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Life doesn’t come with an instruction manual, so here are another 5 brutal truths which people never give enough time to address, these are the things most people tend to brush off under the carpet and pretend that these just don’t exist, because it’s easier this way.

The original post is here: 5 BRUTAL TRUTHS YOU DON’T WANT TO HEAR

6: Thinking & Doing are not the same thing

How many people have you heard saying they plan on doing something but never deliver on that promise?

How many people say they have ideas but never seen any put to action.

Life is about putting your actions where your mouth is! And it’s time to stop lying to yourself, the world is split between people who say they’re going to do something and those that actually get the job done!

You might not like to hear this, but everyone can talk and if you’ve lived long enough, you know that talk is cheap.

You are in this for yourself and the worst thing you can do is to start believing your own lies.

The world rewards those that get things done, so if you have any plans to make a difference in this short lifetime of yours it’s time to cut the crap and get busy.

Don’t get me wrong, I like the book The Secret, which say that all you have to do is: think about what you want and the universe or some mystical power will provide you with exactly that, you don’t need to do anything else. However, if positive thinking is your plan to success you better hope you get really really lucky, otherwise you’ll be faced by a very harsh reality.

Positive thinking is actually a WISH, something you WISH happened with putting as little effort towards it as possible. You are in the same camp as 4 leaf clovers, shooting stars and santa.

With the proper discipline & hard work behind it, a WISH can become A PLAN, but it doesn’t work the other way around.

You should stay positive, you should be optimist about the future, you need to believe in yourself, believe that you have a real shot at getting it and then take massive amounts of action over extended periods of time while making a great deal of sacrifices.

You might not realise this before this article, but everyone wants to be successful, only the best players of this game get to win it.

7: Money, Fame & Success can make you happy

The truth is your life would be a lot better if you had a lot more money in the bank than you have right now.

Your sex life would be a lot better if you were famous & you would feel a lot better about your life if you were a successful person, no matter what success means to you.

Anyone who says otherwise is lying or probably stupid. Money, Fame & Success are tools which you can use to become anything you want. If you want to donate your wealth to the underprivileged and live as a monk in the himalayas, you get to do that, if you want to travel the world and discover different cultures, ideas & ideologies , that is also an option.

Success means you have options!

You are not constrained by your reality, you can say NO or YES when you feel like it.

Although money doesn’t buy your happiness it can buy positive experiences for you and those you care about, which used correctly will evolve into personal happiness.

Stop villainizing successful people just because they live better lives than you!

8: Life is a competition

Most people never accept this because they believe they can’t win, so they try to change the rules so that everyone gets a participation trophy. Yuck!

The most beautiful thing is when they realise that what goes around doesn’t always come back around, that some people never get theirs, that people who you think were bullies were actually just playing the game and you were just underperforming.

Just because you think someone isn’t worthy of success based on your own idea of reality doesn’t mean they’re not ahead of you.

In the words of the mythical internet: DON’T HATE THE PLAYER, HATE THE GAME!

Guess what, in life you’ll meet a lot of people who you’d think they are assholes just because you don’t like the way they are behaving, unfortunately for you, they’re still playing within the rules of the game.

The truth is you’re comparing yourself to the wrong person.

Life is a competition, but it’s a competition against yourself, against the hard reality that you’re either going to be a successful person or fade away into mediocrity. It’s all up to you how you’re about to play the game.

Your best option is to spend as much time as you can studying the rules of the game and then play the rulebook and not against other people.

Who cares how many people are in the race if the only person that matters from your perspective is yourself. Make sure you with that race with your previous self and keep on growing until you win!

9: Everyone is wearing different masks depending on the occasion – including yourself.

Your personality is the sum of your experiences up to this point!

If your upbringing was slightly different you would’ve have been a completely different person, the world sees us as we choose to present ourselves.

We are all playing roles when engaging with others, we try to put our best foot forward, we want to be liked and people be interested in the things that we find fascinating. We share our hobbies, our interests and always try to find common ground with others so that they will accept us.

Take the time to analyze the way you behave around different people, the way your personality subtlety changes and you present yourself in a slightly different light.

Why do we do that as humans?

It all boils down to our survival instincts, we want to survive so we’ll do whatever it takes to further our own agenda.
You want the best for yourself don’t you? Well, guess what, everybody does and some people take themselves very seriously.

Be careful who you keep around you as most of them will show only a mask, only to disappear from your life when your journeys no longer share the same destination.

How many childhood friends you don’t keep in touch with, because you no longer have anything in common with them?

Without even knowing it, people wear masks throughout their lives switching from one to another, that’s why authenticity has become such a luxury in this day and age, because everybody is trying to be someone else and very few are successful by being themselves.

10: The Poor Stay Poor Because they never try to learn

Being born in a broke environment is a matter of chance, BUT dying broke is a matter of choice!

Poor people behave differently than the middle class and the rich, they have different habits, they find more excuses, they might have been dealt a tougher hand to begin with, but they call it quits as soon as they can and accept their current reality as destiny without giving it their all to improve the current situation.

In order for anyone to achieve financial success they need a particular set of tools which to our surprise most people never get ever research and acquire them.

These tools can make anyone rich, can get anyone the life they want if used to their fullest potential.

Although a good starting hand helps a lot, you can still do it even if you’ve been dealt an unfairly bad one.

These tools guarantee success. They are called learningdisciplinecreativity & hard work!

When poor people think of education, they immediately associate the term with expensive MBAs or Universities reserved for the super rich. The truth is you can learn more about success in life by studying successful people, by reading their stories and looking for patterns in their behavior.

If you go through our entire library of videos on successful people, you’ll find that almost all of them never stop learning, they’re all disciplined as hell, they use their creative juices as much as possible and they’ve been putting in hard work since they can remember without planning to stop anytime soon.

It’s all about the decision, that I will do whatever it takes to create a better life for myself and those I care about. After that, give it your all.

The irony is, poor people stay poor because they’re acting like they’re rich and the rich get richer because they keep acting like they’re poor.

A Final Thought

I have another 5 brutal truths coming in the next few weeks, but for now I’m curious to know Freedom Seekers, which of these 5 brutal truths above had the biggest impact on you as you were reading?

Which of these do you believe will actually make a change in your future actions?

Let me know in the comments, I’ll do my best to engage the most interesting ones..

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With that said, I will see you all in the next one.

Nefe Oguntoye

I'm an accountant turned lifestyle entrepreneur. I help high achieving men and women (like you) love their lives as much as they thought they would when they were kids.

We focus on having a fulfilling career, creating more time, reducing stress, making more money, increasing self-confidence, building online businesses, and strengthening relationships.

I'm designing my dream life, and my goal is to help you design yours.

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