“If you cannot build your own Kingdom, you will end up gazing at my Queen.” Maximilian Kikwembe, Swahili Apologist

  1. Life is not always fair: Fairness is an ideal we hope for, but in reality, life can be unjust. People may face hardships, inequalities, and circumstances beyond their control. Life is really not fair, and bad things can happen to good people. “Life is not fair, but we can choose to be fair humans even if life or other humans choose to be unfair to us.” Najwa Zebian
  2. You cannot please everyone: No matter what you do, there will always be people who disagree or criticize. It is impossible to make everyone happy, so it is important to focus on your own values and well-being and improve yourself. “You cannot please everyone, and you cannot make everyone like you.” Katie Couric
  3. Change is inevitable: Change is a constant fact in life. Embracing it and adapting to new circumstances is essential for personal growth and resilience which is necessary for success. “The conspiracy for success is resilience.” Maximilian Kikwembe, Swahili Apologist
  4. Failure is a part of success: Failure is a natural part of life and often paves the way to success. Learning from mistakes, persevering, and trying again are crucial for personal and professional development. “Success is not absence of failure.” Maximilian Kikwembe, Swahili Apologist
  5. You are responsible for your own happiness: While external factors can influence our emotions, ultimately, it is up to us to create our own happiness and find fulfillment in life. Happiness is an inside job; it is not solely dependent on external circumstances. “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
  6. Time is limited: Time is a finite resource, and none of us know how much we have. It is important to prioritize what truly matters and make the most of the time we have. Time cannot be reversed or paused, so make the most of every moment. “Lost time is never found again.” Benjamin Franklin
  7. Not everyone will like you: It is impossible to be universally liked, and that is okay. Surround yourself with people who appreciate and support you for who you are. in fact, if everybody likes you, then you have a serious problem, so examine yourself. “If you want to achieve anything in this world, you have to get used to the idea that everyone will like you.” Simon Sinek
  8. You cannot control everything: Despite our best efforts, there are many things in life that are beyond our control. Accepting this fact can help reduce stress and anxiety. “Getting control of life is never easy, and sometimes it can be definitely painful.” Mihaly
  9. Self-care is crucial: Taking care of your physical, mental, and emotional well-being is essential for a fulfilling life. Prioritizing self-care allows you to show up fully for yourself and others. “Self-care is how you take your power back.” Lalah Delia
  10. Life is a journey, not a destination: Life is not about reaching a final destination; it is about embracing the process, enjoying the moments, and constantly growing and evolving along the way. “Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.” Oliver Goldsmith
  11. Help is not an inherent right, but rather a privilege or an opportunity that may be available based on various factors such as resources, circumstances, and the willingness of others to provide assistance. “Admonish your son that help is not his right.” Maximilian Kikwembe, Swahili Apologist
  12. Time heals wounds, but some scars may remain. Holding onto grudges only hurts you in the long run; learn to forgive and let go. “Breath. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” Oprah Winfrey
  13. Not all dreams come true, but that should not stop you from dreaming big. “Anyone can have a dream, but not all dreams can come true.” Michael Amon
  14. Your self-worth should not be dependent on others’ opinions of you. sometimes, even your best may not be good enough, and that is okay. You can do everything correctly and still fail. “Do not depend too much on anyone in this world because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness.” Ibn Taymiyyah
  15. Relationships may end, even if you love each other deeply. in fact, people change, and sometimes friendships drift apart. “Relationships end, but they do not end your life.” Steve Martin
  16. You cannot change someone who does not want to change. Just be a good one, and that is enough change. “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi
  17. You cannot control how others perceive or judge you. “I am not responsible for the way other people perceive me.” M&L
  18. The world does not owe you anything; you have to work for what you want. “Do not go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” Mark Twain
  19. You cannot always find logical explanations for everything that happens in life. Have faith and hope in God. “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” Desmond Tutu
  20. Your health is not guaranteed; take care of your body and mind while you can. “No time for your health today, no health for your time tomorrow.” Thibaut

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