I clocked 25 years in May and I really wanted to write a post about 25 life lessons I learnt in 25 years. But you know what, I procrastinated so bad and so long that the birthday week passed by without the post.
However, it’s the end of the year and I am thinking “it’s still 2018. You are still 25, but in few days time, you are never going to be 25 anymore. So, the post can still go up before the year runs out.”
So, I delved into my drafts and pulled it out, since the lessons are as valid as ever.
I know I am still too young to have aching tales to dish out, but you will agree with me that life dishes out lessons to each and every one of us, in one way or the other.
I am not saying I have seen life much or at all, I am just saying, “enjoy these 25 life lessons from my 25 years on earth.”
The 25 Life Lessons I Learnt In 25 Years
What is 25 supposed to feel like anyway? Because all I have been feeling is some not so mild pain, a number of times daily.
Sincerely, it’s a well known fact that the mid-twenties is a very confusing and anxiety-inducing period of time. in which we can’t but feel like we are not yet where we thought we would be in life.
However, I did learn plenty lessons along the way that I believe will help me and others ascend into adulthood a little easier. So, here are 25 life lessons; in no particular order that I learned in my 25 years on earth!
- Don’t ever feel let your sins make you feel like not praying. That’s the trick of the devil. Whatever it is, perform and seek comfort in prayer. It is the only way you can forgive yourself and be forgiven too.
- Life comes in a variety of colors. Sometimes, it comes in color white, sometimes it’s all black and sometimes, it’s a mixture of both.
- Your first is not necessarily your best: This was something I learned late in life. So many times, we think because we have put a lot of effort into a first thing or action, it should come out successfull. But the truth is that your first does not necessarily translate to your best. Sometimes, we have to do things several times before we succeed at it. So, one has to keep striving because it can only get better.
- Never Say Never: A lot of things happen everyday; to us or people around us, and we think, “hell, yeah. This can’t be me or I can’t do that”. Life is unpredictable and can happen to anyone and at anytime, in which you find yourself tilting on the moral balance scale. Sometimes, you have got the choices of choosing either the wrong thing/wrong thing or good/bad. Whichever way, think your decisions through before taking steps on it.
- Quality circle of friends: The quality of your friends and acquaintances is very important. Always choose quality over quantity. Don’t have every Tom, Dick, and Harry as your friend just because you want to boast of high number. Ask yourself if they are adding value to your life. A good circle of friends is your best bet. Read all about how to make quality friends here.
- Everyone needs a strong support system: There is no doubt that in my 25 years, life has thrown some plenty little limes. But it into lemonade is undoubtedly with the help of my strong support system, comprising my family and some friends.
- Forgiveness heals the heart: There is no doubt that people will offend you, but the most important thing is forgiving when they do so. Forgiveness heals the heart and makes you a better person. Also, remember that to err is human, to forgive is divine.
- Growing is Intentional: I also learned that to move from wherever position you are, there is a need for you to be intentional with your every word, attitude and action. You need to go find it because you will never grow if you stay glued to a spot.
- Scums come from both gender: There is the popular online saying that men are scum, but I beg to differ. Scums can be found in either gender. Not that I have had many scums in my life, but I have had enough from both gender to be a part of my 25 life lessons.
- Love is not a feeling: Trust me, it is deeper than that. It is an action, that requires sacrifice. It takes and swallows time. Love encompasses much more than just catching feelings.
- Never close a door too hard because you can never tell if you will be needing that same door again. Read this story to see how I learned this lesson.
- No-one is too insignificant to learn from. Any person can teach you any lesson; be it an alms collector, janitor, driver etc. In this post, I write on four business lessons entrepreneurs can learn from bus conductors.
- A consistent drop of water makes the mighty ocean. Do the things that will make you attain your goals regularly. You can’t try specific things once and expect results because consistency is key to success.
- Believe in yourself and your talent. Don’t ever say no to something you know you can do. Say yes first and go learn it after.
- Enjoy your own company: This allows you to meditate and think about the path or things you are currently doing. It enables you to understand yourself better and set things according to what and how you really want it.
- Life is too short to be pleasing people. Let go of societal pressures and expectations. Do what makes God and yourself happy.
- Trying something new or different is never a bad idea. Leave your comfort zone. Explore the earth and its space to your heart’s content.
- Take a break when things get hard. You don’t have ever have to pretend to be a super(wo)man. Sometimes, you have got to take a pause and rejuvenate.
- Volunteering is the new hobby. Give what you have; be it time or money. Support a cause you are passionate about. Push for a positive change, because you can either complain about a problem or be a part of the solution.
- The social media is a hoax. Don’t fall for it and it’s frivolities. Remember that all that glitters is not gold.
- If an attitude you wear cannot sustain you, put it off.
- Mistakes are a necessity for growth. So, embrace them.
- Tough times don’t last, only tough people do.
- Do what you love, even if its an hobby.
- Trust your crazy idea.
- Patience, Patience, and Patience.
There you have the 25 life lessons anyone can learn from my 25 years on earth. I can’t say that I’m excited to be getting closer to 30 but at least I know that I am better and more prepared for it.
I hope you enjoyed reading the 25 life lessons I have learned in my 25 years on Earth have taught me. Which one resonated with you most and what have you learned over the years?