“Sometimes, you have to look back in order to understand the things that lie ahead.”
― Yvonne Woon
Each month, I set aside 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 try to be intentional in my personal development, and posting each month is a way to keep me accountable (it’s also built into my favorite planner, which is a nice reminder 😉 ).
THREE LESSONS I LEARNED THIS PAST MONTH:
- It can be tempting to try to work on 10 goals at a time or tackle all your New Years’ resolutions at once. But it’s helpful to focus on one or two goals at a time to make them realistically manageable. It might not look like as much progress, but in the long run, the results will tell a different story.
- Just because something is hard doesn’t mean it’s not worth it. Often the harder you have to work for something, the more you’ll appreciate it — and the less you’ll take it for granted. Be willing to work for what you want.
- Educate yourself. Fact check. Do some research. In a culture that gets most of our news from Facebook, it’s important to seek out the truth (even if it’s not what you want to hear). Alternative facts aren’t facts.
Top 3 Highlights of the month:
- My sister got married!!!!!
- Celebrated 6 months of my LDR ❤
- Booked tickets for my next trip! 😉 (I think I have a problem…)
What big lessons have you learned over the past month? Share in the comments below!