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Do you have your life as together as you would like for it to be? Are you able to do the things you want to do or are you being forced to live life trying to fit into that perfect little mold?

These are questions I think we should all ask ourselves at some point in life. The answers to these questions are some we should pay close attention to. You see, when it comes to life, there are tons of things we do wrong and so many things we could have done or should do that would be considered ‘right.’ Don’t get me wrong, everyone wants different things out of their lives so not everyone is going to be able to benefit in the ways they need to from the same things but there are some universal things we need to know.

If you are someone who is struggling to get your shit together, you should listen to the advice of those who truly have their shit together. No, I don’t mean you should just go out and listen to the first person who seems to have their life together, really pay attention and find someone who is not just putting on a show. The people who are living their lives to the fullest all the while maintaining a sense of stability are the ones we should be looking to for guidance.

Through my journey so far, I have learned a lot from people like this. Below I am going to share with you some of the most important things I have learned. These things have shaped me into who I am today and I will forever be grateful to those who have helped guide me through this crazy thing we call life.

12 Incredible Tips That People Who Have Their Sh*t Together Would Want You To Know:

1. Be as prepared as you can be.

Stop sitting around wasting time. Prepare for the things that may come even if just on a small scale. Have money put up so that you can do the things you want to do or be stable while you find yourself.

2. Think positively, it really does help.

Positive thinking reduces stress and brings more happiness into our lives. There is a lot behind it and we should all be doing it. If we never put any positivity into this world we will only find negative things in return.

3. Don’t forget to care for yourself.

Don’t let your needs fall through the cracks. Take care of yourself. You matter, and if you are not taking care of yourself you cannot do anything or help anyone.

4. Fake it until you make it.

Be confident even when you aren’t. The more you fake confidence the stronger yours will actually become. I know this one sounds a bit odd but it truly does work.

5. Don’t ever stop chasing your dreams.

Chase your dreams for as long as you can. Don’t give up, you can do it. Everything we want is achievable if we put ourselves to it in the right ways.

6. Every setback is an opportunity to learn something new.

We are always learning in life. Don’t think that failing is the end of things, it is a mere beginning. Opportunities to learn are found literally EVERYWHERE.

7. Don’t let the negative things in life bring you down.

Stop letting the negative things bring you down. You are amazing and there is so much positivity to come you should not be dwelling. Nothing lasts forever, the negative things are always going to come to an end at some point. Be positive, this will all pass in time.

8. Listen to your intuition.

Your intuition speaks to you for a reason. Do not ignore it. My intuition has gotten me out of a lot of sticky situations. If I did not listen to my gut I would not be where I am today.

9. Love the skin you are in.

Be kind to yourself. Find things that you like and don’t obsess over the things you dislike. Your body is your body, you only get one and if you can’t change it learn to love it. Even the most peculiar flaws can be beautiful in their own way.

10. Do not let fear hold you back.

Fear is something far too many people let hold them back. Don’t be someone who falls to the back of the room when things get too real. You are meant for something amazing and sometimes amazing is a bit scary.

11. You are stronger than you think you are.

There is a strength deep inside of you waiting to come out. You are capable of far more than you will ever know. Don’t think about giving up, you have a long ways to go.

12. Not everything happens overnight, hard work is necessary.

Hard work is something we have to do in this life no matter what. You cannot get anywhere without it. Don’t live your life in a rut, be who you want to be.

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