Life, undoubtedly, is often quite difficult.
You will face unexpected challenges and frustrations. Sometimes, you’ll struggle with self-doubt, loss, feel overwhelmed, and unhappy. These challenges are there to test your faith. Understand that the universe will never throw a weight that you can’t handle at you.
Life is a game with no rules. And the owners are those who know how to hack the “system” to make things simple for them. The best players in Monopoly aren’t the ones who got rich first, but the ones who bought properties, built houses, and leveled up.
The rule of life is simple: Level up as much as possible. Every stage in life presents a new challenge that you must overcome. Once you overcome these challenges, you grow and evolve into a better person.
We are born into different situations and environments that give us advantages or disadvantages. Most people have a hard time understanding life’s game, they assume that they can’t do something about it.
This guide is designed to help you hack your way through the most difficult situations and complete your life’s mission.
Choose Solutions Over Distractions
Everyone faces problems that must be confronted and solved; most of which come unexpectedly. Every time you are faced with a challenge, you have two options: look for a solution or get distracted.
Solutions are the actions we take to solve these problems and possibly prevent them from happening again. Distractions are the actions you pursue to ignore these problems.
Let’s say there is a problem at school and you fail your maths test. You can either pursue a solution – work harder, learn the reason you didn’t perform well, and improve your knowledge – or you can pursue a distraction – ignore the test result, smoke crack, go out to parties.
If you choose a solution, you will level up, but if you follow a destructive part, you become stuck on the same level.
Which path are you going to follow?
Build on Your Past
Oftentimes, people shy away from their past. What’s done is done, and you cannot change it now. We can’t turn back the clock of time. Good or bad, right or wrong, it is OVER!
But, you can learn, build, and use it as a guiding post to make better and smarter decisions. Use lessons from your past to improve your life today. See failure as feedback and not a setback. Life lessons push you forward, develop your wisdom, and give you a sense of empathy.
Forgive yourself for that awful mistake you made as a teenager, and embrace it as a stepping stone towards a better future.
Forgive People and Let Go of Anger
One of the best ways to win in the game of life is to give up on the bitterness that engulfs your heart. Forgiveness doesn’t mean coding bad behavior but letting go of the hatred and resentment that robs you of happiness.
People who don’t forgive others for their mistakes can never experience peace. Whether it is your coworker, family, friend, neighbor, or ex-partner, forgive them and free yourself from bitterness. That’s one of the best cheats and hacks to create a life of joy and bliss.
Here’s a little task for you: That person you resent so much, let them go, Forgive them today and you’ll experience real progress.
Feel Grateful for What You Have
Most people compare themselves with others instead of feeling content and grateful for the things they have currently achieved.
It’s important to be conscious of the fact that you are living in one of your answered prayers while waiting for another.
People who feel bitter cannot cheat their way through life. Practice gratefulness and be genuinely happy for what you have now.
By doing so, you are sending signals to the universe that you are ready to receive more blessings.
Life can be tough, no doubt about that, and it’s very easy to find faults with it, but it will be a pleasant journey if we make lemonade out of limes, slow down, and enjoy the beauty around us. Immerse yourself in nature, breathe in the fresh air, gaze at the beautiful surroundings, and don’t take them for granted.
Flight canceled? Late for your team meeting? Ran out of Cheese? Did the car break down? These things are bound to happen someday, so squeeze it in and remind yourself that ‘All is well.’
Complaining fixes nothing. People complain not because something is stuck, but because they are looking for empathy. Let complaining turn into a habit, and the world becomes an unpleasant place to live.
Rather than complaining, take a step back. Will this matter in five minutes, five months, five years? Take a look at your complaint seriously and evaluate if it’s a small issue that irritates you or it represents a larger theme in your life.
Being positive in a negative situation is a great life hack to success and happiness.
Don’t Try to Control what You Can’t
Trying to control situations that are far from our grasp will only lead to frustration. We often try to change other people’s beliefs, minds, and what they stand for – but people do not change because you want them to, but because they want to.
If you find yourself trying to change other people, you’ll only get aggressive. Don’t try to be bossy or insensitive, it will only dim your ability to accept others for their flaws. Of course, that doesn’t give them an open floor to say or do anything they want – set limits.
People who try to change others rather than themselves are more likely to be dissatisfied with their lives.
The Time to Change Your Life is Now!
Tomorrow never comes and today is the perfect day to put all you have learned to practice. Do you want your life to change? Don’t wait, start now.
Replace “I should” with “I will” and “I’ll try” with “I’ll start now”. Be conscious of the language you use, and you will feel more proactive and empowered. Make a list of the things you want to achieve and start today. You don’t have to do it all at once, but breaking large goals into subgoals is a great way to make consistent and steady progress.
The most important thing is to start today.
Each day you choose to remind yourself of these life cheats, you will increase your sense of mastery, proactiveness, and enjoy life more!