Life is a gift, a beautiful gift, but most people don’t appreciate the importance of life and they forget that it could be taken away from them at any given second. This article is going to be all about “YOU”, on how you need to stop ignoring yourself and spend time on your life because you never know when your’e going to have to say goodbye to it. It’s a short journey and we usually waste it on other people rather and also forget ourselves in the process. These are going to be ten promises I need you to make, with yourself, and never break them. Let’s begin.
10. Never stop reaching for more
Don’t ever stop at one goal, if you’ve achieved one, reach out for another. You can never have one goal set in life, because you’ll eventually achieve it and then you’ll think you’ve done all you could in life, that’s not true. You can do more, so much more. Keep you current goal in mind, but make sure you know that life doesn’t end there and you have a long way ahead of you, you have a lot more to achieve than just that one thing that you thought was impossible.
Nothing is impossible in life, this is coming from a guy who was homeless four years ago and now has quite the lavish lifestyle, it’s because I never stopped dreaming and I never stopped reaching out for more. Does this mean you won’t be satisfied at any point in life? No, not at all. You’ll be satisfied and fulfilled with every goal achieved, you’ll just be more pumped for the next one.
9. Never let anyone take you for granted
Bad people are everywhere, they are all around us, they are what they are and they’ll never change. There will always be a person in your life who would want to take you for granted, don’t let yourself into their trap. Be around people who appreciate you and cherish your presence, not people who have you around just because they want something from you and nothing more. As soon as they get what they want, they’ll forget you. You don’t need that in your life.
8. Never stop being kind to people
Being kind is one of the most beautiful of virtues, never stop being kind to the world. When you’re a kind person, you enjoy making other people smile, and the happiness you get out of it is just priceless and can’t be achieved through any other means. Be kind, be loving, be the person people depend on and know to trust. It’s one of the most selfless acts to be kind to others and being selfless has its own reward.
7. Never be in a negative relationship
When it comes to love, make sure you don’t let it eat your soul. Be with someone who’s as kind as you, as loving as you, if not more than you. A relationship can make or break a person, even the strongest of people become weak when they fall in love with the wrong person. Don’t let your love go to waste, take your time when you start developing feelings for someone, spend enough time with them to know if you can live with them or not. Don’t be impulsive when it comes to love, take it from me, impulse in love only leads to bad things.
6. Never stop making yourself happy
As I said before, your life starts with YOU. Your happiness is yours to manage, you can never depend on anyone to make you happy, no one can make you happy unless you want to make yourself happy. Have faith in yourself, love the person you are, if you don’t like something about yourself then work on it and do it at your own pace. You can bring any change you want within yourself as long as you don’t let anyone else intervene.
5. Never let anyone change you
Continued from my previous point, you are an amazing individual and you know it. You can never allow anyone (no matter who that person is) to change you, even a little bit, because you need to be around people who love and accept you for who you are and not what you can be or should be. When I started working out, I didn’t do it because anyone told me to, I did it because I wanted to look better and feel healthier, and that’s the only way I was able to go to the gym, because I motivated myself without any outside force. So be yourself and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
4. Never stop dreaming
We are who we are because we dream, because we have certain visions no one else can see or understand. You can never let anyone tell you anything about your dreams and visions, you can never stop dreaming. Your dreams may seem weird or impossible to some, but you can’t stop believing in them and you can’t stop believing in yourself and your abilities. You know what you’re capable of, only you.
3. Never stop thinking positively
If you can find something positive in even the most negative of situations, you have won at life! We often lose control, we let ourselves be too weak to even think and we start feeling bad for ourselves, don’t do that to yourself. Life will only give you the obstacles you can get through, it will never make you go through something you’re not capable of. When I went homeless, I thought that was it, the negative feelings took over me, I saw my life ending because I wasn’t even sure when my next meal would be. But now that I look bad at it all, it’s funny how life taught me a very valuable lesson. So don’t lose hope and never let your sadness take over.
2. Never stop learning
We learn something new everyday, we can’t tell ourselves that we know it all and there isn’t much left to learn from life. Always be open to learning, for new lessons and for new adventures. You are the most humble person if you know you still have a lot to learn (even though you’ve suffered through most of it) and you still appreciate the lessons. You can never stop learning, it’s a part of your physical and mental growth and it’s very vital.
1. Never stop appreciating your life
The most important thing you need to promise yourself is that you’ll never stop loving your life, your present and your past. Don’t look at someone else’s life and say they have it so much better than you, learn to love the life YOU currently have because life is a blessing. We often let ourselves get caught in the wrong things, someone bought a better car than you, someone has a better job than you, someone has a bigger house, all of these things aren’t important.
It’s okay to have goals, but it’s not okay to let envy and jealousy be a part of your life. Appreciate everything you have, you have the ability to see, the ability to talk, the ability to walk, the ability to hear, these are the things a lot of people don’t have but still manage to be happy with themselves because they know how to appreciate what they have. So give importance to your life, it truly is a blessing.
Question of the day
What is that one thing that you truly love about yourself? Give your answers in the comments below. And as always, stay blessed and keep the love alive!