18 Harsh truths that will jolt you awake

1. No one else can provide you with the precise answers you require in order to be happy and successful.

2. The things we do right are often NOT the right things to do.

3. Being honest and direct may not make you the most popular person in the room. But it will make you the right friends and contacts.

4. The unhappiest folks are those who care the most about what everyone thinks.

5. The people you surround yourself with will make you or break you.

6. You will always be incredibly imperfect.

7. The draw of comfort is the biggest dream killer. In the end, you can be comfortable or courageous, but not both at once.

8. If achievement had no price, it would be of no value.

9. We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us.

10. The only path between wanting and having is doing.

11. Your dreams come true only when YOU make them come true.

12. Winners win not because they're allowed to, but because they decide to.

13. You are exactly where you're supposed to be at this very moment. Every experience and step is necessary.

14. You can't change yesterday, but you can ruin today by worrying about tomorrow. Be present. Focus.

15. In life, what you want and what you get are rarely perfectly congruent.

16. Focusing on petty problems is the greatest human addiction. The negative things in life don't need your help 24/7. Focus on your joys, your loves, and your goals instead.

17. You can't live a positive life with a negative attitude.

18. Life changes constantly, and often unpredictably.