4 Hard Truths That Make You Stronger

You might not like it, you don't have to. The Truth doesn't mind.

The rails on the dam at the Rhine

The following sentence may appear glib, facile and a bit of a cliche,and that could very well be true.

"Life is full of opportunities to learn, grow, and become stronger".

But sometimes all it takes is for a glib sentence to be viewed through a different mental lense for it to create a trigger, an action in a persons mind. A great way to "trigger action" is to accept some hard truths about life.I would urge you to digest this article to the end, and then pop back up here and reread the above sentence. You may be surprised how differently it reads.

While the hard truths of life might seem challenging, learning how to embrace them can make living a successful and happy life much easier in the long term. Consider these four hard truths that, once accepted into your life, can make you feel much stronger.

Take Heed

  1. You are responsible for your own happiness.

Fact: No one else can make you happy. You are the only one in control of your emotions, so it is up to you to find happiness within yourself. While you may experience some occasional, random, fleeting moments of happiness, this source isn’t always guaranteed or predictable. You may have the most loving partner, the best well paid job, or non of these things, but that doesn't matter at all if you are not happy on the inside.

It is your choice on how you view your life, you can be happy and grateful for the life you have, or choose to be sad. It is far better to do a little self reflection and take your happiness into your own hands rather than depending on fate, or other people to provide it for you.

  1. Failure is a normal and natural part of life.

No one is perfect, and everyone makes mistakes. Failure is a natural part of life, and it is important to learn from your mistakes and move on.There is that well worn saying;

"if you are not failing, you probably aren't trying hard enough".

Admittedly you don't want to repeat the same mistakes over and over, but rather learn from them and do things differently next time. Even your seemingly perfect friends are far from perfection–they may not share all their failures and shortcomings with others,or you, but all people are going to fail and make mistakes from time to time. When it inevitably happens to you, learn how to take it in your stride rather than allowing it to permanently impact your attitude.

Sad dog

  1. "You cannot please everyone, no matter how hard you try"


    No matter how hard you try, there will always be someone who is unhappy with you or disagrees with you. It is important to stay true to yourself and your beliefs, even if it means disappointing others.Your values and beliefs are what make you, you.

    If you try too hard to make everyone happy and please them, you are going to exhaust yourself. Life is too short and precious to feel worn down because you run ragged being a people pleaser, so take it easy on yourself, spread positive energy, and take care of your own needs.

  1. Change is inevitable, and trying to fight against it is always going to be a losing battle.

Life is constantly changing, and it can be difficult to accept when things do not go as you originally planned. However, accepting change and being adaptable can help you to grow and become stronger. You can try your very hardest to keep your life exactly the same, but inevitably, you are going to have to face some sort of changes in life. Another well worn saying that is true is worth keeping in mind;

"The only constant in life is change"

Rather than trying your hardest to avoid changes and fight against them, give yourself a chance to embrace them–not only will it make the change easier, but it’ll also speed up the process of moving on with life.

Is it possible?

What happens if you can’t accept these hard truths of life?

These four hard truths can be difficult to accept and put into practice in your own life. Even if they do sound like good, solid, and reasonable advice for living a happier, stronger life, making the changes necessary to accept these hard truths isn’t always going to be easy–that’s why they’re hard !

  1. "You are responsible for your own happiness"

  2. "Failure is a normal and natural part of life"

  3. "You cannot please everyone, no matter how hard you try"

  4. "Change is inevitable,trying to fight against it is always going to be a losing battle"

However, it’s important to remember that the dangers of not accepting these hard truths are significant and worth considering. For example, failing to accept these hard truths can make it difficult for you to work through life’s everyday problems, form healthy relationships with others, and feel good about who you are as a person.

Accepting these four core hard truths is the first major step toward putting them into practice in your life to become your happiest and strongest self.

Thank you for reading this, I sincerely hope it helps you in some small, positive way and I wish you a fantastic day.