Inconvenient Truths of Life


Brutal life truths that no one wants to talk about.

I’ve cut back on my self-help reading. I did it for many years before switching to other writing genres and expanding my knowledge. However, every now and then I feel the urge to discuss the sector, a sector that requires a voice of reason. Self-help ultimately comes down to making the decision to live your life the way you want to or not. Additionally, there is no universally applicable answer. Let’s explore some additional facts that the majority of other gurus just won’t say.

Success Depends on Luck

The ball may or may not bounce in your direction. You can employ the exact same plan as another person and come up with a distinct outcome. By improving your odds, you can, nonetheless, create more foreseeable paths to success. By extending your temporal horizon, you improve your chances. “Slug it out one inch at a time, day by day,” advises Charlie Munger. In the end, most individuals receive what they deserve if they live long enough.
The influence of luck in your life is lessened with time and effort.

You’ll Be Judged According To Your Unchangeable Qualities

People are biassed. All of us harbour prejudices. Your skin color, gender, sexual orientation, and physical attractiveness in accordance with society norms are all factors that can and will have an impact on your life. Due to circumstances beyond of your control, it could be more difficult for you to go up the success ladder. What are you going to do about it is the question. What if I told you that a trait you can’t change will make life more difficult for you? Are you going to give up or keep trying? These prejudices do interfere to some extent, but ‘woke’ people exaggerate them. Whatever your category, you can accomplish what you want.

Success and Work Ethic Don’t Always Go Hand in Hand

In a letter to his son, the investor and author Morgan Housel said, “Not all success is due to skill. He frequently writes on the role luck plays in life. Not all poverty is the result of indolence. When a self-help author tells you that you don’t have what you want because you don’t want it deeply enough, it might come across as condescending. People who are poor undoubtedly wish to escape their circumstances. Return to the reality of your life once more. You must proceed from the beginning point you have and the current situation you are in.
Without criticising yourself, do the best you can with the resources you currently have.

For society to function, we need those at the bottom and the middle classes

There must be someone to serve customers, take out the garbage, instruct students, handle your taxes, distribute Doordash, and perform all the other tasks required to maintain a functional society. We cannot all pursue “lifestyle entrepreneurship,” live our fantasies, get wealthy, or engage in all the various glamorous careers that self-improvement literature discusses. First and foremost, respect and dignity are due to everyone who works for a living. Second, despite the fact that each of these tasks is necessary for a functional society, you still have the freedom to choose what you want to do. There is nothing inherently wrong with how “the masses” live; I simply didn’t want to live that way. Some people do generalise how the majority feels, but they are also not entirely mistaken. There are many people who appear to be sad, longing to leave their silent desperation, and wanting to leave. And there are a tonne of different methods to get out. Choose a life, a career, and a role that only makes sense to you.

You Can’t Do Anything You Set Your Mind To

Becoming a billionaire is not something you can just set your mind to. But if you have enough time, there are a lot of things you may think of and accomplish. Although it will take time, you can set your mind to beginning a business. You have the power to improve your relationships, finances, thinking, relationships, and overall health.
If you put your mind to it, you can significantly improve your life given enough time and drive.

Purpose is only a little portion of the puzzle

Speaking of meaning, the notion that discovering your life’s purpose can make everything better is prevalent in self-improvement. It will not. Gurus will also claim that you can find that particular goal if you only look hard enough. False as well. What’s real? Although it won’t necessarily solve all of your problems, finding a purpose will improve your life. Even if it’s not as crucial as some might suggest, finding a hobby or activity you enjoy is significant. You have multiple potential purposes, not just one single one. Instead than waiting for passion to find you, try to become good at whatever you enjoy doing.

We have the same insecurities that you do

I began learning about self-improvement and writing about it because I first wanted to work on myself. I frequently wrote essays on the issues I was facing. I find it difficult at times to take my own advise. Therefore, why should anyone listen to me or any other flawed self-improvement author who has challenges in various areas of their own lives? mostly because the lessons still hold true. Even if I occasionally struggle, self-improvement has made me considerably more productive, content, and wise. Advice is not wrong because it is difficult to implement. It’s nice that it’s challenging to follow. Every time I sit down to write, I make an effort to keep in mind how challenging these adjustments were for me.

Being aware that I strive to communicate to you from a position of inspiration as well as irritation. I am aware that self-improvement is challenging, and I am also aware that occasionally it makes you feel jaded. Nevertheless, I am aware of your continued desire to improve.

Final Reflections

That is the fundamental reality of this sector. Everyone who complains about self-improvement posts initially read them in search of assistance. While maintaining your scepticism and discernment, be willing to listen to advice that seems to originate from the proper source. When someone is serious or not, it is easy to discern. Use your discretion and absorb the ideas that speak to you. I understand. Although life is challenging by nature, you must nonetheless go about your daily activities. You’ll continue to have those ideas about the things you really want to do niggling at the back of your head. That voice won’t ever stop speaking. Listen to it, then. Sure, tread carefully, but keep going.

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. byngnigel says:

    Very good advice. A lot of people just caught up in the hype of the grind, and living the dream etc. Sometimes the ball just doesn’t drop in your sweet spot. It’s important you have a balanced approach. Think this post reminds us of that.

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    1. GS says:

      Creating a balanced life means making time for the things you have to do, as well as the things you want to do. You have the power to create harmony between your responsibilities and finding time daily to do things that bring you pleasure, personal fulfillment, and rejuvenation.

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      1. byngnigel says:

        Yes indeed. It’s all about boundaries..with work, relationships..even family. Thanks again for sharing.

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      2. GS says:

        Most welcome

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  2. John says:

    Shakespeare said it best— be true to oneself!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. John Jaksich says:

    I am reminded of King Lear—

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  4. sicetnon3 says:

    “Listen to it, then.” Life itself, that “is”.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Yes every second of every day


  5. David Lee Moser says:

    I’m definitely saving this blog for later reading. It seems to address a lot of what I’m experiencing in my life at present. But alas, I’ve been living my life today and it’s nearly midnight and I’m so very sleepy. I guess that’s a good sign I’m living my life to the fullest. But so much of what you’ve had to say (and I’m saying that just through a quick scan of main topics) hits home with me.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you David. We are all doing our best we can in life. We all deserve some credit.


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