I hope you all enjoyed the first part of ‘10 Truths Millennials should know about life.’ Here is a Part 2 and we stopped at Truth 5, so we will continue to 10.
6. Friends come and go: Our whole life revolves around relationships, some come to destroy and some come to bring the best in you and as you get older, you will look back at relationships at wonder ‘oh, where did that go?’ ‘Wonder how that person is doing?’ Personally, I have learned that those who are meant to be in your life will stay- they will stay and add value and meaning to your life. Good friendships are priceless and they still exist no matter if you have had a bad experience with friends. If you want to attract good and meaningful friendships, then be that friend to someone else. You attract what you are. You cannot expect an honest and loyal friend if you are the total opposite so bear in mind people come, people go. Do not let that get to your heart. Initially, it may feel like your world has ended but sometimes in order to move forward in life, some people need to go.
7.Success requires consistency: We all love the word success. But very few people are willing to do what it takes to succeed, people fail to realise that their little actions each day matter. In order for you to succeed at anything, you have got to be consistent. I have learned the importance of consistency since I started blogging last year. Sometimes you do not get the results you want, you encounter challenges, sometimes you don’t feel like working but you have a choice to let discipline rule or laziness and procrastination overcome you. Whatever you do, be it blogging, in your academics, day job, business, relationships, and health….be consistent. Do not start things and leave them unfinished. Start to finish. Start with the end goal in mind. Life is more than quitting when things get hard, or giving up when you face a disappointment. Life requires resilience, determination and as you mature, keep these principles in your subconscious. Let them guide and keep you.
8. Sometimes, you are the only motivation you’ve got: As much as this platform is here to inspire and empower you, the truth is that your success ultimately depends on you. You have got to make up your mind. You have got to reach that turning point in your life where you say ‘enough is enough.’ You are the one that has got to be disciplined. You are the one that have got to put in those hours of work. You, you, you. There will be times when little or no one will believe in you, when family and friends would not understand why you have chosen to pursue your creative career path, which is when you have to seek motivation from within and channel that inner power to keep pressing on. Ultimately, you are your biggest fan and cheerleader.
9. What goes around, comes around: There is a popular African proverb which goes ‘the way you make your bed is the way you will lie on it.’ It is so true. The life you live today counts. The way you treat people counts. The decisions you take today matter. They all play a role in determining how your life will be years from now. What you sow is what you will reap. This is a law of life and it is something we as millennials should take note of as we go through each day.
10. Your intuition counts: We all have that still, small voice that speaks to us, that guides us. It is important we live each day following that voice, letting our intuition guide us. The times when we fall into trouble is when we ignore that voice and follow the crowd or what society is saying. You do not have to follow the crowd. Be your own person. Stand for what you believe is right even if you are the only one. ‘If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.’- Malcolm X.
11.Everything you need to succeed lies right in you: God has deposited in us everything we need to excel. There is a champion that lies inside every boy and every girl, every man and every woman. You are not just ordinary and when you realise this truth, you live life differently- you live with intention and purpose. Look inside…that is where greatness lies. Will-power and determination are powerful tools; what the mind can conceive, it can achieve. Do not limit yourself because of your circumstances, background, social class, mistakes. Rise above them. I am determined to rise…are you?
These are the 10 Truths every Millennial should know. If you love these, share it with your friends. Leave your thoughts in the comment sections.