We all have heard of the saying: “Life is not a bed of roses.” Life provides daily challenges in our lives. Yes, life has its fair share of enjoyable moments. But then again, we should all be ready to face the difficulties that come with it.
It is important we all persevere during the tough times. These times can come up with some unpleasant, harsh revelations, but just remember, there is light at the end of every tunnel.
15 Wise Lessons for Rebuilding Inner Strength
Having inner strength and being prepared to face these truths will make you live a better life. In this article, we will list some of those harsh truths that you need to know.
1. Everyone & Everything Is Temporary
Everyone you know including your loved ones will one day not be around. This is a major truth we need to accept in life. All our belongings, status and position will have an end.
You might refuse to believe it. But realizing it sooner will increase your value for people who genuinely care for you. You will also not take your belongings and relationships for granted. Enjoy the beautiful moments with your loved ones while they are still around.
2. Life Is Full of Surprises
Life will come with a whole set of surprises. Some of which will be disappointing while others will be pleasing. There will be many instances in life that you will have no control over. And they will come without any warning or instruction.
We should let go of the things in life we cannot control and be ready for all the surprises.
“Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look.”
3. No One Else Is Responsible for Our Actions
It is very easy to pass on the responsibility or the blame of our errors to others. Many of us even criticize the situation for any failure.
As we grow up into an adult, we must recognize the importance of taking responsibility. By bearing responsibility for our own actions, we mature our way to sensible human beings.
One also gets the opportunity to amend his/her mistakes if he/she takes responsibility for any error.
Remember, taking responsibility is the key to self-improvement. It will make you a better and more effective human being.
4. We Need to Be Practical in Life
Some of us might have the habit of getting a bit too emotional during some instances. But if you always let your emotions get the better of you, you will never reach your desired success.
The person you are dealing with might as well never care for your emotions. We all have our own life goals. For every goal to be successful it needs to be realistic.
If you proceed to take decisions without thinking of the consequences, the end result might not be too favorable.
Always keep this as a reminder: Do not take actions based on impulse or emotions. Emotions are good at clouding your proper judgement.
5. We Need to Be Disciplined in Life
Daydreaming and procrastination! We are all too familiar with these two words. Surely at some points in our lives, these habits might have bugged us a lot.
Well, sometimes taking a break and dreaming about your future Lamborghini is okay. But constantly taming useless imagination in your mind is not a good thing.
If you do not take the first step of what you have to do, the next stages will never come. And once you start that, consistency is what will push you forward. Consistency and discipline go much further than just talent.
6. It’s the Little Things in Life That Make Our Lives Meaningful
While staying disciplined and practical are necessary, some take it way too seriously. Surely, they do make you a more successful person. But sometimes, you just need to take a chill pill.
Admire everything around you once in a while. Be thankful for the fact that you are alive. Be glad about what you have been blessed with.
By being grateful to everyone and everything in life, you will find mental and internal peace. At the end of the day, our memories are what makes life truly special and unique.
7. One Has to Learn to Be Independent
In life, our loved ones and friends will not always be there to address our issues. We need to learn to face them alone. Independence brings mental strength. It also makes you more prolific and dynamic in life.
The less you depend on others for your happiness, the easier it will be for you to be happy. Other people’s validation does not necessarily bring in happiness. You do not need their constant company to stay content.
No, we are not suggesting you live a lonely life. But learning to face your problems alone will make your life a lot easier and hassle-free.
8. Everyone Should Be Ready to Face Bad Times
There are uncountable examples around us of people succeeding in unimaginably hostile environments. They passed through incredibly hard times. But, through hard work and resilience, they achieved success.
Some of us even face hard times after a long period of success. Many of this category of people become depressed or just give up.
You should remember that hard times offer you two choices: staying idle and giving up or fighting through to see success.
Just take a bad experience or a tough phase as a difficult gym workout. In the gym, the harder you encounter the workout, the bigger your muscles your muscles grow. Your life will shine brighter the better you handle the bad times.
9. One Should Not Expect Too Much from Others
The more you expect from people, the unhappy you will be. When certain people don’t live up to your expectations, you will be disappointed.
This leads to unhappiness or even strains in relationships. Just imagine, you do your thing for the best of reasons. You hardly expect anything in return.
The majority of people that you will come across will not have any major impact on your life. So why expect so much from everyone that you know? Always learn to be happy with yourself.
10. It Is Impossible to Please Everyone
You are an individual. You are unique and different from every other individual on the planet. You will always have your own set of beliefs and views.
You should respect your individual identity. Be aware that you will not be able to please everyone with your principles. They have their individualities too.
When was the last time you tried to please another person at the expense of your own happiness and self-worth? If you ever have, stop
it right now!
Work hard, do the right things and love yourself, the right people will come to your life and stay. You do need to go on a mission to please everyone.
11. Money Matters
Money cannot buy happiness. But you will never be happy if you are in debt of a couple of thousand dollars. Financial stability is not just for survival in this competitive world.
It also gives you the stability we humans long for. If you are financially sound, you will be better prepared to face the obstacles and challenges up ahead.
Mistakes are like guidelines in an instruction manual. Our mistakes tell us where exactly we messed up and how. If you stop making progress feeling sorry for your mistakes, you will never grow.
Mistakes are like blessings that help us learn more and develop ourselves. So, take the mistakes as another step to accomplishing your goal. Take the lessons and try your best to improve on the mistakes.
13. Avoiding Toxic Individuals Is a Must
There will always be some manipulative and negative minded people you will face in life. It is your duty to identify them and delete them from your life completely.
Toxic people never feel sorry for others; some of them are simply not able to. They prey on others’ faults to satisfy their own ego. The more you interact with this kind of people, the unhealthier your life will become.
And it is not uncommon to see a person becoming negative just because he/she gave their toxic ‘friend’ a second chance. There is no place for a toxic person in the life of a smart individual.
14. Sometimes One Must Do what’s Best for His/her Own Life
It is always okay to accept the fact that you need to love yourself. Taking care of your own well-being is not selfishness. Rather it means that you value your self-worth and admire your own existence.
Often times you might have found yourself in a situation where you sacrificed your own wellbeing prioritizing others. Not everyone shares the same concern for you that you may have for others.
So, love and prioritize yourself first. Take the time to invest in yourself.
15. Progressive Minded People Are More Successful
We should always be willing to move forward. Having a progressive mind-set will allow one to grow as a better person in the society.
Progressive mindedness also breeds optimism. By complaining less and working towards the solution, progressive-minded people achieve more in life.
Always remember that life is short. Certainly, it has bumps here and there. But life can be beautiful. If you try your best to remember these facts, you will be able to make great memories out of this life.
There are some hard truths in life. But they only remind you to be better every day and appreciate life more. So, take the facts and truths about life as lessons to live your life to the fullest.