20. Save your energy and stop wasting time explaining yourself to others.
Your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe it anyway. Just do what you know is best for you and know in your heart is right.
21. Quit doing the same things over and over without taking a break.
The time to take a deep breath is when you don’t have time for it. If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting the same results. Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly to work at it from a different angle.
22. Don’t overlook the beauty of small moments.
Enjoy the little things, because one day you will look back and discover that they were the big things. The best parts of your life will be the small, nameless moments that you spent smiling with someone who matters to you.
23. Let go of trying to make things perfect.
The real world doesn’t reward perfectionists, it rewards people who get things done. Perfection is a state that is unattainable as long as we are the humans that we are.
24. Stop following the path of least resistance.
If you haven’t realized by now, life is not easy, especially when you plan on achieving something worthwhile. .Never take the easy way out. Do something extraordinary and leave a legacy.
25. Never act like everything is fine if it isn’t.
It’s okay to fall apart for a little while and it’s normal if you do so. You don’t always have to pretend to be strong, and there is no need to constantly prove that everything is going well when it’s not. You shouldn’t be concerned with what other people are thinking of you either – cry if you need to – it’s healthy to shed your tears. The sooner you do, the sooner you will be able to smile from ear to ear again.
26. Stop blaming others for your troubles.
The extent to which you can achieve your dreams depends on the extent to which you take responsibility for your life. When you blame others for what you’re going through, you deny responsibility – you give others power over that part of your life.
27. Understand you can’t be everything to everyone.
Doing so is impossible, and trying will only burn you out till you have no energy left for yourself. But making one person smile CAN and will change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world. So narrow your focus because it matters.
28. Stop worrying so much.
Worry will not strip tomorrow of its burdens, but it sure as hell will strip today of its joy. One way to check if something is worth mulling over is to ask yourself: “Will this matter in one year’s time? Three years? Five years?” If not, then it’s not worth worrying about in the present moment.
29. Shift your focus from what you don’t want to happen to what you want to see happen.
Positive thinking and taking action is at the forefront of every great success story. If you wake every morning with the thought that something wonderful will happen in your life today, and you pay close attention, you’ll often find that you’re right and you’ll thank yourself for thinking right.
30. Stop being ungrateful.
No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day feeling grateful for your life. Know that someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs. Instead of thinking about the things that you’re missing, try thinking about what you have that everyone else is missing. Practice having an attitude of gratitude.