Dear Brown Girl,
There are many things in life that I wish you would understand. I hope that you would grow and know how you are worth so much more than what you think. I also want you to be able to learn all the things that life wants you to know. So, let’s get right into it. Here are just a few life rules that I want you to always remember. Know and trust in yourself once in a while.
Here we go:
1) If you do not ask, you will never receive.
It will always be a no. If you don’t ask, the answer will always be NO. I know that we struggle with being able to ask for things, especially when we fear rejection, but we need to be able to push that down and spit the words out. I mean, the worse that they can say is no. What if you miss an opportunity because you decided that you were too scared to ask? Being told no is not the end of the world.
2) If you do not go after what you want, you will never get it.
Life is not about staying in the same spot all the time. It is about moving forward and bettering ourselves. Reach for your dreams, work hard and don’t stop just because things get a little hard. If you do not go after your dreams, Brown Girl, you will never reach it. If you do not go after the things you want, you will never get it. Do not be afraid of failing. Failing is just another step in learning how to deal with what life throws at you. You will never be able to achieve anything or get anything if you do not work for it. Life does not just give out blessings if you do not put in some effort.
3) If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place.
Life is all about moving forward. Moving on to greater and higher things. It is the whole point of life. We start in school, learning and being taught ways to not only retain information but also ways on how to move forward. Then it’s on to University where we are being taught how to specialise in a certain area of the work force which leads us to actually being a part of that world. In every section of our lives, we are always striving to do better and to get higher, whether it be our marks or position within a company. Life has a way of always wanting to push us us forward and if you are not moving with that momentum, be prepared to get trampled on. Brown Girl, always make sure you are stepping forward. Be smarter, do better and know that even though we are constantly stepping forward, never forget the lessons that we have learnt along the way.
Brown Girl, life is hard and confusing but never doubt yourself. Be selfish once in a while and put yourself first. Keep these Life Rules close and always remind yourself that it all starts from within. Live life to the fullest and never be afraid to take that first step. Never let the words and judgement of others stop you from going forward. There is a reason why they are whispering behind you. They do not have the courage to face you and cowards like that have no place in our life. If they are only there to cut you down, well you better start cutting them out of your life.
Remember these life rules, Brown Girl.