Every year, virtually everyone commits to making new year’s resolutions. More often than not, failing at them and promising a new batch when the next year rolls by. However, if you’re a person who’s keen about making big changes about life and wanting to be a better version this year, we’ve listed down several brutal truths to help do just that.
Whether it’s fostering better relationships with people, keeping a better outlook in general, and everything else in between, read more to learn more how you can spruce up your personality!
3 Brutal Truths To Seriously Make You A Better Person
These interesting maxims will make you get your thinking caps on if you really want to be successful moving forward. For one, just because you had a generally good year, does not mean you shouldn’t keep yourself in check. In fact, Friedrich Nietzsche once said how “people do not want to hear the truth because they do not want their illusions destroyed.”
So whether you know someone, or are actually that someone, who can’t admit that they’re wrong because you dislike being told on, deflecting our own truths for the sake of the “greater” truth is actually very counterproductive. Check out the list of these new aphorisms of sorts to live by.
— David The Human (@davidisahuman) January 3, 2017
1. Everyone looks out for themselves first, and there shouldn’t be a problem with that
You may be best of friends with someone, but nobody is virtually selfless to a point of forgetting themselves. If you’re in a relationship, your partner may sometimes even feel clueless unless you give them a hint regarding what’s bothering you.
So preserve your own mental welfare and learn how to set boundaries. Time has proven it valuable that it never hurts to say no. Learn how to assert yourself and value yourself first before giving into other people’s whims.
2. You’re not entitled to everything, so stop whining
You got a salary deduction because your Uber driver wasn’t familiar with the best route to work? Your little brother accidentally spilled juice on your pretty dress and now you need to take another x minutes to change for a party you’re already late for? The brutal truth is that you have to suck it up, do what needs to be done, and move on.
Most of people’s disappointment are rooted on their inability to discern what they should be spending their precious time on. There is a misguided belief that someone deserves preferential treatment over another, and that’s a pathetic idea everyone must try to destroy before it becomes epidemic.
3. Your actions define you, not your dreamy thoughts
Stuck in a job you hate? Dream of building your own empire with your not-so-friendly colleagues working for you instead? Make it happen! Don’t just sit all day dreaming of what could happen.
This is not another Sims game and you do not have any cheats to play with to get what you want. The brutal truth? Put in the hard work, focus, and ultimately, reap the rewards of your efforts.
— ainsleyphillips (@ainsleyphill) January 2, 2017