Avoid These Five Things (Or You’ll Be Sorry Later)

Posted: Mar 05 in Lifestyle by

You don’t want to be filled with remorse when you look back over your life. Knowing the habits you’ll live to regret in advance can save you from sadness over missed opportunities and unmet joy. Avoid these five things and you’ll have a happier and more fulfilling life than if you continued down the slippery slope to sorrow.


Imagine people are better than you

There will always be people who seem wealthier, brighter, and more beautiful than you, but, you only see them through uninformed eyes. You have no idea what it took for them to meet success, or whether they are as accomplished as you imagine. Also, everyone has to start somewhere, and it’s usually at the bottom of the pile. You can work to the top and improve your life. At the same time, for all you know, others may think you are better than them. Strive to be the best version of you, and you’ll always be good enough.


Wait until you feel ready

One day, when you’ve lost weight, gained more qualifications, and have more energy, you’ll do that thing you’ve always wanted to accomplish. “One day,” though, may never come and you need to take action now. The truth be known, you might never feel ready to step outside your comfort zone, and to live your dream, you need to leave your sense of security behind and get used to being uncomfortable.


Strive for approval

It feels good to have approval, doesn’t it? When people support and admire you, you feel validated and secure. Everyone wants to be liked, and yet, if you live your life to please others, there won’t be enough time left to please yourself. What do you really want to do? Where do you want to go? Who do you want to wake up with in the morning? Learn to please yourself and your life will go your way instead of someone else’s.


Quit (just before you find success)

Have you ever wondered how many people quit just before they would have succeeded if they had stuck with their plans? If you work ten minutes longer, walk half a mile further, or push yourself just a little more, you might get what you want. Do a teeny bit less than you are capable of doing, though, and you will never know who you might have become and what you might have achieved.


Base your ambitions on gaining stuff

There’s nothing wrong with flash cars, huge houses, and diamond necklaces and no shame in owning them. Nonetheless, wealth and belongings are icing on the cake. The cake is the foundation of your life and consists of qualities and positive emotions. Happiness, friendship, love, integrity; these things, and many more, are the ingredients of a good life. Strive to get them rather than directly aiming to gather stuff and you’ll have a solid foundation to decorate. Once you’ve covered the basics needed for survival, all other material possessions are for fun. You’ll regret taking them seriously.


You can’t avoid problems; these are lessons if you see them the right way. You can steer clear of many regrettable behaviors though. Dodge those mentioned and your life will be fuller and happier as a result.

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