Some helpful advice has become a cliché – we listen to it, nod our heads, and go on doing it our way.
We start doing this from an early age. When mom asks us to clean our room and we keep playing games instead. When we are asked to do everything on our own as students, we find it easier to pay for essay and spend our free time on our favorite hobbies and our own desires. Many will say that this is wrong. But no one knows if we are living our lives correctly or not.
So let’s remember 25 wise tips that can change our lives for the better, but are often dismissed as trivial.
- Take time to know yourself. “Know thyself,” said even Aristotle. When you know who you are, you can choose the right goals for yourself and have authentic beliefs. Knowing yourself means living with purpose and meaning.
- A narrow focus brings great results. People give up when they estimate how much more they have to go and don’t pay attention to how far they have already come. However, a succession of small victories in your chosen direction will provide you with a more reliable path to success.
- live in the present. Don’t think about the past, don’t dream about the future, but concentrate on being fully in the here and now – this is the only place and time where you can make a difference with your actions.
- give up assumptions. Unless you know the situation in detail, you cannot have an informed opinion.
- Be patient and persistent. In life, it’s not so important what you’ve accomplished that’s more important what you’ve had to overcome.
- To receive, you have to give. If you support, lead and guide others, if you have a positive impact on their lives, you will reap a rich harvest.
- Luck comes to the one who works hard. Luck happens when your diligence and talent wait for their finest hour.
- Be at the peak of your abilities at all times. You never know what tomorrow will bring, so always try to make the most of today.
- Don’t try to please everyone. The most unhappy people are the ones who are afraid to disappoint anyone.
- Don’t be afraid to be afraid. Sometimes the only thing holding back your growth is what you are most afraid of.
- learn to listen. You can’t learn anything as long as you’re the one talking the talk.
12 Life is a good thing, but it’s not fair. The idea that there should be justice in life is a source of constant discouragement.
- There is no task that is not worthy of you. Don’t put yourself above anyone or anything; work silently – let your success be deafening.
- You don’t always get what you want. But, as the song sings, if you try hard enough, you can sometimes get what you want.
- Don’t make decisions in a state of rage or euphoria. The best decisions are made when your mind is clear, not when you are experiencing a storm of emotions, positive or negative.
- Don’t try to be like someone else. Your personality is born when you stop comparing yourself to others. Be unique. Be memorable. Be yourself.
- Use a crisis as an opportunity. Every loss leads to a new opportunity, and every difficult situation holds potential.
- Do what’s right, not what’s easy. The strength of your character is learned when you do the right thing, despite the availability of easier ways.
- Dreams remain dreams until you take action. Without action, any brilliant idea is just a dream.
- Treat others the way you want others to treat you. Bring out your best in every relationship.
- Quitting is admitting defeat. The surest way to fail is to give up on your ambitions. Fatigue, discomfort, and frustration are just signs of effort, not a reason to quit.
- Trust your gut. What good is intuition if you let your doubts sink in all the time? The habit of doubting yourself is the greatest enemy of success.
- Learn something new every day. Cultivate a student mentality. Never assume. that you are too old to ask questions or know too much to need new knowledge.
- What matters is what makes a difference. Don’t think about what promises you profit, think about what can benefit others.
- Believe in yourself. The way you see yourself is the way you see yourself. And the way you feel about yourself defines what you make of yourself.
That’s great advice, don’t you agree, but do we always take it? Use them yourself and pass them on to others.