25 Things I Wished I’d Known When I Was Younger

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  1. I wish I’d known that failure was an option.

  2. I wish I’d known there’s a difference between friends and drinking buddies.

  3. I wish I’d known honesty, in all situations, is always, always, always the best policy.

  4. I wish I’d known how to grow a pair and be more assertive.

  5. I wish I’d known how to feel comfortably weird about being a little weird.

  6. I wish I’d known how much my mum and dad really loved me, and all the warnings I got came from a place of love.

  7. I wish I’d known that my thoughts don’t have to dictate my life.

  8. I wish I’d known that home really is where the heart is.

  9. I wish I’d known that intelligence is not something you’re born with, it’s something that can be worked on.

  10. I wish I’d known that being positive can really change your thoughts which can indeed change your life.

  11. I wish I’d known how to be myself more and not tried to imitate Tom Cruise’ (Top Gun) confidence (Although singing, ‘You’ve lost that Loving Feeling’ to girls sometimes did work :) )

  12. I wish I’d known that the jacket of life could be altered to suit me.

  13. I wish I’d known how to say No!

  14. I wish I’d known that the phrase ‘just try it’ should apply to everything we do in life.

  15. I wish I’d known that not being perfect is okay, and, in fact, striving for perfection is an impossible task.

  16. I wish I’d known that not being ‘well off’ didn’t mean I didn’t have a rich life.

  17. I wish I’d known that losing myself in a book wasn’t a substitute for living.

  18. I wish I’d known that my thoughts actually control how I feel, and how I feel affects the way I see the world.

  19. I wish I’d known that sex is a physical act and that love is something different altogether.

  20. I wish I’d known that having two strong sisters was a blessing.

  21. I wish I’d known that formal education was only one option in life and not the only, or best,  option.

  22. I wish I’d known that starting a business didn’t require as much planning or money as I’d thought.

  23. I wish I’d known never to settle for second best, whether it be in relationships, product choice, or employment.

  24. I wish I’d known that loving yourself was a pre-requisite to truly loving others.

  25. I wish I’d known how to plan my finances better.

Is there anything you would add to this list from your own perspective, I would love to hear it?

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