Today, I’m sharing my most important life lessons from each decade.
With each year and decade, our experiences help shape us into more evolved versions of ourselves. The more time we spend on planet earth, the more we learn.
Learn to rely on yourself
In my 20’s I learned some hard lessons about relying on other people. When I was let down over and over again, I learned that there’s no better person to rely on than myself. Knowing that I can count on me is an incredible confidence booster.
Self-care is an act of self-love
My 30’s were about taking conscious steps toward self-discovery, developing a growth mindset, exploring outside of my comfort zone, and embracing the healing arts. Through self-care, you learn to love yourself which allows you to develop more capacity for others.
Doing what is expected, versus what you want, could kill you
I forgot what I learned in my 30’s and got into a deep rut in my 40’s. Much of this decade I did what was expected of me, especially career-wise. I made decisions using only logic without ever considering what I truly wanted. I was so caught up expectation that I didn’t even know what I wanted. I was dying inside. Luckily my instincts led me to make massive changes at the end of this decade so that the next one would be different.
You’re stronger and more resilient than you think you are
When I turned 50, I burned down the house and spent the majority of this decade clearing away the wreckage and rebuilding from scratch. I remembered what I learned in my 30’s. I simplified my life and made self-care a focal point. I learned I can rebuild my life from scratch and emerge a new and better version of myself. Not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but better.
You’re never too old to start over
Having recently entered my 60’s, to my astonishment, I continue to challenge myself and transform at the deepest levels. Who knew I would be reinventing myself once again at this age, it’s exciting.
There you have it. My biggest life lessons from each decade. What about you? Contact me here to share what lessons you’ve learned over the last decade of your life.
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Sandra is a business and life coach who specializes in helping clients who are craving a change but feel stuck where they are. Sandra helps them discover a new vision of the future and follow through on their ideas with enthusiasm and confidence. With a diverse background that spans more than three decades, Sandra combines her educator’s perspective, business acumen, life coaching skills, and everything she’s learned along the way to help her clients make bold moves that advance them forward in their careers and in their lives. When she’s not working, Sandra loves practicing yoga, traveling, cultural experiences, and enjoying the desert southwest.