10 Tough Truths Happy People Aren’t Afraid to Face

10 Tough Truths Happy People Aren’t Afraid to Face

Marc and Angel

 

  1. If you want the benefits of something in life, you have to also want the costs.  Most people want the reward without the risk.  The shine without the grind.  You are praised in public for what you practice in private.  You can’t have the destination without the journey.  Instead of thinking about what you want, first consider: What are you willing to give up to get it?
  2. You are going to be inspired by your dreams and also terrified by them.  Don’t run from the things that scare you, chase them.  Do work that keeps you up late and wakes you up early.  Don’t be persuaded by the “stability” in practicality – you can fail at something you don’t love too, so why not take a chance on what you do love.  There’s no promise that passion will pay your bills, but you’ll never hit a home run if don’t step up to the plate.  (Read Quitter.)
  3. A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.  Easy things will never make you proud.  The same walls you build to protect yourself will also imprison you if you build them too high.  The biggest dream killer isn’t a lack of opportunity or talent, it’s the addiction we have to our comfort zone.  Fools believe they can conquer fear.  But those who go far in life understand that uncertainty will never quite go away when they are doing great things.  They are prepared to walk beside it everyday for as long as it takes to get to where they want to go.  Don’t let fear be a stop sign.  Instead, use it as a roadmap to a life well lived.
  4. If you want to see what’s holding you back, look in the mirror.  It’s you… and only YOU 99% of the time.  The toughest battles you’ll ever fight will begin between your own two ears.  Before you get the rest of the world onboard, you’ll have to convince the biggest critic of all – YOU!  There are a lot of things that are going to get in your way in life, don’t let yourself be one of them.
  5. Being “realistic” is the fastest traveled path to mediocrity.  Small people will doubt big dreams.  It’s easy for people on the sidelines to doubt and judge when they aren’t taking any risks themselves.  So don’t dim your light just because it will hurt someone else’s eyes.  Don’t let a drop of your self-worth rely on their acceptance of you.  Decide you’ll do it with or without them.  They may call you crazy when you’re just getting started but they’ll label you a genius once you’ve succeeded…Read On>>>

 

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