17 Things I Learned in 17 Years

Basically what I’ve learned for the past 17 years. Enjoy.

1- People will and are judgmental – but that’s not going to stop you from becoming who you are.


2- Whenever overwhelmed, write down what you need to do and plan them out. I swear to God life will become so much easier.

3- You’re never going to progress unless you stop self-doubting yourself.

4- It’s okay to repeat mistakes, but it’s not okay to repeat them. (Confusing but you got to figure it out yourself)


5- Sometimes self-motivation is key – watch Ted Talks, they help. A lot.

6- Tidy up your room – it will feel like as though you tidied up your mind.


7- Read. As cliche as it sounds, it will help you escape reality and forget about it for a few hours. 

8- Don’t expect good results if you don’t put in the effort.


9- Practice. Just because you don’t have the talent doesn’t mean you can’t do it.

10- Ask yourself, “Will future me regret this?”

11- Get. Rid. Of. Things. That. Bring. You. Down.

12- It’s okay to unfollow or block someone, what are they going to do?


13- It’s okay to have more than one hobby, and it’s also okay to have no hobbies.

14- You have a reason as to why you’re in this world – don’t just YOLO everything you do.

15- Think before you do. (Consequences, sometimes they suck so that’s why you gotta think)


16- Keep on going. Don’t stop just yet.

17- It’s okay to be chill and not overwork or over stress or challenge yourself – take life slowly, why are you in a hurry?

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9 thoughts on “17 Things I Learned in 17 Years

  1. I love this so much, Everything you said is hands down true, everyone out there has to read this god I Love this so so much and yes TED talks are the best I love them so much you should watch Amy Cuddy’s TED talk on “your body language shapes who you are” it’s amazing and I love it so much to this day 💙 I can’t emphasize enough on the get rid of things that bring you down this is really important thank you so much Malak for blessing us with this post 💙 lots of love

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  2. I’ve heard of Ted Talks, will definitely check them out later 🙂 These are so of my favourite posts to read as I love seeing how much people grow! You have already learnt so much at 17 which is amazing, especially knowing that yolo isn’t always the best motive for actions! xxx

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