Sometimes as human beings we’re not honest enough to each other. In fact most of us are FAR from honest to each other.
And that’s why we don’t tend to take some things as seriously as we should, or why we lack the motivation to get shit done.
But the few of us who are brutally honest are the ones more likely to get our message through.
The truth hurts after all, and the pain of the truth is the thing that forces us to change. And makes us think deep about it in the process.
Here are 10 brutally honest quotes that will make you think, and hopefully push you to take positive action.
“I want to start my own business, but I’m too afraid of what my family will think!”
“I want to date this guy/girl, but what will my parents say about it?”
“I want to start a blog, but I’m afraid of what people might think!”
The point of this quote is to STOP letting outside noise, and people who you don’t even know get in the way of your life, happiness, dreams, goals, and what matters to you most.
Every single choice we make on a daily basis, no matter how wise it seems when we’re making it, will result in either something positive or negative.
And sometimes there’s no way of knowing that until after we’ve decided, rather than before.
Doctors and health professionals are quick to offer you some sort of pill or tablet to cure your depression. Or at least to help you deal with it.
But in reality, the first solution is to look within your environment, and the people you surround yourself with.
If you’re surrounded by assholes, negative people, gossip, and anything related, then it’s pretty obvious why you’ve got the problems you have.
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There’s a lot of ways to look at this. You’ll stop giving people discounts with your:
Some people will do whatever it takes to take advantage of your self worth when you don’t have much. Put a value on your self worth, because it’s too priceless to be discounting it so recklessly.
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When I was made redundant for no fault of my own, I realized one thing that day. No one but ME could help me get out of that situation.
Whether unfair or not, I was responsible for pulling myself out of the ditch I’d been pushed in.
And that’s the point behind this quote. Life is your fault in the end, and you’re the only one who can help yourself when it all comes down to it.
I used to try so hard at college. Doing mechanics. Music technology, and basically things I was no good at or had no passion for in the first place. And it stressed me out.
Have a good think about what it is you’re doing in your life, and whether what you’re doing is truly a right fit for your skill sets, talents and potential.
Because if it isn’t, a sure sign will be stress, frustration, misery, and worst of all, disliking yourself and what you do.
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It’s easy to think of greatness, however you define it, and what it looks like.
But how many of us look at the things that not only make us weak, but hold us back from achieving greatness within our lives?
If you know what it is that makes you weak, and what it is you need to give up, then the pursuit of greatness becomes that much easier and simpler.
That’s the takeaway from this great quote!
Think about it.
How many people ever get started with their ideas?
That business they’ve been thinking about?
That job they want?
The career they desire?
That dream they have?
Or That goal they want to achieve?
The truth is being last is better than not getting started at all. Because in reality, you’re MILES ahead of everybody who failed to start the race or even get on the playing field.
We all know people who are in their 60’s, 70’s or 80’s who’ve done exactly that. And have no clue as to why they’ve ended up where they are.
75 is a small number. And it’s the average amount of years we can all expect to live in our life times.
So don’t waste those 75+ summers, winters living the same life, doing the same shit, and worrying about the same problems. Because time doesn’t last forever and time waits for nobody.
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Similar to the 2nd quote in this post about choices, the results of each action we take can’t always be predicted or anticipated.
That’s why it’s crucial to gain as much knowledge as possible, learn as much as possible from your mistakes and other people’s mistakes, and plan your every move.
That’s the big takeaway from this quote!
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