13 blunt truths to hopefully wake your ass up

You ready for some motherfucking motivation?

But hold up, this isn’t the kind of motivation where I spur you on with some awesome quotes or stories or whatever.

In fact, these may just get you down altogether.

Why? Cause these are all truth baby.

Real talk. Not for the weak of heart. Turn away if you are.

Or you could dig deep, think deep, reflect and rise up awesomer.

#1 On being afraid to fail

Blunt truth: Okay. Don’t try anything. Be stagnant. Stay in your comfort zone and don’t move out. Continue wondering your whole life “what if” it’s greener on the other side. THAT’S how it’s going to be for the rest of your unfulfilled life.

Or you could just muster up some courage and TRY.

#2: On being afraid to meet people

Blunt truth: Stay home then! Let your mom be your best friend your whole life. Don’t meet people. Let your life be about video games, Facebook, YouTube, TV and your bed. Don’t bother seeing the light of the day so you can end up being pale as fuck.

Or you could just get out of the house and start socializing so you’d realize not everyone are assholes and you’re pretty cool just by being you.

#3: On struggling with an online business

Blunt truth: Let me extend the idea of, “If it was so easy, everyone would be doing it”.

If an online business is simply a matter of, “Build it and people will come”, then everybody who starts a shitty free Blogspot, WordPress, Joomla, Wix, iPage or whatever blog would be in business and making money already.

If it was as easy as learning the ropes, then everyone who paid for a $97, $997 or even a $3000 course or coaching would be wildly successful and earning 6-figures.

If it was so easy, then I wouldn’t have to write this part for you.

Stop whining on why things are so hard. It was never meant to be easy. Just work hard and keep moving forward.

#4: On wondering why you “suddenly” had to struggle

Blunt truth: What? Your overnight success suddenly became work? You’re suddenly losing money? Things suddenly feel hard and you don’t know how to deal with it?

Too bad man. That’s life. Every single one of us, even the so-called prodigies and gurus have our own set of challenges.

Don’t be complacent bitch.

#5: On being hurt by friends and loved ones

Blunt truth: People change man.

It sucks, but you gotta let it go. Let them walk their own path.

They need to make their own mistakes. LET THEM.

The point is difference is when they actually come back to you and you’ve the choice of being a nice, forgiving person or a vengeful asshole.

#6: On people disagreeing with you even though you feel you didn’t do anything wrong

Blunt truth: Lo and behold! Not everybody agrees with you. You aren’t always right. The world doesn’t revolve around you. And you certainly can’t please everybody.

In fact, if you keep insisting on your own shit and  feel that everybody else should agree with you, it’s a sign of immaturity WHOA.

Get over yourself eh?

#7: On constantly procrastinating

Blunt truth: Don’t get anything done then. Let it be known that inane things like randomly surfing Facebook and YouTube for unimportant crap gets in the way of your life.

Or you could just get off your ass and just do it. The start is always the hardest, so just wait for that momentum to sink in.

 #8: On thinking your life sucks

Blunt truth: I don’t know who you are, but I’m assuming you’re doing pretty alright as you’re reading this from your own phone or computer.

There’re people out there who don’t even have the basics like food, water, shelter, a few bucks a day much less a friggin computer.

Be grateful damn it!

#9: On why your life isn’t getting any better

Blunt truth: If life’s problems could be solved simply by reading a bunch of self-help books, blogs or attending a single seminar, then the whole world would be at peace.

You need real life experience. That’s how you gain real clarity about you and your life. So get out there and make shit happen.

Oh and you also need time. So by god, be patient.

#10: On trying to get attention on social media 

Blunt truth: You look ridiculous and everybody is just laughing at you.

#11: On being upset with the state of the world

Blunt truth: You don’t owe the world a living. Neither does it owe you one.

Others’ problems are not yours. Don’t make your problems other people’s problems too.

Keep your own conscience clear and just go with that.

But yeah the world is filled with assholes, bad shit happens to innocent people, life is unfair and it’s all just so unpredictable. Don’t be paranoid.

#12: On becoming a better person

Blunt truth: You aren’t perfect. You screw up and piss people off. Stop blaming others and take responsibility for your own shit.

Then you need to reflect. That’s how you grow up. Then you gotta make the choice to be better YOURSELF.

Nobody owes you a living.

#13: On disagreeing with this post

Blunt truth: Did I hit a nerve?

Whatever. Call the police. I don’t care. bitch.

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  1. Frank T - May 29, 2013 5:42 pm

    Great one, Alden! Really sums it up.

  2. Seamus Anthony - May 30, 2013 10:23 am

    If it didn’t make me sound ridiculous, being a crusty 40 year old white hippie/indie rocker/yuppie n’ all, I’d say “word up”! Good to discover your blog!

    • alden - June 3, 2013 5:33 am

      Haha word up for sure! Thanks for dropping by man.

  3. John Paul - May 30, 2013 5:03 pm

    Nice work man.. I am a big fan of “real” in your face talk. Wish more people,bloggers would say what they really think and feel.. would be so much more helpful to people.

    • alden - June 3, 2013 5:32 am

      Thanks for dropping by dude! For sure. I think we need more real talk and less “Top 10” whatever.

  4. Caleb - May 30, 2013 6:32 pm

    Right on! Especially #3 and #4. My entire business is not online, but I have seen several people build an online business and watched them bust their butt to achieve success. My business falls more in line with #4… it’s lots of hard work. Any business worth doing is going to come at the cost of hard work. Hard work just looks different for each person. For some it might mean manual labor in the early stages of the business, for those with online businesses it’s not the rose garden some make it out to be. Sure, you may get to work from home, but it doesn’t mean you aren’t having to hustle.

    • alden - June 3, 2013 5:32 am


      There’s a difference between unemployment and idleness too.

      And as such, success differs for everybody.

  5. Shawn Ryan - May 31, 2013 6:39 pm

    Nice! Especially #8. Life really isn’t that bad when you are complaining how bad your life is on facebook on your mackbook pro!
    Keep it real!

    • alden - June 3, 2013 5:31 am

      For sure man haha. You got it.

  6. Trevor - May 31, 2013 7:01 pm

    Another great post Alden.

    I find a combination of # 1 & # 7, fear of failure and procrastination causes the most trouble for most people, not that I’d admit that I am most people, my perfectionism wouldn’t allow that 🙂

    Alden, where do you find the slow down or blocks in your life?

    • alden - June 3, 2013 5:31 am

      Hey man,

      Where do I find the slow down? It’s mostly just some minor procrastination and some bouts of uncertainty.

  7. karen crossett - June 2, 2013 9:40 am

    Another wake up in your face post. Sometimes they are helpful and other times they aren’t. People do the best they can at the time with whatever resources they have. As Maya Angelou says When we know better we do better. So smile breath and walk gently on the world. You can bring people with you as you go. I know you are helping us to see where we whine. procrastinate and criticise and all those traits need to brought to awareness and changed, but sometimes softly and compassionately. i know you have those two last traits too. Don’t write hard all the time,but that is just my observation. Where are all the female responses?
    Take good care.

  8. Tony Khuon - June 4, 2013 5:58 pm

    Short and to the point. I like it. I think point #1 is the most important. Too many of us have been conditioned to avoid failure (instead of seeking success) and it leads to habitual disappointment. It’s less a matter of courage and more about realizing that failure isn’t final. The best thing you can do is learn and move on.

    • alden - June 5, 2013 12:20 am

      Yeah for sure. Too many of us fear failure when it actually it’s a sign of going in the right direction.

  9. Navin Joelle - December 27, 2013 2:37 am

    Nice bro, very nice.

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  11. Mel - April 30, 2014 2:31 pm

    “Then you need to reflect. That’s how you grow up. Then you gotta make the choice to be better YOURSELF.”

    Someone saying those exact words to me 2nyt are what lead me to this page.. Everything you have written is JUST what i fucking needed!! Your hard writing is EXACTLY what most people need in this world full of denial, anyone that disagrees should just give up now.


  12. Ayato - May 1, 2016 11:26 am

    Nice…oh God!! Why the bloody hell am I wasting so much money by seeing a shrink. The harse truths in life are much meaningful than pleasant lies. All those points covers my issue.

  13. Jules Blacc - September 26, 2017 10:54 am

    Ha! What a closing line!😅🚔 You shook my head and slapped me across the face – wide awake.

  14. Ariella - January 7, 2018 4:20 am

    #1 and #3 were the best ones on the list for me. Also, awesome last line! “, bitch!” Give it to ’em! Haha 😀


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