You won’t always receive the apology you deserve. Some people will never see the error of their ways – or they simply won’t care. It’s up to you to heal from your heartaches on your own. You can’t wait for closure because it might never come.
Some love (and friendships) are only temporary. They aren’t meant to last forever. Even though this person might have brought you happiness in the past, it doesn’t mean you’re meant to stay bonded moving forward.
Your best might not be good enough – but your best isn’t static. It’s always changing. You’re always growing. Just because you didn’t reach your dreams today doesn’t mean you’re going to fail tomorrow. Some things take time – and effort and dedication.
Trust takes time to build, but only seconds to break. When someone hurts you in a way you never imagined, it’s okay if you need some space. One mistake could change a relationship forever. You’re not overreacting. You’re processing.
A step in the wrong direction means you’re still taking a step somewhere. That’s better than remaining in place. It’s better than standing still and waiting for the world to magically change around you. You need to take action to change your world – and you should be proud of yourself for moving, even if it’s the wrong way.
Some people are going to surpass you, even though you’ve been working as hard as humanly possible. You can’t compare your journey to theirs because there are differences you cannot see. Their success doesn’t make you a failure, so stop looking at their path and keep focusing on your own.
You can do everything right and still get screwed over in the end. This doesn’t mean that you should change tactics and start acting selfishly. It means that you should be proud of yourself for doing the right thing, even though it didn’t benefit you. That’s the mark of a genuinely good person.
No matter how hard you work, you can’t escape failure. You can’t escape criticism. You aren’t always going to get it right, so stop holding yourself to such a high standard. Let yourself make mistakes. Give yourself room to improve.
Your hard work won’t always pay off right away. Sometimes, it can take months (or even years) to reach your dreams. You need to remain patient. You can’t race toward your milestones.
Rest can feel unproductive, but it’s better than burning yourself out. If you keep pushing yourself to move at an unsustainable pace, you’re going to collapse. You need to be kind to your mind and body because you aren’t the superhuman everyone thinks you are.
Some things are outside of your control. You can’t change other people. You can’t force them to see reason. Sometimes, your best move is to walk away because you can’t make someone treat you the right way.
You can’t please everyone. Some people are never going to like you, no matter how much you do for them, so you can’t spend your whole life trying to change their minds. You have to accept that you’re not going to vibe with everyone. But as long as you like yourself, that’s all that matters.