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Life is not easy and there are a lot of things that we might not grasp right away. As we move through this world we learn things every step of the way. 

Some lessons we learn are hard to face and others are easier to get through than most expect. That having been said, the truths we must experience in this world and really let sink in allow us to better ourselves overall. Below I am going to go over several ‘truths’ that are both painful yet crucial for all of us if we truly want to find happiness in this world. 

12 Painful Truths We All Have To Come To Terms With:

1. You are responsible for your own life.

If you’re not doing the things you want to do or you’re unhappy in your life, that is on you. You are the only one who can make the changes you need to make to get where you want. You are the one who has to live with the choices you make.

2. Just because you’re working hard doesn’t mean you’re being productive.

Sometimes we tend to forget that just because we’re working hard does not mean we’re doing productive things. Productive and hard-working are not always things that go hand in hand. If you’re not working hard at things that are helping you further yourself, you’re not being productive.

3. We all must fall before we can fly.

We all have to fail before we can succeed. Everyone goes through this and trying over and over again is just a part of life. Through failing you are able to learn how to fix things and make corrections.

4. Sometimes we meet the right people at the wrong time.

Not everyone we meet that doesn’t stay in our lives is toxic. Sometimes we meet the right people at the wrong times and things just don’t work out. We shouldn’t paint them as bad people just because things don’t work out.

5. You don’t always need an apology to forgive someone.

Sometimes we never get apologies from people who we feel we want them from but that doesn’t mean we cannot forgive them and move on. While you can still choose to keep those people at a distance, you can still forgive them for your own well-being. This in itself sets the best mood for you to move forth and find more of whatever it is you’re looking for.

6. You cannot change the past.

The past is not something anyone is able to change. What’s done is done and that is that. Life goes on and we need to let go of the things we no longer have control over.

7. If you never make an effort you will only remain stuck where you are.

If you never try to make things work or get where you want to be, you will never make any progress. Don’t sit in one place and complain over and over about what you don’t have when you’re not willing to go out and get it. Your efforts will pay off in time.

8. Life is actually pretty damn short.

Life does not go on forever. We will all pass away at some point. Sure, 50 or more years might sound like a long time but it’s really not.

9. You are not who other people define you as.

You are the only person who can define who you are. The opinions other people have of you are not your truths. You know who you are and that is that.

10. Nothing ever stays the same.

Nothing in this world stays the same. Everything is constantly changing whether we want it to or not. There is no getting around that.

11. No one on this planet is perfect, period.

Perfection does not exist. No one is perfect, we are all imperfect in our own ways and that’s just how it is. That having been said, sometimes it may seem like the grasses is greener on the other side because we cannot see how fake it is from where we are standing.

12. Your worth is not defined by the things you have.

The things you have do not define your worth. You could be the richest person in the world but that would not make you any better than anyone else. We are all equal, and we all deserve to be happy.