7 Harsh Truths You Must Learn To Become Better

They say that you only want to surround yourself with friends who will keep it real and be honest with you. The truth is that the only way to improve and to better yourself is to be completely transparent with yourself.

Denial is never healthy for you if you are really focused on improving yourself. You need to be able to surround yourself with people who criticize you and you must be willing to accept criticism as well. It’s much easier to face harsh truths when we know there’s a roadmap.

Here are 7 harsh truths you must learn to become better:

1. The World Only Cares About What It Can Get from You

The world is filled with consumers. Everyone wants something from someone and almost everyone is always in a consuming mindset. They need houses built, they need food to eat, they need entertainment, they need fulfilling relationships, etc. as the list goes on and on.

Either you will go about the task of seeing to those needs by learning a unique set of skills or the world will reject you no matter how kind, giving and polite you are. When you realize this truth, adapt to it and develop a philosophy that you’re comfortable with, life will begin to change for the better.

2. Many People Will Love You, But Many Will Not And That’s Okay 

Whether you are a celebrity, a charity worker or just a normal guy, there are going to be people that love you and what you do, but there’s also going to be plenty people that don’t like you. There are many possible reasons such as jealousy, similarities to them or just not being someone’s ‘type’.

Not everyone is always going to like you and that’s perfectly fine. If people want to spend time talking about you, then that is their problem. You are perfect just the way you are. You shouldn’t need everyone to like you to have some form of self-esteem.

3. You May Be Better Off Without Some People

It may seem impossible to think that the friends who mean the world to you right now might not be there for you anymore in the future, but it’s the reality of life. People come and go. As you grow older, your priorities will change.

Allow yourself to move on and head towards a new chapter in life even if it means letting go of incredible friendships. Accept that growing older means you’ll have to leave a lot of things in the past no matter how hard and painful it may be.

4. If You Are Not Falling, You Are Not Living

We tend to like to play it safe when it comes to life. We don’t like to fail and we don’t like being vulnerable to rejection. The most successful and the happiest people have failed multiple times. The harsh truth is that you cannot achieve the tangible and intangible signs of success if you are not willing to fail.

Don’t be afraid of failure, consider every setback as a step towards success and you will be released from the invisible chains that keep people from trying new things or daring to pursue a dream.

5. Be Accountable For Your Behavior

If you behave badly, rudely or take unnecessary risks, then you have to be totally accountable for what you have done. Taking the consequences, not blaming others and apologizing for harm done has to be on your to-do list. The best of the best make mistakes and being able to admit those mishaps are extremely important.

6. No One Will Care For You Better Than You Will

Another harsh truth you need to accept is that nobody will care about yourself as much as you do. We are all born into this world to find our purpose and fulfill our own aspirations. Do things for you, not for other people. Invest in something and spend a lot of money only if it’s for the sake of making your life better. Work hard to improve yourself at the things you want to get better at on your own pace. Do your own thing and live your life on your own terms.

7. You Will Die

We all know it, but nobody says it quite that bluntly. We pretend that we have all the time in the world, but we really don’t. Every second is precious. The most valuable commodity in the world is not money, it’s time.

Stop procrastinating. Live. Learn. Love. Know that suffering and pain are a part of life. You will become more resilient and even joyful in the face of suffering. The unimportant things will be stripped away and it will sharpen your focus on what matters most.


In order to become a better person, we need to be slapped with the hard truths of life. Only then if we know the truths will we be able to make the right decisions. In this post, I shared with you 7 harsh truths you must learn to become better.

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