3. Perfection does not exist
“The ideal of life is not the hope of always being perfect, it is the will to be always better. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Many of us look for the perfect romantic relationship, the perfect job, or the perfect home. But perfection does not exist.
The good and the bad are both sides of the same coin and we can not exist without each other. To have the good in life, you must be able to accept the bad.
4. Everything has an end
“To be fully alive, fully human and fully awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. To live fully is to be always in the unoccupied territory, to experience each moment as completely new. To live is to be ready to die again and again “Pema Chödrön
Everything changes. Nobody can counter that. We will be young a little while before becoming old. We will fall in love, then we will separate. We will live, then we will die.
Instead of fighting against this natural force of life, we can be thankful for all we have and all we are going to live because it will not last forever.
If things lasted forever, what would make them special?
5. Failure is the road to success
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill
Nobody has a life filled with success. It’s inevitable to have some kind of failure in your life unless you do not succeed.
But if we are honest, failure often gives us the best lessons in life. Do not be afraid to fail because it could be your stepping stone to success.
6. We do not define a person to what she owns
The best things in life are not material.
Costly cars, designer bags, luxury clothes, of course, these things are valuable, but they do not add value to a person.
Stop focusing on these material things and start creating meaningful experiences and relationships.
7. Thinking and doing is not the same thing
“You want to know who you are? Do not ask. Act! The action will delimit and define you. Thomas Jefferson
We can think of many things, but if no action is taken, they will never happen. Success will not come and pick you up along the way, it’s up to us to get up and start doing what we’ve thought about. Do not be afraid to start, because you will never do it if you wait for the perfect moment.