This year, I did not resolve to do anything specific. The plan is to just stay on the path of growth and success in as many areas of life as I can manage. I am often asked for advice and so I decided to share some of the gems and things I find worth following or trying to live up to.
- Before you begin to twist our mouth to complain, I hope you have a plan.
- Acknowledge your role in the status of your life right now.
- Understand that the unofficial definition of insanity is performing the same action while expecting a different result each time.
- It’s OK to have a private life and keeps things to yourself despite how revealing others are to you.
- Let go? It may take a long time, and include layers, but you can do it.
- If you aren’t ready to let go, try to keep the ongoing issues to yourself as to not frustrate those who care about you.
- Don’t act like anyone else owes you anything because they don’t.
- If you don’t work on you, or do things you’ve never done, where do you expect to be?
- Be realistic about your worth.
- Don’t take less than it.
- Sorry, don’t settle. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
- Everyone in your life isn’t meant to be there forever. Think: Reason, Season, Lifetime.
- Don’t feel that you have to identify as anything for anybody. Do what works for you.
- You don’t have to divulge either.
- In a new relationship? Nobody wants to see it all over the web. Because when you split, trust me, people are laughing at you.
- You can’t force love. If it doesn’t fit, don’t force it. Square peg, round hole, don’t go.
- Don’t bite off more than you can chew.
- Posting or liking a bunch passive-aggressive relationship memes on Facebook is NOT the way to get someone. You’ll get their nerves…well, on them, at least.
- Ladies, if you seem weak and vulnerable to the general public, trust me, a man will sniff that a mile away and take advantage. Game face at all times.
- Just because you “feel” like doing it, doesn’t mean you should.
- Just because someone else feels like you should be doing something, doesn’t mean you should.
- Jesus is not a substitute for when you don’t have a significant other.
- Je répète, Jesus is not a substitute for when you don’t have a significant other.
- Maybe if you use Jesus to find a significant other and not as a replacement, you’ll be better off?
- Dude, don’t let your woman take care of you. Dude, seriously.
- Your friends don’t want to hear about your significant other or kids all of the time. Trust me they don’t. No, they are not jealous.
- They just want to go back to talking about what you talked about before you started dating and procreating.
- Quit faking the funk. The more you gush online, the more we know that you are lying or embellishing. Sad.
- It’s OK to be private, seriously.
- Divorce making you cool is corny. Stay true to yourself in relationships and always be a star, attached or unattached.
- Give your whole life up for someone else if you want to. See where that leads.
- Leave the past behind. Let it die. Take the lesson and file it away.
- Want no parts of anyone dusting off their old black book. Move forward.
- It’s okay to forgive and not forget, but you can’t forgive and continue to condemn. Deal or keep it moving.
- Feelings are going to get hurt, make sure they’re not yours.
- They’re yours, remember?
- Do not blame others for the ones YOU make.
- Be aware of how your choices may directly affect others and I’m not talking about feelings. Think obligations and reliability.
- Making different choices in your life does not give you the right to judge others because they are making different choices than you currently are.
- So stop worrying about what everyone else is doing, or not doing, and do you.
- Stop believing everything you see posted on your timeline and re-posting it.
- Do a little research before attaching your good sensibilities to fodder and urban legends.
- When people show you who they are, believe them. No, really.
- Stop making excuses for piss-poor individuals. They will not change.
- People do not change anyway, they will only get better or worse.
- When you rely solely on someone else, they own you. Believe that.
- Insecurity comes in many forms. Beware.
- Be comfortable in your skin. When you are not, it’s pretty obvious.
- Make a separate folder for all of your private photos. Thank me later.
- Use a condom.
- Grow up, if you haven’t done so already.
Tip of the year: Stay in your lane.