Truth hurts – I’m sure you’ve already heard this countless times. Most people are reluctant to accept the truths of life. They avoid facing their fears, insecurities, and weaknesses, so they end up feeling limited and hopeless when life gives them a punch.
I know it’s easy to think that life is smooth sailing. It’s easier to talk about the weather, political and economic issues, movies, celebrities, or other people’s lives than about your problems, misfortunes, and fears.
It’s easier to just do nothing and wait for a miracle to happen or someone else to come and make your dreams come true and solve your problems than put in effort and time into doing that yourself.
But life is never a smooth journey. In fact, sometimes it can get pretty rough. Unfortunately, many people lose the motivation to get back up and fight back when life knocks them down. But does it really have to be this way? I mean, what’s the point in wallowing in despair in self-pity or waiting for someone else to solve your problems?
The only person who can help you get your life back on track and make the most of it is yourself. And this requires taking risk and doing things in different ways from the ones you’re used to. It requires facing life’s brutal truths.
Here are 21 savage life truths you need to embrace to live a more fulfilling life:
1. The more you search after happiness, the more it eludes you.
Your happiness is not somewhere out there in things you wish you had or people you wish you met. You can find happiness in what you already have in life. Your happiness is within yourself.
2. You’re going to die.
Regardless of how much time and money you spend on perfecting your life, it’ll end. You can’t change that. So, stop living like you’re immortal and like you have all the time in the world. Start living your life in a more meaningful way and make sure you make your time on Earth worthwhile.
3. Everyone you know are going to die too.
This one can be a hard pill to swallow, especially when it comes to your loved ones. However, knowing this reminds you to spend as much quality time as you possibly can with the people you love and care about the most and let them know how much they mean to you.
4. Money doesn’t bring happiness.
The best things in life can’t be bought with money. Having a lot of money feels great, no doubt, but that feeling of satisfaction is temporary. It’s how you live your life and how you treat yourself and those around you that determines your happiness and the quality of your life, not your wealth.
5. Your negative feelings are an inseparable part of you.
Whether it’s anxiety, sadness, anguish, fear, anger, or guilt, you can’t escape them because they’re a part of you. Denying that you have them won’t make them disappear.
6. You can’t please everybody.
So, stop trying to be the person others want and expect you to be and fulfilling other people’s wishes. Live your life in accordance with your own beliefs, principles, and values and never let other people determine the course of your life.
7. It’s time that matters, not money.
It’s the time you spend with the people you love and the time you spend helping others and doing the things you enjoy the most that make your life happier and more meaningful, not the money you spend on material possessions.
8. You’re responsible for your life.
Playing the victim and blaming others for your own misfortunes and mistakes won’t make them go away or make you feel better.
You’re the one who controls your feelings, thoughts, and actions and this means that you are the only one who decides the course of your own life and the only one who should take responsibility for your own mistakes and bad actions.
9. You’re not perfect.
And you’ll never be. So, stop wasting your time trying to be perfect and accept yourself the way you are. Your imperfections are what make you special and different from the rest.
10. Your wealth, material possessions, and successes won’t matter at all on your death bed.
When your time finally comes to leave this world, you won’t be thinking about what and how much you’ve earned. Instead, you will be thinking about the time you’ve spent with your loved ones, the amazing friendships you’ve made, and the unforgettable experiences you’ve gained.
11. You can’t change your past and control your future.
That’s why you should only live in the present. Stop dwelling on your past and worrying about what tomorrow might bring and learn to enjoy every single moment life offers you in the present instead.
12. Talent which is not accompanied by hard work is useless.
Whatever you have a talent for, if you don’t put hard work into developing and nourishing it and improving your skills, you’ll waste it.
13. Self-care and self-love aren’t selfish.
The most valuable thing you can do for yourself is to invest in yourself. No one can treat you with the same amount of kindness, compassion, love, respect, and dignity that you can. No one can protect you as much as you can protect yourself.
14. Negative reactions can’t solve your problems.
Instead of feeling sad or hopeless whenever life knocks you down or flying off the handle whenever things don’t go the way you want, try to stay calm and find a reasonable solution to what’s bothering you.
15. No one cares how hard your life is.
Okay, “no one” might be too harsh, but, really, very few people care about your problems, worries, or pain. So, stop thinking that others can’t wait to listen to your problems and help you solve them. Find a way to deal with them and with whatever is bothering you by yourself.
16. Knowledge means nothing unless it’s shared with others.
All your knowledge and both positive and negative experiences, including your mistakes, become more valuable when you allow others to learn from them. In this way, you help them make their lives easier and more meaningful.
17. Gratefulness matters.
Instead of complaining about what you don’t have in your life, learn to appreciate and be grateful for what you already have.
18. Plans which are not accompanied by action are useless.
Dreaming is easy and nice, but this won’t help you fulfill your goals. So, instead of fantasizing about all the things you want to achieve in your life, go out in the world, put in a great deal of effort, and get them yourself.
19. Losing a track of who you are is easy.
Living life at a hectic pace, it’s easy to lose track of your needs, wishes, and priorities. So, make sure you always keep in mind what is important to you and never let anyone and anything distract you from it.
20. When you are gone, you are gone.
When you’re gone from this world, not many will remember who you were or your successes. It’s hard to think about death in this way, but it’s the truth.
21. Time is the most valuable thing you have.
And you won’t have it forever. So, make sure you spend your time wisely and make the most of it.
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