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It is amazing how easy it is to forget the important things in life. Overloaded schedules and weekly routines can make us put the brain on autopilot. That is why some essential truths of life deserve to be repeated. This list will help you when you need support in your mood.
1. Being busy is not the same as being productive
Observe the people around you. They all seem to be busy, running board to board and sending hundreds of emails. But how many of them are actually producing work?
Success does not come from movement or activity. It comes from focusing, from using your time efficiently.
You have the same hours in the day as the most successful people in the world. Use them wisely. After all, you are the product of what you generate, not the effort you put into it. Work on the actions that will give you the most results.
2. Success is often preceded by failure
You will never experience true success until you learn to accept failure. Your mistakes build the path to victory by revealing the wrong paths to you.
The greatest findings are usually when you feel frustrated and trapped. It is this feeling that prompts you to think differently, out of conventions and to see the solution you were not contemplating.
Success requires patience and the ability to maintain a good attitude while suffering for what you believe in.
3. Fear is the source no. 1 of repentance
At the end of life, missed opportunities mourn more than failures. Don't be afraid to take risks.
Many times we hear people say “What is the worst thing that could happen to you? Die? However, it is not the worst possible scenario. The most terrible thing that could happen is that you let yourself die inside and no longer live, only exist.
4. Your value comes from within
When your sense of satisfaction comes from what others think of you, you stop being the master of your own destiny. When you feel good about something you've accomplished, you don't allow negative reviews from others to affect you.
Although it is impossible to “turn off” the button that makes you care about the opinion of others about you, you can not compare yourself with them and always take their views with caution. In this way, it will not matter what they do and say because your own value will come from within you. Remember, you are never as good or as bad as others think.
5. You are as good as the people around you
You must fight to get together with people who inspire you, who help you to be better. But what about those who pull you to the bottom? Why do you let them be part of your life?
Anyone who makes you feel devalued, anxious, or steals your inspiration is not only taking away your time, it also makes you look like them. Life is too short to associate with people like that.
6. Life is very short
None of us has tomorrow guaranteed. However, when someone dies unexpectedly, it makes us reflect on our own life: what is really important, how we spend time, how we treat others.
Loss is a visceral reminder of the fragility of life, but we should not wait for it to appreciate what we have. Remember every morning when you awaken all the blessings you have received. The moment you start treating life as a gift, it begins to behave as such.
A great day begins with a great attitude.
7. You don't have to wait for an apology to be able to forgive
Life is so much easier once you decide to forget the grudges and forgive, even people who never apologized. Resentment allows negative events in your past to ruin happiness in the present. Hate and anger are emotional parasites that can destroy the joy in your life.
The negative emotions that come from holding a grudge create a stress response in the body, and this can have health consequences. Researchers at Emory University have shown that stress contributes to raising blood pressure and heart disease.
When you forgive someone, you are not condoning their actions, you simply free yourself from being their eternal victim.
8. You are living the life you created for yourself
You are not a victim of circumstances. No one can force you to make decisions and do things that go against your values and aspirations.
You created the situation in which you currently live and in the same way, the future depends entirely on you. If you feel trapped, it is because you probably fear taking the risks necessary to achieve your goals and live your dreams.
Remember that it is always better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to climb than at the top of the one you don't want to be on.
9. Live in the moment
You will not be able to reach your full potential until you learn to live your life in the present.
All the guilt in the world cannot change the past and no amount of anxiety can control the future. It is impossible to be happy if you are always concerned about other things, unable to embrace your reality (bad or good) of the moment.
Two things need to be done in order to live in the moment:
-Accept your past. If you do not make peace with what you have lived, it will never leave you and create your future.
-Accept the uncertainty of the future. Concerns have no place in the here and now. As Mark Twain once said, “To worry is to pay a debt that you don't owe.”
10. Change is inevitable, embrace it!
Once you accept that change you will find the good that is in it. You need to have an open mind and arms to be able to recognize, and capitalize on, the opportunities that change creates.
If you stay doing the same thing all your life, you will surely fail. After all, the definition of insanity is doing things the same way over and over again expecting different results.
Life does not stop for anybody. When things are going well, appreciate and enjoy them because the day is not far off when the situation changes. If you are always in search of something bigger, something better, that you think will make you happy, you will never enjoy the great moments of the present before they leave.