Bonus: You're mind, body, and soul integrate to form a complex individual which you must nourish daily with a healthy diet and exercise to operate effectively and efficiently throughout life.
1. "You are the master of your fate and captain of your soul." Simply put - your life is in your hands.
The most important thing for each of us to understand is that our own thoughts, attitudes, energies, and actions are in our own control and the way we direct these faculties each day will determine our life's outcome and experience.
While your nature, peers, and environment will constantly influence you, you can influence, direct, and control your environment. Most significantly you need to be sharp, silent, diligent, and observant
Rather than roll with the tide and the waves, close your eyes, sit back, and be still.
You alone can make your life what you want it to be. While all circumstances are unique, regardless of the situation you're in, your life and your future are in your control.
All you really have to do, is pay attention: Pay attention to yourself, pay attention to others, pay attention to what you respect and admire, pay attention to what makes people strong and healthy, pay attention to what makes people honest and trustworthy, pay attention to what makes people successful, pay attention to what makes people happy, pay attention to what makes people peaceful, pay attention to what makes people confident yet humble, pay attention to what you can do to makes others better, pay attention to the things you and enjoy, and implement these things into your daily life.
If you aren't currently peaceful, productive, or proud of yourself then your habits must change, isn't it correct? If your life is currently not in a state you are content with and you are seeking to change that then it is your habits that have placed you here and your habits that must be changed in order to get you elsewhere. In that case as you observe what is unhelpful you must continue to avoid it and as you understand each thing that is beneficial, you will continue to partake in those things.
To provide you with some help, the things beneficial to you include: consuming healthy and natural foods and drinks, avoiding sugar, drinking lots of water, daily exercise and activity, reading, daily learning, cleanliness and good hygiene, keeping good friends, meditating, helping others, complimenting others, complimenting yourself, producing and creating things daily, traveling, mingling, working hard, spending time with your family, spending time with friends, and spending time with yourself.
Potentially detrimental things include: negativity thoughts, poor habits, insults, disrespect, letting others affect you, laziness, excess drugs or alcohol, lack of activity or exploration, no reading or learning, mostly consuming and rarely producing, and finally, keeping bad company.
Life is unbelievably beautiful, but as humans with consciousness, volatile chemicals makeups emotions, pain, loss, and unique perspectives, we may not always see it. The thing is, everyone can reach the place where no matter the circumstances you understand the beauty and swiftness of life enough to infinitely appreciate and enjoy it.
As long as you continue learning what makes you better and what makes you worse, focus on implementing what makes you better while letting go of the things that make you worse.
2. What you deserve and ask of life it will give to you.
In the world we live, your thoughts and actions working in harmony together is the strongest power you can have. It is your strength and superpower to be able to think of things and then produce them; and everything that's been produced was originally just a thought someone had then made tangible. You can have and produce whatever you want once you know exactly what that is.
Once you can identify what you want from life, you must identify how you'll get it. Everyone wants something, and everyone has the right to, but wanting something alone will not get it for you - you must know how to get it. If you choose something good and you work hard along the path you identified then what you work for will come.
First, you must know exactly what you want. Second, you must know how you have to get it. Finally, you'll do what you must each day until it's yours. If you desire something with your whole heart and you commit to it's attainment you will achieve your desire or die trying. Pick worthy goals, persevere, and enjoy the process. Just know that karma is real. In order to get what you want you must be deserving and in order to be deserving you must give joy and kindness to yourself then others. As you work hard and spread positive karma and energy wherever you go, you will receive back what you put forth. But, just in the same sense, if you continue to spew negativity, insults, and dishonesty then these things will find there way to you as well.
3. Everyone dies and so will you.
One of the most important things you need to know and embrace is the nature of our mortality. Understanding life and embracing death is a step that's better taken earlier rather than later. Each person's introduction to death will come at different times but so long as you are still alive you will know someone who passes or you'll have gone first. Death is natural, powerful, and inevitable - it teaches and reminds us of many things: to be grateful for everything and everyone, live happy, be peaceful, be enthusiastic, make the best of each day, love yourself, love others, spend your time deliberately, avoid unsafe or unsatisfactory activities, and above all, prioritize and appreciate your health and that of those around you.
Those who wake up and spend each day with the understanding that they will perish, visibly live and move differently than those who do not embrace or understand this nature. Do not waste your days, spend your time deliberately and spend your time on the things that matter to you. Life is so beautiful and it's up to you to experience and breathe it in each day.
4. You're capable of many things.
Look around, most anything you see or use that isn't a part of the original nature of earth was made by us, humans. The most beautiful buildings, monuments, music, art, books, clothing, fragrances, jewelry, technology, cars, planes, communities, and things we've seen and experienced have been developed by people just like you.
Your responsibility is not to fit into the world or a role your peers thrust on you; because you know that you are able to influence and invigorate your life and environment your responsibility is to do just that.
As long as you live do not allow others to tell you what you are or are not capable of. While you may not begin an expert in any field you undertake so long as you stay committed you can complete any projects you set yourself on. Do not be discouraged and do not be dismayed, any rejection you experience simply constitutes the dues you must pay to earn the place you wish to be.
5. Do what you enjoy and become the best at it.
Finally, as you continue to live and learn, acquiring new knowledge and experiences daily, you'll be able to identify the things that mean the most to you and enjoy spending your time with these joys of yours.
Rather than spend your time always here and there, spend your time deliberately focused on your main priorities likely including your health, diet, work/finances, friends/family social life, and yourself.
Whatever you choose to do, know that you have time to complete it. While you should work urgently every day, understand that large projects will take commitment and patience over the course of many months and possibly years. This is the point to remain focused on - most people who became leaders in their field or joyful in their lives did not accomplish this over night but over a period of time and through their own obstacles and adversity.
Pick your 5 or so main priorities, focus on them, attack them daily, and do your absolute best in each thing you do. With your knowledge, power, and charisma you can do anything.