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#Life Lessons - Nadia El Tannir

Lawyer, positive-thinker and all-round go-getter, Nadia El Tannir is tackling all of life's big issues head on and always with a big heart

NAME: Nadia El Tannir

AGE: 30 years old

JOB TITLE: Senior Associate at BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP


A practicing lawyer for eight years, Nadia El Tannir is a Senior Associate at BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP and focuses on corporate and restructuring and insolvency matters.

Driven by her passion for the law and dedication to her career, Nadia moved from Beirut to Dubai in 2020. A true 'do-er' the young lawyer has consistently pushed herself in all areas of her life to excel and overcome any obstacle in her path. Beyond her professional pursuits, Nadia is committed to maintaining a healthy balance between her personal and professional life. By working on both her physical and mental health, she strives to be the best version of herself and bring her best to every aspect of her life.


Be present

I learned the hard way. Like most of us, I used to spend a lot of time worrying about the past and being anxious about the future. However, the truth is that no matter how much we reflect on the past, we cannot change it. Similarly, no matter how much we worry about the future, we cannot control it.


This realization helped me shift my focus to the present moment. By letting go of the past and trusting the uncertainty of the future, I have found greater peace and happiness in the present. I now focus on being present in each moment of every day and enjoying the process of being and growing, as it lasts.


When we are truly present, we are able to appreciate the beauty of life and find joy in simple pleasures that surround us. It is crucial to embrace the power of being present, to engage in each moment and to experience everything life has to offer.


As harsh as it sounds, but we only have one shot in life. Every day could be our last one. Always remember to be here and now.


Be self-disciplined

I am a true believer that self-discipline is required to achieve anything and to overcome any challenge in life. We usually tend to focus on achieving perfection; while consistency is ultimately what matters more.


It is not easy to stick to a routine or stay motivated all the time, but with self-discipline, we can push through any difficult moment and keep moving forward. Self-discipline means staying focused and committed to our objectives in life and to resist temptations and distractions that might keep us from achieving our goals.


By practicing self-discipline, we become confident, strong, and resilient. We gain the power to shape our own destiny. To achieve success: make a plan, set goals, and stick to them. As long as you are consistent, focused and determined, nothing can stop you.


Self-discipline is the key to achieving success in all aspects of life.


Be fearless. Here is another life lesson that I also learned the hard way.

Being fearless does not mean the absence of fear, but rather the courage to face it head-on. Acknowledging our fears is crucial, but we must not let them control us nor hold us back from living the life we deserve.


Being fearless means taking risks, stepping out of our comfort zone, and pursuing dreams despite the challenges that may arise. It requires a willingness to embrace uncertainty and to push ourselves beyond our limits.

Life has taught me to embrace my fears and use them as a fuel for growth and change. As we are here, we must take risks, pursue our dreams, and live with passion and purpose. When we face our fears, we unlock our true abilities and potential.


One of the most powerful human feelings is being fearless.

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