12 Simple Things That Will Improve The Way You Live, Love And Work.
One of the most challenging parts of human existence is figuring out how to be. Our lives are riddled with endless questions, concerns, worries, aspirations, and goals: It's hard not to lose yourself in the midst of all of it.
Author George Orwell once said, "The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection." Above all else, it's probably one of the most important reminders that we can give ourselves each day: Nothing is perfect or absolute, and if it were, it wouldn't be a truthful part of the human condition.
Though life is never without it's difficulties, and we may struggle to navigate through it all, use these 12 rules by Marc and Angel Chernoff to help guide you: They won't help you be a perfect human being, but they'll help you become more perfect at being human.
#1. Growth requires pain.
Be patient and tough, someday this pain will be useful to you. Those with the strength to succeed in the long run are the ones who lay a firm foundation of growth with the bricks that life has thrown at them. So don’t be afraid to fall apart for a little while. Because when it happens, the situation will open an opportunity for you to grow and rebuild yourself into the brilliant person you are capable of being.
#2. You will learn as long as you live.
There is no stage of life that does not contain new lessons. As long as you live there will be something more to learn. And as long as you follow your heart and never stop learning, you’ll turn not older, but newer every day.
#3. There is a positive lesson in every life experience.
Don’t forget to acknowledge the lesson, especially when things don’t go your way. If you make a mistake that sets you back a little, or a business deal or a relationship doesn’t work, it only means a new opportunity is out there waiting. And the lesson you just learned is the first step towards it.
#4. True beauty lives under the skin.
When you start to really know someone, most of their physical characteristics vanish in your mind. You begin to dwell in their energy, recognize their scent, and appreciate their wit. You see only the essence of the person, not the shell. That’s why you can’t fall in love with physical beauty. You can lust after it, be infatuated by it, or want to own it. You can love it with your eyes and your body for a little while, but not your heart in the long-term. And that’s why, when you really connect with a person’s inner self, most physical imperfections become irrelevant.
#5. Only you know what you’re capable of.
Unless someone can look into the core of your heart, and see the degree of your passion, or look into the depths of your soul and see the extent of your will, then they have no business telling you what you can or cannot achieve. Because while they may know the odds, they do not know YOU, and what you’re capable of. That’s something only you know.
#6. Your love creates your happiness.
The happiness you feel is in direct proportion to the love you give. When you love, you subconsciously strive to become better than you are. When you strive to become better than you are, everything around you becomes better too. During your youth, love will be your teacher; in your middle age, love will be your foundation; and in your old age, love will be your fondest memories and your greatest delight.
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