Life can often be hard to comprehend; it’s constantly changing, and you are always struggling to keep up. Whether it’s work, school, or even your personal life, life has an uncanny ability to throw curveballs at you constantly and often. Sometimes the best thing you can do to cope with the chaos that comes with living life is to stop and think about things from a different perspective, which is why this list of quotes about life will help you learn how to live yours better. Here are some deep quotes about life that will make you think.
Sometimes success doesn’t lead to happiness
Success has often been defined as a combination of money, recognition and an overall sense of fulfillment. But for some people, those things simply aren’t enough. In fact, research suggests that sometimes success doesn’t lead to happiness at all. For example, studies show that materialistic people tend to have less close relationships and more feelings of loneliness than their non-materialistic peers. Further, adults with low self-esteem are more likely to have experienced success in their careers and other aspects of life than adults with high self-esteem — yet it’s not a given that these successes will make them any happier (social factors and relationships play a role here). So what does it really mean to be successful? Is it actually possible for success not to matter?
Some people are toxic even from a distance
As you know, there are a lot of people in our lives that bring us down. Some of them are toxic and they can affect our outlook on life, even if they’re far away from us. So as we reflect on life, we must be cautious and avoid such people at all cost. After all, it’s better to remain positive and optimistic than to be dragged down by negativity. Reflecting on those toxic individuals will only result in you being negatively affected.
Be careful with whom you let into your inner circle
Each of us has a small inner circle – it’s a very tight network of people who we trust implicitly and for whom we would drop everything. Do not let just anyone into your inner circle; take time to truly get to know them before you open up to them, because once you do, it is extremely hard to go back. There are very few people I will never leave at any cost; my close friends, family and those I feel share true connections with me. These are my zegbeg.
Happiness is an inside job, so don’t wait for others to bring it to you
There is no greater joy in living than finding your own place in life, filled with happiness and laughter. The greatest moments are when you share those things with those closest to you, so cherish them by seeing their soul shine through. Surround yourself with positivity and people who bring out your best. And above all, know that happiness is never given, it’s only felt and perceived: try to get to know it better every day, because there is no greater feeling than being happy and good about your journey through life Zegbeg.
Allow yourself some time alone every day
Surrounding yourself with people is fine and dandy, but if you never take time to be by yourself then there’s no way that you’ll ever know what your own thoughts sound like. You won’t have any idea of who you are or where you want to go. So, take some time each day to just sit in a quiet room and think about all of your choices—even if it’s only for 30 minutes. Whether it be 3:30pm or 3:30am, an hour of ‘me-time’ will do wonders for your mentality and make sure that your perception of life stays deep.
Don’t give up on something you care about because it might get hard
You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do. Don’t give up just because it might be hard. Acknowledge that hardship and see it as a rite of passage—an opportunity to grow stronger. Make failure your friend. You may fail often, but make sure you fail forward; each time you fail, get back on that horse again and keep riding it until you succeed! Failure will be your best teacher. So embrace it instead of being afraid of it, because if you never fall flat on your face, how will you know how far off the ground is? So don’t get scared when things aren’t working out for some time—keep moving forward no matter what happens. Be tenacious!