Last year, I wrote 5 Things I Learned in May. It was a serious turning point in my life and the article was well received. I figured I would start a tradition and share what I learned from this May too. I almost want to take inventory every month of what life teaches me. Because we’re always learning, right? Or at least, that’s the hope. So here we go, here are 5 things I’ve learned this month.
5 THINGS I’VE LEARNED IN MAY
1. Life is not always in your control
But why can’t it be? 😆 I’ve really learned that my life isn’t all in my hands. God is giving me a run for my money and that’s okay because He knows what’s best. Having a plan is cool, but it’s ALWAYS going to change, so be flexible and let the universe take you on your journey. Everything will work out as it should. Allow the roller coaster to turn you upside down a million times–and enjoy every second of it.
2. Doubt gets stronger every day if you feed it
I’ve started doubting myself and my abilities and it turned into an entire crisis of me thinking I’m incapable of doing anything! This is where our brains can seriously do us wrong. Taking a step back and realizing all the things I can do and all of the good that is happening slowly starts erasing those doubts. Feed goodness to yourself, not negativity.
3. I don’t need to prove myself to anyone
I don’t need to “show” anyone. Don’t need to gain anyone’s approval. I am great as I am, and I’m learning that I don’t need to hear it from others to believe it. I don’t need a number of likes, views, or pats on the back to tell me that I’m worth something. I’ve been focusing on my strengths and saying mantras so that I can be confident in who I am, independent of others’ opinions.
4. Consistency is the key to success
I’ve been working out on and off for the past 6 months. A couple months ago, I had plateaued. I was frustrated and just wanted to see changes. I decided I had to put my head down and start going more consistently to the gym. Once I did, weight started coming off me like crazy.
Sticking to something even when you’re not seeing results is hard. It takes serious willpower and determination. If you push past it, you will start seeing results and it really pays off. Keep going. Good is coming. My boyfriend uses a song to remind him to keep pushing. He uses “Just Around the Riverbend” from Pocahontas. Though it’s pretty funny that he thought of that, it’s true. If you just hold out for a little bit longer, just think of the possibilities that could be there!
5. I have nothing to lose
There’s a 100% chance of regret if you don’t go for something. With that in mind, I’ve done some ballsy things this month. I have been SHOCKED that things worked out. I applied to be a part of projects I didn’t think I was qualified for, and all of a sudden, there I was, sitting in a room talking concepts and numbers. If I had let my doubt (see above) talk me out of going for it, I would have never been in the room. Brush off the excuses and limitations and jump into opportunities.
What have you learned this month? Share with me below!