Whether we like it or not, today’s millennials have given the word “competitive” a brand new meaning. Their drive to stay on stop has them literally control every aspect of our lives – from what we eat down to the things we talk about in different social media platforms. There is no denying millennials are the kings and queens of this generation.
The pressure to excel can become too overwhelming and millennials often find themselves feeling dejected, stressed out, and unable to will to finish what they’ve started. There is more to life than constantly being in a fierce competition either with yourself or with another person. Here are valuable life lessons every millennials should learn so they can learn to slow down, relax, and appreciate life more.
- It’s okay not to be okay.
Life is full of surprises, pleasant or otherwise. We can’t always expect it to bless us with nothing but great things and when that happens, it’s okay not to be okay. Shed a few tears here and there, learn your lesson, and move on.
- Failures are part of your success.
Many millennials fear failure so much that when do experience it, they refuse to try new things for fear of failing again. That’s just not how life is. Always remember that your failures don’t define you. It’s how you go through life trying to figure out the best way to live it that does. The saddest summary of life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.
- Don’t compare yourself to others.
We grow up in a world where there’s always certain metrics with which we are measured – at home, in school, even at work. We have learned to gauge our value by comparing ourselves with others and that’s a huge NO. Your life will always be different and your journey to self-discover will be an experience unique to you. Stop comparing because there will always be someone better than you. Go through life at your own pace and don’t bother matching your steps with another person.
- You are in control of your happiness.
Similar to lesson number 3 – your happiness does not, and should not depend with another person. True happiness is about finding your own worth and figuring your own place in this world. You are in control of what makes you happy and never let anyone tell you otherwise.
- Don’t get tired of finding your passion.
You still have a long way to go before you reach your dreams and ambition, or even before you find something your passionate about. Learn to recognize success not just by fame, wealth, or influence but by the power to affect and inspire the people around you.
Make the most out of life by loving every experience, every relationship, and even every heartbreak or failure. It is too precious to be spent competing with someone other than yourself. Take your own sweet time, savor the moment, and learn from your experience. Do this and you won’t ever find yourself tired and unhappy with your life.