20 Valuable Life Lessons From 2020

By DeAndra Jalisa

December 30, 2020

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Wow! I can’t believe we are at the end of 2020. This year has taken us to hell and back. When the year started, I remember counting down into the new year with my friends and love and laughter. We just knew 2020 was going to be one of the greatest years of our lives. So many trips were planned, business opportunities lined up, and just experiencing life in general. Hell it was my 30th birthday this year! Instead of all the fun, we ended up quarantined in our homes with unbelievable circumstances. I don’t want to go back and relive 2020, but it sure has taught me a lot about life. Tomorrow isn’t promised, and we have to live every day like it’s our last.

I can go on and on about how bad 2020 was, but what if we flip our perspective and dug a little deeper? In all honesty, I believe 2020 came into all of our lives for a reason. The world has been moving so fast with the newest technology, Instagram, Tic Tok, horrible politics, and more. We forget to take time to cherish our loved ones and, most importantly, ourselves. This year has taught us to take life day by day and love those around us, including YOU. Covid has taken many beautiful souls away from us, and we shouldn’t take this topic lightly. I want to send blessings to all of those who lost someone close to them.

From here on out, 2020 should have taught you one BIG lesson and that is to live life for YOU! Our jobs can be taken away without notice, we can’t see our friends and families for months, and we can lose everything instantly. Learning to live for YOU is a major lesson in all of this. If everything was stripped away, what do you have left?

20 Valuable Life Lessons From 2020

#1. Be ready for the unexpected.

#2. Having something for yourself is important.

#3. Happiness comes from within

#4. Life is truly short

#5. Love your family and friends while their here

#6. Always be a good person.

#7. Find your passion

#8. Learn to change the situation, not the person

#9. Don’t hesitate when you should act.

#10. Never leave the house angry. Tell the people you love and care about them often.


#12. Only you know what is best for you; trust yourself.

#13. Listen to your gut instinct; it will never lie.

#14. You don’t need to be productive all the time; taking some time for yourself is not selfish or lazy.

#15. Protect your energy, and it’s a limited resource.

#16. Happiness is self-created. “Don’t look for happiness outside yourself. Awakened seek happiness inside.”

#17. Take a leap of faith.

#18 .Self-care is a priority, not a privilege.

#19. Difficult times show us the real face of life and the real face of people.

#20. Staying focused on your purpose in the midst of adversity. Organize your life around your goals and top priorities.

Praying for a phenomenal year in 2021, I know we will get through these times. Don’t rehash the past; move forward towards the future. Let’s tell 2020, “BYE, FELICIA”!

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