Monday, June 27, 2011

40 lessons I’ve learned in my 40 years

I turned 40 last week and I think it’s about time I document all the things I’ve learned and pick up along the way. ( this post was inspired by this entry)

Back in April I wrote 14 lessons I want my boy to learn. This entry is all about the things I learned and the mistakes I made through out the years.  I hope my kids and all the young ladies out there who is discovering themselves can benefits from my experience.


the 40 lessons so far….

#1.  Believe in Allah – no matter what happened to you, always believe that Allah has plan for you

#2.  When it comes to love, never settle for less.

#3. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. That’s how you learned. Don’t repeat the same mistakes over and over again.

#4. Know what you want and go for it. Never let anyone tell you otherwise. As long as it’s base on Al-Quran and Hadith, go for it.

#5.  Never miss your daily solah. That’s how you make sure you remember Allah daily

#6.  Running is the best exercise out there! Your whole body feels it! Never stop running. You are never too old to run

#7.  Have a hobby. Having something to do just for fun and pure pleasure gives you the outlet that you need to release stress.

#8.  Don’t stop reinventing yourself. Always be a better version of yourself. You can always give more.

#9.  Don’t let a man take over your life. You can be married but never loose yourself in the marriage

#10. When it’s time to settle down, make sure you find someone who accept you for who you are.

#11. Make your own money. That’s the only way to ensure independence.

#12. Make yourself see life through the eyes of the glass is half full , rather than the glass is  half empty.

#13. Embrace imperfection cause there’s no such thing as perfect

#14. Read, read, read. Never stop reading cause your brain needs them.

#15. Be creative in every expect of your life.

#16. Never stop learning. It’s the only way to survive in today’s world. Learn and teach freely.

#17. Pray (Doa’)- This is what makes us different than other religion. Doa is our weapon.

#18. Write

#19. Recite Al-Quran daily. Never stop. You might not understand it but it’s important for your soul.

#20. Fasting is the only way to control your desire. Fast when ever you can outside Ramadhan.

#21. Life is more than just a destination, it’s a journey. Enjoy the ride, learn as many things as you can and don’t worry too much

#22. Recite Al-Fatihah as much as you can daily. It’s help you to set your mind to the right path

#23. Count your blessing daily. It’s the only way to ensure that you be grateful for what you have and focus on what you don’t have

#24. When it comes to buying things, go for what makes your heartbeat  faster. It makes you enjoy them much longer

#25. Being different is ok. Don’t comply to the norm cause I don’t. It might be difficult and people might think you are crazy but originality will last longer than copycat.

#26. You are never too old to enjoy pink

#27.  Staying healthy and staying slim is a hard work. Never stop taking care of yourself. Don’t expect other people to take care of you. When the loves stop so does the taking care part

#28. Love yourself more. Don’t do things that will destroy yourself spiritually, mentally and physically

#29.  Spend more time with your kids. The window you have with them is very limited. When it’s gone it will be gone forever

#30.  Be careful of what you put out there on digital world. People might forget but Google never forgets

#31. Spend at least two hours a day internet and computer free. Be presence in the real world

#32.  Have as many friends as possible but choose your friends wisely. Good friend will help and support you but bad friends will bring you down.

#33. Between mother and friends, always choose mother.

#34. Think before you do and think before you press enter

#35.  Put your heart and your soul in everything you do. Never do things half heartedly.

#36. You are what you eat. So eat wisely and choose halal product all the time

#37.  When it comes to pleasing everybody, don’t do it. You can’t please everyone.

#38.  Quality sleep is much more important than quantity of sleep. Make sure you get the rest that you need daily

#39. Don’t be afraid to grow old. It’s just mean that you are a lot wiser and have a lot more experience

#40. Free your mind from unnecessary things. You can easily get overflow with information and it’s harder for your brain to process. Focus on one thing at time and filter things that you don’t need.


1 comment:

Aida Lela said...

bestnye baca 40 lessons di pagi hari ni..TQ

*motivate myself to be better than yesterday :)

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