It’s exciting to be young. You’re vibrant, smart, and free of responsibility. You can go anywhere and do anything. You’re just young and you think that you’ll be young forever.
Unfortunately, a day comes when you look back and wonder how foolish you had been. There are things you thought you knew you didn’t have an idea about.
There are some things you thought were supposed to be the reality but which were not so. In this blog post, we’ll share with you 5 truths most people discover too late in life.
- No one truly cares about you
When you were a baby, everyone carried and cherished you. The entire world seemed to be all about you. Even as a teenager, you have your parents and family members with some friends who seemed to like you.
In your twenties, if care is not taken, you might have been brainwashed to believe that it’s the government’s responsibility to give you a job and take care of you forever. But all these are lies.
In the real sense of it, no one really cares about you. Yes, people may love you and hang around you. Politicians may promise you they will fix your life. The truth is that no one cares about you.
Most people go through life believing that someone owes them something. They blame the government, their parents, or the economy. They think capitalism or politicians are their problems, but in the real sense, they are their own problems.
Stop expecting anyone to help you fix your life. It’s all about you. No one is thinking about you. Believe me, no one.
- Until you fight, you can get nothing out of life
I remember my early days in high school. I was happy because my social studies and business studies teachers somehow made it seem as if we’ll have no problem in life as long as we study hard and have good grades.
One of these teachers taught us that it’s the government’s responsibility to provide every social amenity, while my other teacher made it seem as if all we needed to be successful is a well-paying job and pension after retirement.
Life seemed so easy until when I grew up and discovered that the path of ease is the path of hell. To really live, you have to fight.
To achieve success, you have to fight for it. Nothing will come to you cheaply. Nothing will come to you because you deserve it. If at all you’ll get anything out of life, you’ll have to get out and fight hard for it.
That’s the truth most people don’t know until it’s too late. They wait and expect miracles to happen. They wish something about their finances or marriage just changes. It will never happen.
If you desire anything in life, you must sit down and count your cost. If you’re not willing to fight, you’re not willing to win.
- Your friends make you
When you’re young, you can hang around anybody and have fun. You may not think so much about the implications of the people you spend time with, but later in life, you’ll discover that we’re all nothing but people we spend time with.
I read a quote around the year 2005 that changed my life forever. It goes like this, “You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.”― Charlie Tremendous Jones.
Most people don’t realize this until it’s too late. You’re nothing but people you meet every day. If you change the 5 closest people to you, you’ll change your life immediately.
- Time is the only asset of life
Look around and you’ll see so many adults who complain about everything. They want to start their own businesses, but they think it’s capital they don’t have. They want to change their lives but they think it’s difficult because of the political leaders. While they are looking for resources, they are wasting the only resource that matters. TIME.
Most people discover this too late in their life, but listen to this; time is the only thing you ever need to become anything you want to be.
Whether you want to become a prominent politician, a successful entrepreneur, or a renowned activist. Time. Time. Time is the only thing you ever need. Yes, you may not have any money to start a business, but you can invest your time into learning the mindsets that make a business successful.
You can invest your time into hanging around other positive-minded people like you. You can invest your time into doing some jobs even if they’ll underpay you. In a matter of time, you can be whatever you want to be.
Bruce Lee said, “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”
Time is the only thing you’ll ever truly have. Don’t waste it. Instead, convert time to whatever other things you want out of life.
- Your 20s are the most important period of your life
Most people waste most parts of their twenties on parties, social media, and TV. Because all these are fun, it’s easy to forget that you’ll not be young for long.
I have bad news for you; your twenties are the only time you ever get to build a great foundation for your life. I’ve seen many people who wasted this period and never recover from it. Some try to recover, but they could only get half of their potential.
Your 20s are the only time you have. The Bible says “when the foundation is faulty, what can the righteous do”?
If you waste your 20s on trivialities, how can you ever recover from it?
In summary, life is all about knowing the truth. Some of those truths are:
Nobody truly cares about you. You have to take 100% responsibility for your life.
You won’t get anything out of life so easily, so be willing to fight hard for whatever you desire.
Your friends determine your destination in life, so hang around only positive-minded individuals.
Time is the only asset you have. Don’t waste time.
Your 20s are the most important period of your life. Use that period to lay a solid foundation for yourself.
Thank you .