- Attention, for now, intention for the future — it’s okay to not be where you want to be. You’re not stuck where you are today, forever.
- Execution > Consumption — I’m sure you’ve seen something online and thought you could do the same thing, if not, better. With the rise of tik tok, 2021 was the year of consumption. Use consumption as inspiration for your creativity rather than just consuming.
- Never compromise doing revision over games night or watching football — people are so worried about their future that when they look back on their past, there’s no excitement to look back on. If it’s between revising or going games night whilst watching arsenal fumble top 4, I'm picking the latter. However, you have to prioritize your future to a certain extent, and that takes me on to my next lesson.
- Increase the standards you set for yourself — the one way to get more out of yourself and your day is to ultimately raise your standards. This would give you the free time to do the things you enjoy alongside everything else.
- Tomorrow isn’t promised — With COVID still about this year, living in the present has become more apparent.
- Learn to say NO — you’re setting yourself up for failure if you give yourself too many commitments
- Leave your mark — When it’s all said and done, the only thing keeping you alive will be the stories people have of you. Do things that will allow your great-great-grandchildren to know your name.
- Do what you find yourself doing effortlessly — Real progression, comes with consistency and you’re unable to be consistent if it takes too much energy to complete a task.
- There’s no harm in reaching out — this year I sent out a lot of emails and messages about working with different people and from the few replies I did get, I was able to learn a lot from it. Always reach out and sell yourself.
- Money spent on experiences is money well spent — within reason, money spent on an experience which you will remember forever should never make you feel guilty. What do we work so hard for?
- Instant gratification is your biggest enemy
- You’re not dumb by asking for help — instead of asking “How can I do this?”, I’ve started to think “Who do I know who can help me with this?” That doesn’t make you any less ‘smart’.
- Listen to your body — prioritise your health, everything else will follow.
- Invest more, spend less — have a system to budget, invest and save your money wisely, your future self will thank you.
- Carry momentum in everything that you do — find a routine that triggers momentum within the daily tasks you do to help you with the harder obstacles. From making the bed to drinking a cup of cold water.
- If you’re better than the version of yourself yesterday, you’re a success
- Share your work — Although nowadays all we see is the success story, people are attracted to progress, share yours, and people will resonate with it.
- Be careful who you take advice from — respectfully don’t take advice from people who haven’t ran that track yet.
- You deserve to be where you are — it’s so easier to fall into the trap of imposter syndrome especially with people highlighting their success online. But you’ve worked hard to be where you are so enjoy your seat.
Have a great new year!
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