1. NOBODY IS THAT BUSY THAT THEY CAN’T RESPOND TO YOU.
That employer is not too busy to answer your job application. The guy or the girl you like is not too busy to answer your text. The truth is, when someone does not reply to you, it means that they have consciously and deliberately chosen to do so. The sooner you stop making excuses for those who don’t appreciate your time or make you a priority, the better you’ll feel because you can move on with your life faster.
2. EVERYONE CARES ONLY ABOUT THEIR OWN INTERESTS.
It doesn’t matter how nice, kindhearted, genuine, or caring you are, you are still going to be more concerned with your own needs than the needs of others. Even the most loving and attentive lover in the whole world may not realize he is doing something wrong if you don’t tell him. Even the most understanding and honest boss might not realize that he is been exhausting you if you keep accepting more and more work and you don’t say anything.
3. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE EVERYONE.
If you listen to what every person wants from you, you’ll end up a shapeless, lifeless, and emotionless blob. The truth is, you are never going to be able to please everyone. There will always be someone who will be offended by your views and your points of view. So, if you are going to be criticized for everything you do, you might as well do the things that you love.
4. THE WORLD DOESN’T OWE YOU ANYTHING.
You can be the smartest, coolest, kindest, or the most interesting person on the planet, but if you are not putting any effort and work on your traits – you’ll gain absolutely nothing from them.
5. THE PRIZE FOR ARGUING ON BEHALF OF YOUR RESTRICTIONS IS GETTING TO KEEP THEM.
You can waste your entire life telling yourself that you don’t have the energy, time, or money to accomplish your goals. And while this might be true in part, the brutal truth is that everyone has at least one good excuse to not pursue their dreams and goals. And the difference between people who succeed in life and those who don’t is that the successful people find the courage to face their limitations and work their way towards accomplishing anything they want.
6. YOU ARE DEFINED BY YOUR ACTIONS, NOT YOUR WORDS.
You can sit at home all day fantasizing about a better world, but the truth is until you don’t go out there and make some change – you will never make a difference. It is amazing that you have good intentions, but they are futile unless you take action.
7. NO ONE WILL SAVE YOU FROM YOUR LIFE.
We are all guilty of believing in the fairytale that our dream job, our dream person, and our lifetime opportunity will magically come to us when we are least expecting. When we are feeling sad and depressed we keep on telling ourselves that a drastic change for the better will come along to save us. However, life doesn’t work like this. If you want something to change, you need to do it yourself.