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5 Truths You Must Accept Before You Can Grow

Life Will Constantly Test You

Realizing the world will constantly test you removes the element of surprise. When you find yourself in a bad spot, it feels doubly worse because you didn’t see it coming.

When life tests you, you get the chance to prove you’re resilient. One of the deepest levels of satisfaction comes from knowing how strong you are.

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5 Truths You Must Accept Before You Can Grow

5 Truths You Must Accept Before You Can Grow

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Aspirations Vs Reality

One of the most difficult yet useful skills is the ability to balance your aspirations with reality. A pessimist and an idealist both miss the point.

The point is to have optimism about your future but look at the state of society, your environment, and your circumstances without rose-colored glasses.

Life Will Constantly Test You

Realizing the world will constantly test you removes the element of surprise. When you find yourself in a bad spot, it feels doubly worse because you didn’t see it coming.

When life tests you, you get the chance to prove you’re resilient. One of the deepest levels of satisfaction comes from knowing how strong you are.

The Way Things "Should" Be

Things will never be the way they "should" be. A perfect world doesn’t exist. 

Instead of talking about what you should do and the way the world should be, you’re better off doing. Doers make change happen for themselves and for others.

No One is Coming to Save You

It’s easy to blame the government, your employer, or someone other than yourself for your problems. But no one will come to save you.

You’ll have to lift yourself out of your circumstances. It won't be easy. But if you want to change your life, you really don’t have a choice.

You’re In Control Of Your Life

Deep down we know we're responsible for our situations, but accepting that it's hard.  Because it means we’re the ones that have to change and take responsibility.

Denial feels bad, but it hurts a little less than accepting the truth of your role in your own life.

The "Perfect" Time Start

You'll never find it. There’s power in just starting

You don’t have to make a big deal out of starting a new project, just do it.

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Learn From Failure

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The Goal Is A Creative Solution
  • In order to solve a problem, you have to be able to stand back, observe it and define it. 
  • The next step is to then rephrase it to make it easier to solve. For example, don’t ask yourself how to increase your productivity; instead ask how you can make your job easier. 

Once you’re able to change your way of addressing the problem, you’re going to be more likely to find a creative solution.

Challenge Assumptions

Assumption = something that is taken for granted.

Scientists like to challenge conventional thoughts and turn those ideas upside down. They do it by experimenting with the assumption and then testing it to see if the results prove it to be true. Do the same thing with your basic assumptions about your work or personal life.

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Stuck at home

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Work from home

If you are able to work from home, make a dedicated working area inside your home that is only used for work. You want a spot in your home that you begin to identify as the place where you work.

It helps if the spot can be isolated a little, by closing a door or through some other means.

Learn a new skill

Spend some of your time on a new professional skill. 

  • Identify a topic you can really study. Think about a skill that will help your career or about a new field/technology you need to understand better.
  • Use one of the endless resources for online learning.
  • Set a daily schedule of learning for yourself.
  • See if you can work on an actual project at home that uses that skill.

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