The reality is that life is both good, and hard. There are some hard realities that we will all have to know with in our time on this earth. These realities can actually add to life’s beauty and mystery if we can accept them and live. In the next few minutes we will see ten life truths that we all need to accept.
1. Happiness is Where You Are Now, Or nowhere at all.
It’s not a new relationship, it’s not a new job, it’s not a completed goal, it’s not a new car. Until you give up on the idea that happiness is somewhere else, it will never be where you are. Be happy with where you are and what you have.
2. Quitting is for Winners.
This is contrary to a popular opinion. Knowing when to quit or give up on something that isn’t working and moving on, is a very important skill that all people who win at life seem to have. But don’t quit because it’s hard.
3. If They Really Wanted You, They Would.
If you apply pressure, they will do what you want them to do. If you take the pressure off, you will see what they would rather do. Never waste your life fighting what someone else would rather do. Let them go, move on and do better.
4. Taking No Risk is the Biggest Risk.
You have to risk failure to succeed. You have to risk rejection to be accepted. You have to risk heartbreak to love. If you’re always avoiding risk, you’re risking missing out on life to nothing. You must take risks in order to live life to the fullest.
5. Call Yourself Out.
The most common reason why people keep making the same mistakes is because their insecure ego prevents them from taking responsibility for their own mistakes. You have to call yourself out to take responsibility and care yourself.
6. Closure is Your Choice.
Closure is not an apology, justice or answer. It is insecurity. If the situation made you feel awful, seeking closure by reopening it is insanity. Closure isn’t something they can give you. It is moving on and is your choice.
7. If You’re Happy Alone, You’ll Be Happier Together.
There is no type of affection that can fill the emptiness in a person who doesn’t love themselves already. Until and unless you have a healthy relationship with yourself, you will never make healthy decisions about someone else.
8. It’s Not Your Job To Fix Damaged People.
Your responsibility to help someone will never outweigh their responsibility to help themselves. But, it’s worth asking yourself why you agreed so strongly with someone that so desperately needed fixing in the first place.
9. Life Isn’t That Serious.
If you are taking life too seriously, worrying and trying to stay within limitations that were given to you, but not made by you, then you’re not really living. Make your own rules, don’t be afraid to try something new, and enjoy yourself.
10. Everyone Will Die.
We are living organisms that have a certain time to live. Many people pretend it is not true and are not appreciative of the time they have with others. Take a larger perspective and avoid small fights or pride and in turn have better relationships.
“In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.”Anonymous.