There are some harsh realities that we try to run away from but sooner or later we get caught and it becomes difficult for us to accept them. Here are some brutal truths about life that you need to accept now so they won’t hurt you in the future.
18. You’ll Die
A very hard to accept but brutal truth is that no one knows when it all might come to an end. Live each day as you might not be able to see tomorrow. Remind yourself every day that each day is a gift and you should make the most of the blessing given to you.
17. Your Loved ones will Die
What’s even more of a brutal truth is that the people you love, your friends, family, they will die to and you don’t know when will that happen. Always keep that in mind. Love them and care for them because you don’t know when it might end for you or them.
16. Material Wealth is Not Real Wealth
Money doesn’t you a better version of yourself, respectful or happy. Money can only buy material things and material things have nothing to do with happiness. It can only buy you things and things can be replaced, emotions and people cannot.So win heart and not things.
15. Don’t Run After Happiness
You run after one thing thinking it will bring you happiness, the brutal truth is that you get so absorbed in it that you become unable to see the happiness all around you and feed it to your soul. Don’t run after the future. Live in the present and make the best out of it. This will truly bring happiness in your life.
14. Donate Time
Donating money will help others but for a limited time. Donating time and working on the cause will hep you grow, create new memories for yourself and others. It will leave a forever lasting mark.
13. Don’t Lose Yourself
What ever you do, Don’t be a people pleaser. The brutal truth is that you can never please everyone. If you try to please one, you’ll make the other person unhappy so just don’t do it. In trying to please everyone you’ll forget your own true self, your wishes and dreams. Don’t let them be a cause of your identity crisis.
12. Don’t Be A Perfectionist
Don’t be a perfectionist. The brutal truth is that perfectionist have such high standards for themselves and are their biggest critics, which turns into self hatred when they are unable to achieve the goals set by themselves and the brutal truth is that it becomes their downfall and reason for failure.
11. Be Answerable To Your Actions
Be responsible for each and every word you say and each and every action you play. Own your achievements and mistakes equally. Don’t blame it on others.
10. Material Wealth Don’t Matter On Death Bed
No matter how much money or assets you have. They won’t matter on you death bed. The thing that matter would be the people surrounding you your well wishers. Earn people’s hearts. Love relationships instead of material things.
9. Talent Needs Polishing
Practice makes a man perfect. Practice and work hard for your goals. Without it you’ll always be an underachiever.
8. Don’t Live In The Past
Live in the now, the present. The brutal truth of life is that you cannot be your best and reach your full potential until you learn to live in the present. There are always regrets from the past or thoughts about the future that constantly keep your mind busy. Thinking of all that, you forget to live right now, gathering more regrets for the future.
7. Nobody Sympathize
Don’t look toward people thinking you’ll get sympathy. Stop looking for sympathy instead get up and create your own life story that will inspire others to get back up on their feet.
6. Words Matter
Words have power, Whatever you say and how you say will create an everlasting affect on the person you say to. Be careful when using words. They can hurt others without your knowledge.
5. Investing in Self is not Selfishness
Invest in yourself, your thoughts , your believes. They are the ones tat will take you further. Not the people sitting beside you giving advises.
4. Reaction Matters
Things doesn’t really matter until their is a reaction. How you take things is up to you. Each and everything can be looked on positively and negatively. It’s up to you how you react to it.
3. Pleasure is Temporary
Look at the bigger picture. Stop going after small temporary pleasures and in doing so lose the things that matters.
2. Ambition Needs Execution
Saying you are passionate doesn’t make you passionate. As action speaks louder than words. Your dreams are nothing unless you work on them.
1. Time Is Precious
Use your time wisely because you have limited time in this world. How you spend each and every second is up to you.
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Article by Born Realist