In this article, we will not give you the same fuzzy and friendly life advice that you can get in many other articles around the internet. These seven truths may not be easy to hear or read, but they will help you put your life together!
Tired of the things that don’t work? Then keep reading!
1. People Do Not Owe You Anything
It’s not people’s job to fix you or help you. You need to fix yourself. Be responsible for your life. Do you miss something? Go after it and find it. Are you feeling sad? Discover things that make you happy.
Stop waiting for things to happen to you. No one will save you. You are responsible for your life. Go out in the world and discover what you want, then grab it with both hands.
2. Nothing Is Perfect
Do not procrastinate to go after the things you desire. It’s impossible to find the right time to do things. And if you wait too long you might find yourself waiting on your deathbed with a list of regrets. If you want to start your own business, start planning and taking the steps towards it today. The right time is now.
3. You Will Fail, Repeatedly
Aristotle once remarked, “The only way to avoid criticism is to do nothing, say nothing and be nothing.” This rings true today.
Failure is typical of action. And if you’re not failing, you are not trying to go forward hard enough. Everyone that is successful at something always fails before achieving what they desired.
It’s normal to make a fool of yourself or make terrible decisions.
That’s all fine, but when you fail, dust yourself off and get straight back up again. Never stop living or going after what you truly want just because you didn’t get it right the first time.
4 You Cannot Change The Past
Forgetting about the past is hard. But you can’t edit what’s been and gone. Don’t spend your energy thinking about what you should have done. Instead, focus on your plans for the future and start taking steps to get there today. You only have control over today.
5 Tomorrow Doesn’t Come For Everyone
You never know when it’s going to be your last day on earth. People crash their cars or get fatal illnesses. Don’t wait until tomorrow to start what you can do today. It sounds cliche, but it’s the most important advice you can receive. Stop listening to that voice in your head telling you to wait and start another day because, for some people, tomorrow never comes.
6 Being Busy Doesn’t Equal Productivity
Some people seem to live to scream to everyone how busy they are. But if you take time to look at what they do during their days, you quickly realize that if they focus only on finishing their tasks instead of worrying to make sure everyone knows how busy they are and how much they have to do, they wouldn’t be so busy at all.
The idea is to learn to work smarter. Not harder. Make a list every day of things you have to do, putting essential tasks at the top of the list, then complete them. It’s important to turn off all social media notifications and anything else that can distract you. Focus on getting things done. Make no excuses. Everyone has the same amount of hours per day. It’s up to you to decide how you spend those hours.
7. You Have Time
“I just haven’t got the time” is said so many times that it has become a meaningless statement. How long do you spend per day on social media, watching TV, looking through pictures on your phone, or chatting with colleagues about their sisters, cousins, dog?
We all fill our days with distractions. Learn to identify yours and limit your time on these distractions. Focus on the things you need to do on your list discussed above and get things done. You will be surprised at how much more you can do in a day and how much closer to your goals you are getting.
Now that you know our essential steps to achieve more, tell us what you will do today to take the next step? Leave it in the comments below.