7. Life can be uncomfortable sometimes.
Life can be pretty uncomfortable sometimes and that is unavoidable. But we can always learn how to deal with the discomfort and use the lessons to be better prepared for similar situations in the future.
When you have to face an uncomfortable situation, don’t be scared. An unfavorable situation can be an opportunity to figure things out. Take advantage of it and learn how to change the situation.
8. Take ownership of your life.
It’s so much better when you decide the course of your life and make things happen, rather than allow someone else to make your decisions just because it is the easier thing to do.
Life is rewarding when you take charge of your life, but if someone else is in the driver’s seat, it can be very dangerous and things can go horribly wrong.
9. Do not look for validation from others for doing the right thing.
In life, many times you’ll have to go against the conventional beliefs in order to do what you think is right.
It’s not easy to go against the majority, and you’ll definitely face some resistance. But still you must do it if your conscience tell you that it’s the correct things to do.
10. Do not seek revenge.
Being vengeful never ends well. Taking revenge just for the sake of getting back at the person who has wronged you is poison for your heart and soul. When you take revenge on somebody, it binds you with the person and you’ll never be able to rid your mind of their thoughts. And that is a horrible and uneasy feeling to live with. Sometimes you have to stop a person who is doing wrong to others and harming them. Keeping the greater good of society in mind, your actions are justified. But otherwise, revenge is bad for your soul.
11. The most valuable things are the people in your life.
At day end, when you are in bed and pondering about different things in your life, what makes you feel content? Is it the bonus you got at work? Or your new car sitting in your garage? Or is it the people you can share these joys with?
Have you ever survived a disaster? I’m sure the first thing you wanted to do after the ordeal was over was to connect with your loved ones and enquire about the safety of your family, friends and neighbors. At the end of the day, the people in our lives matter the most and make life worth living. It is our nature to seek the company of fellow humans. Let’s not forget that.
12. Focus more on the positives in life instead of the negatives.
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.– Vivian Greene.
No one’s life is all good or all bad. If you constantly worry and complain about the negative things in life, you will never find anything to be happy about. You need to focus on the positives and reach out for the things that give you joy and peace.
Without the difficult stuff and bad times, it wouldn’t be possible for us to learn and grow. So they are important too. But make sure that the good vibes always outweigh the bad ones.