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30 Unconventional And Wise Quotes About Hard Truths Of Life

30 Unconventional And Wise Quotes About Hard Truths Of Life

Yes! The biographies of great people who took on the daunting task of changing the world are truly inspiring, their stories of courage and sacrifice fill our veins with adrenaline and make us believe we can change the world on our own. Unfortunately, sometimes everything isn’t so wonderful; the real world is much less dramatic and even more unforgiving.

As we grow up, we realize that the world does not revolve around us and our tenacious effort to make the world better place are no better than the futile labor of Sisyphus who rolled the stone all the way atop a hill only to watch it fall on its weight till eternity.

There are myriads of feel-good quotes on internet which make you feel optimistic and give you positive vibes about life but the majority of these are utopian concepts and barely applicable in day to day life.

On the list below are 30 unorthodox but realistic quotes about the hard truths of life.

1. It is important, but hard work doesn’t always guarantee success.

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    2. Do not wait for miracles, you won’t be getting any.

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      3. You do understand the risks of trying something out of the box and trying to do extraordinary things in life, right?

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        4. No! You’re not Clint Eastwood in the Western movies.

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          5. Going through tough times does not necessarily always mean you’ll be having it easy any time soon, it might also mean tougher times are ahead.

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            6. In case you’re thinking experience will help you solve the riddles of life…

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              7. At least you’ll find solace.

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                8. Might as well give it a try.

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                  9. You might save yourself from frustrations.

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                    10. Hey! Just don’t lose hope okay!

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                      11. You can always save yourself from further embarrassments.

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                        12. Patience is not always a virtue.

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                          13. Being different does not always mean you are useful.

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                            14. Untried and untested – well you look brand new.

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                              15. Sometimes it’s better to never get out of comfort zone, doing things like forming your own company might not work as well as sticking with your job.

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                                16. Remember it could just easily have been you.

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                                  17. Strong determination won’t get you things out of your reach.

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                                    18. There is no point in crying over stupid people.

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                                      19. Respect isn’t only a virtue for friends.

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                                        20. Life is not always fair.

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                                          21. Seize the day HUH!!

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                                            22. Well, in case you think stupid people do not mount to anything.

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                                              23. Well, not because you are passionate or anything…

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                                                24. Taking risk is not always adventurous.

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                                                  25. Accept it! You cannot always give your 100%.

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                                                    26. Your success is what you make of it.

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                                                      27. Eventually people get bored of marriage.

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                                                        28. Well! Being optimistic does not magically creates a better idea.

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                                                          29. Who says lying in couch all day eating junk food is bad?

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                                                            30. Because a job well done is begging to be undone.

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                                                              Life is not so straightforward that if we just do everything right and follow a certain path, we are guaranteed to succeed. Many parameters come into life and even though we don’t want to believe, we are not in complete control of our life and destiny.

                                                              … Which is not to say that we should not do anything about our dreams and leave everything in the hand of the circumstances we have to face. The point of this post is that we should always have a realistic view into life and keep ourselves levelheaded.

                                                              Keeping many ambitions can lead us to plenty of frustrations and often, self-inflicted pain. We should understand that we can’t control everything and it’s alright even when things don’t work out as we might have planned. Letting go of things is a great virtue, indeed. Hope this article helps you in some way!

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                                                              14 Things That Make You Happy And Enjoy Life More

                                                              14 Things That Make You Happy And Enjoy Life More

                                                              Do you ever come across people who are always upbeat and no matter what life throws at them, they just seem to roll with the punches?

                                                              It’s quite possible they’re following a formula for happiness.

                                                              The good news? You can increase your own happiness quotient too by doing these 14 things that make you happy:

                                                              1. Start with a Good Dose of Gratitude

                                                              Being consciously aware of what you’re thankful for can actually change your level of happiness.

                                                              When you wake up each morning, spend time time recalling all the things for which you feel grateful.

                                                              Start with simple things: Do you have a roof over your head? Enough to eat? It might be helpful to start a gratitude journal.

                                                              2. Make Sure You’re Giving Back

                                                              Do you give 10% of your income to your favorite charity or church?

                                                              There’s something about giving that allows you to receive more in return besides just the awesome act of giving to help others. When you give, you’re sending a message to the Universe that you know everything’s going to be all right.

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                                                              By giving, you’ll be taken care of, too. You see it from those with very little to those who have millions: you have to give to get and by doing that, your happiness increases.

                                                              3. Laugh Every Day (It’s Better than Money)

                                                              Do you spend time each day laughing? Do you purposefully find something to laugh about?

                                                              When you laugh, you release a happy hormone called oxytocin. It’s a hormone that uplifts us as we share experiences with others. Even just making yourself smile will put you in a better place.

                                                              4. Foster Good Relationships with Family and Friends

                                                              Happy people don’t spend large amounts of time alone. By spending time with people you like, you forge supportive relationships that help you in times of stress.

                                                              You also bond with others through common experiences, such as life’s ups and downs. They become your support network.

                                                              People who don’t spend as much time with family or friends are more prone to loneliness and depression.

                                                              5. Take Some Alone Time

                                                              In contrast to spending time with family and friends, it’s important to step back and take some time for yourself, by yourself.

                                                              You can recharge your spirit and find a little peace in a little bit of silence. Taking some time away and being alone can do wonders for your mood and outlook.

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                                                              6. Do What You Love

                                                              Have you ever heard the phrase, “Do what you love, because the money will follow?” Doing things that you love to do–and even better, getting paid for it–are good ways to boost your levels of happiness.

                                                              When work feels like play, you’re more likely to enjoy other aspects of your life better, too.

                                                              7. Volunteer Your Time

                                                              When you give off yourself, either by time or talent, your focus shifts from your life to that of others.

                                                              This can help you realize that your own problems may not be that bad. You invariably forge new relationships and experience an uplift in your spirit.

                                                              8. Get Enough Exercise

                                                              When you take time out for exercise, you’re doing your body good in more ways than one.

                                                              First, you’re doing what it was designed to do: physical exertion. Humans were made to move around and the body works best when it does what it was meant to do.

                                                              Second, as you exercise, you release those same feel-good hormones as mentioned above.

                                                              Third, when you take some time to exert yourself, you reduce your stress levels.

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                                                              All around, you need exercise to function optimally.

                                                              9. Avoid Regrets

                                                              We all make mistakes in life–that’s part of the human condition. But with a little forethought, you can try to avoid making big mistakes.

                                                              Even then, they still happen. That’s when it’s best to learn to forgive–yourself and others–because everyone else just trying to get through life the best they can, too. They’ll make mistakes, but the trick is, moving on from them.

                                                              10. Take Time to Meditate

                                                              Sitting down, lighting a candle and doing some deep breathing for 10 minutes are all it takes to relax your mind and body.

                                                              In doing so, you get in touch with your inner-self, and invariably, you’ll get to know yourself a little better. That’s definitely a booster on the happiness scale.

                                                              11. Deal With Clutter

                                                              Are you overrun with books and papers piled everywhere? Too much mail sitting on the hall table? Why not tackle a small task each day for a month in an effort to de-clutter your life?

                                                              When you’re not running around looking for items you can’t find, when everything has its place, you’ll automatically be less stressed and in a better mental state.

                                                              That’s a great place to be on Monday morning when you’re trying to get out the door and you already know where the lunchboxes are, and the bills you have to mail.

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                                                              12. Get Enough Rest

                                                              Ever notice how cranky you are the afternoon when you’ve only had 5 or 6 hours of sleep? Many of us are suffering from sleep deprivation which can lead to higher levels of stress and edginess.

                                                              After a good night of sleep, you can tackle your daily tasks in a more calm, alert way. It’s so much better than experiencing that awful sluggish feeling in that oh-so-important meeting with your boss. Your body will thank you, too.

                                                              13. Eat Healthier Foods

                                                              You’ve heard the phrase, “You are what you eat.” It’s true.

                                                              If you spend your time eating package after package of boxed noodles, canned dinners or fast food, your body is going to let you know by gaining weight, feeling sluggish, and quite possibly having a host of health problems. How can you look and feel your best if the foods you eat are not good for you?

                                                              By eating better you’re not only taking care of yourself, but you’ll also feel more vibrant and energetic. You’ll literally be healthier from the inside out.

                                                              14. Don’t Compare Yourself To Others

                                                              This is definitely easier said than done, but if you can condition your mind to focus on the good that you are doing and the good things in your life, you’re not going to be tempted to focus on how others are doing.

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                                                              Final Thoughts

                                                              Happiness comes from all the small things and habits you do every day. If you want to start living a happy life, practice these 14 things and fit them into your daily routine!

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