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We all learn lots of things in life and some of us learn these things sooner than others. Each lesson or realization we come to in this world helps us to shape who we are going to be.

Below you will find a list of realizations that have made a huge difference in who I am and my life as a whole. The world changes completely once you make these realizations. The more you delve into how this world works you really begin to see things differently.

11 Life-Changing Realizations We All Have to Accept Sooner or Later:

1. Just because you’re alone doesn’t mean you’re lonely.

We can be lonely and still not be alone in the same sense where we can be alone without being lonely. I love spending time alone, actually, most of my time is spent alone, but I am not often lonely at all. Everyone is affected by things in different ways.

2. You are not who people say you are.

You are not defined by the things other people say about you. Just because someone says something about you does not make it true. You are who you are and nothing else, stop letting people make you feel bad.

3. You will never be able to get everything done.

There will always be something else to do. Nothing will ever be done there your ‘to-do’ list will forever be continuing. Stop acting like you have to get everything done, just live your life.

4. Negative people do not deserve a place in your life.

Once again, negative people do not deserve a place in your life. Just because they are friends or relatives does not mean that they should be kept around when they are dragging you down. You have every right to cut people out of your life who are holding you back or causing you stress or pain.

5. Everyone grows at their own rate.

No one is going to be where you want them to be all the time. Some people are more grown up than others and that is something we all have to face. Just because you are more advanced than someone else does not mean you are better than them.

6. Perfection doesn’t exist.

There is no such thing as perfection. Perfection is not something anyone is ever able to attain. ‘Perfect’ is different for each and every one of us. Do not fall into the mindset that you have to be ‘perfect.’ Setting goals like that are not realistic.

7. The journey is more important than the goal itself.

The journey is something we all need to enjoy. The goal is important but if you don’t learn anything along the way why does it matter? Stop and smell the flowers from time to time.

8. Your purpose will find you, you don’t have to find it.

There is nothing wrong with looking for your purpose, but in the end, you will not find it that way. You really have to stop searching for your purpose if you really want to come across it. It will only come around when you are ready.

9. Failing or losing is not a waste of time.

We learn from our failures and mistakes. They are not a waste of time at all, they help us to grow in life. Without mistakes, you won’t be able to grow at all.

10. There is no such thing as ‘happily ever after.’

You will never be able to find your happily ever after, because happiness comes from within. You cannot find it in another person.

11. As humans, we are the best at feeling broken.

You are not the only person who ‘hurts.’ We all go through pain and feel broken at one point or another. There is nothing wrong with feeling the things you are, but acting like the world is against you is completely unnecessary.

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