Your time on this planet is limited, so it is in your best interest to understand these brutal truths about life right now so that you put things in perspective and live your life with a higher purpose in mind.
So please be real and accept these harsh realities about life if you want to make something out of this life.
1. Everything is imperfect in this world (including you).
Don’t wait for the perfect moment. You will never find it. Whatever is in your mind, just do it right now. You never know if you are going to survive on this planet the next minute.
2. Worrying is a complete waste of time.
Worrying about anything that is not in your control is a stupid idea. Whatever has to happen will happen. Invest that time in something productive such as learning a new skill, making friends, and talking to people.
3. Most of us don’t need more things to be happy; we need less.
Be very particular about buying things. Always choose things that add value to your life. You will not take anything with you after you die. Remember this!
4. As a society, we’re way too focused on outer beauty.
Outer beauty will fade away but your principles and values are here to stay even after you are gone. So always go for inner beauty.
5. Life isn’t that serious.
Life isn’t a serious affair. Take it lightly. Be spontaneous, be a jerk, and be a clown as long as it makes you happy.
6. The best lessons often come from hardships.
Hardships and difficult times always prepare you for the future, so embrace it.
7. Live on the edge.
You are already occupying too much space on this planet. Be prepared to live on the edge and always be risk-friendly.
8. Our expectations are what cause suffering.
We often expect too much from life and when those expectations aren’t fulfilled we get demotivated, disappointed, and disheartened. With no expectations, everything will come across as a reward.
9. Enjoy small wins.
It is important to keep yourself going. And there’s no better way to do that than enjoying and celebrating smaller wins that are part of the bigger picture.
10. What others think of you is none of your business.
People don’t have time to think all day about you. Even if they are thinking about you, it is none of your business. So just don’t care. Do what truly matters.
11. Everyone will die.
Who else put it better than the most revolutionary entrepreneur of our generation Steve Jobs? In his groundbreaking speech at Harvard, he said:
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone’s else’s life. Remembering that all be dead soon is the most important tool I ever encountered that helped me make the big choices in life. All external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking, you have something to lose. You are already naked.