26 Stupidly Simple Reminders To Encourage Your Growth As A Person

These words of encouragement from Ask Reddit could change your life.
A person trying to grow
Unsplash /
Dan 7Kidz

1. True friends

“To know who your true friends are, look for the ones who say good things behind your back and bad things to your face.” — Sutton_William

2. Respect

“The moment you put someone on a pedestal they will look down upon you. The trick is respecting each other equally.” — rachagnstdamachine

3. Independence

“The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your arm.” — Back2Bach

4. Depression

“When you’re depressed, everything you do is a victory. You got out of bed when you didn’t feel like it? Victory. You showered today? Victory. You paid your bills this month? Victory. When you don’t feel like doing anything, doing something, even if it’s just one of the small things that people who don’t battle depression do automatically, is a win.” — android-unknown

5. Finances

“You can pay now, or you can pay later, but it’s almost always cheaper to pay now.” — pfunk42529 

6. Careers

“Just because you don’t know what you want to do with your life, is not a reason to do nothing!” — airlaflair

7. Happiness

“In the context of a relationship, ‘Would you rather be right, or would you rather be happy?’ I tell myself this when my husband and I get into petty arguments. I’m usually the one that has the harder time letting something go, so I need to remind myself that most things are just not worth arguing about.” — BurberryCustardbath

8. Relationships

Deposit more than you withdraw. Good advice for finances, of course, but it can be applied to relationships as well. Put in more than you take out and your relationships will be healthier and stronger.” — ifyouneedmeimthere

9. Priorities

“Don’t make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.” — xMCioffi1986x 

10. Comfort zones

“Push yourself to be uncomfortable. It’ll cause you to grow. If everything is easy then you’re not growing.” — That_Smell_You_Know 

11. Selfishness

“People aren’t against you. They are for themselves.” — fkcncr

12. Problems

“Attack the problem, not the person.” — TunaMustard

13. Lust

“Never make a decision when horny.” — throwaway0000001090

14. Sacrifices

“Do not set yourself on fire to keep other people warm.” — tylerss20

15. Decisions

“Be decisive. Right or wrong, make a decision. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels that couldn’t make a decision.” — thestonez 

16. Hard work

“Don’t half ass two things. Whole ass one thing.” — mr-bucket 

17. Possibilities

“Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.” — Rsnyder1 

18. Intelligence

“If you are always the smartest person in the room, you need to start going to different rooms.” — MeowSchwitzInThere

19. Embarrassment

“It’s only embarrassing if you’re embarrassed.” — mortarkitten 

20. Stress

“If it won’t matter in 3 months time don’t let it eat at you now.” — someliztaylor

21. Losses

“It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose.” — Rogers420 

22. Chores

“If you have a task that takes less that 2 minutes, get it done now.” — Myproofistoobigtofit 

23. Self-love

“Be the person you need.” — paperclip1213

24. Silence

“Never miss a good opportunity to shut up.” — WetFacialHair 

25. Family

“Never hesitate to tell some one that you love them because you’ll never when it’s the last time you’ll see them.” — ksmrs

26. Men

“He’s just a man. He’s here to pay bills and wants to go home, drink beer, and fuck his wife just like everyone else. So don’t worry about him like that.” — Buenos_Tardes_Amigos Thought Catalog Logo Mark

More From Thought Catalog