In life there are many rules, principles and things to learn and understand.

Society expects you to think in a certain way, to behave somehow and to know particular things that are considered important by the current generation.

On the other hand there are the laws of the universe, the advice of your parents and your own experience.

Last but not least, there are the things you want, your view of the world and your own beliefs.

Quite confusing, isn’t it?

Sometimes people don’t know what to believe in because of all the authorities, opinions and different points of view. Everyone claims to be right but doesn’t seem to be doing the right thing. And we come to a point where we can’t decide who to trust and become so doubtful that even our perspective and understanding doesn’t seem to be the true one.

That is why I made a list of some of the most important things, which – in my opinion – are leading and essential. You can either agree with me, or not, but I suggest you give it a try.

1. What we know we have for sure is that exact moment.

Nothing else is in our possession but the present. It’s up to us whether we will choose to appreciate it, live it consciously and make the most of it.

2. We can do whatever we decide to do if we want it strong enough.

If you believe in yourself and have a vision that is powerful enough to conquer every negative thought in your head, then you can achieve all the goals you’ve set.

 3. What we give is what we get in return and the more we give, the more we get.

Your life will become so much better if you start sharing and giving what you have.

This way you will become a person that is thankful, ready to help, sympathetic and a great change will occur in your life.

You will feel happier, satisfied with what you’re doing and it will all finally make sense. Your days will be more meaningful and this will lead you to success.

The best thing is that the universe has this special trick and gives you back the things you give to others. So never stop doing that!

 4. The way we react to something defines how it’s going to affect our lives.

Everything you consider a bad situation, failure, bad luck, fear and so on, is such only because you’ve decided to accept it like that and have given it that definition. Things themselves are neither good, nor bad. You are the one that has the power to give them a positive/negative meaning in the light of your point of view.

5. Changing the way we think will change our reality.

Be careful with your thoughts and choose them wisely because they have a direct influence on the world around you.

6. It’s never too late to become who we wanted to be.

Age, money, education, family, appearance and so on, are just a group of factors. They are important but not crucial.

Because if you set your mind on something you dream of, you can achieve it.

7. You can’t please everyone.

No matter how you behave, look like, think or speak, there will always be someone to judge, criticize and disagree. So accept the fact that you can’t make 7 billion people like you and start living your life happily and freely without fearing what others think of you.

8. Not everything you do is necessary.

Some of the activities you do are just pointless. Stop thinking that you need to include them in your to-do list and pay attention to the important ones. Eliminate the unessential and concentrate on what matters.

 9. Act now.

Whatever it is that you’re thinking of doing, do it now.

If you have something to say, somewhere to go, want to meet someone or buy something, now is the right moment.

I believe that keeping all this in mind throughout your day can make your life better.

You will eventually get into the habit of appreciating what you have, giving, living in the present moment and not waiting for the “right” one, using your consciousness in the best way possible and having no regrets or disappointments.

So start now and remind yourself of these well-known but often forgotten facts about life whenever you can.