My dad was my first hero, first love, first everything. To this day, he still is and always will be. Every day I always learn something new from him, about life, love and simply anything and everything. Here are some of the lessons that I’ve learned.

  • Push yourself. You will never know what you can accomplish if you don’t go out of your comfort zone. Opportunities are limitless, you just have to see them and aim to achieve them, and to do that, you need to push yourself.
  • Move on with life. If you keep reliving the past, you miss the present. The past is exactly that, the past. It is time to move on, live your life in the present.
  • Speak up. If something is bothering you, or makes you feel uncomfortable or anything; then tell the person about it. Chances are that it is not only you that feels that way.
  • Family is everything. Your family members are your first friends and the people that would do anything to protect. At least someone in your family will have your back.
  • Believe in yourself. Don’t rely on others to believe in you to do anything. You have to believe in yourself, even when no one else does. It’s hard, but it is something that you need to learn to do.
  • Marry someone who deserves you. You will know when someone deserves you, they will treat you like their everything. They may irritate you at times, but they are worth it.
  • Honesty is the best policy. No one likes a liar. No matter how much the truth may hurt, that is the best way to go. Lying is only going to make the situation worse.
  • Helping others is great, but don’t be taken advantage of. Many people enjoy using people, helping is one thing but being used is another. Being taken advantage of isn’t worth it, especially if it upsets or hurts you in the end.
  • Be respectful. Many people lack respect, it is rare anymore. If you want someone to respect you, you have to show respect back.
  • Ignorant people aren’t worth the time, or breath. Why spend time with people who don’t want to spend time with you, or people who are completely ignorant and nasty towards you? You don’t need negativity in your life. Surround yourself with people who care instead of people who harm you. Those types of people aren’t worth any of your time.