Sometimes, many people realize that they’ve been wasting their lives for decades instead of making each day count.
We learned how beautiful an unexpected phone call instead of text messages can be and that the meaning of life might be more than working 40 hours per week inside a concrete cube to pay the bills.
Those with regrets refuse to accept the truths of life and don’t want to confront challenges. As a result, they lack inspiration and the will to make a change.
The truth is often painful. Yet, it’s necessary to embrace those facts to live a better, more meaningful, and empowered life.
Below are some truths about Life That Will Change the Way You Think and Live
Comparison is the death of joy
Life would be pretty dull if every restaurant was the same, every summer was the same, every partner was the same. Enjoy things for what they are, not what they’re not.
Spend more time looking for a solution than dwelling on the problem
Our culture has assigned the title "problem solver" to someone who resolves issues. Unfortunately, many people spend so much energy considering the problem ("Why didn’t I get what I wanted?"; "How did this terrible thing happen"; etc.) that there’s little room to consider a solution. When addressing life, family, or relationship issues, ask yourself the question: "Will time spent considering the problem help me at this moment?" If not, find ways to shift your focus to improving things for the future.
You can't make everyone happy, and if you try, you'll lose yourself
It's in our nature to care about what other people think. We live in a state of perpetual fear over the thoughts and opinions of others. It's sad, but our daily actions are often motivated by obtaining the approval of others. There's an obsession with making sure we don't disappoint those around us, and this is most usually in exchange for our own happiness. The fact is, you don’t have to ensure everyone around you is ecstatic all the time while you are practically on life support as a result.
Stop trying to please everyone, and start respecting your values, principles, and autonomy
Nobody cares how difficult your life is, and you are the author of your life's story.
Stop looking for people to give you sympathy and start creating the life story you want to read.
Your achievements and successes won't matter on your deathbed
When your time has come to transition from this reality, you won't be thinking about that raise; you'll be thinking about the relationships you've made--so start acting accordingly.
You can't be perfect, and holding yourself to unrealistic standards creates suffering
Many perfectionists have unrelenting inner critics that are full of so much rage and self-hate that it tears them apart inside. Fight back against that negative voice, amplify your intuition, and start challenging your unrealistic standards.
Regardless of how careful you are, life will slap you in your face more often than you might expect.
If you’re brave enough to accept and embrace these truths, you can make significant changes.
These truths can either be your enemy or your greatest mentors.
You can ignore them or accept their power and live accordingly.
It’s up to you.
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