8 Harsh Realities of Life

Lachlan Brown posted a fascinating article on the 8 harsh realities of life that I try to live by but don’t always succeed. However, they are great reminders to live by which will help us be much stronger.

1. You can’t go back.
Learn from the past. Then move on.

2. Busy doesn’t equate to productivity.
Effective time management should easily remedy insufficient productivity. If you want to live a different life, start doing things differently.

3. You actually do have the time.
If someone or something is important enough for you, you will make the time. That is the harsh reality.

4. You might not live to see tomorrow.
So, spend each day in service of the life you want. Each day is the most precious day to be able to live the life you want.

5. Failure is part of the plan.
Whether you like it or not, you are going to fail. Some people thrive on failure, while most of us sit in the dirt for a while feeling sorry for ourselves. If you accept failure as part of the plan, then you can work in recourse when you find yourself flat on your face in life.

6. Life isn’t perfect.
Life is beautiful. But it’s also hard, and messy, and exhausting, and temperamental and sad. Gratitude can do wonders for your life happiness, health, productivity, and relationships. Try writing down all the things you are grateful for in your life.

7. Do things you love.
Do what inspires you and makes it a joy to be alive. This will motivate you to live better as well.

8. You can’t rely on anyone but yourself.
You are responsible for your own happiness and success. Having people around you is nice, but only you are responsible for getting through the crap life flings your way.

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