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Monday, 16 March 2015

Things I Wish I'd Truly Believed Sooner | B is for... Believe - An A-Z of Everything



When you stop placing so much importance on what other people think you will be infinitely happier and gain a real sense of personal freedom. Don't be afraid to be yourself.


It's okay to be quiet, despite what your teachers will say during your school years. It's part of who you are and you don't have to try to change that for anyone.


Spend as little time as possible doing the things you have to do and as much time doing the things that make you happiest because not everything has to be perfect all the time.


Looking for the positives in every situation will dramatically change your outlook on everything for the better. You'll be open to more opportunities and experiences because you won't be focused on thinking about all the negative things that could happen, which probably won't anyway. Positivity attracts positivity! 


Sometimes not having a plan allows you the freedom to travel down unexpected and untrodden paths and that's so exciting, not scary.


When faced with a difficult decision you do have the answer somewhere within you, trust yourself and you will make the right choice at the right time.


It's okay to move on or to change your mind if things aren't working out or you're not feeling it anymore. It doesn't make you a quitter or a failure.


Don't take it personally if someone is mean to you. They might be having a bad day or have something going on in their own lives that they're trying to work through. Be nice to them regardless.


A smile, a compliment or a hello can make someone's day. If the opportunity arises, always take it. It takes nothing to be nice and it can make the world of difference.


Failure isn't the worst thing that can happen, not trying in the first place is. Never be afraid to try because if you don't try you'll never know.

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36 comments:

  1. So many great points, I particularly like the mantra positivity attracts positivity and I completely agree that small acts of kindness can really make someone's day xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

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  2. Really like this. Great truths everyone should be reminded of every now and then. It's always nice to see how much we learn in our day to day life.

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  3. Absolutely loved this and I agree with everything you said. I also love your new header :)

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  4. Amazing post. I love the be nice to a person even if they aren't, as you never know what is happening in their lives.
    xxx
    Lyndsey
    www.labeau.co.uk

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  5. I love this post, these are all brilliant points. I especially liked the one about it's ok to be quiet. My teachers were always telling my parents that I was quiet as if it was a bad thing.

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  6. I was nodding along to all of these! Brilliant post Jennie x

    Josie’s Journal

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  7. Love this! Agree with everything!

    Chrissy x
    www.chrissylilly.com

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  8. I love this post, especially that last point! X

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  9. Jennie - I can hand on heart feel every line of this. Because it took me a long time (the best past of 10 years) to realise the real me, and forget the bullies, the rude teachers, the failed interviews, the harsh rejection, the unhappiness, the deep sadness inside. But, I found it. AND that is what changed my life forever.
    I started forgetting those mistakes, and focused on trying all over again.
    Life is what you make it - & I completely understand every struggle, pain or misconception.
    You are a fighter, a believer and a writer of many words. I have always been a fan of yours, always x x x

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    1. You are lovely and I'm so happy that you're able to see that now! xo

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  10. 100% agree - especially that you should always at least try - life is too short to wonder what could have been great... xx
    www.lovedbylaura.com

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  11. these are so, so good jennie. you've nailed them. love this post so much and literally need to share this with the boyfriend because that last point about trying is exactly what we talked about last night at dinner!!! thank you so much for these little reminders :)

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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  12. I'm still practising letting mean comments slide! I need to stop taking things so personally.

    Tara x

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    1. You're wonderful, always remember that! xo

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  13. I really enjoyed reading this! I especially like your point about being quiet. I was told that I was too quiet all through school, but I agree that it's not necessarily a bad thing xx

    Toasty

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    1. It's not a bad thing at all <3

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  14. I wish I'd believed failure isn't the worst thing which can happen much sooner - I think I'd let my fear of messing up paralyse me into not taking as many chances as I should have.

    I also still struggle not to take it personally if someone is mean to me - as much as I know it's usually got nothing to do with me, I really do struggle to have thicker skin!

    x

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    1. It's difficult to fail, but there are so many lessons to be learnt from failure so it's not all bad! You're wonderful, don't forget that! xo

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  15. Brilliant post Jennie, love this new series!! Wish I believed everything you said sooner too, and even now I still struggle with some of those things, specially not caring about what other people think, not taking it seriously if someone is mean to me and the fear of failure but I'm working on those :) x

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    1. You're brilliant, don't ever forget it! xo

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  16. This is beautiful Jennie. I love the last point the most, someone told me once you only regret the things you didn't do! Which I think is pretty darn true :)

    xo

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  17. What a great inspirational post. Life's too short to worry about what other people say, do or think. Being true to yourself is the best route to happiness. x

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  18. Trusting yourself is everything!

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