Friday, January 11, 2013

10 Things I Learnt in 2012

Since Wednesday's 10 things post went over so well, I thought I'd do another, more in line with what TCoML is about. 

Therefore: I present to you the 10 big lessons I learnt last year. (In no particular order.)

  1. Changing the wording in my mind changed the game. Instead of "I have to do this..." I tried saying "I want to do this." It really makes a difference. 
  2. Not to put limits on the size of God's grace. When I decide what He won't do for me, He more often than not doesn't. But when I keep faith that ANYTHING is possible through him, everything became possible. 
  3. Sometimes, doing a good thing, isn't necessarily right. Confusing, I know, but once you'd spent an amount of time serving a church, you might know what I mean. 
  4. Commitment isn't always about who gets an advantage, but neither is it intended to be a punishment. 
  5. Committing to my happiness is a 24/7 job, because no one else will do it for me. 
  6. No one can fully support anyone, even if they love that person. It's impossible to fully support something you know nothing about. 
  7. Fighting and screaming is miles better than silence and toxic atmospheres. As long as fighting is done while keeping things clean and in order to make something better.  
  8. I can do much more than I think. 
  9. Sometimes taking deep breaths are better than to say or write something. 
  10. Being Christian and living as one can be very hard, but satisfying at the same time. 

So that's my lessons from last year. What did you learn?  

20 comments:

Annalisa Crawford said...

Good things we should all remember. I hope this means a great 2013 for you.

In contrast to one of yours, I learnt that supporting someone 100% is hard work, but very rewarding!

Al Diaz said...

I am honestly amazed how many of those lessons are the same than mine. Now that I read them here, I feel a bit more accomplished as I realized what I learned too.

randi lee said...

Great--great life lessons! The power of choosing the right words is so important. I love that you're now saying "I want to." Great positive affirmations, here. New follower!!

DL Hammons said...

Good for you! Here's hoping that your 2013 list is just as long! :)

LindaC said...

I particularly like 6 and 9 - so true!

Mike Keyton said...

I can't argue with any of these, Misha. What I've learnt is to be grateful everyday

Kimberly Gabriel said...

I love #7. Sometimes we underestimate the importance of duking it out and moving on.

Jolie du Pre said...

I enjoyed this post, especially No. 5. (Way too much angst and depression among writers out there.) I believe in God, so No. 2 is also big for me. (I no longer practice organized religion, and I no longer want it in my life. However, my personal relationship with God - what matters to me - is still there, and always will be.)

Christine Rains said...

Great list. I learned I can do more than I think too.

Misha Gericke said...

That's true. Of course, we might think we're supporting 100% but still do silly non-supportive stuff because we don't really understand. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Yeah I like to check what I've learnt. It reminds me that even bad things have a purpose and inspires me to see the lessons in everyday life.

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks for following! Hope you enjoy and find value in my posts. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Hahaha thanks!

Misha Gericke said...

Those are also the ones I need to remember most often. :-D

Misha Gericke said...

Ooh that's definitely a good lesson.

Misha Gericke said...

I think most people do. My family do too, which often makes me the bad guy. But hey, at least we can all breathe later.

Misha Gericke said...

I know what you mean with regards to your relationship with God. Mine is also by far more important to me than any religious activities.

Misha Gericke said...

Oooh! Nice one to know. :-D

CBame13 said...

I prefer not to say "I have to do this" or even "I want to do this," but rather "I WILL do this." positive and definitive visualization without a stress-based word such as "have" can make all the difference and has helped guide me exactly where I want to be.

Azara said...

I love #5. I'm trying to use "I will" language too. Next year at this time we'll see if it's worked!