🌻5 Uncomfortable Truths About Life You Must Accept to Live Your Life to the Fullest


There are some inevitable truths about life that everyone must come to grips with

5 uncomfortable truths about life you must accept to live your life to the fullest
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“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson, an American author


Life has its ups and downs. It can be inspiring and chaotic. Peaceful yet complicated. Joyous yet uncomfortable.

We must remember that without the “bad” parts of life, we would not be able to appreciate the “good” aspects. That’s why it’s crucial to recognize the uncomfortable “truths” about life.

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Life is about the little things in life that go a long way.

“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” — Robert Breault, an Opera singer

Some truths taste good such as your favorite cookie, candy, or ice cream, and some taste bad such as donut burgers, dragon fruit, and edible flowers.

That’s why you must accept the good with the bad and enjoy every part of each day you are alive.

“Give every day a chance to be the best day of your life.” — Mark Twain, an American writer

It’s essential to take a positive view of life and embrace certain parts of life.

Read also: 6 simple and practical ways to show up for yourself everyday

Here are five uncomfortable truths about life that we must accept to live our lives to the fullest.

1. Failure is a Big Part of Life

“The secret of life is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” — Paulo Coelho, a Brazilian lyricist and novelist

You will not fail or succeed at everything you do. Failure is inevitable. It would be best if you learned to accept that it’s a big part of our lives.

Since we tried to take our first steps as a baby, we have been challenged to fail and learn. Learning from failure can be difficult. However, it’s one of the only guarantees in life. We will fail repeatedly.

The truth is that we must try again… and again…. and again. We eventually mastered taking steps and didn’t let some bumps and bruises hold us back from learning how to walk. You can’t let the fear of failure control your life.

You can close many doors and miss many opportunities if you don’t try out new things and fail. You don’t want to regret missing out on something because you are too afraid of failure.

Failure means growth, change, and progress. It is an attempt at doing something hard and not accomplishing it. Failure is the prerequisite for success.

2. Relationships Are All About Being Vulnerable

“When you are no longer afraid of what others will think, you’re more willing to put yourself out there in all the various ways there are to do that: in relationships, in your career, with your art and creativity, with your exuberance and heart.” — Karen Anderson, a master certified life coach and author

Don’t let your biggest fears hold you back from living your best life. Strong and long-term relationships are all about being vulnerable. You must be willing to reveal parts of yourself and be transparent with others to gain their trust.

Vulnerability is about the emotional exposure of being open to uncertainty. When you are vulnerable, you are open to new experiences and willing to love and be loved. You may get hurt in some relationships, but you must take the leap and take the risk.

You are vulnerable when you put yourself out there, risk rejection, and share something personal you usually wouldn’t share. It takes courage and allowing yourself to be seen in your true light. The benefits of openness outweigh the risks.

Vulnerability doesn’t make you weaker. It makes you stronger. The more vulnerable you allow yourself, the more powerful you become.

3. You Can Only Truly Rely on Yourself

It can be depressing that the only person in your life you can’t depend on is yourself. This is an uncomfortable truth, especially if you have a long-term significant other or best friend. Accepting this truth can be liberating.

You may think that other people think about you a lot. They don’t. They have their problems, worries, and dreams as you do. We are all consumed by our life struggles and triumphs.

When you rely on yourself, you take control and accountability for your life. You don’t play the victim. You become the hero in your life and don’t have to be rescued. Today is an excellent day to be thankful and embark on adventures you didn’t think possible.

4. Plans Often Don’t Match Reality

This can be a harsh truth to swallow. We can get addicted to our to-do lists, our planners, and the structure we put together for our lives. This can be tough to embrace for the self-proclaimed “planners” in this world.

As you get older, you realize that plans rarely ever pan out how they were precisely intended. Life happens, and things change regardless of what plan you put in place. There are some factors or variables you didn’t plan for that impact what really happens.

Would life become too boring if we could predict everything? We all want to predict the future, but letting life influence your plans is crucial. To accommodate this, you can change your “plans” to “goals.” Goals are more flexible than plans.

5. We Are All Figuring It Out as We Go

No one knows what they are doing. It may look like everyone has figured it out when you scroll through your social media feed, but that’s false. Someone on Facebook may look like they are living in Europe, or a coworker just got promoted again on LinkedIn.

The uncomfortable truth about life is that we all figure it out as we go. We all have one life to live and one path to follow. We don’t know any other way than the path we are on now.

There is no magic formula to our lives.

Stop looking at social media and for others to give you “answers” to your questions or problems. Everyone is as confused as you are. The best you can do is reflect on who you were, who you are now, and who you want to be.

Read also: 3 steps to help you manifest anything in life

Bringing It All Together

You must accept five uncomfortable truths about life to live your life to the fullest. Failure is a big part of life, relationships are all about being vulnerable, you can only truly rely on yourself, plans often don’t match reality, and we are all figuring it out as we go.

These inevitable truths about life are sometimes hard for us to accept, but we must come to grips with them to succeed. If we take these truths about life, we can live our lives with less stress and anxiety. You will know what to expect from life and live the one life you have to the fullest.

“You only live once, but once is enough if you do it right.”— Joe Lewis, an American professional boxer

Contributed by Matthew Royse

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