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24 Lessons I Learned as I turned 24 | MUNAZZA BANGASH

Twenty four. *Takes a deep breath.*

It’s scary how close I am to my silver jubilee. I’ve probably lived one third of my life, and alhamdolillah, I’m very happy. It took a lot of years and a lot of dark times to finally be able to see the light. I have learned a lot in these 24 years of my life. Here are some for you to read!

  1. Whether you’re 18, 25 or 40; just be yourself. You don’t have to pretend as if you’re younger (or older) than your real age. There is no beauty in it. Be graceful.
  2. You don’t have to make a lot of mistakes to learn how to do something. It’s way better to learn from others’ mistakes than actually making your own.
  3. No matter how hard you try to be the best version of yourself, you will make errors, and that’s completely okay.
  4. Your mistakes will be remembered more than your successes. But that certainly does not mean that you are a bad person, or a failure.
  5. What people say is pointless. All you have to do is be the best version of yourself, and then there will be someone who doesn’t like that, and that’s not your problem. You can’t please everyone.
  6. Make sure you have someone in your life who soars high with you in your success, but keeps you grounded; someone who can give you a shut up call when needed, and who tells you when you’re wrong. For me, that’s my mother.
  7. How you’re treated, is totally up to you. Don’t give anyone the permission to treat you wrong. How you react to a situation determines how the other person reacts to your reaction.
  8. Stop arguing. The person who argues more loses all his respect in the eyes of others.
  9. Giving shut up calls is important. But excess of it can make you bad person. Sometimes, silence is the best answer – make it most of the times.
  10.  There is no love without respect. If you’re being continuously disrespected despite your efforts to make things right, it’s better to get out of the relationship. Self respect is the key.
  11. Be patient. Everything makes sense in the end. Jumping to conclusions only makes things worse.
  12. Be soft spoken. People who make you wanna be rude, are not worth your energy. And people who are worth it should not be spoken to rudely. It’s that simple.
  13. Listen more. Talk less. You’ll learn a lot more and make lesser mistakes. Good things come in small packages, so the lesser you speak, the more valuable your opinions and words will be.
  14. Dishonesty is the root of all problems. Be honest and you will never do anything you’d want to hide from others. Be open, loyal and honest.
  15. Respect others’ privacy. Treat everyone the way you would like to be treated, and life will get much easier.
  16. Other people’s problems matter, too. It’s okay if someone wasn’t able to complete a promise, or was late. There is a reason behind everything. Before bursting out in anger with ignorance; stop, smile and ask why someone made a mistake. Treat others the way you would like to be treated.
  17. What others do, is not your concern. Discuss ideas, not people.
  18. There is nothing wrong in acting like a lady. You don’t have to act like a man to acquire equal rights.
  19. Be yourself. It does no good if you’re a second anyone. Be the first you.
  20. Getting married is not the sole purpose of life. Live your life outside your man, and you can achieve so much more.
  21. Judging others means you’re insecure. Be confident and build everyone up, it will not lower your position.
  22. There are no personal relationships in business. It’s better to keep a professional attitude than being too friendly and getting disrespected in return.
  23. Before starting your own business, work somewhere and gain experience. It will not only make you stronger in your field of work, but it will help your understand your employees better.
  24. Keep your phone away before going to bed. You’ll sleep like a baby!

And that’s it! I hope you guys enjoyed reading this post.

With positive energy; I’ll see you next time!
Munazza Bangash

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