1. You need to know why and what you were created to do on earth. The reason why you haven’t made so much of a progress in life is because you are doing so many things, probably to “fit in” or “adapt” to our culture or society and not necessarily the one thing (purpose) you were created to do or perform.
2. You’re not confused because you don’t know what to do; you’re confused because you’re telling yourself limiting stories about what you can do. Deep down you know what you want, but limiting fears, beliefs, and assumptions are making you question yourself. And many have no basis in reality.
3. There are certainly times when you will benefit from doing things yourself. But if it’s a question of not doing it at all or doing it with the help of others, surely the choice is clear? Surround yourself with people who inspire you. And make use of the wisdom they have to share. Chances are, people have done what you are trying to do now, in some form.
4. You, yes you, have the ability to create the life you want, but it requires you to make moves. And while you may have fallen short previously, it doesn’t mean you will fall short going forward. Here’s the bottom line: your past does not dictate your future. Your past habits and lifestyle do not have to determine your lot in life.
5. If you make a decision but don’t take any action, not much will happen. On the other hand, if you take a bunch of actions without any decisions driving them, you’ll aimlessly float around and spend your entire life stuck in the exact same place. Think right.
6. Doesn’t it feel great when people like you? Sure, it feels great. I have seen that no one likes not being liked but you need to understand that as long as you’re good with who you are deep down and as long as you’re facing yourself each day, it’s not your problem if someone else doesn’t like you. It’s their problem, because more often than not people are reflecting their relationship to themselves.
7. Insecure people often say yes, when in reality they’d like to say no. But people who succeed at being themselves don’t let others control them. They see themselves as God sees them; therefore they’re led by His Word instead of the fear of rejection. You can invest so much effort into trying to keep everybody happy that you end up losing yourself.
8. It’s important for us to understand the power of learning about who we really are and what really matters to us. Then, we can align our choices with the morals and boundaries we set for ourselves from a place of self-love and self-respect.
9. Comparing yourself to anyone else is not only futile but also irrelevant. Your concern should be to uncover your own truth and live according to that. When you try to be like someone else, you are trying to live according to what you think it means to be happy like them. And the unfortunate truth is that most people are pretending to be happy.
10. No one can attain happiness if they are hung up on what is lacking; we must transcend the need to compare ourselves to others and let go of our apparent flaws and shortcomings. This frees us from self-imposed judgment and the need to fit into society’s standard of what we should look like, be, act, and do.
11. This is basic to any happy relationship. If you do not accept a person for who they are, but only for what you hope they will be, you do not really love them, but you love your image of what they could be. They are not now acceptable to you, and so they are not loved for who they are, but only for their potential, which you hope to make actual. You love what you think you can make of them, and so you are really just in love with your own sense of creativity. Acceptance means you love a person for who and what they are in the present.
12. Love yourself. Be good to yourself. Treat yourself well. Replenish yourself. You will discover that, the more you love yourself, the more you will be able to give love to others – and the more others will want to be around you and give back to you. This is a win-win situation. Loving yourself will ultimately benefit the lives of others you encounter, as well as your own life.
13. Muster up the courage, take the leap, and be prepared to throw all those things you don’t really “need” away. It’s time we start looking at our entire lives as purposeful, passion-filled journeys – not opportunities to collect as many possessions as we can to distract ourselves.
14. Most times, we get obsessed with reaching our goals, so much so that we start to lament that we aren’t already where we want to be. Goals may inspire us, but they can just as easily drain us. Over time, I’ve come to realize that this isn’t because goals are wrong. It’s because, for many of us, our approach to them is completely misaligned.
15. Choosing healthier habits – working out, getting enough sleep, eating well, and staying away from substance abuse – will promote good health. If your body isn’t well, it will permeate all aspects of your life in a negative and destructive way.
Let’s get to know in the comment section which one of them speaks to you, which one you love, and which one you would apply to your life.
Thank you for reading. It can only get better.