10 Painfully Obvious Truths Everyone Forgets Too Easily

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You know what i’m about to say, you heard it many times before, and sometimes you need to hear it a lot of times until it gets you. The 10 life lessons below are exactly that. You heard them years ago, there’s nothing new here, but for whatever reason, you didn’t fully grasped them.

So this is another attempt at making you get this, myself included.

 

1. Life is very short.

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Life is short, you know this, death can happen at any minute and we all die eventually, so why are we always surprised when someone we know dies? Is it really that shocking? Think about walking up stairs and being distracted, when you miss that final step and lose your balance for a second because you thought there will be another step, it takes a second for your mind to shift back into reality.

LIVE for TODAY! obviously dont ignore death completely, but don’t be afraid of it either! the only thing that should really scare you is living life being to afraid to take action. Death is not the worse thing in life. The worst thing is not doing all the things you could have done with your life just because you were too scared. Be bold, be courageous, be scared to death, and do it anyway!

2. You need to create your life, nothing will happen by itself.

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Your life is yours alone, no one can live it for you, no one can tell you what to do. people may guide you and try to help you make the best decisions, but at the end of the day, you need to decide what to do with your life and which path to walk on. So when you do start walking, make sure the path you chose aligned with your dreams and desires, don’t be afraid to switch things up mid way too.

Remember this phrase ” It’s always better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to limb than at the top of the one you don’t ” .  Be patient, hustle, and keep working hard, patience is not just waiting, it’s working hard and keeping a positive attitude on your way to achieve your goals. Your life is made up from your choices, you are driving this car called life. Drive toward success.

If you only take one thing from life, let it be this, taking a leap of faith is always a good thing, even if you have no idea what to do and where you’re going, be brave enough to step on the edge and listen to your heart. You’ll be just fine.

3. be productive. Not just busy

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Being busy is not a great thing or a goal. Sure we all have busy seasons and sometimes you just have too many things to do, but most of the time we don’t have to be so busy. We just don’t know how to live within our means and just say NO to things we don’t really need to do, or need at all.

Being busy rarely equals to productivity these days, look around and see that it’s true. busy people run all day, late for work, doing conference calls, meetings etc, they barely have free time for family or sleeping. But if you look at their schedule it’s packed to the bring, emails are shooting from their smart phones like there’s no tomorrow and this gives them a sense of importance, but it’s all an illusion, like hamsters running on a wheel.

Being busy will give you the feeling of being alive, but it wont last. Eventually you will subsided, maybe tomorrow or worse on your deathbed, I don’t know a lot of people who wished that they were more busy doing work than living a purposeful life.

4. There is no success without failure.

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Mistakes will happen in life, get over it now and learn to forgive yourself. It’s not a problem to make mistakes. It is a problem not to learn from them.

If you’re afraid of failure, you will never succeed, you need to make friends with failure and accept it as part of the journey, you wanna know the difference between a master and a beginner? The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried. Every great piece of art is a thousand failed attempts you never saw.

Take this from this paragraph. Just because things are not happening now, doesn’t mean they wont happen, sometimes things have to go very wrong before they can be right.

5. Thinking about doing something and doing it is totally different.

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Don’t wait for success, own it! Thinking about doing the things you want is very different than actually doing them.

You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do. Knowledge is useless without action and good doesn’t come to those who wait, sorry, life doesn’t work this way. They come to those who peruse them and take action, ask yourself what’s most important  to you and built your life around your answer.

Remember this rule, if you wait until you’re 100% ready to start, you probably waited your whole life.

6. Forgive, don’t let the past hold you back.

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Learn to accept the apologies you never got. Why? Because life is easier this way. Be thankful for every experience, doesn’t matter if it’s positive or negative. Take a step back and say ” Thank you for the lesson ” Grudges are the perfect waste of today’s happiness.

Forgiveness is a promise to yourself you want to keep. When you forgive someone, you simply say not to hold the past against your present. It has nothing to do with freeing criminals and ignore their crimes, it’s something we do with ourselves.

7. Leave people who are wrong for you behind.

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OK lets get this out of the way quickly, some people are not right for you and should not be in your life. period. You are only as great as the people you surround yourself with, so have the courage to let go of the ones that keep bringing you down. If someone makes you feel small, they’re probably not your real friends and you should stop connecting with them. Listen to your intuition, there are enough ” right people ” for you in the world, these people will inspire you and push you to your limit and make you be the best you possible. Stick with them.

8. Love yourself. No one else will before you do.

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You have to love yourself, nothing in your life will happen before you learn to love you. Sure you need to be nice to other people, but you have to love you first. Know your worth, even if no one else does.

Try today to let someone love you just the way you are. with all your flaws and unattractive things you sometimes do, yup, let someone love you despite all of these things, and let that someone be YOU ( BOOM )

9. Stuff is just stuff. It’s not who you are.

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Stuff will always be just stuff, most of us can live a happy life without most of the stuff you think you need. think about it, it’s a valuable reminder to self. especially in the consumer-driven world we live in that focuses more on material stuff than meaningful connections.

You want to create your own culture, don’t waste too much time watching TV or reading fashion magazines, fill your time with meaningful experiences, the space and time you feel and occupy right now is LIFE, so stop worrying about celebrities or buying the latest sneaker Lebron is advertising, it’s just the Hollywood industry that is sucking you into their own lives and the only one who benefits is not you.

What’s real is you, your friends, your family, your love, your dreams and plans etc.

10.  Everything Burns.

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Embrace change, everything changes all the time, and everything happens for a reason, you won’t always notice it at first, but at the end it will be worth it.

Life is hectic. it doesn’t stop for anyone, what you have today could be what you had by tomorrow, you can never know, things change, people come and go, opportunities jump by, and fade away and it happened within seconds, it’s probably happening to people all around you right now.

Sometimes the smallest things can change the entire course of our life. a small thing you didn’t even thought about can affect your life as if a meteor just struck earth, lives have ended, or began by unpredictable events, and they happen all the time, all around us.

What you need to take from this paragraph is that life changes, everything is a period in time. count on it. If life is good right now, enjoy it. Don’t search for better every second, Happiness never comes to those who don’t appreciate what they have while they have it.

Source: Themindunleashed