What I learned in 2019

This week I had the time to sit and reflect on the things I learned in 2019. As I reflected, I realized that some of them are repeat from the past years so I guess some lessons I will keep learning.

Here are some of the most important ones I want to share:

  1. Your health is one of your most valuable assets. Appreciate, nurture, and protect it.
  2. Every person and every situation that you encounter teaches you about you: your blockages, your triggers, your perceptions and your assumptions. The moments of triggers and pain are also big moments of opportunity to heal them.
  3. Be assertive. If something feels wrong and you feel that you can help improve it, speak up. Your voice matters.
  4. At times slowing down makes you faster. Your worth is not measured by your superficial productivity. Learn to honor down time and recharge.
  5. Saying “YES and “NO” are equally important. Feel free to choose what you really desire. Each time you say “yes” to something you are already saying “no” to something else. Speak your truth and honor yourself.
  6. Be yourself! It is okay if people don’t like or understand you. People view life through their unique personal lens. Criticisms can help you grow – or if not, be polite and move on to greener pastures.
  7. It is okay to be in the “don’t know” zone. None of us really have life completely figured out. Make a decision to have a wonder-filled life.
  8. Surround yourself with people that lovingly challenge and support you. Then you will surely grow.
  9. Contributing to others inspires and gives meaning to life. Keep giving but don’t forget to refuel yourself in the process.
  10. You have the power to choose! Nothing can stop you.