14 Rules for being You
When searching the internet for things having to do with 14 or my Xiiii.com domain name I ran across these rules for being you. Actually when trying to find the source of these rules I couldn’t because there were about 45,300 results (0.56 seconds) in Google. So I’m posting them here as I found them on some of the sites.
14 RULES FOR BEING YOU
- Get your priorities straight.
Things that seem to be of utmost importance to you now might not matter much in the future. Fussing over owning the latest technology, following the trends, and making decisions that wont do much to make your life more meaningful overall, might end up causing you to lose sight of what matters most in your life. Building loving relationships with the people in your life, gaining knowledge and wisdom, and taking action to become a better person is worth your time and energy more than those things that won’t matter in a few years from now.
- Take full responsibility for your goals.
In order to achieve your goals you are going to have to work hard to make progress. You can’t rely on anyone but yourself to get you where you want to be in life. Create a future for yourself that is made up of your accomplishments and successes. Your destiny is your responsibility.
- Know your worth.
Don’t surround yourself with people who don’t appreciate you for who you are. Don’t put yourself in harmful situations. Don’t engage in self-destructive behaviors. You are worth more than that, and it is important that you start believing this. Don’t settle for anything or anyone, when in your heart you know you deserve better.
- Choose the right perspective.
You can think about any situation more positively if you give yourself permission too. Sometimes our minds fog up with negative thoughts, complaints, and frustrations by default. Become mindful enough to notice when this happens, and take action to look at what you’re dealing with under a more positive light. Remain hopeful, have patience, and stress less.
- Don’t let your old problems punish your dreams.
Make peace with your past, and let go of any pain that hasn’t left you. Accept what has happened, and don’t dwell on it. Start living in the moment with goals in mind that will take you to a brighter future.
- Choose the things that truly matter.
Identify what is most important to you in life. Do more of what makes you feel happy and alive. Spend more time with the people who love you unconditionally. Set goals so you can end up where you want to be in the future.
- Love YOU.
Take time to stop focusing on all the things you dislike about yourself. Give yourself a break. If you want to make changes to improve yourself, you won’t be successful until you truly love yourself. Why would you put so much hard work into doing something nice for yourself if you honestly don’t care much for yourself in the first place? Learn to love yourself, flaws and all.
- Accept your strengths and weaknesses.
You are a unique person with a special set of skills and traits that sets your apart from the rest. Know you are capable of and what you struggle with. Be proud of yourself and all you can do. Do not pay more attention to what you lack, when you can appreciate what you have.
- Stand up for YOU.
Look out for your best interest in every situation and relationship you encounter. Learn how to say no when you need to, and do not let the judgments of others affect how you feel about yourself.
- Learn from others, and move on when you must.
Some people come into your life to teach you lessons, and others come into your life to make a lasting positive impact. Sometimes when we move on in our lives some relationships start to fade. Acknowledge what you got out of those relationships, appreciate them for what they were, and continue living.
- Be honest in your relationships.
Be genuine, faithful, and loyal to the people you are closest to in your life. Meaningful relationships are one of life’s greatest pleasures.
- Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.
Don’t get discouraged when the road gets rocky or you’re faced with bouts of uncertainty and fear. Change happens constantly, and it tends to be uncomfortable. Just know that once the discomfort passes (and it will!) you are at the start of a new chapter in your life with more opportunities and excitement ahead.
- Be who you were born to be.
Lose shame, decrease guilt, and start feeling comfortable being who you truly are. Don’t try to impress others or do anything to make yourself seem less like yourself.
- Never give up on YOU.
Take a look at these rules and see if they apply to you or resonate with you in any way.