Everything can change in a moment, and sometimes, that moment is just hearing a good piece of advice that we need to hear in order to shift our thinking or create change in our lives.
That being said, there’s a lot of good advice out there that people have encountered that gave them what they needed to change everything.
Let’s take a look at 12 pieces of unexpectedly profound advice that changed lives.
#1. Don’t Accept Criticism if You Wouldn’t Accept Advice
It’s easy to take harsh words to heart and listen to what those around us are saying when it comes to criticism and judgment.
But if you wouldn’t go to those people for advice, you shouldn’t accept their criticism.
#2. Your Expectations Often Foster Disappointment
It’s easy to be upset, disappointed, and miserable when the way we expected things to go never manifests.
Instead, learning to accept things for how they happen and going with the flow can lead to a much easier living experience.
#3. Successful Marriages Stem From Both People Believing They’re Lucky
When both partners believe they’re the ones who lucked out in their marriage, it leads to a stronger marriage supported by two individuals doing everything they can to ensure the other person is happy.
#4. If You Don’t Want to Do It Again, Do It Right the First Time
It’s easy to be lazy and do something half as well as you should.
It almost always leads to you having to repeat the same task.
If you don’t want to do it again or you don’t have time to do it again, do it right the first time.
#5. Don’t Set Yourself on Fire to Keep Someone Else Warm
Relationships require some sacrifice and compromise, but it’s a two-way street.
No matter what type of relationship it is, you should never be doing the most to make sure someone else is happy and taken care of while you’re getting none of your needs met in return.
#6. The Only Way Out is Through
Whether exercising, trying to get through a work task, or engaging in some other aspect of life pressuring you to give up and walk away, remember: the only way out is through!
#7. Peace Comes in Pieces
Peace is rarely cultivated all at once, which can leave people feeling like they’re barely keeping it together.
But when you recognize that peace comes in pieces and that things are slowly getting better, it’s much easier to stay optimistic.
#8. Did You Have a Bad Day, or Did You Have a Bad Five Minutes You Let Ruin the Rest of Your Day?
Most of us are guilty of having one bad moment and letting that dictate our mood and mindset for the rest of the day.
Is the whole day terrible? Or, like others, did you let a minor mishap spoil what would otherwise be an okay or good day?
#9. You Can’t Change People, Only How You React to Them
People are generally not subject to change unless they have experiences that force them to change.
We can’t change people no matter how hard we try.
However, we can change how we react to them to cultivate greater peace within our own lives.
#10. Are You in Love With Something or the Idea of It?
This concept is in regard to big purchases but could be easily applied to other areas of your life as well.
When you think you want something, ask yourself: do you actually want it, or do you just love the idea of having it?
#11. Just Show Up and Do the Best You Can Every Day
Too many people demand immediate results and perfection from themselves, getting discouraged when they don’t immediately achieve what they want.
But the best way to make progress is simply to show up and do the best you can every day.
#12. You Can’t Help People Who Don’t Want It
You might have come across someone who didn’t want help and who put you through a lot as you tried to give it to them.
One difficult but important piece of advice everyone should receive is that you can’t help people who don’t want it.
All you can do is choose to be there for them or to focus on yourself for your own sake.
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Do you want to find that spark again and enjoy life to it’s fullest?
Here are some simple hacks to get your life back on track.
Things To Be Grateful For
They say it’s the little things in life that bring us the most joy.
But too many times, we are too busy to acknowledge these things.
Here are over 50 small things about life to be grateful for.
How to Embrace Change
Change is a natural part of life, but most of us don’t like it.
We are creatures of comfort, enjoying are usual things.
But the sooner you embrace change, the happier you will be.
How To Relax Your Mind
With busy lives, it can be easy for us to lose control. The best thing we can do is relax our minds.
But how do you do this? Follow these steps and see improvement immediately.
When Life Gives You Lemons
Nothing in life always works out perfectly.
Many times we hit rough patches where everything goes wrong. Learn how to handle these situations and come out better on the other side.
Jon Dulin is the passionate leader of Unfinished Success, a personal development website that inspires people to take control of their own lives and reach their full potential. His commitment to helping others achieve greatness shines through in everything he does. He’s an unstoppable force with lots of wisdom, creativity, and enthusiasm – all focused on helping others build a better future. Jon enjoys writing articles about productivity, goal setting, self-development, and mindset. He also uses quotes and affirmations to help motivate and inspire himself. You can learn more about him on his About page.