Growing Up Hurts

Trying to grow up is hurting, you know. You make mistakes. You try to learn from them, and when you don’t, it hurts even more. ~ Aretha Franklin

It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts. Learning from mistakes is what defines our character. Sticking to our values that make each of us amazing and unique will be what helps us learn from our mistakes – in our own way.

Get busy living or get busy dying. The one absolute in life is that we will all die at some point. It’s what we choose to do with our time on this earth that will determine what legacy we leave behind, who we touched, who will remember us and what impact we left on the world. I like to think that even if I inspired one person to be better, then my life will have been worth it. But why stop there? Why not inspired hundreds, thousands, or even millions? That ability exists in each and every one of us.

Will you choose to define your life or let your life define you?

2 thoughts on “Growing Up Hurts

  1. Totally agreed! Growing up definitely hurts. My dad always told me ‘A smart person is the one who learns from his mistakes. A smarter person is the one who doesn’t commit the same mistakes again. Our life is in our hands and it’s we who define it.

    I read you are in Mexico. hope you are having a good time there. Looking forward to pics and stories of your Mexico adventures. Keep the good posts coming 🙂

  2. Totally agreed! Growing up definitely hurts. My dad always told me ‘A smart person is the one who learns from his mistakes. A smarter person is the one who doesn’t commit the same mistakes again. Our life is in our hands and it’s we who define it.

    I read you are in Mexico. hope you are having a good time there. Looking forward to pics and stories of your Mexico adventures. Keep the good posts coming 🙂

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