20 brutal truths

By Matthew Jones via inc.com   Article

20 Brutal Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit

“Here are 20 brutal truths that every single person needs to hear.

1. You’re going to die and you have no idea when. …

2. Everyone you love is going to die, and you don’t know when. …

3. Your material wealth won’t make you a better or happier person. …

4. Your obsession with finding happiness is what prevents its attainment. …

5. Donating money does less than donating time. …

6. You can’t make everyone happy, and if you try, you’ll lose yourself. …

7. You can’t be perfect, and holding yourself to unrealistic standards creates suffering. …

8. Your thoughts are less important than your feelings and your feelings need acknowledgment. …

9. Your actions speak louder than your words, so you need to hold yourself accountable. …

10. Your achievements and successes won’t matter on your death bed. …

11. Your talent means nothing without consistent effort and practice. …

12. Now is the only time that matters, so stop wasting it by ruminating on the past or planning the future. …

13. Nobody cares how difficult your life is, and you are the author of your life’s story….

14. Your words are more important than your thoughts, so start inspiring people. …

15. Investing in yourself isn’t selfish. It’s the most worthwhile thing you can do. …

16. It’s not what happens, it’s how you react that matters. …

17. You need to improve your relationships to have lasting happiness. …

18. Pleasure is temporary and fleeting, so stop chasing fireworks and start building a constellation. …

19. Your ambition means nothing without execution–it’s time to put in the work. …

20. Time is your most valuable asset–you need to prioritize how you spend it. …”

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