Monday, April 4, 2011

Motivational Monday's "Secrets of Adulthood"

At the tender age of twenty-nine, I think I am finally grasping the concept of adulthood. Add to that the concept of not worrying; of being happy. Happy like the song, "Don't Worry Be Happy." Happy like the book, "The Happiness Project" inspires.

Just how have I made this transition? Below are my personal secrets of adulthood.
  1. You're never too old to enjoy some childlike fun whether that be playing a video game, a round of mini golf or watching cartoons. 
  2. "Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." One of many great quotes from Randy Pausch. 
  3. There is a legitimate reason why you should be at the airport two hours before your flight. Prepare for the unexpected. As they say, it is ALWAYS better to be early than late.
  4. To add to that, bring a cell phone charger and back up battery no matter where you go.
  5. Keep up with reading. Just as we exercise our bodies, we need to exercise our brains too and reading is mental exercise. 
  6. Try to always take the high road. Notice the word "try." Sure, it may be hard but two wrongs never make a right. Work on being the bigger person, the universe will reward you for it. 
  7. YOU CAN ALWAYS CONTROL YOUR LIFE BY MAKING NEW CHOICES OR REMAINING WHERE YOU ARE. Read that again. 
  8. Money can't buy you happiness but it can help you get out of an unhappy situation so be sure to spend smart and save. 
  9. You will see who is really there for you when you go through a tough time. Keep these people close to you and be there for them when they need you too. 
  10. Always have a stash of napkins in your glove compartment just in case of an emergency spill. This may sound silly (until you spill something in your car and can't wipe it up!)
  11. Every now and then, you will need to cry and that is ok. 
  12. If you're on time, you are late. If you are five minutes early, you are on time. 
  13. Spend time with children. They'll remind you to stay patient and inquisitive; to keep your dreams alive. 
  14. You are what you eat and drink so choose wisely. 
  15. There is no need (nor is there any room) to compete with anyone other than yourself. 
  16. If at first you don't succeed, pick yourself back up. Dust yourself off. And then, try again.
  17. Keep an open mind. Just because something doesn't interest you initially, doesn't mean it won't interest you ever. Expand your horizons and evolve.
  18. Plan, execute, evaluate. Then plan again.
  19. Vitamin C, oil of oregano and Culturelle probiotics are my recipe for supreme health. 
  20. A cup of coffee can make life just a little bit easier.
Please feel free to add your own Secrets of Adulthood. We can always learn from one another.

Feel free to share these as well. All in all, I just want to say that I sincerely thank you for reading my blog and I hope you feel empowered this Motivational Monday. Make it count!

Signing off,

The Jaclyn of All Trades

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