Lessons Learned from 2023

2023 was an excellent year, and I learned a lot. Some lessons were painful, others were joyful, but each added something to my life.

  1. Instead of feeling jealous of someone, it’s so much better to simply be happy for them.
  2. For me, it’s not enough to just be kind to the people who are kind to me. I want to always be kind because that’s who I am, completely disconnected from how others treat me.
  3. The adage, “It doesn’t matter where you go in life; it’s who you have beside you that matters,” is absolutely true.
  4. You can’t expect people to pay you what you are worth when you allow them to determine your value.
  5. There are some people in my life who will always be there for me. They are invaluable.
  6. I have time for whatever I prioritize. I can’t do everything, but I can do the important things.
  7. It’s not about who you know; it’s about who knows you.
  8. Love wins when people are willing to learn to appreciate differences with others instead of trying to change them.
  9. Trying to hold onto things that should be let go leads to disappointment and pain. Better to allow the transition than fight it.
  10. Time spent with one’s parents is a fantastic investment. The availability of that time is finite and likely more appreciated—by them now and you later—than you can know.
  11. Regret only needs to last as long as it takes to learn the lesson.
  12. Life is better with a piano.
  13. While I value the diversity of geography and food in my travels, it’s the people I value the most.
  14. I love to visit NYC, and I’m glad I live in Chicago.
  15. I am so appreciative that there are people who believe in me and what I do so much that they are willing to invest in Mental Freedom® without knowing anything about it. What a gift!
  16. I know I can go through life focused on the tribulations or the things I love. I choose gratitude!
  17. The most important part of writing a self-published book is the peer review process. It’s critical to keep your ego out of it.
  18. I’m an unapologetic, hopeless romantic and just love attending weddings for two people who bring out the best in each other.
  19. Good friends are hard to come by. When you have one, take good care of that relationship.
  20. When something stops being right for you, it’s okay to end it. It creates a vacuum that is filled with even better things.
  21. I need to trust my instincts. I’m usually right.
  22. I can’t get everything I want to get done by myself. I have surrounded myself with good people who can see my vision and want to contribute to the work.
  23. Mental Freedom is on the launching pad and ready to blast off. Get ready and join us!

What’s one thing you learned from 2023?

Leave a Reply