Throughout life, we learn a variety of hard to stomach truths that no one wants to face. However, the sooner we realize these things and accept them, the better. Sometimes we need to head into the storm to appreciate the light and have a renewed passion for the beauty of life. Here are 20 brutal truths that every single person needs to hear.
Even if you’re one of the lucky ones who achieves his or her materialistic dreams, money only amplifies that which was already present.
Happiness is always present in your life–it’s just a matter of connecting to it and allowing it to flow through you that’s challenging.
Giving your time is a way to change your perception and create a memory for yourself and others that will last forever.
You can’t make everyone happy, and if you try, you’ll lose yourself. Stop trying to please, and start respecting your values, principles, and autonomy.
Many perfectionists have unrelenting inner critics that are full of so much rage and self-hate that it tears them apart inside. Fight back against that negative voice, amplify your intuition, and start challenging your unrealistic standards.
Intellectually thinking through your problems isn’t as helpful as expressing the feelings that create your difficulties in the first place.
Unfortunately, sometimes you have to hit rock bottom to truly learn a valuable lesson. The good news is, it will be worth it in the long run.
There is no such thing as a perfect person who will appear in our lives and do everything right. By having these expectations of others we are only hurting ourselves and preventing real meaningful connections and growth from happening.
Your actions speak louder than your words, so you need to hold yourself accountable. Be responsible and take actions that increase positivity and love.
When your time has come to transition from this reality, you won’t be thinking about that raise; you’ll be thinking about the relationships you’ve made–so start acting accordingly.
Your talent means nothing without consistent effort and practice. Some of the most talented people in the world never move out from their parent’s basement.
You can’t control the past, and you can’t predict the future, and trying to do so only removes you from the one thing you can control–the present.
Stop looking for people to give you sympathy and start creating the life story you want to read.
Words have the power to oppress, hurt, and shame, but they also have the power to liberate and inspire–start using them more wisely.
Investing in yourself isn’t selfish. It’s the most worthwhile thing you can do. You have to put on your own gas mask to save the person sitting right next to you.
It’s not what happens, it’s how you react that matters. Train yourself to respond in a way that leads to better outcomes.
Relationships have a greater impact on your wellbeing and happiness than your income or your occupation, so make sure you give your relationship the attention and work it deserves.
Pleasure is temporary and fleeting, so stop chasing fireworks and start building a constellation.
Your ambition means nothing without execution–it’s time to put in the work, so if you want to change the world, then go out there and do it!
Time is your most valuable asset–you need to prioritize how you spend it.
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