Life Lessons I Learned Along the Way

By Mirna Norales

1. Chase what sets your soul on fire
I’m the type of girl that gets bored easily. After about a year in a new job I leave to try something completely different and new. I’ve had more odd jobs than I can count but I don’t regret any of it. I’ve learned from so many different jobs and people  that now I have a plethora of skills that I use for my blog now. Never feel stuck, go try something new. It’s your birthright to be all you can be.

2. It’s always scary at first
Recently my Best Friend and I did a ropes course. It was my first time ever. I wasn’t scared until I realized I was 30 ft in the air holding on to a piece of string. I began to sweat in places I didn’t think had sweat glands. I thought about turning back halfway through the course when I saw it was only getting tougher and higher. But in order to stop the course I had to go back the same way I came. At that moment I physically saw how far I made it and I knew I owed it to myself to finish the course. It took an hour to finish the first course and less than 30 minutes to finish the last.

3. You always get back what you put in
I believe in the law of attraction, the work and energy you put out into the world is what you’ll get back in reward or punishment. Hard work doesn’t go unnoticed. No matter if you’re a beginner or a professional, you have to do the work to see results.

4. People will doubt you
People WILL doubt you. Most times it’s even friends and family. At first it hurt me to realize people couldn’t see or support my vision for my life and career. But I had to learn to not take it personally. The people who love you don’t want to see you make risky life changes because they don’t want you to fail. And those who openly don’t support you, want you to fail. You have to have your vision close to the heart and don’t let other perspectives change your path. No one will understand how important your dream is to you, that’s why you have to make it happen.

5. You have to be different to get different
You can’t make a change doing the same things you’ve done before. If you want to have happiness, you have to be happy right here and right now. This goes back to the law of attraction, you have to put out what you want back.

6. There will never be a right time to start, so start now
I’ve found myself waiting for the right time to call up a person I want to work with or wait until I had everything in order to go after a dream. If you wait for things to be perfect to go after what you want, you’ll always be waiting. Now that I work from home full time I have to remind myself to move through life with urgency. Go for it and stop holding up your dreams.


mirna norales

Mirna Norales is a Brooklyn based lifestyle blogger interested in helping women embrace their individual beauty.

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