24th Birthday – 24 Things I Know For Sure

I celebrated my 24th birthday on Friday, August 11th, and I was so full of gratitude. This past year has been filled with growth in all dimensions, that I can barely recognize the woman I was a year ago. Although I have made a lot of mistakes and failed so many times, I am happy about the lessons I have learnt from those mistakes and failures.  Here are 24 things I know for sure about life, success, career, love, spirituality etc. I hope you learn something or at the very least I hope it makes you think.

  1. Always put God first in everything you do. You are a co-creator of your life and you can’t survive in this world only believing in yourself
  2. Always do your best wherever you find yourself and make sure people are aware you’re doing great work
  3. You become exactly what you believe about yourself.
  4. If you can dream it, and if you want it bad enough you will find a way to achieve it.
  5. Surrounding yourself with quality people will help you achieve your goals quicker
  6. Seeking out mentors both distant and otherwise will prevent you from making many mistakes
  7. Life is full of things we don’t like. It’s unfair and you will fail; it’s up to you to not take the disappointment personally and try to find the lessons
  8. Keep the right attitude. Always be positive
  9. You are in control of your destiny and you have the power to create the life you desire
  10. You must have very high expectations of yourself and also of the people in your life. If you don’t you will always be frustrated
  11. If you are lucky to have your parents in your life do whatever you can to have a solid relationship with them
  12. Stop trying to figure life out. It’s a mystery and you’ll keep being frustrated
  13. You have to be hard on yourself and expect the absolute best of yourself
  14. Always take time to care for yourself and love yourself
  15. Do the hard things that others won’t so you can have an easy life. Doing only the things that are easy will give you a hard life
  16. Celebrate your wins no matter how small and don’t wait for other people to celebrate you.Think about how far you’ve come, you’re doing better than you think.
  17. Let the space between where you are and where you want to go inspire you rather than overwhelm/ scare you
  18. Like the people who like you; else you’ll spend all your time convincing people of your value
  19. Always try to add more value than you are paid/ compensated for.
  20. Set great goals for yourself
  21. No one will rescue you or your finances. You have to do the work and take control of your finances.
  22. Cherish your friends and your relationships. You’re never going to get your old friends back.
  23. Don’t be a prisoner to your feelings. Feelings are so fleeting; you shouldn’t give them the power to control your destiny
  24. Remember that you are ENOUGH!

What are some lessons you have learned about life and success so far? 

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Chinazom Chidolue is a personal finance blogger and an accountant. Growing up in a household with entrepreneurial parents, she developed a keen interest in business and finances. Chinazom combined her background in accounting and her passion for financial literacy and founded Investment Conversations: a personal finance blog which was created to help millennials take control of their personal finances by breaking down complex money topics into easily understandable and fun concepts.

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