5 Things I Don’t Believe In

5 Things I Don’t Believe In

I don't believe in luck
It just doesn't exist; "you make your own luck" is one of those clichés I totally buy into. If you are not willing to put yourself out there, try your hardest, push yourself, then you won't achieve the things you wish you could. Nobody gets handed everything to them, nobody ever became successful because of "luck." If you think "luck" will simply hand you a perfect job, happy marriage, and successful career, you've got a cold hard smack in the face coming when it comes to getting where you want to in life.

I don't believe life is (un)fair
We shouldn't expect good things to happen to us just because we work really hard and try to be a nice person, just like we shouldn't expect "bad people" to have bad things happen to them just because we dislike them. That isn't the way the world works. "The problem isn't that life is unfair; it's your broken idea of fairness." I do, however, believe that if we do good things, the universe will take care of us in some way or another. But that's a story for another time.

I don't expect (or want) everyone to like me
If some people dislike you, that's a sign you're doing something right; if everyone dislikes you, that's a different matter. Look, we're all different, we won't always agree on everything, we can't all be best friends. I'm OK with that. I'm OK with people not liking me, my opinions, or the way I choose to do things but so long as we're civil to each other it's all cool~

I don't believe in waiting for the perfect moment
Sometimes you've just got to do that thing that you want to do, whether it's quit your job, move house, have children, write a book, start a business, go back to school - whatever it is, go and do it. Stop waiting for the perfect moment because it doesn't exist. Sometimes there are happy coincidences that make your decision easier and I'm definitely not suggesting you do anything stupid, like giving absolutely zero thought to what your next step is. But waiting around for the planets to align and that golden moment to present itself just isn't going to happen. No time will ever feel like the right time if you're waiting for it to be perfect, I promise you.

I don't believe I would be happier IF...
I owned my own house; I had a nice car; my business was bigger; I was more intelligent; I had more money. If you don't learn to love yourself exactly the way you are, flaws and all, then you will never be happy, no matter what. There will always be things you wished you could change but those should be bad habits or traits, never your appearance or a lack of something someone else has got. Learn to love yourself, learn from your mistakes, improve your skills, and by all means, correct your bad habits, but never trick yourself into thinking life would be better if...