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8 Bitter Realities Of Life That Will Help You Get Your Sh*t Together


Are you the best version of yourself? Have you achieved all your goals, whether personal or professional? Have all your dreams come true?

Well, if you answered all the questions with a yes, then this article is not for you. But if you answered at least one question with a no, then know you’re in the right place.

So, let’s get one thing straight: Life is not a bed of roses and for sure it’s not rainbows and butterflies. Life sometimes knocks you down and forces you to figure out how to pick yourself up.

It forces you to find ways to overcome all the challenges, problems, and pains it throws your way. It forces you to look around and see what’s truly important to you in life and decide who you want to be.

If you want to succeed in all of these, and I’m sure you do, and get your sh*t together, you need to accept a few bitter realities of life.

Here they are:

1. There may not be tomorrow.

No one lives forever. People have car accidents, get sick, have heart attacks – we face things we can’t control.

This sounds brutal, but it’s the truth. You, including everyone around you, will eventually die. So, don’t postpone until tomorrow what you can do today. Spend more quality time with the people you love and do the things that fill you with happiness.

2. Money doesn’t bring happiness.

You could have an expensive car, plenty of designer clothes and pieces of gold jewelry, but all this is worthless. Things like these don’t add value to your life. They don’t bring you happiness and they don’t give you a sense of fulfillment.

You can’t find happiness in your possessions, but in the people who genuinely love you and want the best for you. You can find it in the things you enjoy doing. You can find it within yourself.

3. You’ll make mistakes and fail.

You’ll make bad decisions. You’ll embarrass yourself many times. You’ll choose the wrong career. You’ll lose many amazing opportunities. You’ll trust manipulative, jealous, lying people. You’ll date wrong guys/girls. You’ll make a lot of mistakes and fail when you expect it the least.

But that’s normal – you can’t escape failure. Just remember that every new day gives you the opportunity to correct your mistakes and try harder to achieve what you want in life.

4. If you don’t fix yourself, no one else will.

Feeling lonely? Sad? Or miserable maybe? Well, if yes, why don’t you do something about it? Stop waiting for some miracle to happen that will make all your worries and problems disappear or get you the things you want to achieve in your life.

Find out what you’re missing and what you want in life, and then go out in the world and get it.

5. Perfection does not exist.

“It’s not the right time to change my job.” “It’s not the right time to have kids.” “I won’t go to the beach until I lose a couple of more pounds.”

If now is not the right time, what makes you think tomorrow or some other day will be? You’ll always find reasons not to do something now, whether out of insecurity or fear.

But know that if you continue waiting for the perfect moment, the only thing you’re going to find is yourself on your deathbed with a long list of regrets.

6. No matter how much you don’t like your past, you’ll never be able to change it.

What’s done is done. So, stop crying over your past mistakes, lost opportunities, heartbreaks, and losses. Crying and obsessing about what you could have, should have, or shouldn’t have done is no use.

Learn to let go of your unpleasant and painful past experiences and move on with your life. Focus on what you have in the present – the people that truly love and care about you, your job, the things that provide you with happiness and give you a sense of fulfillment. Let go of your past and live in the present.

7. Being busy isn’t the same as being productive.

Don’t fool yourself. Bragging about your hectic schedule and how busy you are and complaining that you don’t have time for anything has nothing to do with being productive. That’s called being busy.

If you stop stressing over how much work you have to do, you’ll see that you’ll finish your tasks much faster. So, if you really want to be productive, make a list of all the tasks you have to do, then decide which of them are the most essential, and do those first.

Do the less important later, when you have more time. Oh, and yes, make sure you get rid of everything that might distract you, especially your phone.

8. Stop whining, you do have time.

It’s not that you don’t have time – you just can’t figure out what your priorities are. Just ask yourself: How much time you spend a day on Facebook or Instagram? Playing games on your phone? Watching TV?

Unfortunately, distractions are everywhere around us and they prevent us from being productive. Therefore, you need to identify all the things that distract you and limit the time you spend on them. Do this and you’ll see that you have plenty of time to fulfill all your daily tasks and responsibilities.

Now that you’ve read the harsh life truths, what are you going to do to finally get your sh*t together?