Life can be difficult sometimes, and I’m sure that I am preaching to the choir when I say that. Everyone knows life is tough, but nobody ever realizes just how tough it can get. When things start to tumble down around you, it can make you feel hopeless. While you shouldn’t ever try to control the things that happen around you – because you can’t – it doesn’t mean you just have to sit there and take a beating. Get back up on your feet and fight back. When things start to crumble, we tend to just dig the hole deeper for ourselves.
The more you beat yourself down, the harder it gets to keep going, trust me. However, once you accept these brutal truths, it’ll help you get your shit together. We get so caught up in the worldly complications we create for ourselves that we forget some of the most concrete things! You can’t keep waiting for things to get better; you have to do it yourself. Accepting these things will really open your eyes to the importance of it.
1. You’re Dying
No matter how much time and money you spend on making your life good, and perfecting it, it will always end no matter what.
2. Everybody You Know Will Die
You can’t constantly obsess over losing people and death, but you also can’t take anyone for granted. Eventually, everyone you know will die, and you might not be the last one to go either.
3. Wealth Isn’t Happiness
No matter what amount of money you have, it will never cause you to be happy. Happiness is within, no matter the riches.
4. Searching for Happiness Makes You Lose It
Happiness is right under your nose. If you are constantly searching for something to make you happy, you’ll never suffice your hunger. In order to be happy you have to be happy with what you already have.
5. Spend Time Not Money
Many people have the belief that you can’t enjoy yourself without spending money, but this is false. You don’t have to go out to dinner, to see a movie, or go to an amusement park to have fun.
6. You Can’t Please Everyone
Trying to please everyone around you is exhausting. You just can’t do it, so stop trying.
7. Accept Your Feelings
Stop trying to deny yourself of emotions. You have feelings and you can’t get past them without admitting you have them to begin with.
8. When You’re Gone, You’re Gone
Don’t even worry about trying to leave a legacy because you probably won’t be able to. There are 7 billion of us, there’s just not enough you can do to make people remember you.
9. Be Responsible
Nobody is responsible for your actions except for you. Regardless of what influences you, you are the ultimate decider in your fate. Take responsibility for yourself and your actions.
10. Stop Trying to Be Perfect
None of us are perfect, and although we all try to be, we never will be. Perfection is an imaginary tale of fairies. Stop trying to live up to some non-existent standard and love yourself.
11. Don’t Waste Talent
If you have a talent put it to use! Don’t let a god given ability go to waste!
12. Live in the Now
As much as we try to plan out and control our lives, we ultimately don’t control anything. You can try to predict the future and prepare for it, but it’ll never work out the way you think it will. Stop trying to perfect the future and stop dwelling on the past and you will achieve happiness.
13. Nobody Cares How Hard Your life Is
Life is hard for everyone. It throws us all twists and turns, so stop thinking you’re the only one it happens to. Stop going on and on trying to make everyone believe your life is harder than theirs. It’s a never ending piss contest.
14. Share Your Knowledge
Learning things is useless unless you share it with the people around you! Knowledge is only of help if we share it with each other. If you learn something the hard way, help your neighbor out by warning them.
15. Invest in Yourself
If you don’t spend time on yourself life is pointless! You don’t get to live as anyone else, so take the time to really make yourself the best version there is.
16. When Things Suck, Don’t react
Life might always throw us curveballs, but it ultimately comes down to the way you react to it. If you believe it is the end of the world it will really feel like it. However, keep your chin up and remain positive, and you’ll see that things aren’t half bad.
17. Quit Dreaming and Do the Work
Dreams are for the birds, you have to make your biggest wishes come true. There are no wish granting genies even though we all still hope one will show up for us. It’s time to stop expecting things to change and change them for yourself. Want to be an actor? Go be an actor. Stop wishing and do it
18. Time is More Valuable than Money
We are so obsessed with money that we forget about the real terms of currency in life; time. We literally exchange 40 hours of our lives per week in exchange for cash. You have to realize that time is much more valuable than money. You can do a bunch more with it too.
19. Be Grateful
No matter how bad you think you might have it, there is always someone who has it worse. Be happy and be grateful for the things you do have instead of wishing for the things you don’t! It takes the joy and value out of everything if you don’t appreciate it!
20. Donate Time
You should donate time to making your community better, not just money. The only way to get the ball moving on improving our society is by actually doing something about it. Step up and donate some time to the community!
21. Don’t Lose Yourself
It’s important to never lose your true sense of self throughout the journey of life. Always remember what is important to you and keep a sense of your priorities!
22. You Can’t Take Money with you When You Die
You might be a millionaire in this world, but you certainly can’t take it with you when you move on. We all die eventually, so don’t get too caught up in your own finances. There are more important things in life.