We all reach a point in our lives where at some point, we question how much time has passed us by. Where has life gone? Life can move very quickly. Take the time to figure yourself out. Take time to realize what you want and need. Take time to take risks. Take time to love, laugh, cry, learn and forgive. Live life with no regrets. Life is shorter than it often seems.
Every once in a while take the time to assess your life and make the necessary positive changes that may be needed. Be honest with yourself, because the one thing that you cannot alter – is the passage of time.
Here are some some points that I have used, that have helped me realize how important life really is, and how some simple changes can make your life more enjoyable …
This moment is your life. Our life is not between the moments of your birth and death. Your life is between now and your next breath. The present – the here and now – is all the life you ever get. So live each moment in full, in kindness and peace, without fear and regret. Do the best you can in what you have in this moment; because that is all you can ever expect of anyone, including yourself.
A lifetime isn’t very long. This is your life and you’ve got to fight for it. Fight for what’s right. Fight for what you believe in. Fight for what’s important to you. Fight for the people you love, and never forget to tell them how much they mean to you. Realize that right now you are lucky because you still have a chance. So stop for a moment and think. Whatever you still need to do, start doing it today. There are only so many tomorrows.
The sacrifices you make today will pay dividends in the future. When it comes to working hard to achieve a dream – earning a degree, building a business, or any other personal achievement that takes time and commitment – one thing you have to ask yourself is: “Am I willing to live a few years of my life (like many people won’t), so I can spend the rest of my life like many people can’t? Anyone can do it. However, first and foremost you must – ‘Believe In Yourself’.
When you procrastinate, you become a slave to yesterday. But when you are proactive it’s as if yesterday is a kind friend that helps take a load off your back. So do something right now that your future self will thank you for. Trust me, tomorrow you will be happy you started today.
Failures are only lessons. Good things come to those who still hope, even though they’ve been disappointed, to those who still believe even though they’ve tasted failure, to those who still love even though they’ve been hurt. So never regret anything that has happened in your life; it cannot be changed, undone or forgotten. Take it all as lessons learned and move on with grace.
You are your most important relationship. Happiness is when you feel good about yourself without feeling the need for anyone else’s approval. You must first have a healthy relationship with yourself before you can have a healthy relationship with others. You have to feel worthwhile and acceptable in your own eyes, so that you’ll be able to look confidently into the eyes of the people around you and connect with them.
A person’s actions speak the truth. You’re going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at all the right times; but in the end, it’s always their actions you should judge them by. So pay attention to what people do. Their actions will tell you everything that you need to know.
Small acts of kindness can make the world a better place. Smile at people who look like they are having a rough day. Be kind to them. Kindness is the only investment that never fails. Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness. Learn to give, even if it’s just a smile, not because you have too much, but because you understand there are so many others who feel like they have nothing at all.
Behind every beautiful life there has been some kind of pain. You fall, you rise, you make mistakes, you live, you learn. You’re human, not perfect. You’ve been hurt, but you’re alive. Think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breath, to think, to enjoy and to chase the things you love. Sometimes there is sadness in our journey, but there is also a great deal of beauty. We must keep putting one foot in front of the other even when we hurt, for we will never know what is waiting for us just around the corner.
Time and experience heals pain. Experience is what defines us. We will have good times and we will have bad times. What may seem like a major painful event in your life right now will one day be part of your much larger past and not nearly as significant as it seems.
It is important to realize that life truly is a gift. Learn to enjoy it to the fullest. Live your life for you and only you – no one else. Make your own choices, it will bring you the happiness that you deserve. You will have no regrets. You will have no fear. You will ‘Believe In Yourself’. You will embrace the passage of time …