7 important things that you must keep within yourself
How do you define success?
While one piece of the puzzle might be professional accomplishments, it leaves out many other important areas of life. Family, romantic relationships, academics, and athletics are just a few areas where people may strive for success.
Your individual definition of what success is may vary, but many might define it as being fulfilled, happy, safe, healthy, and loved. There’s no perfect or universally accepted set of rules or habits for a successful life but there sure are ways that you should follow on your way to a successful life.
Following are a few things that you should always keep to yourself for a better, more successful life:
THE THINGS YOU DID FOR OTHER PEOPLE
You should never help others to gain validation or some kind of recognition for your heroic acts. Helping people or doing charitable work will not only improve the development of our society but also fill your heart with warmth and hope.
However, the more you try to publicize and share the fact that you’ve been helpful, the more your noble deed loses its value and people start to perceive your heroic act as an ulterior motive for gaining popularity.
When you have a goal that you truly desire and keep thinking about all the time, the goal that you haven’t even told your best friend about, that goal is something you should always keep to yourself.
You should not feel guilty for keeping your goal to yourself, sometimes it’s better to work in complete silence, to not even say it out loud to yourself.
YOUR FAMILY’S SECRETS
I think this should be like an unwritten rule that you should never talk about your family’s secrets.
First of all, it is disrespectful and rude to go around and share your family’s dirty laundry. Second of all, this goes out to all of the people you consider your close friends. The problems between you and your family should be resolved in the privacy of your home.
OTHER PEOPLE’S SECRETS
If a person trusted you enough to confide in you, you need to be decent and fair enough to keep that secret for yourself. It’s safe to say that this is gossip territory. There’s a reason why they decided to tell you and not the TV presenter. They believe in you and they felt safe to express themselves in front of you. If you cannot be a trustworthy person, you will have a lot of trouble making relations in life.
LISTEN TO YOURSELF NOT SOCIETY
We all know at least 10 movies about following your passion. Why do you think filmmakers are making so many movies with the same concept? It is because they know, through observing the society that too often we allow the pressures of society and fear to steer us into spending our days engaged in activities we feel we should do.
Our eyes light up, our energy increases, we smile, feel fulfilled, present, and deeply connected to what we are doing when we’re passionate about something. Leaving all this to do something that the society approves of is definitely not worth it.
KNOW THAT SELF-DISCOVERY HAPPENS WITHIN
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ― Aristotle
When you follow your own true path you create new opportunities, have different experiences and create a life you want. Taking advice is not bad but the more you listen and discuss, the more you’ll be confused about what you want.
Taking the reigns of your life in your own hands is the first step to self-discovery and that won’t happen if everybody around you knows on the journey.