Finally had the time to sit down and capture the most important lessons in my life thus far! Hope you enjoy!
Lesson 1: Be authentic– I stopped trying “fake it until I made it.” Yes, this works for some but I didn’t feel authentic or genuine. I felt like I was trying to be someone else or someone I wasn’t. There isn’t much glamour in my life but I’m happy, loved, and blessed. I’m overly emotional all the time, Im sensitive, I goofy, and I love hard, but that is who I am, I can’t change that and I don’t want to, it’s what makes me “Lee”.
Lesson 2: Make it fun – Everything has been “limited” this year lol friends, time, and coins. I have been spending time trying to build up my brand and lower my debt. Whenever I get time I make sure it’s fun. Whether it’s a improtu pizza date, a FaceTime chat, or an actual night out I make it fun, it gives me a chance to breathe, a chance
Lesson 3: Choose happiness– If it doesn’t make you happy, don’t do it, whether it is a situation, person, or job.
Lesson 4: Make it last – Cherish what ever you hold dear and keep it close.
Lesson 5: Forgive– You don’t have to forget but forgive. Never spend too much time holding grudges. It’s never your battle to fight.
Lesson 6: Make yourself the only competition- Just because you do it slower or faster than someone else doesn’t mean anything. It’s your life go at your pace.
Lesson 7: Make it impossible for them to steal your joy. – Never let them catch you slipping.
Lesson 8: Keep them guessing – Keep it ambiguous everyone doesn’t need to know how you do it when you do it or the manner in which you do it.
Lesson 9: Make memories– But most importantly capture the moment
Lesson 10: Smile– Smile often, you would be amazed at how much it changes your day.
Lesson 11: Obstacles are just opportunities that haven’t presented themselves – Look for the silver lining always
Lesson 12: Plan it– A goal without a plan is just a dream.
Lesson 13: Do it– You planned it now do it!
Lesson 14: Fear is just a word- Fear is just a word- It has no holding, conquer it!
Lesson 15: Love – Love hard and without regrets.
Lesson 16: Be Kind always– You never know what hell someone else is going through.
Lesson 17: Perception is reality- How you perceive something is how it will elevate you to another height or keep you grounded.
Lesson 18: Protect your heart– Guard it above all else because you only get one. Be careful who you let hold on to it.
Lesson 19: Listen twice as much as you talk– We have two ears for a reason
Lesson 20: Build your brand- My favorite quote is, “Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after having an experience with you becomes your trademark.” – Jay Danzie It’s important to know how others perceive you.
Lesson 21: Keep GOD close- Mediate and pray daily even for at least 5 minutes.
Lesson 22: Change– The only thing constant is change, learn to adapt and accept change in all
Lesson 23: Grow- once you accept change you can grow. Yes it is painful at times but necessary.
Lesson 24: Be proactive- Close mouths don’t get fed. If you want it go get it!
Lesson 25: BE YOU!- I be learned not to bend to a stereotype or what society thinks I am. I the only Carletha and I m going to set out to be the BEST version of me I can.
25 don’t owe me anything. This past year has been a whirlwind of emotions and I would not change anything for the world. 26 whatchu got for the kid?!