If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my years as a human being, it’s that we all have limited time on this planet – and every moment counts. We only have so many days, hours, minutes, and seconds to do the things that make us happy, to spend time with the people who mean the most to us, and make memories that will last forever.
Life Is a Choice
You can choose to live your life in a way that makes you happy, and you can also choose to live your life in a way that makes other people happy.
Every time we decide, we choose one thing over another – our happiness or someone else’s.
We can choose to hold grudges toward someone we love, or we can use our wisdom and choose the fastest way and have a dialog with the person we love.
People often forget that we’re only here for a short period and regret not calling or sending an email when they had the chance.
Don’t Wait for Everything to Be Perfect Before You Get Serious About Your Life!
There will always be small things that can be improved, and there will always be someone who thinks you should wait until a greater possibility. But if you wait for perfection, you’ll never get started. And if you wait for permission or approval from others, they’ll never give it to you – they’ll only stand in your way.
So instead of waiting until everything is perfect, start where you are and focus on achieving the goals that are most important to you. You can always make changes later, but the sooner you take action, the sooner your life will get off the ground.
People Aren’t Perfect, Either
People don’t always say the right thing or make the right decision. They often don’t have your best interests at heart, even if they come to you with good intentions.
It’s easy to get caught up in what other people think about you and your life, but it’s also important to remember that they’re not perfect either. So if someone talks behind you or criticizes you, just forget about it. It just means you’re two steps ahead of them.
Chances Are You’ll Never Please Everyone, and You’ll Make Mistakes
Life is one great uncertainty for everyone; no one knows what tomorrow will bring. But one thing is for sure, if you don’t try, you won’t know. Life is short and every minute, every hour, and every day you spend on earth is precious. The time you spend listening to others giving you tough times because they don’t believe in your dreams is another minute you’re away from a positive life transformation.
When Opportunity Doesn’t Knock, Build a Door
This is an inspirational quote by Milton Berle, which means that sometimes you have to take the initiative. You have to be the one to make things happen because you’re the only one who can build a better tomorrow for yourself. If you don’t do it, no one else will.
Life Offers Us New Opportunities Every Day
Opportunities are like doors opening to new experiences and opportunities for fulfillment, new jobs, and new relationships – endless possibilities! But sometimes we’re too busy thinking about what we’re missing out on, or how we can get more money, or more time, or whatever we tell ourselves we’re going to be happy about that we miss the opportunity that’s coming our way because we’re too busy thinking about what else might be coming our way instead of paying attention to what’s happening around us right now.
We get so caught up with small things in our heads and our ideas of what’s happening that we forget to look around for the people who are already doing a great thing for themselves – and then when a great thing happens. Someone offers us a great opportunity, but we turn it down because it’s not a good time, too much hard work, or it doesn’t fit the idea we had in our heads of what would make us the happiest, most fulfilled, or most successful in life.
So if you want a life transformation, stop waiting for the big thing to happen to you. Get up and find the opportunity yourself!
Never Stop Chasing Your Dreams
If you’re young and reading this, you may think, “But I’m not old yet! And I won’t be anytime soon.” And that’s fine – neither am I! But the older we get, the more likely we’re to regret things we’ve done or not done. The older we get, the more likely it’s that our bodies will start to break down in ways that make it harder for us to do things – and these are things you may never have considered.
If you feel like something on your bucket list can’t get done fast enough, now is the time to plan to get it done sooner rather than later.
Don’t Be Pressured Into Doing Something You Don’t Want to Do
You have the right to say no and mustn’t feel pressured to do things that make you uncomfortable or don’t align with your values.
People can pressure you in many ways – they can try to convince you with logic, blame you, and even bribe you. But remember, when someone pressures you to do something, they don’t respect your boundaries. And if someone doesn’t respect your boundaries, they don’t respect you either.
If someone is pushing you to do something, it’s probably because they want what’s best for themselves and not necessarily what’s best for you. This can lead them to ignore or discredit your feelings about the situation and feel that their desires should always come first. But everyone deserves respect and consideration in their relationships with others, no matter how close or distant those relationships are from their goals or desires.
If you feel pressured to do something you don’t want to do, it’s best to stand your ground. It’ll also cost you more time to repair the damage than if you just do what you want.
Life Isn’t Worth Living if Your Choices Make You Unhappy
I know that sounds like a bold statement, but it’s true. The only way to be truly happy is to do what makes you happy. You’ll always feel unhappy if you do things that don’t make you happy. You won’t be able to enjoy the things that make you happy because all your attention is focused on what’s not working in your life.
I’m not saying it’s easy – it’s not. But when we stop doing what doesn’t make us happy and start doing what does, we suddenly have time and energy left over for the things that bring us joy!
We no longer have to worry about getting enough sleep because we finally don’t have to stay up late into the night to finish the last projects at work. We can go for a walk with our friends or spend time with our family without feeling like we should spend more time at work than with them.
Life Is Short, and Time Flies. So Make the Most of It!
Sometimes we get so busy with the little things in life that we forget to look up and enjoy the beauty of it all.
Think about all the things you cannot control: the weather, what’s happening at work today, whether or not your favorite movie is in theaters tonight.
Some of these things you may be able to influence – for example, what happens at work – but ultimately, there are so many things beyond your control that it’s best to focus on what you can do and let go of what you can’t control.
Your attitude shapes everything around you. So try to think positively instead of worrying about things out of your control.
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.” – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
“Lessons in life will be repeated until they are learned.” – Frank Sonnenberg, Soul Food: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life
“Be happy, noble heart, be blessed for all the good thou hast done and wilt do hereafter, and let my gratitude remain in obscurity like your good deeds.” – Alexandre Dumas
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank
When We Show Up to the Present Moment