20 Brutal Truths About Life You Need To Come To Terms With

Nobody Cares About Your Excuses

Nobody Cares About Your Excuses

So you didn't have enough time, your phone alarm didn't work, or you're going through a tough breakup. Aside from those close to you, nobody really cares. At least, not enough to give you a free pass in life. The fact is that everyone has their problems. It's called "life".

Even If You're Just On Time, You're Still Late

Even If You're Just On Time, You're Still Late

Always show up early (not crazy early - just a little bit) and always be prepared. If you're not, somebody else will beat you to it.



You Have Nothing To Prove

You Have Nothing To Prove

Of course, you may feel like you do but ultimately, the only person you really need to prove anything to is yourself. Trying too hard to prove yourself to other will only serve to highlight your shortcomings. Accept the fact you don't know everything and be prepared to learn - always!

Read

Read

Celebrity magazines don't count. Read wide and read often. It's all about learning which is one thing that, in order to get the most from life, you should never really stop doing.



You Are Who You Spend Your Time With

You Are Who You Spend Your Time With

The four or five people who you spend most of your time with will influence you more than you might realize. If you surround yourself with the right people, who have their own dreams and aspirations and are mature enough to chase them properly, it will be mutually beneficial as you will each rub off on each other. If your friends are negative, guess what you'll be....

Don't Waste Your Time

Don't Waste Your Time

Sure, there's nothing wrong with going to the bar to let off steam, however, there's very little point in getting wasted all of the time. It will hurt your body, your mind, and your pocket. You need to make healthier habits, and not just physically.

You are your own best asset in the sense that nobody else will ever have as much influence on whether you get what you want from life than you. So take charge of your life and make things happen instead of procrastinating and seeking the quick and easy buzz.



You Need To Learn What To Do With Money

You Need To Learn What To Do With Money

It's never early enough to start saving money so that you can soon make it work for you. Ask advice and listen to that advice when you get it.

The Glow Of Each Little Achievement Doesn't Last Long

The Glow Of Each Little Achievement Doesn't Last Long

Say you get a new job or raise, but on the whole, there is something else you'd rather be doing. Know this; you might be happy for a while with your raise or new job, but you'll never be truly happy until you pursue what it is that will make you happy.



Failure Doesn't Exist

Failure Doesn't Exist

Everybody who ever did anything good and became successful, failed at some point. The difference between them and the people who don't become successful is simply not accepting failure as final. Try again and don't fret mistakes for too long. Learn from them constructively instead.

Life Is About Who You Know

Life Is About Who You Know

Whether you like it or not, life is more about who you know than what you know. That's why that sentence kind of sounded like a cliché; because it is.

If you don't know the right people then you need to put yourself out there and approach them because they won't be trying to find you, that is for sure.



Your Success Is Up To You

Your Success Is Up To You

If you want to be successful (and who doesn't really?) then you need to seek it out. You need to take control of your own destiny and understand that no matter how much help you get from other and no matter how much they encourage you, it is up to you. You can't simply put your hand out and expect it it find you.

You Need To Practice

You Need To Practice

Here's another cliché; "Practice makes perfect".

It's true. Keep practicing whatever it is you want to be good at.



Real Friends Are Hard To Find

Real Friends Are Hard To Find

You've got "friends" all over the place, whether it's at school, work, the gym, the bar, etc. But if you're lucky, you'll have only a couple of "real friends" who have your best interests at heart. Identify the difference and remember that.

You Can't Live Forever

You Can't Live Forever

Every time you put something off and think that you'll get to it later, you're getting loser to death and strengthening the possibility that it will never get done. Even if that sounds a little morbid, it is 100% true all the same.



It's Good To Be Vulnerable

It's Good To Be Vulnerable

The feeling of being vulnerable can be quite a scary one and instinctively, we try and avoid it a lot of the time, especially when we might be a bit insecure or immature. But the truth is that being vulnerable is attractive to other people. Because everyone wishes they could be vulnerable, they respect it and find themselves attracted to it in other people.

Let's remember here, that we find ourselves attracted to the people we are in life because they reflect certain qualities that we ourselves would like to possess. That's a very important tool to having other people respect you on your own terms.

You Probably Don't Listen Enough

You Probably Don't Listen Enough

This is especially true when we're young. We feel like we have so much to say and so much to do that we spend too much time talking and not enough listening. Consider the feeling you get when you realize someone is truly listening to you as opposed to waiting for their turn to speak. You're far more likely to pay them the same courtesy, right?

Now swap places with that person. If you want to be heard then you must be prepared to listen.



Your Word Is All You Have

Your Word Is All You Have

If you say you're going to do something, do it. Period.

The Time Is Now

The Time Is Now

Whatever it is, do it today. Not tomorrow.



You're Your Own Worst Enemy

You're Your Own Worst Enemy

If you aren't where you want to be at this point in your life, then the first place to look for answers is within yourself. Of course, it's important not to be too hard on yourself but before you go pointing the finger at other people, ask yourself what it is that you want and start to make it happen by making conscious decisions about what you will do, before you involve anybody else.

Do It Every Single Day

Do It Every Single Day

Each new do is a new opportunity to do what you love and make what you want to happen, happen. Once you've identified what you want, spend every single day trying to make it happen. Start now.