Reflection: May

May Reflections“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ― Søren Kierkegaard

Each month, I set aside a chunk of time to reflect on the previous month: memorable moments, lessons I learned, how I spent my time, how I’m different, who/what I’m grateful for, improvements for next month, and goals to work toward. I want to be more intentional in my personal development this year, and posting each month serves as a way to help keep me accountable. If you have any big lessons you learned this past month, feel free to share them in the comments!

Here are three big lessons I learned this past month:

  • You won’t improve until you put yourself out there and try. This is a reoccurring thing I have to remind myself since I’ve recently started to play soccer (and with other things as well). Sometimes failing forward is a faster way to get to where you want to go.
  • Quiet strength is still strength. Just because others don’t see what you are going through and holding up under doesn’t diminish it. In fact, I think it takes a stronger person to stand in silence without the need to let the world know (although it is healthy to share your struggles with others when appropriate).
  • Other’s negativities, drama, and insecurities only affect you as much as you let them. Holding yourself and your own actions to a higher level of integrity can help prevent bitterness on your end. Choose happiness 🙂

What did May teach you? I’d love to hear how you are growing!

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