I cannot believe I will be turning 26 tomorrow, I mean I feel so old!! I can not also believe that I will be going into the next quarter of my life, this first quarter has been amazing and I am so grateful for all my blessings. Turning 25 changed my life literally, I mean literally. I have grown so much in the last 12 months and I am so excited to share my 25 lessons learnt in the last 12 month.
- You have to work hard for what you want
This one is no joke. I have never been more exhausted, more challenged, and more humbled than I have been by the work required of me in the last 12 months. Granted, some of us have crazier goals than others, but I’m pretty sure this applies to everyone. If I could sum up what it took to get through 25 in one word, it would be: Crazy
- Do not be afraid to fail
Since I fell in love with the quote i have been so open to try out new things in line with my passion and i am not afraid to fail. The best way to learn is to fail.
- Living with purpose is everything
I learnt to live so much with purpose in the last 12 months, I slept, drank, ate my purpose and because of that I was more than super focused this year.
- Stop Apologizing
I also learnt to stop apologizing for everything, to stop apologizing for my calling, for being me, for airing my opinions and views etc!!! So yea ain’t sorry for a lot of things.
- Some friendship are not forever and that’s perfectly okay
I learnt that it is okay for some friendship to end especially when the other party isn’t willing to be friends with you anymore, just let go and move on. Trust me it is okay, the world will not end.
- You can not figure everything out at once
I learnt that I can not figure out everything at once. I am a control freak and super ambitious, I always want everything to be figured out at once, but in the last 12 months I have taken things more easy and this has made me even more efficient.
- Wifi is life
I don’t know if i can ever function without Wifi. There is no more to life than Wifi. (Kidding)
- Always have a granola bar in your bag
I have also learnt that to maintain a healthy lifestyle and to never get tempted by junk food, it is advisable to have a granola bar in your bag . I never leave the house without a bar in my bag, in fact I am currently eating one.
- Sleep is a major key
I have worked so hard in the last 12 months that every little nap or sleep I could get in the afternoon meant the world to me, and for my night sleep I don’t even play with it .
- Find God for yourself
Growing up I was forced to go to my parents church that I did not like so much, I felt so lost every service day, not until I turned 21 that I started finding God for myself and in the last 12 months, God and I have become besties and I am loving our relationship.
- Read! Read! Read!
I used to hate reading growing up, I mean reading literature books and all, I only read to pass exams, reading was like a house chore, but when I started my company I felt I had no choice but to fall in love with reading loads of books, I was still reading like a snail, but in the last 12 months I have read over 10 books and I am so proud of myself, and I have learnt so much from reading, reading is major if you want to be more exposed and grow.
- It is perfectly fine not to care for marriage now.
Do not get me wrong, I am going to get married and have a family but I am not in a hurry at all, I really do not even care for marriage now, my mum is so scared and so worried for me, but I have told her several times to calm down. In the past 12 months I can count how many times I have thought of marriage, maybe just once or twice. You never know I may just changed my mind next week and get married in December but for now I really do not care for it. Seriously do not let anyone pressure you into getting married.
- Travelling is another major key.
I can not even emphasize how traveling changed my life in the last 12 months, it opened my eyes to so many things and made me see the world in a very different way. I have now decided that I must visit at least 5 new cities every year
- You really do not have to attend every motivational event.
Since I turned 25 I never went for any motivational or leadership summit or forum. I decided I was not going to attend any, I was not just interested. I attended a lot of motivational events from 22-24yrs to last me a lifetime, so when I turned 25 I said no more!! I would rather spend my time working on a project, reading books and self motivate.
- Embracing Me
I have learnt to embrace and love my body more in the last 12 months, I love my full lips, my slim thick body and my height. I have totally accepted me for me and I am so in love with me.
- You can not please everyone, you are not pizza or jollof rice.
I have learnt that I can not please everyone, and I am completely okay with that.
- Always go after what you want
This is probably my must important lesson, Adohrspeaks is where it is now because I didn’t let the word NO stop me. I get to work with big companies and brand because I know what I want and I constantly go after it.
- Rejection Is Nothing To Be Afraid Of.
I’ve finally realized that you cannot become successful in life if you’re not willing to risk screwing up or if you are scared of hearing NO.
- You will make some unpopular decisions.
These decisions may even cost you friendships. But know that the people who truly care will stand by you even if they think you’re temporarily being an idiot.
- Don’t drive yourself crazy trying to impress other people.
Chances are they could really care less.
- People are different and that’s okay.
In the last 12 months I have met so many people with different beliefs and even sexual orientation, and it is okay to be different, do not just disturb me with your belief.
- You’re Always Allowed To Change Your Mind
Don’t feel obligated to stick with a major, a job, a person, or anything else in your life that ceases to be good for you. People change, and life is both too long and too short to be unhappy.
- Yes GOOGLE it.
Lol in the last 12 months Google and I have become besties, I love you Google.
- Wear what you want.
I have created my own fashion style, I wear what I want and I am on the road to style perfection.
- Take care of your body.
I can not even emphasize this enough, you only have one body and you should protect and take care of your body, I have invested a lot in organic skin care products and healthy food in the last 12 months.
I have learnt more than this, but let me limit the lessons to 25 for now. It is now time for me to go pour myself a glass of red wine and countdown to 26!! I love you all for riding with me and for all your support and love so far