There are some simple life lessons that may strike you as obvious, but many people need to be reminded of them constantly. For some reason, they do not want to accept the truth as it is. It’s puzzling because once you recognize these truths, your life becomes much simpler. You approach life differently. Yes, they are harsh, but from them, you learn to focus on self-growth and ultimately, what you have is a better version of you. So, what are these life-changing truths?
1. We don’t all have equal circumstances.
There is a common saying that we are all born poor, but some of us decide to remain poor. Wow! As encouraging as that is, it’s just false. We are all born in different circumstances. It’s what we choose to do with these circumstances that matter. If your satisfaction comes from comparing yourself to others, you are doomed to be miserable all your life.
2. Love yourself first then others will love you.
Your happiness is dependent on you. Before you spend your life loathing yourself and complaining that nobody loves you, determine whether you appreciate yourself first. Sure, having someone to stand by you in times of trouble is great, but that does not mean that you crumble when they leave. Be the pillar of your life. After all, loving yourself only gives others a reason to love you.
3. The world doesn’t owe you anything.
Just because you are the best person around doesn’t make you entitled to anything in life. I am always faithful, I pay my taxes, and I go to church, why does this still happen to me? Life is not fair. When you want something in this life you will have to go ahead and take it.
4. You have more time than you think.
Don’t let time be a limiting factor to your success. We have time for a lot of things in life we just waste it doing the wrong stuff. You need to change your priorities. I don’t believe in living every day like it’s your last because then your future is compromised.
5. There is no such thing as the perfect moment.
Do you know why people miss on so many things in life? Because they are waiting for the perfect time. The perfect time to talk to him, the perfect time to start a family. Then, in the end, all you have are regrets. Take a chance and do it anyway and you will be surprised just how well it turns out.
6. You can’t be perfect for everyone.
Never be afraid to live your life because you are scared of what people will say. Truth is people will judge you no matter you do. Its because everyone has their preference. While someone will love you because you are kind and witty, someone else will hate you for it. By being yourself then you attract someone that will accept you for who you are.
7. You are your own worst enemy.
It is some of the simple things we do every day that destroy us. Drinking too much alcohol, failing to exercise, and being rude to other people. You would be surprised when you have to rely on the house-help you are always tramping on to do you a big favor. Lead a healthy life and strive to create happiness for others. It’s that simple.
8. You are not as important as you think.
Harsh but true. That colleague that you believe dislikes you so much may actually not be thinking about you as much as you think she does. She does not have some vendetta against you because you don’t mean that much to her personally. People have their own problems to worry about.
9. No one is too busy-they simply don’t care about you.
The reason they are not picking up your phone calls is not that they were in a meeting. Come on. How long can a meeting last? The reason they don’t reply to your text anymore is that they don’t care anymore. Do yourself a favor and get rid of these kinds of people from your life.
10. Not everyone will support you.
Some of the best ideas never see the light of day just because they were shared with the wrong people. People full of negative energy that will tell you that it can never work. This should only serve to motivate you. Prove to the doubters that they were wrong.