“Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.” – Dale Turner
Personally speaking, I am not and probably will never be one of those people who make “new years resolutions” because those tend to last a week and then be forgotten about. How cliché. But that doesn’t mean I don’t go into the new year open minded in hopes to surprise myself. I know 2014 is not over and I seem like I am rushing to get a head start but, with the events taking place in my life so rapidly and unexpected: I have no real concept of time.
1. Ask yourself: Am I doing this for me or am I doing this for society?
This is so vague because it could go in any direction. It could something you desire, something you’re working towards, or something you buy. Answer this question, and adjust your decision accordingly.
2. Forgive yourself.
Always forgive yourself. Whether it is for failing, for being wrong, for loving the wrong person or for getting a bad haircut. Forgiving yourself is one of the most important things because it teaches you to love and appreciate yourself; because if you don’t, who will?
3. You cannot change people.
Do not try to change anybody. If you want them to change, you already are in too deep. If somebody wants to change they will: whether that be for you or not. Your love, your good intentions, your dedication, your promises are all very sweet but they simply cannot create a permanent change in someone. People can only reach their potential when they are ready.
4. Feminism is a beautiful concept.
The doctrine advocating rights of women equal to those of men. Feminism is not giving women “all the power.” Feminism is treating women like people.
5. When nothing goes right, go left.
Life inflicts pain onto us. Pain that isn’t deserved. Pain we will never understand. If you don’t know why it is happening, how are you supposed to justify why it is happening? Where you cannot find justice, find strength. Become more appreciative, more passionate and above all realize that life wasn’t made for perfection, it was made for purpose.