Living in this world is not easy and anyone who tells you it is, is lying. We all go through ups and downs in life and a lot of them are more than enough to break us.

There are lots of different kinds of people all around us but the ones worth admiring are the ones who choose to shine even though they’re really going through it. They even through the struggling are able to pick themselves back up when they fall and put themselves together as best they can. Not only are they people we can learn from but they are in many ways people we should look up to. 

Below I am going to go over some of the things that make those who choose to shine stand out above the rest. Unlike most when bad things happen they don’t shut down, they keep going and make things work. These kinds of people are always willing to help others and even when the whole world is against them, they try their hardest.

9 Things People Who Choose To Shine Do:

1. They are not afraid to admit when they’re wrong.

When these kinds of people are wrong they don’t go out of their way to hide it. They admit it and own up to it. This allows them to move on from it properly instead of locking the regret they feel inside.

2. They know the worth of the people around them.

Unlike most, these people know how valuable their connections truly are. They appreciate their friends and family. The people who love and care for them are important to them on a real level.

3. Their optimism keeps them going.

These shining people are very optimistic. They don’t just look at the bad in life but also the good and the potential for growth. They see opportunities before them every step of the way.

4. They know how important it is to be compassionate and kind to your own self.

While your average person would beat themselves down and struggle with their own emotions these people do not. They are always kind to themselves and compassionate with their own feelings. When they know something is bothering them they don’t just hide from it, they work to resolve the issue at hand.

5. They are always willing to look at things from a new perspective.

While most people are pretty close-minded those who shine on a real level are never afraid to look at things from a new perspective. They take themselves outside of the box often and are willing to do so in most situations. This really gives them the upper hand.

6. They know how to actually listen.

When you talk to this kind of person the things you say won’t just go in one ear and out the other. They will take the time to properly hear you out. You won’t have to wonder what it is they are thinking because they will truly be engaging.

7. They are not judgy or over critical.

These kinds of people do not judge others and are not hyper-critical. They know we all make mistakes. We’re all just human after all.

8. They take things one day at a time.

Shining people are much more mindful than most. They take things one day at a time and never forget to stop and smell the roses. When they want a break, they take one.

9. They do not give up.

These people are not the kind of people who just give up. They keep trying and trying until they get things right. The more they try the further they fly.

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