Do you really know what makes you happy and/or what will make you happy? Well, yesterday I came across one of Mark Manson’s post on Linkedin where he said and I quote “You are probably bad at knowing what makes you happy (or miserable).” I found that intriguing, because I had been thinking a lot […]
Hello Friend! I hope your day is going better than mine :). In spite of my ‘not so great’ of a day, I am here right now, right here to encourage you to never give up on your dreams. So, something happened yesterday that led to an argument in my house, and that argument went […]
Is having a successful and purposeful life for everyone or only for a chosen few? I’d give you the answer right away. No, it’s not for a chosen few. Everyone including you can live the life of their dreams. Use this list of 20 Personal Development Ideas and this FREE Personal Development Plan Template to […]
Do you know how to live your best life? Do you know what it takes?
Keep reading and I will show you 7 ways that you can start now to live your best life.
If you come around here often enough you will start to see a common thread in the things I write about and the things I’m passionate about. One of the things I am passionate about is the fact that I believe that everyone should live life with a sense of urgency, not the anxiety-inducing type of urgency, but one that allows you to appreciate everything that you have, and that allows you to live in the present, live your best life, and enjoy life as it is because you know that all you have is right now, and tomorrow is not guaranteed.
You Cannot Swim For New Horizons Until You Have Courage To Lose Sight Of The Shore
– William Faulkner
We have all been in situations when we know what should be done, what is the right thing to do, but we still don’t do it. Why? Because we are all risk averse by nature – we lack the courage to get away from the shore when swimming for new horizons.
Imagine if Christopher Columbus didn’t have the courage to lose sight of the Spanish shores in his search for a brave new world…
William Faulkner, the man behind this quote, was a true literary giant, although he stood only five feet, six inches tall. He was a very courageous man, never afraid to take great risks with his life and his career.
Are you trying to keep up with the Jones’s?
In a world where a lot of folks try to keep up with the joneses, it may be challenging to stop comparing yourself to others. I have found that the best way to live, and actually succeed, is to do just that.
Stop comparing yourself to others
Unhealthy comparisons and competitions produce a negative energy that is not healthy for a fulfilling and happy life. I mean there’s always going to be someone smarter, more good-looking, wealthier etc. than you are, so at what point do you get to stop comparing yourself to others.
There is only one point you can start from, and that is right where you are right now. You cannot start from your past, and you should not wait to get to the future before you start. Only one option left, start now, start where you are.
All you have is now
The past is gone, and the future is not promised. Where you are is where you are, and you can start or continue to take steps towards where you want to be. All you have is this moment, right now, right here. This day is the first day of the rest of your life. This moment is the first moment of the rest of your life. What decisions can you make today, right now, that will impact the rest of your life positively.