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In the second chapter of the topic Brutal Truths, You Don’t Want To Hear, this time we’re taking a look at things, most people tend to brush off under the carpet and pretend like these just don’t exist.
The problem is, we live in an imperfect world, populated by humans of different faiths, different visions, and values.
In the title of this article, we use the term brutal truths.
Like the first chapter, this chapter too will be a very controversial article. So, without wasting any more time, list dive into the Brutal Truths.
Being alive and living your life are two different concepts.
Life is made of small moments, that make the blood rush through your veins.
Moments that stick around in your consciousness. That’s when you are truly alive. But, what about the minutes and hours spent stuck in traffic.
Will those are moments when you’re just dying? These moments have no importance, are not memorable and (pun intended). They take you nowhere.
You’ve probably heard the concept phrased in multiple different ways. Like, if today was the last day of your life, would you be happy doing what you’re doing?
Many people make the mistake of getting trapped in a rat race and they forget to live.
Time goes by so fast and you won’t realize when your entire life has passed you by.
Try to keep tabs on, how your life is going.
Where were you 12 months ago?
Did anything change?
Are you better now?
Where will you be in another 12 months from now?
You’d be shocked, how few people ask themselves these kinds of questions and even less have a plan of what to do with the answer.
No matter what your goals are in life, it would be a real shame to go through life without achieving them.
Without experiencing the feeling of fulfillment and getting to enjoy all the amazing experiences life has to wait for you.
It’s up to you to take action and to make sure that the life you live is the one worth remembering when you’re on your deathbed.
Please remember this.
Write it big on your vision board or somewhere, you’ll be constantly reminded to check your reality.
Being busy doesn’t mean you’re adding value to your life or those around you.
One of the most shocking things we’ve learned in our research is, how many people are constantly busy but never manage to move ahead! This has to do with people allotting way more time and resources, than two things which are urgent but not important.
We understand, that you need to clean the house and get toilet paper from the store. But, if that’s what keeps you busy every single day, you won’t have any time to get anything done that actually has an impact on your life.
The most important pillars in someone’s life are health, relationships, self-development and freedom with security.
If an action doesn’t fall into these four in a positive way, it’s probably not important for you and those around you.
We all have things that we have to get done.
Things that put food on the table and more.
The idea is to escape the trap of doing only those things and never getting around to the really important ones.
When’s the last time you did something important for yourself?
Maybe it’s time to prioritize those things and stop wasting your time.
Thinking and doing are not the same thing.
How many people have you heard saying, they plan on doing something but never deliver on that promise?
How many people say, they have ideas but never even put them into action?
Life is about putting your actions, where your mouth is and it’s time to stop lying to yourself.
The world is split between people, who say they’re going to do something and those that actually get the job done.
You might not like to hear this, but everyone can talk and if you’ve read our previous article, you know that talk is cheap.
You’re in this for yourself and the worst thing you can do is to start believing your own lies.
The world rewards those that get things done.
So, if you have any plans to make a difference in this short lifetime of yours, it’s time to cut the crap and get busy already.
It’s always shocking to hear, how many people believe the spread around by books like the secret, which says that… all you have to do is think about what you want in the universe or some mystical power will provide you with exactly that. You don’t need to do anything else.
If positive thinking is your plan to succeed, you better hope to get really really lucky. Otherwise, you’ll be faced with a very harsh reality.
Positive thinking is actually a wish.
Something, you wish to happen while putting in as little effort toward it as possible. If this is you, you’re in the same campus four-leaf clovers shooting stars and Santa.
With the proper discipline and hard work behind it, a wish can become a plan. But, it doesn’t work the other way around.
You should stay positive, you should be optimistic about your future.
You need to believe in yourself.
Believe that you have a real shot at getting it and then take massive amounts of action, over extended periods of time, while making a lot of sacrifices.
You might not have realized it before reading this article, but everyone wants to be successful. But only the best players of the game, get to win.
Most people you meet in life are all out for themselves.
Everyone is trying as hard, as they can to make themselves happy, successful or whatever their own definition of success is.
The hard truth about happiness is that you cannot achieve sustainable happiness, by being a single person impacted by your actions.
You can achieve glimpses of happiness, but they will not stick around.
Happiness doesn’t come from things, it comes from the way other people feel, which happens to brush off on to you. Especially if, you’re the one who created their happiness in the first place.
This is such a strong truth because people fail to realize this until later in life.
Everyone is pursuing their own happiness and even if they get all the money, they want in the world… All the fame in the world.
They realize, they still haven’t got it yet and it leads to depression or even worse. This happens because the entire concept is counterintuitive, while in most life objectives, you need to take care of yourself before you can take care of anyone else.
When it comes to happiness the world seems to be flipped, you can take care of others and the result is you taking care of yourself.
Let that sink in for a while and then have a look at your own life.
Are you happy?
What generated this particular happiness?
Who is responsible for it?
Which actions led to your state of happiness?
When’s the last time you made someone happy?
The answers to all of these questions will give you a better understanding of your own happiness and which actions caused it.
Once you know that hunt for that feeling and get as close to it as possible.
The truth is, your life would be a lot better if you had more money in the bank than you have right now.
Your sex life would probably be a lot better if you were famous.
And you would feel a lot better about your life if you were a successful person, no matter what success means to you.
Anyone who says otherwise is lying or probably stupid.
Money, fame, and success are tools, that you can use to become anything you want.
If you want to donate your wealth to the underprivileged and live as a monk in the Himalayas, you get to do that.
If you want to travel the world and discover different cultures, ideas and ideologies that are also an option.
Success means you have options.
You’re not constrained by your reality… You can say no or yes when you feel like it.
Although money doesn’t buy your happiness. It can buy positive experiences for you and those you care about, which when used correctly will evolve into personal happiness.
Stop villainizing successful people, just because they live better lives than you do.
Being born in a broke environment is a matter of chance, but dying broke is a matter of choice.
Poor people behave differently than the middle class and the rich. They have different habits. They find more excuses. They might have been dealt a tougher hand, to begin with, but they call it quits as soon as they can and accept their current reality as destiny without giving it their all, to improve their current situation.
In order for anyone to achieve financial success, they need a particular set of tools which to our surprise, most people never research and acquire them.
These tools can make anyone rich, get anyone the life they want if used to their fullest potential.
Although a good starting hand helps.
You can still do it even if you’ve been dealt with and an unfairly bad one.
These tools guarantee success, they’re called learning, discipline, creativity and hard work.
When people think of education, they immediately associate the term with expensive MBAs or universities reserved for the super-rich.
The truth is you can learn more about success in life, by studying successful people, by reading their stories and looking for patterns and their behaviours.
If you go through our entire library of videos on successful people, you’ll find that almost all of them never stop learning. They’re all disciplined as hell. They use their creative juices, as much as possible and they’ve been putting in hard work since they can remember without planning to stop anytime soon.
It’s all about the decision that I will do whatever it takes to create a better life for myself and those I care about after that give it your all.
The irony is poor people stay poor because they’re acting like they’re rich and the rich get richer because they keep acting like they’re poor.
Most people never accept this, because they believe they can’t win. So, they try to change the rules, so that everyone gets a participation trophy! yuck!!!
The most beautiful thing is when they realize that what goes around doesn’t always come back around, that some people never get theirs. That people who you think are bullies, were actually just playing the game and you were just underperforming.
Just because you think, someone isn’t worthy of success, based on your own idea of reality doesn’t mean they’re not ahead of you.
In the words of the mythical internet, don’t hate the player… hate the game!
Guess what, in life, you’ll meet a lot of people who you think are assholes, just because you don’t like the way they’re behaving.
Unfortunately for you, they’re still playing within the rules of the game.
The truth is you’re just comparing yourself to the wrong person.
Life is a competition but it’s a competition against yourself, against the hard reality that you’re either going to be a successful person or fade away into mediocrity.
It’s all up to you, about how you’re going to play the game.
The best option is to spend as much time, as you can studying the rules of the game and then play the rulebook and not against other people.
Who cares how many people are in the race, if the only person that matters from your perspective is yourself.
Make sure you win that race with your previous self and keep growing until you win all the way.
Your personality is the sum of your experiences up to this point.
If your upbringing was slightly different, you would have been a completely different person. But the world sees us as we choose to present ourselves.
We are all playing roles when engaging with others.
We try to put our best foot forward.
We want to be liked and people to be interested in the things that we find fascinating.
We share our hobbies, our interests and always try to find common ground with others so that they’ll accept us.
Take the time to analyse the way you behave around different people, the way your personality suddenly changes and you present yourself in a slightly different light.
Why do we do that as humans?
It all boils down to our survival instincts.
We want to survive, so we’ll do whatever it takes to further our own agenda.
You want to be the best for yourself, don’t you?
Well guess what, everybody does and some people take themselves very seriously.
Be careful! You keep around you as most of them will show only a mask, only to disappear from your life when your journeys are no longer sharing the same destination.
How many childhood friends do you not keep in touch with, because you no longer have anything in common with them?
Without even knowing it, people wear masks throughout their whole lives, switching from one to another.
That’s why authenticity has become such a luxury in this age because everybody is trying to be someone else and very few are successful by being themselves.
We’re curious to know, which of these truths had the biggest impact on you as you are reading this article?
Which of these do you believe, will actually make a change in your future actions?
Let us know down in the comments and as always we will do our best to engage with the most interesting ones.
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