12 Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think You Are

Life can take some major twists and turns throughout the years. As you move through different phases in life, you can begin to feel like you may not be on the right path. It can be easy to forget just how much you’ve accomplished and made it through on your journey. But no matter how far you feel you’ve gotten off track from where you think you should’ve been, the truth is you are always exactly where you need to be. Check out these 12 signs that you’re doing better than you think you are.

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You know what you don’t want in life

Sometimes it’s hard to know what you want. But if you’ve been through enough ups and downs, you probably have a good understanding of what you don’t want. The low moments are just as important as the high ones, in that they teach us how to appreciate the good. They also give us a gauge to measure what feels good to us and what doesn’t.

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You can take accountability

Though you may have had some hard moments — if you can take responsibility for your part in it, you are doing better than most. For many people, it is difficult to acknowledge and take ownership of the role they play in their own suffering or heartache. If you can take accountability for yourself and your life, you are on the road to a more intentional life.

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You value relationships

It may be a nice thought to think of ourselves as independent, but the truth is we need people. We are all interconnected, and taking stock of your relationships and valuing them is a sign of emotional maturity.

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You value more than physical possessions

Yes, things are nice to have. But money can only buy more stuff, not necessarily happiness. If you understand the importance of life beyond material possessions, then you are on the right path.

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You don’t sweat the small stuff

It’s understandable to get upset when life throws curveballs, but you can’t get too bogged down by this. Letting the little things go means that you know how to put your peace of mind as a priority.

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You let go of your pride

Living in the ego means one is constantly worried about protecting pride. But there is so much more to life once you can go beyond your ego and be willing to experience vulnerable emotions.

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You balance things in your life

All things in life need balance; and if you understand that, you likely have a more prioritized, orderly life. This is a bonus for yourself and those around you.

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You practice gratitude

It is very easy to get caught up in the dissatisfaction of not having everything. But it takes real discipline and maturity to be grateful, no matter the circumstance or situation in life. Practicing gratitude is one of the best ways to feel more satisfied and present in your life.

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You bounce back

Everyone has been hit by life’s toughest challenges every once in a while. The way you bounce back is what really matters. If you can pick yourself up when life knocks you down, you are doing alright in life.

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You make progress

All progress is meaningful, no matter how big or small. And that counts for anything, from your job, a hobby, cooking, or learning any simple skill. Kudos to you if you are always pushing forward in some area.

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You bring other joy

We are here on this earth to spread good and kindness to others. Making the happiness of other people a priority in your life is one of the best things you can do. As long as you are still prioritizing your own happiness, making others have brighter days is a wonderful thing.

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You try to be your best self

You may not always feel happy about every aspect of your life, and that is perfectly okay. You are always a work in progress, and that means that you are always a work of art. You will continue to constantly evolve and grow, which is what life is all about. The more your keep working at being a better you, the better your life will become.