Have you ever noticed that it is the most unlikely people who seem to be living the fullest lives? They may be unlikely, but they tend to have a few things in common… they are passionate, willing to take calculated risks, and they’re willing to experience a bit of failure to get what they want out of life. How do you measure up in comparison to those traits?
You probably walk on the safe side in every situation because it’s how you were raised or it protects you from failure and hurt.
In your younger years, you probably assumed that life was going to provide you with an endless supply of opportunity. Didn’t we all?
Part of putting away childish things and entering adulthood is realizing that nothing in life is guaranteed and it’s up to you to make things happen for yourself.
Regret of how a live is lived life usually does hit people until they get older, get ill, lose a loved one or any life-changing event that rocks your entire world. That regret can really hurt, and is totally avoidable.
“There’ll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read ’em but all that’s gonna matter is that little dash between ’em.” ~ Kevin Welch
The time to action is NOW!! This very moment begin to redesign your life so it is filled with adventure, excitement and all the things that you really want to do.
Live Life To The Fullest
• Stop worrying about the past and stressing about the future, learn how to live in the moment. That doesn’t mean you can’t do a bit of planning for how you can achieve your goals.
• Embrace your present, no matter what it’s throwing at you.
• Figure out what you love and find a way to do it as often as possible, bonus points if you can make a career out of it.
• With forgiveness comes freedom – it’s for your benefit, not the other person.
• Show gratitude for what you have in life, getting up early might feel terrible at the time, but you can appreciate that you have another day to live.
• Spend time in quiet reflection each day.
• Make time to laugh every day, whether it’s with friends or by sitting back watching a comedy.
• Be open and honest in every communication.
• Find your Zen, whether it’s in writing, creating art or just sitting quietly with a book.
• Don’t just watch life pass you by, start taking advantage of the opportunities that come to you.
• Learn how to appreciate the people in your life.
• Find time to do what you enjoy.
• Follow your gut.
• Don’t get too caught up in the small stuff.
• Ask questions.
• Don’t be afraid to walk through the open window if the door has slammed shut.
• Do something that scares you at least once a day.
• Make a budget and include travel and adventure in it so you can grab opportunities as they arise.
• Trust your strengths and learn to see your weaknesses as an opportunity to improve.
• Focus your attention on the day ahead and live life to the full.
Ask yourself what is holding you back from living life how you want? Maybe you hate how much time your work eats up, you don’t spend enough time with your family, or you want to indulge your passions more often.
You only get one life, so you should give it everything you’ve got and enjoy it while it lasts. We can’t predict the future, so take advantage of everything that comes your way. We are all guilty of making excuses for why our lives are the way they are, but the only one who controls how your life unfolds is you.
It’s up to you to find happiness within and make life an adventure everywhere you go and in everything you do.