Truth hurts! When someone confronts you with brutal truths about life, they may sound harsh and it can be hard to digest. But if you want yo get the best out of your life and be a better, stronger person, you need to cut the craps and focus on the real and important things.
We are all on our own journeys to become better versions of ourselves. But at times, we stagnate. And we become dissatisfied with our work, our relationships, and many other aspects of our lives, which is basically a manifestation of our dissatisfaction with ourselves. During such demotivating periods, you need to introspect and get to the core of things.
Here are a few Brutal Truths that will make you a better person.
1. Nobody is actually too busy to respond to you. That person you like hasn’t been talking to you isn’t answering you texts because they are too busy. You employer isn’t replying to you because they are too aren’t caught up with work. If it’s been a while and your not getting a response from someone, it’s most likely because they are deliberately trying to ignore you. They have chosen not to answer you. You needs to face that truth and move on.
Stop making excuses. There is no point in justifying the people who don’t prioritize you and ignore you. The sooner you do this, the sooner you can find people who actually make you a priority.
2. Everyone has his or her own best interests at heart.
No matter how authentic, kind and generous a person is, their one in a million that are going to prioritize their own needs over yours.
Even the lover who is good to you otherwise, will not realize that he/she is being selfish and having things their way unless you point it out. Even the most caring boss may not understand that they are overworking you if you don’t make it clear and just be okay with more work being piled on you.
It is totally you responsibility to define and protect you boundaries. Other people even if they realize that they are over burdening you, won’t stop until the face resistance from your side. Most people will try to drain you as much as possible if you let them have your way.
You have to learn to say “No” sometimes.
Nobody will stick up for you. You need to stick up for yourself at all times. People who are powerful understand this. That is why they aren’t afraid to say “No” when they don’t want to do something.
3. It is impossible to please everyone.
If you were to actually listen and follow advice everyone in your live gives you for free you’d likely end up a lifeless and confused mess! And then another well-wisher would come along asking you to be more interesting and lively.
The reality is, it’s just not possible to please everyone you know. No matter you need to follow the most conservative life path or the most eccentric one, there will always be someone who won’t be okay with he way you lead your life.
Understand this: whatever it is you do, you’re going to be judged and criticized. So you might as well face all that for doing what you actually love to do. The only person whose judgement should matter to you is Your and God’s.
4. The world owes you absolutely nothing.
You might be one of the smartest, kindest, coolest, and most intriguing people to be alive- but if you’re not making use of those traits, if you’re not putting you abilities to work, you’re not entirely to anything at all for possessing them.
There are Either really strong people who understand that there are two fundamental choices on which everything depends: You can waste your entire life pitying yourself because you think you deserve better in life that you’re getting or you can actually go out there and take what you want and know it belongs with you.
It’s a no-brainer that the most successful people always opt for the second path.
5. The prize for arguing on behalf of your restrictions is getting to keep them.
You can spend your life complaining about how you don’t have sufficient resources, like money, time, and energy to pursue the life you want to achieve the things that you dream of. And I believe, all of those reasons might be valid. But here is the harsh truth. Every single human being on this planet has a least one solid reason for not living the kind of life they want to.
The only difference between successful people who achieve what they want and people who don’t is that the achievers ignore all the excuses.
They find a way to overcome their limitations, instead of complaining about them, and that is exactly why they are successful.