8 Rules Of Life

Alesha Peterson
3 min readMar 19, 2023
  1. Never ruin a good day thinking about a bad yesterday.
  2. Ignore well intentioned advice, ignore them. Don’t listen to other people, live a life that’s empowering to you.
  3. (Sometimes, time doesn’t heal or bring the people that you love dearly that passed away. But hey I’ll put it in here for the hell of it.). Give it time, time heals everything.
  4. Don’t compare. The only person you should try to beat, is the person you were yesterday.
  5. Stay calm, it’s ok not to have everything figured out. Know that in time, you will get there.
  6. Only you are in charge of your happiness, no relationship.
  7. Life is short, enjoy it while you can.

Here’s my little list to add to Quote College’s List.

  1. If you only do things for the applause of others, then you place your happiness in the hands of strangers.
  2. You will never get to the kingdom seeking approval from the village.
  3. If you give looking for something in return, you don’t have good intentions. You have ulterior motives.
  4. It’s important to make friendships that are deeper than gossiping, drinking and hanging out. Make friends who you can have deep conversations with. Make friends you can cry with. Make friends who support your life goals and believe in you.
  5. Have the courage to show up in spaces that are outside your comfort zone. People who are insanely successful didn’t do it by being like others (sometimes even being disliked and misunderstood by others), or shrinking themselves to be small to be accepted by the people around them. Or trying to fit in with people that can try to keep you from becoming all you can be. Or living an unfulfilled purpose and life because you care more about what others think around you. Living for other people instead of living for yourself. Not taking risks and letting people project and place their fears on you, or trying to do things to make you stay in the place that they are in. Take risks that others see as unconvicintal (unconvential) and risky. You have to take the leap before you know what the outcome will be. You can’t wait for things to be perfect before you take the leap. This could be even going for something and a vision that no one else sees but you.
  6. Work on things people can’t take away from you. Things like your mindset, character, personality, transparency, your entire being.
  7. You owe yourself one hour a day of self maintenance. It can be working out, yoga, reading, writing, dancing, meditation, but you owe it to yourself. Be more intentional and prioritize yourself. Do your self care before you give yourself to the world or to anyone else.
  8. Self care.
  9. You cannot make people into something they are not. Life becomes more peaceful when you accept someone for who they are and respond accordingly (Nedra Tawwab, thank you!) Accept the limits of people, and know that some people cannot be what you need or don’t have it in them to love and support you like you want them to.

This is the one I haven’t

The moment you give unconditional love to the unloved parts of you, you dissolve the barrier to getting and giving genuine love with others.

As someone who loves with a wall….not gonna happen any time soon.

It’s 2022 as I’m writing this, but by the time you will see this is 2023.

It’s 2023 🔥🙌

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Alesha Peterson

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