Before I begin, let me just say that I don’t think I’m perfect, or that I know it all.  I don’t want this post to come off as pretentious or “look-at-me-I’m-better-than-you.”


I never eat vegetables, oversleep constantly, can’t parallel park, wear mismatched socks often; the list goes on, but my point is, I’m quite flawed.


So, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, here are my universal pieces of advice.  Read on only if you wish.


3 Pieces Of Advice You Need To Hear For A Better Life


1. You Can Hold Yourself Back, Or You Can Go After The Things You Want, But It’s YOUR Choice


I never like hearing people bitch and moan, but the one type of complaining I truly can’t stand is when people feel sorry for themselves about what could have been.


Unless you’re living in a communist regime, you have the power to take charge of your own life (and there are actually plenty of immigrants who’ve proven that even communism doesn’t have to squash your dreams).


Humor aside, though, I’m a firm believer in the idea that, “where there’s a will, there’s a way.”


If you want something badly enough, you’ll figure out how to get it, but don’t sit around whining about how you don’t have it.


Talking about why you don’t have what you want instead of going after it is really no different than making excuses.


2. Let Others’ Success Inspire You; Don’t Waste Time Being Jealous


This ties back to what I was just talking about; there’s nothing stopping you from going out and getting what you want (unless, of course, the thing you want is a one-of-a-kind item that’s already been spoken for; if that’s the case, move on, and accept that life ain’t always fair).


Whether the “prize” you have in mind is an accomplishment or a material item, seeing others acquire the things you want should be comforting, instead of invoking feelings of defeat or competition.


We’re all human, and we all have the same 24 hours in our day.


Yes, it’s true that some people start out with stronger advantages than others.  But just because you may have less money or less free time than someone else doesn’t mean you can’t figure out a way to still earn what you want.


This sort of leads me into my next point.


3. Reading Self-Help Books Won’t Improve Your Life If You Aren’t Ready To Start Making Some Changes


You and I both know self-help books aren’t meant to be read for entertainment.  And chances are, if you’ve ever read one, you weren’t consciously planning to ignore the advice inside.


But I see people all the time who will talk about concepts and principles that they’ve read about in self-help books, yet they can’t bring themselves to actually practice.


Why torture yourself?


If you know your life could be better and you even have the advantage of learning how you yourself can make it better, why wouldn’t you act on that information?


My suspicion is deep down, most people are just afraid of success.


They don’t like leaving their comfort zone, so they’d rather stick with what they know than venture into unfamiliar territory.  If you aren’t happy, though, then that’s just silly.


There’s no reason to punish yourself by making commitments for the sake of committing; at least, I can’t think of any.


So Now, Are You Feeling Inspired Or “Triggered”?


As the tags on this post suggest, always take my advice with a grain of salt.  Like I said, I’m certainly no expert!


But I’d love to know what you think of these concepts: do you agree?  Do you disagree?  Do you think I’m living in a fantasy world?


Comment below and let’s discuss!


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