If You Learn These 30 Tricky Life Lessons, You’ll Always Be Satisfied

If You Learn These 30 Tricky Life Lessons, You’ll Always Be Satisfied

I’m going to cut straight to the chase and note … I’m not sure anyone will ALWAYS be satisfied.

Happiness and satisfaction are great, and states we can definitely strive to enjoy more of, but no one will or should expect to be happy ALL the time!

That being said, this article has some great life lessons that will almost definitely ensure you experience MORE happiness and MORE life satisfaction so if that’s something you’d be interested in then read on …

via Your Tango by Jordan Gray

It was my 30th birthday recently. Roughly 30 years ago I came into the world a fat, loud, fuzzy little baby. And now I’m a slender, quiet, fuzzy big man. Oh, how the times have changed!

I’m pretty sure I’ve learned some things in my 30 years of existence, but at the same time, I feel like the older I get the more I realize I don’t really know anything at all (or, at least, my truth is constantly shifting and up-leveling). Because the truth is subjective, to begin with.

Enough with the ramblings. Here are some cool thoughts that I like, that you’ll probably get some value from.

If you learn these 30 tricky life lessons, you’ll always be satisified:

1. Control what you can control, and ignore everything else

You can’t control a lot of things in your life. You can’t control when your friends or family members die. You can’t control if or when an intimate partner decides to leave you. You can’t control the weather.

But you can control your response to any of these things. You can control your actions. You can control whether you follow through on your word or not. You can’t control everything, but you can control many important things. Focus on those.

2. There’s no such thing as perfect — there is only progress

Perfection doesn’t exist. Progress does. Don’t worry about tracking every goal obsessively. Don’t worry about saying the perfect thing, all the time. Don’t worry about being in flawless good shape. Do your best. Keep moving forward. That’s all any of us can ever do.

3. Accept everything

In order to move through any challenging or sticky part of your life, you must first learn to accept it fully.

You can’t let go of your arrogance until you acknowledge that you can sometimes be arrogant. You can’t consciously influence your income until you sit down and look at the truth of your financial life. You can’t improve the quality of your intimate relationship until you’ve allowed yourself to accept the state that it is currently in. You can’t outrun the truth.

Accept everything, as it is, right now today, and then you can work on it more effectively.

4. Write down your thoughts

There are a few more powerful things you can do with your time than active self-reflection. Journaling is good for this. Observe your thoughts in real time by regularly jotting down your thoughts with pen and paper. You might be amazed at what falls out of you.

5. Take responsibility for all of it

Take responsibility for absolutely everything in your life, even when it’s difficult. Feeling really out of shape? What have you done or not done to have that be your current reality? Not enough money to go on a vacation? If you were to own that problem fully, how could you move through it and create enough value in the world so that this problem went away rapidly? Partner cheated on you? Ask yourself how you may have contributed to the situation.

This stuff isn’t easy, but it’s worthwhile…

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