Isn’t it astonishing how you all have busy schedules and tough, regular routines that put your brain on an aeroplane mode? You might find it easy to lose sight of the important things that can change your life. When things do not go in the same way as you want them to, then the only thing you need to do is to remain focused on what really matters. It seems difficult to focus on the things when you are heading in the wrong direction. But, in such cases, you have to stay focused on your life’s fundamental truths.
The best things in life do not come easily. When you are not able to observe your flaws or truths then it is obvious that you are leading a mediocre life and there is nothing interesting in your life. Socrates quote best explains this, he said:
“The unexamined life isn’t worth living”
This quote or observation of Socrates is also applicable to business. As Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, said once: “We run this company on your question, not answers”. Your life also depends on this saying. It means you must have to ask yourself the question of whether you are on the right track or not. Below are the truths of life explained in a very handy way and they are about to give you a must needed boost. They will help you to stay focused. The truths that will change your life are:
Great Success is often preceded by Failure:
It is understood that success is not possible without failing at least once in any situation. So, this too is quite clear that you will never be able to experience true success if you do not know how to accept your mistakes and failures. Your mistakes guide you, in order to succeed, when you are on the wrong path. The turning point for you is the time when you are totally stuck and feeling most frustrated. It is this frustration that allows you to think differently, to look outside the box, or to find out the solutions to your problems that you did not notice before. Success demands patience, forbearance, and the ability to maintain a good attitude even while suffering for what you believe in.
Being busy is not equal to being productive:
Take a look around yourself. Look at everyone. They all are busy, running here to there from time to time, from one meeting to another, sending each other emails, right? So the question here is that are they being productive while doing all this. You should keep this thing in your mind that success is not defined by your activity or on the basis of how busy you are, rather it depends on focus. It comes from ensuring that your time is used efficiently, effectively, and productively.
There are 24 hours in a day and this number of hours remain the same for all people. You have to spend your time wisely. Try to work hard and make your time productive. You are the product of your output, not your effort. Do everything in order to make your efforts and hard work pay off you in getting the best results.
Your company and surroundings affect you:
You are surrounded by people all the time but are they the ones that you truly and sincerely want? Are they the ones who inspire and motivate you? Are they the ones who make you better? If not, then you should strive hard to surround yourself with such kind of people. Again the question arises, what about those people who drag you down? Why are you allowing such people to be a part of your surroundings?
People who make you feel worthless, anxious, fake, or uninspired are wasting your precious time. Most probable, they are trying to make you one of them. Do not let them do that. Life is unpredictable and too short for this type of person. So, throw them out of your life and replace them with the ones who inspire and motivate you and make you better.
You are living the life that you have created:
You are not forced to follow the ideas that are explained to you. You are not forced to do things as it is. You are not the victim of circumstances. Neither anyone has the right to make your decisions for you nor anyone can force you to make a decision. They are not allowed to take actions that are totally opposite to your norms, values, and aspirations.
The circumstances in which you are living today are your own creation. Similarly, your future also depends on what you do. If you do not feel motivated or feel stuck in any situation, then you have some fear inside you that does not allow you to take risks or to try something different in order to fulfill your goals and pursue your dreams.
Always remember one thing: whenever you are going to take any action, keep it in mind that it is always better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to climb than at the top of the one you do not want to climb.
Source of regret is only Fear:
When it is all said and done, you will regret the chances that you did not take far more than those when you fail. Never underestimate yourself and never step back with the fear of taking risks. I read it once, people always say: “What is the worst thing that can happen to you? Will it kill you?” Explain to yourself that death is not the worst thing that can happen to you. The worst thing is that you are doing what you don’t want to. You are letting your inner self die while you are alive. So, do not make fear your biggest source of lament and regret.
Never wait for an apology to forgive:
Life goes a lot smoother once you let go of grudges and forgive even those who never said that they were sorry. Grudges from the past will do nothing but ruin your present happiness. They are just like the parasites that are going to destroy your life. The emotions of anger and hate cause a great amount of stress in your body and this stress can have a devastating effect on your health. Researchers at Emory University have shown that holding on to stress increases your blood pressure and rate of heart disease. When you forgive someone, it does not mean that their action has been undone, rather it helps you to stay positive and energetic by letting the negativity out of your life. It simply frees you from being their eternal victim.
Live in the moment:
The most important truth of life is that you cannot know about your potential until you learn how to live in the present. It is impossible to change your past or future. So stop regretting your past and worrying about your future. It is impossible for you to be happy if you do not let these things go. You have to accept the reality of the moment. In order to enjoy the present moment, you have to do two things:
- Accept your past. You have to do accept it whether it is harsh, sad, or happy. Because if you do not accept it, you will never be able to enjoy your present. So, you have to make peace with your past.
- Accept the uncertainty of the future. Stop worrying about it. Let things be done in the flow. As Mark Twain says: “Worrying is like paying a debt that you do not owe”.
Your self-worth comes from within:
When you start comparing your happiness with others and find a sense of satisfaction in it, then you are no longer the master of your own destiny. When you do something and you are proud of that, do not let others take that away from you by their opinions or accomplishments. It is impossible for you to turn off your reaction to what others say about you or think about you but you should believe in the fact that it does not matter what they think of you, your self-worth comes from within. Apart from what people think of you at a specific time, one thing is quite certain: “You are never as good or bad as they say or think you are.”
Change your Life, it is short:
Life is unpredictable and short. Nobody knows about tomorrow. When someone dies unexpectedly, it gives you a sense of shock and you question yourself in this life? How you have to spend your time? How you should have to treat your friends?
Loss is a raw, visceral remainder of the frailty of life. It should not be. Remind yourself at the beginning of each and every day that this is a blessing and you have to do something extraordinary in this day. Repeat this to you every day. When you start doing this, your life will become a blessing for you. As it is known, the great day begins with a great mindset.
Change is unavoidable:
You should accept the change to do things well in life. You need to embrace, with an open mind and open arms, the opportunities that change creates. You are bound to fail if you keep doing the same things you always have in the hope that ignoring change will make it go away. In short, it is insanity. Life does not stop or wait for anyone. It goes on and on. Appreciate the things you like because they will never remain the same and they are bound to change.
These are the fundamental truths of life and everyone must know these. If we conclude all this, it is easy to say that staying focused asking the hard questions might be kind of uncomfortable but you do not need to learn something by sticking with what is comfortable. You have to come out of your comfort zone in order to achieve something.