10 truths about life you don’t want to forget if you want to be happy

10 truths about life you don’t want to forget if you want to be happy

There's no doubt that happiness is partly about focusing on the positives in life. 

But there's also no doubt, as far as I'm concerned, that happiness is also about facing up to the truths in life…good and bad. 

So if you want to be happy and if you want to enjoy more happiness and success in life, check out this article, remind yourself of a few home truths, and make a pact not to forget about them any time soon…

by Travis Bradberry from Inc.com

It's surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and weekly routines have a tendency to put the brain on autopilot.

Some of life's essential truths need repeating. Keep this list handy and give it a read any time you need a boost.

1. Being busy does not equal being productive.

Look at everyone around you. They all seem so busy — running from meeting to meeting and firing off emails. Yet how many of them are really producing, really succeeding at a high level?

Success doesn't come from movement and activity. It comes from focus — from ensuring that your time is used efficiently and productively.

You get the same number of hours in the day as everyone else. Use yours wisely. After all, you're the product of your output, not your effort. Make certain your efforts are dedicated to tasks that get results.

2. Great success is often preceded by failure.

You will never experience true success until you learn to embrace failure. Your mistakes pave the way for you to succeed by revealing when you're on the wrong path.

The biggest breakthroughs typically come when you're feeling the most frustrated and the most stuck. It's this frustration that forces you to think differently, to look outside the box and see the solution that you've been missing.

Success takes patience and the ability to maintain a good attitude even while suffering for what you believe in.

3. Fear is the No. 1 source of regret.

When it's all said and done, you will lament the chances you didn't take far more than you will your failures. Don't be afraid to take risks.

I often hear people say, "What's the worst thing that can happen to you? Will it kill you?" Yet death isn't the worst thing that can happen to you.

The worst thing that can happen to you is allowing yourself to die inside while you're still alive…

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