“It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more manhood (or womanhood) to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.” – Alex Karras
Sometimes life gets heavy and it may look like we can’t endure those hard times, but this is not true. Not only that we will endure them, but these hardships of life actually make us stronger. That is the course of life. Sometimes you have it all figured out, other times you feel like you can’t go through the day. We’ve all been there.
Here are 10 life truths that you need to know and accept that will give you more wisdom and broader perspective:
- Life is hard
Yes, life is hard, and suffering is inevitable indeed. However, by accepting this fact and by learning how to be okay with it – we liberate ourselves. We can finally understand that every emotion we have is there for a reason. There is no point in faking and trying to be positive and smiling all the time. Accepting other emotions, like sadness or anger, is crucial for our well-being. When we learn this, we will deal better with our emotions. In fact, being able to show vulnerability is a sign of strength.
- Sometimes you will fail
How many of us didn’t have the guts to do something because we were afraid of failure? However ‘safe’ we think we are in our comfort zones, life happens outside of the comfort zone. We cannot grow and learn important life lessons if we constantly avoid situations because of our fear. So, get out there and live your life!
- There are lot things we don’t know
People learn new things as long as they live. Every person out there has something he or she doesn’t know, and has something new to teach you. We should embrace this fact and try to soak up knowledge from every person we meet because knowledge is power.
- We may not have a tomorrow
This is the cold harsh truth. We may not think very much about it, but we are aware deep down of this fact. Someone, somewhere on Earth, right now is planning something for the following day not knowing that there won’t be a tomorrow for him/her. So, embrace and enjoy each day as if it is your last, no matter how much cliché this sounds to you right now.
- We are not very much in control
We usually tend to become anxious by our desire to control everything in our life. But the fact is – we can’t. Even our body knows this – our hair and nails grow by themselves, our heart beats by itself too. We have to accept this truth and let things happen in their natural flow, not worrying, but trusting that everything will work out just fine. We must stop focusing on things that are out of our control, and instead focus our energy on things we can control.
- Success doesn’t come before value
If you want to be successful in life, your main concern should not be money or fame, but rather how much value you add to the world. When you’ll have something valuable to offer – success will definitely come.
- Someone will always have more than you
It is important to always appreciate the things we do have right now than lamenting about those we wish we had. There will always be someone who we think has it all, but our perception is wrong. If a person has the things we want, does not mean he or she is not wishing for something we have. Comparing ourselves to others is never a good idea.
- You and only YOU can make yourself happy
Your happiness depends on your relationship with yourself. We can’t find happiness outside of ourselves. If we are not ‘full’ with love and serenity from within, we can never have any meaningful connection to anything in the world.
- There will always be someone who doesn’t like you
We can’t get everyone to like us. No matter how much we try to impress everyone, there will always be someone who won’t be impressed by anything we say or do. People are different. They want different things and if someone doesn’t like you – it is okay. They have that right, just like you have the right to not care about it.
- In life, you reap what you sow
Basically, if you give love – you’ll receive love. If you want money and success – you’ll need to give value first. If you want respect, you should respect people also. If you want someone to believe in you – you have to believe in people too. It is as simple and complicated as that.