13 Things You Should Embrace If You Want Real Progress In Your Life
You feel crippled on your goal setting efforts.
You have bad habits you want to stop. Maybe you want to stop eating unhealthy foods. Or stop trying to be perfect. Or stop constantly checking your social media feed that robs your time.
But none of it still works. Perhaps you failed because giving up something does not work for you.
Sometimes, all you can do is embrace things to see some changes. While we may have different definitions of success, we can win against our weaker selves.
What Happens When You Embrace Life’s Unwanted Gifts
Each of us needs a great deal of improvement. The past is fixed and immutable.
We cannot do anything about it, but we can certainly embrace the present and use it to our advantage.
Reflect where you are right now and see what you can embrace:
1. Embrace Harsh Comments
“Don’t let negativity affect your vision. A lot of people have said harsh things, but I don’t let it affect me. If anything, it gives me more enthusiasm and pushes me to do better in my career so I can prove them wrong.” — Nicole Polizzi
We cannot control what people say to us. We can only control the way we respond and take those feedbacks.
Most people have difficulty receiving feedbacks especially harsh comments. They immediately think of it as a validation of who they are.
People who advance further in life know how to deal with even the most painful comment they get. They don’t dwell on the negativity for so long. They don’t despise the other party for his thoughts.
Instead, they dissect it for a possible lesson to improve themselves.
Harsh comments can actually wake us up from a long slumber of settling for mediocrity. Getting criticisms can be very uncomfortable. But they are great reflections on the kind of performance we have.
Evaluate where the criticisms come from. You can be open to harsh comments to become better directed internally.