Happy Birthday To ME!! Feelings about being 26, well not that much, I still feel the same but this time I am a little bit of “gigil” in doing the things that I want to do in life. To achieve things that is written in my handy dandy notebook. As I reached the pinnacle year of 26, (hahaha dramatic big word) I am here to share you the 26 things I have learned as I journey to my years of being 26. If you guys have ever (heard) read my blog I used to share how timid and shy I was when I am growing up. Ever since I entered college I have learned that not everything in life is learned from books, it’s basically experience. And there’s no manual in how living should be, it’s on the human gut feel and strengths. All you to have to do is to believe.
I have so many failures and triumphs in the past, there were also moments when I feel like I didn’t give my best shot, but still here I am still believing and achieving that one day everything would come into place and it will happen! I am here to tell you that our dreams are just around the corner, so don’t you ever give up on that! As you know, I am the writer of the Blog (Kdrama Feels: Pinay Version), that was featured in Candy Magazine Portal twice and last 2 months (talking and jumping about dream come true!), my blog was also featured in Female Network and Koreaboo (Latest KPOP news). Who would believe that someone like me would be noticed because of my likeness to Kdramas :D
I really hope that this learning’s could help you or inspire you towards your dreams. So to all of us…. AJA! Hwaiting!
1. Listen and Don’t Listen.
a. Listen to the words that would make you a better person.
b. Listen to the criticisms because they could mold you into a person you are today.
c. Listen to the good advices and live with it.
d. Don’t listen to the words that bring you down instead take those words into a positive outlook in life.
e. Don’t listen to the negative subconscious words that echoed through your head, fight it because it would made you lose your track.
f. If you do listen to negativity, it will delude your way of thinking and it may be one of the reasons you may adapt it. Like for example, they tell you your weak, and if you keep repeating it in your mind, subconsciously you would lead yourself into the weakest spot of your life.
g. Not all hurtful words are bad.
2. Family (close family relationship)
a. Because they could bring out the best in you.
b. They are your biggest supporters, you may not feel it sometimes but they are. They are very proud in every step you do. Just don’t lose hope
c. No matter how many times you fall, they would always have the helping hand and helping you stand up again.
d. Listen to the words they say even if it would make you break into tears (repeat #1)
3. Reaching our dreams wouldn’t be that easy
a. For others it may be, for some, we need to really work hard for it.
b. There will be a lot of challenges ahead of you. You just have to be brave in facing them.
4. Be optimistic
a. Even if the whole world feels like crumbling down, be optimistic. Sometimes it’s a huge helping hand to believe that everything will soon work out.
b. Yes, life isn’t as perfect as fairytales, even fairy tales has triumphs, at least you know, that there’s always sunshine after the rain.
c. Be positive in believing in your dreams, no one else (except your family) would believe in you except you
5. Failure is a part of life
a. Remember those stories about the people we look up to, like JK Rowling was denied to publish Harry Potter a lot of times, or Disney had it’s ups and down before becoming one of the things that remind us that dreams do come true, or Starbucks had it’s own triumphs.
b. Each and every one of us had different struggles with failure; it’s up to us on how we could go back on our feet once again.
c. If JK Rowling, Starbucks, Disneyland or YOU (you’ll never know) would have gave up, they, you wouldn’t be the people we look up to today.
d. Even if you fail, greet those failures with a smile, even if you wanted to cry like a river and even if this words echoed into your soul, smile and still be thankful for there is a lot of chances in life to battle about.
e. Don’t worry about failing, worry if you didn’t even try.
6. Find a person Inspiration
a. Whether it’s your family, your best friend, a celebrity, look up to a person who inspires you to do well and be better in what you are doing.
b. Sometimes, because of the people we look up to, we somehow realize the potential that is within us.
c. You’ll never know you could be someone’s inspiration as well.
7. Be with the people who encourage you
a. (outside your family zone, sometimes, strangers could encourage you as well) Be with the people who would encourage instead of bringing you down.
b. You don’t need another heartbreak form a person who would say hurtful words behind your back or towards your face. Again, just listen to the important words they say, because not all hurtful words are bad.
c. Find people who would be with you through thick and thin, and would never judge you because of your failure or flaws
d. Say good bye to the toxic people in your life.
8. Be stubborn in a good way
a. Yes be stubborn with your dreams, to fight towards it, even if they tell you “ang tigas ng ulo mo”
b. Prove them that this is what makes you happy and you can achieve and succeed.
c. Be stubborn in a way that you could not hurt others, but a way you could justify your dreams in life
d. It’s okay to be stubborn as long as it’s on the good and positive track
9. Prove them wrong
a. Prove them wrong that everything you do is not a waste of time
b. That you are not rebelling against their will but because this is what you really want.
c. And even if it badly hurts for wanting something so bad prove them that you are alright
10. But Sometimes at the end of the road in life you have to weigh things
a. This might seem like a contrast about the things that are written here but sometimes we also need to think deeply if this dream of ours is still healthy. As I say not to give up, but there are also things in life we need to slowly give up but at the same time retain that fruitful dream in your heart.
b. It’s not facing fact about losing your dream, but thinking if it’s hurtful in a sense you have forgotten your responsibilities as a daughter or as a son
c. Sometimes, we need to also think that there are people that surround you.
11. It’s okay to give up some of our dreams and make way for other dreams
a. It’s not giving up, but things you just need to pave way for other opportunities or something better.
b. It’s one of the hardest decisions, why give up now, if I have already accumulated the things for years and have established it in my heart
c. But as time flies, you would suddenly realize that it’s also fine to let it go
12. Another contradiction, if you really want it go for it no matter how many times you want to let go
a. Because it’s life! It’s your dreams and it’s up to you whether what or how you’re going to deal with it. Just always be prepared for heartaches. As I said, you can still achieve other dreams, or just letting it go with the flow
13. Then you can BEGIN AGAIN
a. Set a new goal for yourself, you can take your Masters Degree and go on with PHD. Or you can shift jobs from TV to fashion designing.
b. We will never be too old or too young to begin dreaming again.
c. As long as your focus with your new goal and believe that this things will soon WORK OUT!
a. Seek for help, in order to achieve our dreams we also need certain people to ask for help (relate to #7)
b. Promote what you are doing, whether you’re doing a blog, sharing your likes, sharing your musical capacity to others or crafting. Communicate to people
c. Ask with respect to the people you can ask for guidance.
15. Learn Something New
a. There are a lot of things that we can do in our lives.
b. Learn an instrument, learn a new language, travel, draw, do crafting, do blogging, make youtube accounts at least you are gaining new knowledge about your skills at the same time honing them.
c. Don’t keep yourself on the standards you made. Get outside your box and explore your hidden talents
16. Make a difference
a. Don’t just wait there for something to happen. Stand up go out there and make your mark
b. Show everyone what you can do, don’t just sit there and do nothing
c. There are a lot of things you can offer others. It maybe your knowledge in mathematics or your likeness in music.
17. BE KIND
a. Others wouldn’t remember how good hearted you are, or people will find you being just safe or too goody, goody, whatever happens be kind.
b. What you do is for yourself not for others.
c. Be the best version others couldn’t be, be humble and set a good example for others to see.
18. The past is already in the past
a. Don’t let your past dictate your present
b. Just like the Mr. Robinsons said, keep Moving Forward
c. The past may gave you a hard time in life, but at least it was a learning experience for you to be brave, to have strength and to stand tall!
a. In life, in order to move forward, we must forgive.
b. Forgive the people who had hurt and judge you
c. Because it would be an easy thing for you if you let go of the things that hurt you.
20. Work hard and set your goals.
a. In order to achieve our dreams we must work hard for it.
b. Set your goals, write it on a checklist way. List the things you want to try or to achieve. (a Bucket list of your own choices in life)
c. Those list will guide you towards the dreams you want to fulfill
21. Never give up!
a. In times of doubt, never give up
b. In times of losing, never give up
c. In times of grief, never give up
22. Pray and be thankful
a. Everything we have in life or we have receive are all fruits from our Almighty Father.
b. Sometimes we may not have noticed those little gifts but He is there to listen to our thoughts and give those gifts at the time we needed it
c. Pray for guidance
d. Ask for forgiveness
e. Find peace in your heart and pray that everything will soon workout
f. He has plans for you as well
g. Be thankful for everything, for happiness, for struggles, for pain and for success.
23. We are all bound based on our timelines
a. We may not be a CEO at age 20 but may a CEO at age 45 we will never know, our timelines would soon come if we least expected it.
24. Expect the unexpected
a. Sometimes hope is one of the most painful thing in life, but at least it’s one of the reasons for us to live
b. But in order to not be in pain expect the things smoothly, if it’s not going to be, it’s okay! And if it’s going to be, it’s okay!
25. BE SPONTANEOUS
a. We may not achieve all of our dreams or fulfill our goals in life its okay, because the dreams you have been wishing will soon come at the perfect time and at the right timing.
b. Believe in the word of come what may! Go with the flow of life. Live life not according to what others means but what you wanted to live. Be free from all the expectations you have in your life!
26. Believe in yourself because you can really do it! :D
QUOTES TO INSPIRE YOU
“Don’t Give Up when things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road your trudging seems all uphill,
When funds are low and debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must
But don’t you quit.”
“Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing the best you can”
“Don’t be afraid to take that big step”
“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.”
“When you find yourself in the position to help someone, be happy and feel blessed because God is answering that person’s prayer through you. Remember: Our purpose on earth is to get lost in the dark but to be a light to others, so that they may find way through us.” – Alberto Casing
“Whenever we begin to feel as if we can no longer go on, HOPE whispers in our heart to remind us that we are strong” – Robert M. Hensel
“Dream as if….. you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today” – James Dean
“To accomplish great things we must not only act but also dream not only plan but also believe”
“Be patient. Life will offer you another chance as soon as you find calm within, for abundance is born out of calmness” – Leon Brown
“When you have a bad day, a really bad day, try and treat the world better than it treated you” – Patrick Stump
“You were given this life, because you are strong to live it”
“In happy moments, praise God
In difficult moments, seek God
In quiet moments, worship God
In every moment, thank God”
“Dream BIG, sing, laugh, dance, always try your best, hug often, work hard but play harder, respect others, smile, say please and thank you, be sweet, say I love you, aim for the stars”
“When your faith is stronger than your fears you can make your dreams happen”
“Sometimes you gotta fall before you fly”
“Do not underestimate yourself by comparing yourself with others. It our differences that makes us beautiful and unique”
“Two of the hardest tests in life: the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage to accept whatever you encounter” – Paulo Coelho (Veronika decides to die)
“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway” – Earl Nightingale
“Always be joyful. Never stop praying” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17
“The more you are positive and say, 'I want to have a good life,' the more you build that reality for yourself by creating the life that you want” – Chris Pine
“The dream is to keep surprising yourself, never mind the audience.” – Tom Hiddleston
“Be Confident. Too many days are wasted comparing ourselves to others and wishing to be something we aren’t. Everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses, and it is only when you accept everything you are and aren’t that you will truly succeed.”
“What you think, you become, what you feel you attract. What you imagine, you create.”
Songs to inspire you
Nico and Vinz – Am I Wrong
Rachel Platten – Fight Song
Jessie J. – Flashlight
Demi Lovato – Believe in Me
Janine Kaye - Dreaming
Selena Gomez – Who says
Justin Bieber - Believe
Moirah Peters – Brave
Land Before Time – If we hold on together
Amber – Borders
Jessica – Fly (English Version)
High School Musical- Break Free
Jessie J – Who you Are
Christina Aguilera – The voice withing
Colbie Calilat- Try
Barbie (Magic of Pegasus) – Hope has wings
Justin Bieber Feat. Jaden Smith – Never say Never
Marion Aunor – Be Like You
Janine Kaye – Wondering
PS. I am still on the stepping stone of my dreams, but if we all work with one another we can achieve the dreams we wanted to achieve! You can also checkout the super summarize version of this blog at Candy Mag. Com :D www.candymag.com/candy-feels/from-our-dreams-15-things-you-have-to-know-about-achieving-your-dreams-src-ugc?utm_source=Facebook-Candy&utm_medium=Ownshare&utm_campaign=20170712-fbnp-your-dreams-fbfirst
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