The Most Important Life Lessons We Learned From Grey’s Anatomy’s Christina Yang

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Grey’s Anatomy character Christina Yang is full of words of wisdom and words to motivate you achieve your goals, whatever those may be. Whether it’s quotations about hard work, men, and self-worth, Christina is all-knowing.  Everyone needs a little Christina Yang wisdom once in a while for motivation and comfort. Here are the ten most important life lessons I’ve learned from Christina Yang.


Compliment Someone for What’s Important

“Oh, screw beautiful. I’m brilliant. If you want to appease me, compliment my brain.” Christina is enlightening us on the importance of finding self-worth in something other then appearance.


Know When to Check Yourself

Christina knew especially when main character Meredith needed to check herself and reevaluate her life. She says in one episode, “Being aware of your crap and overcoming your crap are two different things.”


Don’t Be Afraid to Be Blunt

“I’m laughing, just not externally.”


Know How to Set Your Goals

“Pretty good is not good enough, I want to be great.” This is a powerful mindset toward achieving your goals, whether big or small.


Strive to Change Your Situation If You’re Unhappy

“If you want crappy things to stop happening to you, stop accepting crap and demand something more.” Words to live by!


Know Your Worth

In her last episode, Christina says to Meredith in reference to her husband, “don’t let him eclipse what you need. He’s very dreamy, but he’s not the sun, you are.”


Be Independent

“Have some fire. Be a force of nature. Be better than anyone here, don’t give a damn what anyone thinks. There are no teams here, no buddies. You’re on your own. Be on your own.”


Tell it Like it Is

She simply says, “nobody cares.” Dismiss what you don’t need in life.


Know That You’ll Move on In Life (Even After a Breakup)

“Over time it will hurt less and less. And eventually you’ll remember… and it’ll only hurt a little.”


Be Strong, Even When You’re Vulnerable

“There comes a point where it all becomes too much. When we can get too tire dto fight anymore. So we give up. That’s when the real work begins.”

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