20 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Young but Wouldn't Have Listened Anyway.

  1. 1.
    We are responsible for establishing and keeping our own boundaries. This is not anyone else's job.
  2. 2.
    Don't waste your time trying to make unhappy people happy.
  3. 3.
    Speak up for yourself. No one can speak your mind or sound your voice as well as you.
  4. 4.
    Rest is as important as work. Rest makes your work easier, more fruitful and enjoyable.
  5. 5.
    Be clear and specific about your wants and needs. You can't get mad at people for not meeting your needs or knowing your wants if you don't tell them.
  6. 6.
    The more someone rejects or hurts you, the less you should think of and care about them.
  7. 7.
    Care less about what people think and more about who they are and how they treat you.
  8. 8.
    Don't waste your time and energy on people who drain you and never fill you up.
  9. 9.
    It's okay to say no to a big thing that doesn't help you for a small reason that does.
  10. 10.
    Enjoy the little pleasures in life. Spend a few extra dollars on things that bring you joy.
  11. 11.
    Don't expect anyone else for you to look out for you more than you do.
  12. 12.
    Just forgive that jerk. They (and their action toward you) don't deserve the valuable space in your head.
  13. 13.
    If someone is overly ambitious to be in your inner cycle you should keep your mind open but not without asking yourself what they have to gain from you.
  14. 14.
    Love should be given freely but trust must be earned. If you trust someone who hasn't proven themselves, you have no one but yourself to blame when they screw you over.
  15. 15.
    If they are a victim of their family and their past 10 relationships, they are the problem and will end up being your nightmare.
  16. 16.
    If a person cheats on someone with you they will cheat on you with someone else. Character is important.
  17. 17.
    If someone gossips about their other friends behind their backs, they will gossip about you behind yours. Character is important.
  18. 18.
    Let things go that you have to fight to keep.
  19. 19.
    Spend your energy blessing those that give to you instead of trying to win over those who take.
  20. 20.
    God is a lot easier to get along with than we think.