When we were growing up, we are told a number of different things by the influential people in our lives, whether it was our parents, guardians, teachers, or managers. As a child, it was hard to know what and who to believe but as we grow older, we learn the reality of some of these harsh truths.
Learning the truth can have a big impact on things and can change the perception of how we view certain things. Although this is scary at first, this can be extremely beneficial to us and our lives. If you are looking to change and improve your life, then here are 7 harsh truths that everyone should be aware of.
1. Life will never be perfect
When it comes to the harsh truths of life, some truths are harder to grasp than others. One of the most difficult truths being that life will never be perfect, or even close to it. No matter how much you strive for perfection in your life, it is not possible.
Nothing or no one in life is perfect, and as harsh as it sounds the sooner you realize that the better. Many people can waste so many years of their life trying to make everything perfect, but this is not achievable. The harsh reality is that we all go through a number of things in our life that make it imperfect but experiencing these things will actually make you appreciate the good things in your life.
2. You will make mistakes
Like I just mentioned, nothing in our life is perfect, therefore we are all going to make mistakes no matter how hard we try not to. Making mistakes is a part of human life and is something that we all must learn to accept. Although it may not seem like it, making mistakes and failing can actually help us to grow as a person.
When we make a mistake, we are given the opportunity to learn from this, allowing us to see how we could have acted or what we could have done differently. It is also important to remember that everyone makes mistakes, therefore it is nothing to be embarrassed about or ashamed of. Making mistakes is a part of everyday lives and as long as you try to rectify and fix your mistake, there is no harm.
3. You, unfortunately, can’t control everything
Another harsh truth that can actually change the outlook of your life is that you unfortunately can’t control everything. Once you realize that you can’t control every aspect of your life, you will begin to relax more and accept your life for what it is. Trying to control every aspect of your life, from your job, your house, your car, and even your friends and your family can be extremely exhausting and is quite frankly unrealistic. It is important to learn that as people we don’t have control over certain things in our lives and we should learn to just let these things happen and run their course.
4. Tomorrow is never guaranteed
As well as learning that we can not control every single aspect of our lives, another important harsh truth that we should learn quickly that is tomorrow is never guaranteed. Although it seems so scary, in order to get the most out of our lives it is important to remember that as humans we will not live forever. Once you realize this harsh truth, you will begin to look at your life differently and for the better.
Knowing that tomorrow is not guaranteed will teach you to live every day to the fullest and teach you to make the most of every opportunity that you get in life. This means that you should take action and do the things that you have been putting off doing no matter how big or small they are, as you never know if and when you will get the chance to do them.
5. People will use you
Another harsh truth that unfortunately many people will learn the hard way, is that many people throughout your life will use you. Whether you have known them for years, or they are strangers that you have just met, people will, unfortunately, take advantage of you from time to time and use you to benefit themselves. Many people are very selfish and will only look out for themselves.
This means that if they have to use you to get what they want, they more than likely will. Although we are told by our parents when we are growing up that people are kind and trustworthy, it can be difficult to go through life without being used or taken advantage of by someone else. If you have been used by someone, you can treat it as a learning curve and grow from the experience, turning it into a positive. You can learn how to be stronger and not trust many people as easily. This will be extremely beneficial as the next time someone tries to use you; you will be aware and know what to do in order to stop them.
6. Not everybody will like you
As we go through different stages of our lives and meet lots of different people it is important that you realize that not everybody is going to like you all of the time. Many people spend their lives trying to get everybody they met to like them but trying to please everyone can be exhausting. When you realize that you are not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, you will be able to focus your time and attention on the people that actually like you.
People, like your friends and your family, are those who you should try and please the most, as those are the people who will be there for you throughout your life no matter what you do. Having the support and love of your friends and family is much more important than trying to please every single person that you cross paths with within your life.
7. Nothing lasts forever
The last harsh truth that will help you to change or adapt to your life is the fact that nothing lasts forever. As humans, we spend so much time stressing over so many things, for example, our jobs or money. But realizing that these things and problems are only temporary will help you to move on and not stress about them. Although it is hard to not stress about certain things while you are going through them, knowing that it will all blow over soon is a great way to move on with your life.
Although some of these truths are harsh and can be hard to adapt to, they are all very important and meaningful. Each of these truths can help our lives change for the better and will allow us to grow as a person and make the most of our lives. So next time you are stressed, upset, or have made a mistake, just try to remember that life is temporary and it is precious, so we should all try to make the most out of every single day.