14 Essential Life Truths To Live By

You teach people how to treat you. And it’s directly related to how you feel about yourself, which is to say that if you see a predominance of assholes in your life, it’s time to get rid of both them and whatever is attracting them. No need to feel bad about this, because…

Being aware of why you’re doing certain things is the first step in changing things. Never underestimate the power of knowing why you’re attracting unhealthy or frustrating situations/people into your life. But remember…

Nothing changes if nothing changes. Change is just a theory unless it’s put into action. We can try to think ourselves into a new life, but it won’t happen unless we actually put in the time and effort to change. First step is knowing that…

People can only love you to the amount you love yourself. Nobody can love you enough that it changes how much you love yourself. If you have set a limit on how much love you deserve, then the people in your life will constantly come up to that limit. So…

Don’t limit the amount of good you deserve. Based on what we see in the media or on our past experiences, we assume we know how much success, love, happiness, and goodness we deserve and we limit ourselves tremendously by subscribing to our own ideals. Remember…

Nobody and everybody is special. You are no better than anyone else, nor anymore special or deserving. We are all just as deserving! No life is more important than another. Use your gifts to put more light into the world, not to gain superiority. That being said…

Keeping an open mind and heart is essential. Decidedly not easy to do, but we have a way of closing ourselves off to different ways of thought or paths that seem foreign to us. We miss a lot if we keep doing this. Especially considering…

It’s impossible to predict the future. It’s great to have a five year plan, but you know perfectly well that plans are futile and that you can’t know where your life will take you. Allow for surprises and…

Be flexible. Knowing full well that you can plan out your life to a T, but that you could be veered off course at any moment. That’s okay, embrace it and become flexible to where you’re being led. Because…

You have all the answers at all times. Your intuition will never steer you wrong, assuming you are truly tuned into it. Find ways to listen harder and listen more to what tugs at your soul and listen less to the outside world. Because…

Chasing someone else’s version of success is empty. Find what makes you excited, not what looks good on a resume or what fills your bank account. Money will come. Speaking of money…

Money won’t make you happy, but it will provide a lot of other desirable states of being. Such as: freedom, convenience, peacefulness, and overall satisfaction. Money’s certainly not the goal, but it’s disingenuous to act as though you don’t want it or that it doesn’t matter or that you don’t want to work for it. All things considered…

Keep trying to do better today than you did yesterday. Forgive yourself and forgive others often. Love more than you don’t. Understand more than you judge. Give more than you did the day before. And in the end…

You’ll be okay. TC mark

Jamie Varon

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