Truth Hurts! When someone confronts you with brutal truths about life, they sound harsh and can be hard to digest. But if you want to get the best out of life and be a better, stronger person, you need to cut the crap and focus on the real and important things.
We are all on our journeys to become better versions of ourselves. But at times, we stagnate. And we become dissatisfied with our work, relationships, and many other aspects of our lives, which is basically a manifestation of our dissatisfaction with the self. 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 girl or guy you like isn’t answering your texts not because they are too busy. Your employer isn’t replying to you not because they are too caught up with work. If it’s been a while and you’re 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. Face the harsh truth.
You need to stop making excuses. No point 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, they are always going to prioritize their own needs over yours. Even the lover who is so 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 your responsibility to define and protect your boundaries. Other people, even if they realize that they are overburdening you, won’t stop pushing you until they face resistance from your side. Most people will try to drain you as much as possible if you let them have it their way.
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 everybody.
If you were to actually listen and follow the advice everyone in your life gives you for free, you’d most 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 every person you know. No matter you follow the most conservative life path or the most eccentric one, there will always be someone who won’t be okay with the way you lead your life.
Understand this: Whatever it is you do, you’re going to be judged and criticized. So might as well face all of that for doing what you actually love to do. Philosophically speaking, the only person whose judgment should matter to you is you.
4. The world owes you absolutely nothing.
You might be one of the smartest, kindest, coolest, and most intriguing people to live– you know it, but if you’re not making use of those traits, if you’re not putting your abilities to work, you’re not entitled to anything at all for possessing them.
People who are really strong and powerful 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 than you’re getting, or you can actually go out there and take what you want and know should belong 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 days complaining about how you don’t have sufficient resources, like money, time, and energy to pursue the life you want to and achieve the things that you dream of. And I believe you, all of those reasons might be valid. But here is the harsh truth– every single human being on this planet has at least one solid reason for not living the kind of life they want to.