2021 is coming to a close already!? I don’t know about you, but this year seemed to fly by. At the end of each year, one of my favorite things to do is reflect. Here are 7 lessons that I learned in 2021 that are setting me up for the new year.
Health is a priority.
Just when we thought COVID-19 would go away in 2021 LOL. Your health is so incredibly important. If you’re sick, stay home. I’ve learned that staying home does not only make you feel better faster, but prevents others from getting sick.
What about mental health? Just as important, if not more important. This year, I made it a priority to improve my mental health. Whether that meant seeking help from others or just taking time to rest, taking care of my mental health moved to the top of my list in 2021.
Rejection and failure is OKAY.
Just admit it. You’ve been rejected by people, jobs, or opportunities.
I am one to admit that I have been rejected by so many opportunities and people it’s honestly crazy. And on top of that I have failed numerous times, BUT IT IS OKAY. Every single rejection and failure is just another opportunity to grow.
Never underestimate your abilities.
I feel that a lot of us, including myself, underestimate our abilities. We say “I can’t do that” or “I’m not good enough” or “I’m not qualified”. You never know until you try!
It’s OKAY to make mistakes.
This goes along the same line as rejection and failure. Again we have all made mistakes at work, in our businesses, as a parent, wife, etc. Like I said before, this is how you grow, Learn from your mistakes, understand what went wrong, why, and this opens a brand new door.
Kindness goes a long way.
If there is one major thing I’ve learned this year, it’s that being kind goes a very long way. And guess what? It costs absolutely nothing to be a kind human being. Compliment a stranger. Send a loved one a thoughtful text. Cook dinner for someone. Get creative!
Be grateful for what you have.
Always be grateful for the people who surround you and for what you have. As I got older, I’ve learned that I need to be grateful for the simplest things. I have a roof over my head. I have multiple jobs. I am able to grocery shop for healthy foods to fuel my body properly. I am healthy enough to have the opportunity to go to the gym. I have the most supportive parents and family.
I still remember walking the streets of Las Vegas in complete shock of how many people don’t have a home.
Always be grateful for the simple things, not materialistic objects.
In 2021, I have grown SO much as a person thanks to Beyond Boss. I’ve learned that being yourself gets you so much further than trying to be like someone else. Or acting a certain way to please someone else. Just be yourself.
Ashley Covelli is the Marketing Manager and Content Director for Beyond Boss. When she is not working, you can find her scrolling through TikTok, watching YouTube, lifting weights, or sitting in a Starbucks drive thru line.