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The 7 Hardest Truths in Life Everyone Must Accept

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Life is a battle against cynicism and despair. It's a battle that everyone will lose eventually. Yet, it's a battle that must be fought nonetheless.

Life is a battle against cynicism and despair. It's a battle that everyone will lose eventually. Yet, it's a battle that must be fought nonetheless.

The truth is uncomfortable sometimes, especially when it is right in front of us. People aren't usually happy when they're confronted with these truths about themselves, since none of us enjoy failure, disappointment, or loss.

Life is not always as beautiful as we want it to be. There are indeed moments that hurl us into agony, despair, regrets, and depression. When things are tough, people start having second thoughts about their purpose in life. They wonder what they've done wrong, why karma hates them so much, and how to have joy again after being knocked down by the world.

There are some hard truths in life that no one likes to hear. Yet, without accepting these truths, we may find ourselves living an unhappy existence.

There Is No Perfect Job

Every job has its negatives, wherever you work. Indeed every company or job has its own advantages, but as long as you work, you will get new problems. No job is perfect. This may sound harsh, but life is not fair and the truth is that no job comes without some flaws. Every day is filled with opportunities and hardships. You either get lucky and get a good job, or you don't. You either have the ability and will to find work or not. It doesn't matter whether the job is creative or service-based, there is always the chance that you could be laid off or fired at any moment without notice. This is an aspect of life that is difficult to deal with, but it does allow us to learn from and improve on our own careers.

You're Not Perfect, and Never Will Be

You will always be deeply flawed. You will never be as rich as you could be, as thin as you could be, as cool as you could be, or as smart as you could be.

We are not perfect, and we never will be. Growing requires us to learn from our mistakes and imperfections. We live in a world that is not perfect, and neither are we. There are both good and bad things about each of us. Like the personality we have.

Stop trying to meet impossible expectations, and start focusing on what you can accomplish. Plenty of people achieved great things without being perfect. Even if you put in the work to get good at something, you're not always going to be perfect. It's important to remember that we each have flaws as humans. So instead of dwelling on them, try focusing on what you're good at and working hard on improving that. Being willing to learn from mistakes and employing the power of positive thinking, while putting in the time and effort needed to do well in areas where you're strong, can take you far in life.

You Can't Make Everybody Happy

I'm sure most people have heard this quote at least once in their lives "You can't make everyone happy." It's true. Many people don't realize that you can't make yourself happy either. Happiness is a feeling, and feelings come and go. Things that cause us to feel happy one day may not be able to do so the next. What does this mean? It means that nothing makes us truly happy, even though lots of things may bring us joy for a little while. The truth is that happiness is outside of our control, which means it is impossible to make yourself happy. At the same time, you can't control how other people feel or what other people think.

You Will Make Mistakes

You will inevitably make mistakes. You will feel pain. There will be failures and there will be successes. Each mistake teaches you something. Every time you succeed, you move forward with confidence. The trick is to learn from your mistakes and not make the same mistake twice. Without it, learning how to succeed would not be possible.

You will make mistakes in life. This is just how it is. We get to a certain point in our lives where mistakes are inevitable and it becomes a matter of survival. Accepting this fact will help you deal with your problems more effectively and be more successful in life.

Whether we realize it or not. Even the best and brightest and most successful people make mistakes. When they do, the hardest part is accepting them. We live in a culture that tells us to hide our mistakes. We tell ourselves it's not appropriate to talk about them, that it's beneath us. But it's not. Being who you mean accepting the fact that sometimes you'll make mistakes.

Someone You Love Will Break Your Heart

We all experience it. We all feel it, yet no one can predict how it will happen to us or to those we love. And so, sooner or later, it happens to everyone. There was a time in your life, maybe even now, when someone you loved hurt you so deeply that your whole life changed.

Life can be an emotional roller coaster. Imagine waking up one morning and realizing that your love has been taken from you. You spend the rest of the day trying to get it back but to no avail. There are days when you feel like you can never go back and days when you wish you could. This is what sadness feels like. When you're sad, you may feel empty or heartbroken. Just because something is hard, don't ignore it. Your life may seem meaningless, and you may lack the energy to wake up in the morning. Face it, you have to get through this difficult time.

The hardest part of letting someone go is accepting that you'll never see them again. You will lose your love be it, friends, family, or partners. Never forget that life goes on and that every day is an opportunity to be thankful for what you have. Everything will be okay.

You Can't Copy Someone's Success

Most people think they can copy someone else’s success. They see someone else who got a promotion and they want to follow that pattern. But you can't copy someone else. Success is unique, and it happens in a completely different way for everyone who gets it.

Many people are inspired by others’ successes. That's natural. Yet, the ability to copy somebody else’s success is limited because there are no right ways. You can't copy someone else’s presentation or style, because then you would be imitating someone else. Likewise, you can't copy their exact thinking, because that would require knowing exactly what they were thinking at that moment. But no matter how much you realize that sometimes inspiration comes from watching someone else succeed, you can still use the same tactics to get ahead in life, be curious, be open-minded, be original.

You Will Never Get the Time Back

The hardest truth in life is we can never get time back. So many people allow themselves to be gripped by life, work, relationships, children, and forget what they want. By finding what makes you happy, you will regain free will and enjoy the moment. You have to wake up every day and take action. It takes courage to sacrifice what you want for a moment to discover what is most important.

Life is a journey, not a destination. There will be times when you will feel like you have accomplished everything in life. There are times when it feels like time just goes by, but it really isn't. This time is very precious, and we should not waste it by living our lives. Learning how to accept all of these failures, successes, or hard truths is the key to living a meaningful life.

© 2021 Tantowi Gilang

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