I was young and naive when I first started asking questions. It was a form of self-destructive curiosity that led me to ask questions like, “Why does the sun set?” or “What happens if I eat an entire cake?” But then as I grew older and wiser, my questions became more focused on what I needed to know about myself—and the harsh truths that nobody else wanted to tell me.
1. The truth about success.
Success is not a destination. It’s a journey. There is no such thing as arriving at success, so you should never expect to get there and find it waiting for you. Success is all about the process, and that’s why it takes time and dedication to achieve it.
It might be tempting to think of success as something that just happens when the stars align and everything falls into place, but if we look a little deeper at what makes us successful in life (and business), we can see that this isn’t true at all! Successful people have achieved what they have because they’ve made choices that led them there—and those choices were all made within the context of their values. There’s nothing magical or mystical about these decisions; they’re simply habits formed by making consistent choices again and again over time.
2. The truth about life.
- Life isn’t fair.
- You can’t always get what you want.
- Hard work is required to achieve your goals.
3. The truth about your mindset and attitude.
The truth about your mindset, attitude and how they affect your life:
- It is not what happens to you that matters, but rather how you react to it. A negative attitude can turn a positive situation into a negative one by making the most of it.
- Your attitude determines your altitude in life. If you have a positive outlook on things then no matter where you are or what happens to you, there’s always an opportunity for growth and success in everything that you do.
- The power of positive thinking can transform any situation from negative into positive with ease! Bring forth some positivity into your life by feeding off of others who are already doing so; surround yourself with those who are optimistic about their own lives so that their energy rubs off on yours too!
4. The truth about money.
- Money is not the root of all evil.
- Money is a tool, not a goal to be achieved at any cost in order to be happy or loved.
- Money can’t buy happiness, and yet when we get it we’re still unhappy because we think that now our problems are solved and there’s nothing left for us to worry about anymore – but then when something tragic happens (like losing someone close), who do you think will have more money in their savings account? The person with only $100k+ worth of equity in their house or car versus someone who has no emergency fund whatsoever?
- Money can’t buy love either; if anything it makes people jealous because they want what they don’t have (or don’t want what they do). Sometimes these feelings lead them into a vicious cycle where they try harder than ever before only
5. The truth about money problems.
Money problems are real. But they don’t have to be permanent.
Money problems can come from a variety of sources: a sudden illness, loss of employment, or even a divorce can all lead to money trouble. These kinds of situations are not your fault and should not make you feel ashamed or anxious about asking for help. It’s important to remember that having money problems is not a sign that you’re losing control over your life—it just means there is one more thing that needs attention in order for things to get better again.
The truth about money problems is this: if you take control now—through budgeting, financial education and planning—you’ll be much better off in the long run than those who let their finances spiral out of control because they were too afraid or embarrassed admit they needed help from others (or even themselves).
6. The truth about the past.
In a harsh tone, you need to hear that the past is in the past. It doesn’t matter what happened yesterday or one year ago or five years ago. The past can be a great teacher, but it’s not something you want to dwell on and let dictate your life today.
The truth about the future is that it’s unknown and unpredictable.
The truth about the present is that it’s what’s happening right now and you need to live in the moment!
7. The truth about shitty jobs.
There are many harsh truths about the world. We all want to hear them, but we don’t want to accept their validity. We want to believe that if we work hard enough, everything will be okay and our dreams will come true. This is not true! Even when you are working hard and doing everything right, sometimes things will still fall through for you.
The harsh truth is that there are going to be shitty jobs where you’re treated like shit by bosses who don’t care about your well-being and coworkers who gossip behind your back because they do not have anything better to do with their time than sit at their desks tweeting all day long while they sip their lattes from Starbucks (which I am sure they got free because they were so nice). You might even have those jobs now! But there’s something else I need to tell you—it gets better!
8. The truth about the people around you.
The most profound and important lesson to learn is that people are not always as they appear.
You see a person who seems to have it all together, but their life might be falling apart behind closed doors.
You see someone who appears confident and secure, but they’re actually suffering from immense insecurity and self-doubt inside.
You see someone who seems happy and contented with their life, but they may actually be struggling with depression or anxiety day after day.
The same goes for people around you: your friends, family members or colleagues at work. People are not always as they seem! This can be both good news and bad news because if we don’t realize this harsh truth about others then we won’t know whether our relationships in life will last long enough for us to enjoy them fully…
9. The truth about your fears.
Fear is a normal human emotion, but it can also be harmful when it’s not properly managed. If you’re afraid of heights, bad weather, or public speaking—that’s fine! Those are all reasonable fears to have and there’s no shame in admitting that you’re afraid of something. However, sometimes your fear might be more than just an aversion to something specific (like spiders) and instead be rooted in anxiety or panic attacks triggered by random stimuli like loud noises or being touched unexpectedly (which is called a “phobia”). By identifying and working through these issues with a mental health professional who specializes in dealing with such disorders (or a trusted friend or family member), you may be able to overcome the root cause of your phobias so that they don’t hold you back from leading an enjoyable life full of new experiences and opportunities.
10. The truth about your weaknesses.
You may be wondering what your weaknesses are. In this section, I will help you identify them. First, think about who is the most important person in your life. Is it your mom? Your dad? The person who gave birth to you? No! It’s YOU! (I said it.)
Next, ask yourself if there are any areas of your life where you feel stuck and can’t seem to progress or improve. Maybe it’s something like:
- Social Life
- Relationship Status
I hope this has helped you to understand that it’s okay not to know everything in life. It’s a journey, and the more questions you ask, the better equipped you’ll be for whatever comes next. So don’t be afraid to ask them!