Overwhelming Brutal Truths You Must Accept to Unlock Your Potential
Most of the work you do in life will fail or go unnoticed. That is fine.
Focus on getting enjoyment and meaning from your work. If you get praised, it will be an added bonus.
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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.
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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.
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.
There are a handful of reasons we don’t ask for help, but it’s usually because we’re too proud or scared, and that’s a huge waste of time, because it keeps you from moving forward.
If you fe...
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Bad relationships cloud your judgment, prolong your unhappiness, and distract you from things that matter to you most.
Learning from your mistakes is one thing. Dwelling on them wastes your time, diminishes your confidence, and keeps you from getting on with your life.
Dwelling makes you feel like a failure. When you feel like a failure, it’s easy to tell yourself there’s no point in trying, because you already suck.
See life as it is, without all the ideals and fantasies you’ve been preoccupied with.
The vast majority of our struggles are self-created, and we can choose to overcome them in an instant.
Tying your self-worth to everyone else’s opinions gives you a flawed sense of reality because people judge us based on a pool of influences in their own lives that have absolutely nothing to do with us.
We need to learn from the past, but also to be ready to update what we learned based on how our circumstances have changed.