1. Forgive yourself.
Forgive yourself for all that you have done wrong thus far. For the friends you left behind, for the jobs you left, for the people you mistreated, for everything that weighs you down. Forgive yourself for being human.
2. Let go of the past.
Let go of the people who never believed in you. Let go of the people who you loved desperately but never received anything back from them. Let go of the wrong actions you made and of all the things you never took for granted. Let go of your past, and look forward to your future.
3. Say goodbye.
Say goodbye to your ex who you still love. Block those people who never treated you as a true friend and who never supported any of your decisions. Say goodbye to anybody who makes you feel small, and who makes you feel like you don’t matter.
Apologize for doing the wrong things. For saying the wrong things. For sometimes, being an awful human being. Apologize to the people who you neglected and who did no wrong. Apologize to the individuals who you left behind. Apologize to the people who you scoffed at you, who you judged, and who you belittled.
5. Own up to your mistakes.
When you make a mistake, do no hide in fear. Don’t cover it up. Don’t panic. Own up to it and admit to your wrong doings. You will never get anywhere in life if you can’t accept that you will fail and you will fuck up. Accept that you will never be perfect.
6. Ask for a raise.
If you feel like you are working your butt off for less than you deserve, ask for a promotion. Ask for a raise. Or start looking for a new job. This life is too short for you to work so hard for no reward or praise. Do what you need to do not what others need you to do.
7. Take risks.
Don’t let life pass you by and don’t let yourself become stagnant and too comfortable. Get out of your bubble and out of your comfort zone. Travel when you’re scared. Bungee jump when you’re scared of heights. Kiss that person you like when you don’t even know if they like you back or not. Take risks. Take that leap.
8. Believe in yourself when no one else does.
Fight for your own self and fight like hell even when no one else believes in you. You know yourself better than anyone and you know that if you put your mind to something, you will accomplish it. Don’t let the haters win. Don’t let them take you down and crush your spirit.
9. Don’t take ‘no’ for an answer.
For every ‘no’ that you receive, somewhere out there, someone is going to say ‘yes’. Don’t accept the ‘no’s and the ‘what if’s. Don’t accept anything less than what you deserve in your life. Because this is your life. Not anyone else’s. And this is your time to shine.
10. Grow thick skin.
Get used to the hate and the comments and the people that doubt you. Not everyone int his world is going to love you or even like you. Get used to the criticism and the people that scoff at your dreams. Then, show them that you can do it. Show them that you will succeed, no matter how long it takes. Show them that you are tougher than they will ever be.