A Few Things I Know For Sure

The following post is from Sherri of Zen Family Habits:

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Today I thought I would share a few things that I know for sure. Things that, once realized, have helped me grow as a person, increased my confidence and have allowed me to enjoy life a whole lot more.

A few things I know for sure.

  • Nobody knows everything about everything.
  • Nobody cares more about you (your wellbeing, your money, your spirituality, etc. ) than you.
  • Everyone has something valuable to offer, often we just need to slow down to really see it.
  • You’d care less about what people thought about you if you knew how little they did.
  • Real success should be measured by our contributions and the good we put into the world as opposed to how much money we make.
source: Stuck in Customs
  • Usually the right thing to do is the most difficult, but the effort is always worth it.
  • We encounter “speed bumps” or obstacles in life to see just how badly we want what’s on the other side.
  • Most over-night successes are years in the making.
  • You can’t have success without failure.
  • Rules are not rigid. When the correct amount of wisdom is applied rules can be bent and even discarded.
  • Take nothing for granted. Everything is impermanent and may not be around for as long as you’d like.
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  • Put yourself out there and take risks the fear you feel is a good thing!
  • If something doesn’t make sense (in relationships, at work, or at home) it’s highly likely that you don’t have all the information.
  • Things will never make you happy in the long run. When you look at what really matters in life it’s rarely ever things.
  • True happiness lies in letting go of our attachment to things, ideas, and outcomes.
  • Every person wants to be heard, wants to feel valued, and wants to know what they have to say matters to someone.
  • Blaming others for your misfortune or percieved lack in life is a passive way to live. Taking control and owning your situation is the best way to live deliberately and with purpose.
  • Strive for progress in everything you do, not perfection.
  • If your ideas and arguments can withstand criticism, they’re likely strong and good.

There are a lot of things I know for sure.

Some are not immediately obvious, but if you’re honest with yourself and take time to think about certain things, you’ll know them too. We’re all at different points along our journey and I know there are a 1000 more lessons for me to learn, some of which you may already know.

Take a few minutes to think about what you know for sure. Then take a few more minutes to see if you’re using them to guide how you live each day.

What are somethings you know for sure?

Sherri is a work-at-home mom to two young boys and has been married to her high school sweetheart, Gwynn, for 13 years. Read more from Sherri at Zen Family Habits, where she talks about all things family.