Life is never a fairy tale. No matter what mainstream social media tell you, it is a hard path that we all have to take. And these 10 brutal truths about life will help you find your way through this messy life.
#1. Without goals, life is pointless.
If you’re not working towards something, then you’re living without direction. Goals help us decide what is important in life and what is not.
#2. What other people think about you does not matter.
Being entirely dependent on others to experience self-worth is not healthy. There’s no point in being a people pleaser. The moment you stop giving a damn about what other people think of you, you start living your life on your own terms.
#3. We don’t have much control.
We all love having control. But, the bitter truth is, we don’t have control most of the times, over anything. On some level, you’ve got to let go and accept what you can’t control, so you can spend more energy focusing on things you actually can.
#4. Failure is the road to success.
Everybody fails at some point in life, in fact, failure is good. It teaches us the best lessons.
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#5. A person is not defined by what they own.
Expensive cars, branded bags, lavish clothes. They do sound cool and admirable, right? But they do not add value to you as a person. Stop focusing on material things and start building meaningful relationships.
#6. Thinking vs doing is not the same.
This brutal truth about life is a kicker.
It’s our responsibility to get up and start doing what we’ve been thinking about. Stop waiting for the right moment, take the moment and make it right.
#7. Chang is the only law in life you can count on.
The only constant in life is the change. So grasp the moment and live it.
#8. Everyone you know will eventually die.
This is the sad truth. So, make the most of the limited time you have with your loved ones.
#9. Worrying is useless.
Worrying is created in the mind and really doesn’t offer any value to our lives.
This quote from Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh says it best:
“Worrying does not accomplish anything. Even if you worry twenty times more, it will not change the situation of the world. In fact, your anxiety will only make things worse. Even though things are not as we would like, we can still be content, knowing we are trying our best and will continue to do so. If we don’t know how to breathe, smile, and live every moment of our life deeply, we will never be able to help anyone. I am happy in the present moment. I do not ask for anything else. I do not expect any additional happiness or conditions that will bring about more happiness. The most important practice is aimlessness, not running after things, not grasping.”
#10. The root of suffering is pursuing temporary feelings.
We long for what we think is happiness – excitement, joy, euphoria. But all these are transient. And the constant pursuit of these feelings brings only sadness. Instead, true happiness comes from inner peace – being content with what you have and who you are.