When someone finally sits you down and tells it like it is, it can be a hard pill to swallow. But if you want to really enjoy life, you need to get to the nitty gritty fast and cut the crap out of your life so you can spend time on the things that matter to you.
Here are 20 brutal truths about life that no one wants to admit.
1) You are not here forever, one day you will stop living.
Make each moment count and start channeling your love into something, anything, whether it be a dream you’ve had for years, or a special someone whom you wish to help. None of us want to dwell on dying, but stop pining away your days and start appreciating what’s in the here and now.
2) Everyone around you is going to die.
Hug your mom and dad, tell your brother and sister that you love them and heap nothing but unconditional love upon your children, no matter what their age. Either you or they won’t be there one day when you finally look up from that smartphone. Tell those that matter to you what they mean to you.
3) Money cannot buy happiness.
Life is about living, not accumulating. Stop spending your money on things and instead make memories with those you love.
4) It’ all about the journey, constantly searching for happiness will prevent you from finding it.
Realize that happiness starts where you are right now and is not contingent upon when you are thinner or in better shape or some other goal that must be met before you can be happy.
5) Spending money is less effective than spending time.
If you want your life to be meaningful, spend time with those that you love or wish to help. You can’t take it with you when you go and spending time with people can have a lasting impact on them in ways that you could never imagine.
6) Everyone is responsible for their own happiness.
Don’t worry about trying to make others happy. Work on making yourself happy and I guarantee that they will want to be around you and will learn from your ability to live in the moment.
7) Trying to be perfect will kill you.
Standing in front of the mirror pointing out your flaws will make you old before your time. Don’t waste another second trying to be anything except what you are right now.
8) Accept your flaws
Embrace who you are, imperfection is uniqueness.
9) Acknowledge your true feelings and use them as a guide
You attract what you feel, pay attention to how you feel and use it to guide you to what you want.
10) Your life is your responsibility
You know who will give you everything? Yourself. Don’t wait around for people, take responsibility and take power of your own life. Don’t depend upon your parents or friends to dictate your future—be your own person.
11) Nothing matters when you are gone.
Someday, you’ll realize that all the stuff you spent your life worrying about doesn’t matter anymore. Hopefully, you’ll realize that while you still have time to do the things you actually wanted to do.
12) Talent goes to waste if you let it.
You are born blessed with talent, ideas and dreams. Find out what they are, and use them in ways that make you feel good.
13) Stop complaining: life is hard for all of us.
Guess what? Life is hard for everyone. It’s not supposed to be easy. If you want a different life, go out and get it. No one is going to change it for you.
14) Share your wisdom with people.
If you know something and it could help others, share it with the world. Don’t let your ego get in the way. Say your peace before you can’t.
15) Invest in yourself or lose out on life.
Stop living on the sidelines of your own life. If there is something you want to do with your life, make the decision to do it. Spending time with yourself is never a bad decision.
16) Reactions are all that matters when things go bad.
No matter how bad things get, it’s how you react that’s important. Giving up is a bad idea; pushing forward is always a good idea.
17) Have better relationships.
Work to show people you care. Don’t assume they know.
18) Look for the deeper meaning.
Life is about exploration and discovery. Don’t take it at face value. Ask questions and be curious.
19) Ambition is useless, do the work.
You can have all the great ideas in the world, but if you don’t act on them, they are just useless ideas.
20) Time is the most precious thing in your life.
You will never have enough time. Do the best you can with what you have.
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