Let’s get things straight. Life is beautiful, but it won’t always be unicorns, butterflies, and rainbows. There will be hard obstacles and painful experiences.
You’ll eventually lose faith in people you loved, you’ll ultimately experience the dreadful feeling of having your heart broken, you’ll be disappointed in things you believed in, you’ll come to realize that justice will never be fully served and so on.
The point is, LIFE will not always go your way. I know, it isn’t fair.
But, in order to survive and still live peacefully, you would need to be brave enough to accept these 8 brutal realities. You would need to suck it up, get a grip and say “You know what? It will be hard, but I will never give up!”
So, are you ready? Here we go:
1. TOMORROW MIGHT NEVER COME
You will never know what life has in store for you. And when you think about all of your meaningless problems, they all seem foolish compared to the greatest blessing you already have – to be alive.
Just like the genius Steve Jobs once said: “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.”
2. FAILURE IS A STEPPING STONE TO SUCCESS
Face it. Failure is an inevitable part of our lives It is the only way you’ll ever reach success. It puts us down, but it also challenges us to never stop fighting. It shatters our reality, but it helps us achieve greatness in the long run.
However, the only people who ever came close to reaching success are the ones who were brave enough to accept every obstacle, get up and keep fighting.
3. BEING BUSY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH BEING PRODUCTIVE
Don’t kid yourself. Running around, working until you collapse, feeling exhausted and complaining that you have no free time is not being productive. It’s called being busy. And it has nothing to do with creativity or looking outside of the box.
Instead of wasting your time on distractions, stop and ask yourself. “What do I really want from life?”
4. STOP WHINING, YOU HAVE TIME
Oh please. It’s not that you have no time, it’s just the fact that you have more important things. It’s always about our priorities.
You can find the time. All you need is a good organization and the will to make things work. I challenge you to start today!
5. DON’T EXPECT A MIRACLE IF YOU DON’T WANT TO TAKE SOME ACTION
Do you feel miserable? Incomplete? Like you’re running around in circles and something is constantly missing?
No worries. You just need to get your ass out of the bed, out of your pinky comfort zone and get going!
Stop waiting for things to happen. Don’t expect that things will fall out of the sky without making some effort. There are no miracles. You have to work hard for everything you want in life. Find your passion and stick to it!
6. NO MATTER HOW DIRTY YOUR PAST IS, YOU’LL NEVER BE ABLE TO CHANGE IT
Okay, stop crying over your past experiences. Your tears won’t change what’s already been done. The past might not be forgotten, but it is long gone.
Learn to let go and move on regardless. Focus on what you have right now. Because tomorrow might never come. All we have it NOW.
7. PERFECTION DOESN’T EXIST
Perfection is an illusion. Stop chasing impossible ideals. You’ll be disappointed to find out that imperfection is an essential part of our existence. Flaws are what make us different. Unique. Special. One of a kind.
8. KINDNESS CAN UNLOCK AN IRON DOOR. INVEST IN IT
Remember, kindness has the power to warm even the coldest, frosty heart. A simple act of kindness can unlock even an iron door. Don’t underestimate the power of a kind word or deed.
Your action can brighten or worsen another person’s day or life. So, be careful. And most importantly, treat everyone the way you want to be treated.