
  12. Follow your gut. There’s a reason why something is telling you to stay away or be weary of others’ intentions/motives.
  13. Everything has consequence. There are no accidents.
  14. Love doesn’t make sense. But it’s the best thing that could ever happen to you if you let it in.
  15. How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you. If you constantly project that you do not love yourself, you will continually attract partners who will take advantage of you for their own ends.
  16. Don’t wait to do great work. Find value in every task–and do it better than everyone else.

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