You know how you can hear something a hundred times in a hundred different ways before it really gets through to you? The 10 truths below all fall into this category – life lessons that we’ve probably learned years ago but we need to reminded of again.
Understandably, life’s difficulties get in our way and we develop perceptions and ideas about life that aren’t reality.
The truth is, life is indifferent. It has no bias and simply conforms to the laws of nature.
Rather than fighting the laws of the universe, the only way we’ll be able to be happy life is by accepting them.
So here are 10 brutal truths about life that we all need to accept.
1. For others to value you, you need to value yourself
For others to value you, you need to firstly value yourself. To get anything achieved in this world you need to have real passion and confidence. Know your worth and your authenticity. Even if you think there are improvements to be made to your current self, find people who will accept and love you for the way you are.
2. Life is unpredictable and uncertain
The world is changing at a fast paced and creating a lot of uncertainties. Not only is the world changing due to innovations, your views and your surrounding environment may change. Unpredictable events will happen and chaotic times will appear. We need to be accepting of change and be able to adapt in all sorts of situations.
3. To succeed, you need to fail
Nobody has a life just full of success. It’s unavoidable to have some sort of failure in your life unless you don’t take the chance to succeed. Failure often gives us the best lessons, don’t be afraid to fail as it may be your stepping stone to finding success.
4. You are not defined by what you own
Expensive cars, branded bags, lavish clothes – Sure they have a nice value but they do not add value to you as a person. We need to keep reminding ourselves to stop focusing on these material things and start building meaningful experiences and relationships.
5. Thinking vs. doing is not the same
We can do a whole lot of thinking but if no actions are involved it will never happen. Success will not come find you and pick you up on the journey, it’s our responsibility to get up and start doing what we’ve been thinking about. Don’t be afraid to start, because you will never get going if you’re waiting for that perfect moment.
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6. Forgiving comes a long way
Everyone will at some point in the life get into an argument with someone and wait for the other person the apologize. Sometimes we will need to simply forgive and forget. Life moves on beyond the argument and we need to remember that it’s not the end of the world.
7. Your life is paved by you
Your life is what you make it out to be. Others may persuade you but you are the ultimate decider of what happens. Be brave and prepare to take leaps.
8. Some people are simply not a match for you
You will meet a lot of people along the way, some great, some not so. Don’t stick to people who keep bringing you down, it’s ok to leave and find new people.
9. Being busy does not necessarily mean you’re being productive
I could be busy all day scrolling through Instagram, reading celebrity news, but is it making myself productive? Being productive means adding knowledge and value to your life. Do something different that challenges the brain.
10. Life is short
As you’ve all heard many times before “You Only Live Once”. So go and be courageous and adventurous, the greatest loss will not be death itself but the regrets you have during life.
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