An important way to reduce stress is to accept the realities of the world around us. In my forthcoming advice book, there’s a chapter entitled, “The Great Truths.” I’m going to share with you the greatest non-spiritual truth I’ve ever discovered:
“No other person will ever care as much about you as you must care about yourself.”
- No other person in this world will ever give you more love and attention than you must give yourself. A spouse or partner, significant other, family members, friends, co-workers and everyone else you know or will meet—cannot and will not—look out for your well-being 100% of the time.
- You must take control of your well-being. No one will ever be in a better position to guarantee your health, happiness, prosperity—and stress reduction—than you!
Wouldn’t life be wonderful if you were always protected by others from bad outside forces or from your poor personal and professional decisions? Imagine if others constantly provided you with guaranteed-to-work advice on how to be a great parent, a great student or how to perform your job with the greatest efficiency.
Certainly you should ask others for help when you need it. Just don’t expect everything you want and need to fall into your lap exclusively through the assistance of others.
This Great Truth is a rather simple revelation that will become even more evident as you choose the obvious answers in the following multiple choice questions:
Who is ultimately responsible for my happiness, aspirations and life experiences
- Somebody else
Who is the one person I would entrust with the important responsibility of taking care of me?
- Somebody else
Can I really expect other people to be 100% devoted to fulfilling my desires and resolving my conflicts and afflictions?
Although this great truth may appear as a harsh reality to you, there should be comfort in knowing that the exciting and rewarding outcomes from living this truth—are yours to cherish forever!