Advice I Wish I Had & Things I Wish I’d KnownMay 13, 2021
- If you are constantly comparing your life to others, you will never be happy. Comparison is the thief of joy. There will always be someone richer, smarter or prettier than you. Instead of trying to be the best, just try to be you.
- Never stop learning and growing. Education is lifelong. You can always learn something new, gain new skills and better yourself. You can rewrite your story.
- Change your thinking and you will change your life. Think about what you have in life instead of what you don’t. If you don’t own your thoughts, your thoughts will own you.
- It’s better to regret something you did then to regret something you didn’t. Take risks.
- Figuring out what you want to do with your life involves trial and error. It’s okay to try different jobs and live-in different places. It's okay to not know what you want to do. It’s okay to quit something or change your mind if that’s what feels good to you.
- Don’t punish people in your present because of the actions from people in your past. It’s not fair to them and it’s not fair to you. Look for consistency in people and if they show up for you, believe in them.
- Try not to take things personally because no one thinks about you as much as you do.
Hope Guidry, BA, is a Case Manager at Samaritan Counseling Center. She graduated from Lamar University and began a career of online coaching when she was 19-years-old. She completed her 200-hour yoga certification over her summer breaks while in college and learned many valuable life lessons. This lead to helping others on their journey. She also completed an internship at Girl's Haven in Beaumont where she feels she learned a tremendous amount. She has always had a desire to help others and feels Samaritan gives her that opportunity. Her goal is to apply for graduate school and she is looking forward to seeing where that will lead her. Hope finds her greatest joy in leading by example and showing up for people when they need her most.