You have probably heard the saying live life to the fullest a million times. Haven’t we all? It’s something that we hear so often and so frequently that we strive for it, whether unconsciously or not. It’s something that we pride ourselves on and hope we can inspire others to do, too.
What does it really mean, though?
There isn’t a simple answer because we all have different passions, dreams, and goals for our lives. At the root, though, we all want this same thing – to live life to the fullest.
So, here’s what it looks like – no matter what your aspirations look like.
You Follow Your Passions
Your passion is what makes you feel alive, even better if you have more than one. Whether it’s a dream, a hobby, a goal, or a moment, passion is what makes you leap from bed in the morning, motivates you to keep going no matter what, it is all the things in your life that you just can’t get enough of. Sometimes they grow more profound as we get older or change, sometimes it can be a fleeting passion that introduces you to a new passion. They give you purpose and breathe life into you. When you follow them, you are living your life to the fullest.
You Live A Life That Is Authentic
What does this even mean? Being your true self isn’t something you achieve one day and stop, it’s a continual journey. You grow and learn every day and hopefully, you follow the little voice inside that guides you. You don’t have to be what other people expect you to be or who they tell you to be, in fact, you don’t even have to be the person you think you’re supposed to be. All you need to be is your true self and what you are that, you are living a full life.
You Keep Moving Forward Despite Your Doubts
It’s not easy, no. Your doubts and your fears can crop up at any moment and in any situation. They can keep you locked in place indefinitely and leave you just wishing you had the strength to follow your dreams and become your true self. They hold you back.
You can let them keep holding you back or you can push those doubts aside and jump into your passions headfirst. Life is always going to have scary moments, but the only way you can make the most of it and live it fully is by embracing your fears and pushing past them.
You Live Your Life For You
This tends to be a controversial point, but it isn’t about being selfish or heartless. The truth is that you are the author of your life and this is yours to live and to write. You are the only one who should be deciding what it looks like and it’s up to you to determine how you will be remembered, and whether you listen to your inner-voice or not. If you are truly living your life to the fullest, then you will be living a life that is true to who you want to be. So, forget everyone else’s opinion and live your life so that at the end of each day you can sit back and think, “Yes, I’m proud of what I have achieved today, the lessons I have learned, and who I am.”
For you, living life to the fullest might mean high-jumps on a dirt bike, for someone else it might be parasailing or cliff-diving, to others it could be as simple as helping others.
We all have different wants and wishes, but as long as you are chasing your true wants and wishes then you can confidently say you are truly living your life.
We must always bring ourselves back to finding the deepest and most fundamental meaning of fulfilment, because that is our quest – to live life to its fullest.
Living life to the fullest, means you get everything out of life that you possibly can, whatever that might mean to you.
Once you realize this meaning in your own life, then you can make a plan on how you will get there, after all, there are no results without action.