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21 Life Lessons In 21 Years Of Living

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I believe that 20-something years are the most important stages that we go through in our life, because it’s the years of growth, development, and discovery. It’s also when most decisions are very important because they would greatly impact our future. For me, I see it as the years of learning and exploring more about life.

I don’t celebrate birthdays with balloons, cakes, or parties but I do celebrate by reflecting on the life lessons I learned and thank God for the experiences, blessings, growth and opportunities. Since I was 18, I’ve been doing a tradition here on my blog and that is blogging about my yearly life lessons. I still have more to experience and learn in these years, if God wills, but on this post I’m sharing 21 of those too many lessons.

  1. Spend more time in building your relationships than in building your name.
  2. Don’t let people dictate or force you to live in a way you don’t want to live (professionally, or personally).
  3. Potential income isn’t the most important factor in choosing what career to choose.
  4. Spending time, money and effort for your health is never a waste.
  5. A best friend from your childhood might not make it into your adult life because people change.
  6. It’s never too late to start over.
  7. Age is just a number. You’re never too young, or too old when it comes to your abilities.
  8. Grow and invest in relationships worth investing. If people are just giving you toxicity in your life, it’s better to distance yourself from them.
  9. Staying home on the weekend can be just as fun as going out.
  10. You will grow apart, but real friends always make time for each other.
  11. You should never feel bad about making positive changes for yourself.
  12. Don’t be scared to speak up. There are brilliant ideas imprisoned in your mind that the world needs to know.
  13. Just because things didn’t work out the way you wanted them to, doesn’t mean they didn’t work out.
  14. Respond to every opportunity that you know could make you grow, but don’t be afraid to reject an opportunity if you know it’s the best option.
  15. Dreams are to be worked for.
  16. Moving away from home will improve your relationship with your parents, because absence makes the heart grow fonder.
  17. When you feel to fed up, it’s okay to have a break, play your most favorite games, watch your most favorite show, and sleep for more than 8 hours. Then, work harder the next day.
  18. Do whatever makes you feel alive without an ounce of regret or doubts.
  19. Turn your dreams into plans, cants into cans.
  20. The only person you should compare yourself to is your old self.
  21. Fears are just enemies that block you from reaching your success.
Najmah is a 23 year old Filipino Muslim, Clinical Nutritionist and Med student. Born and raised in Saudi Arabia. Living in the Philippines since 2010. By Najmah contains posts about her life lessons, personal excellence and journey to becoming a doctor. You can also find her blogging on The Muslim Bricks

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  1. myda

    October 7, 2015 at 4:44 pm


  2. Saima

    October 8, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    These are very important lessons for living a peaceful life. The idea that I am not afraid to face the world in any circumstances gives me a very positive energy! Thanks for sharing theses tips.

  3. Mariam Mababaya JustSharingIslam

    October 12, 2015 at 2:21 am

    MashaAllah younger sister in Islam I’ll inshaAllah be saving this post so I can inshaAllah read it again offline. You have mentioned many important and wise lessons you have shared sis Najmah JazakAllahu khair 🙂 keep up your awesome blog posts sis love you for Allah’s sake 🙂


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