Life is full of ups and downs, but, through it all, it is possible to live a wondrous life – one where you wake up each morning excited about the coming day. When your life fulfills you, you enjoy great happiness and optimism about your future.
Best of all, you can choose to live such a life!
Try these tips to discover a more enriching life:
1. Learn to be comfortable with making decisions. Do you dread making decisions? If so, then someone else will probably decide for you. When that happens, you might not like the outcome because you have given up power and ownership. Step up and make a decision!
• Avoid saying, “I’m okay with anything.” Instead, make a choice.
• It’s okay to go along with others in certain situations. But sometimes you need to take action by deciding what you want and making it happen!
2. Be honest with yourself. Only when you’re honest with yourself can you be honest with others. Take time to reflect on the components of your life. Are you consumed by work? Do you spend adequate time with friends and family? Do you pursue hobbies and other interests?
• Truthfully evaluate the path you want your life to take. You’ll become more focused and motivated to achieve whatever you want.
• Be honest with those close to you about what you hope to accomplish. Vow to always follow your dreams!
3. Conquer your fears. Fear can hold you back from trying something new. Let go of the negativity and worry! You may discover that different experiences can help you learn as well as providing you with enjoyment. Enrich your life by trying something for the very first time.
4. Avoid holding a grudge. Resentment can hold you back from living a positive life. You may think that having ill feelings towards someone protects you in some way. However, those negative feelings will eventually weigh you down.
• Holding grudges isn’t about what the other person did or didn’t do. It’s more about you and how you feel. Instead of dwelling on the past, let it go and look toward a different future.
5. When you want something, go for it. Wealth and good fortune probably won’t come to you automatically. Resist just sitting on the sidelines waiting for something great to happen. Discover your passions! Then step into “the game of life” and pursue your dreams.
• Embrace the novelty that life presents.
6. Commit to giving 100%. Figure out what’s stopping you from pursuing your goals and fully dedicate yourself to overcoming those obstacles. Commit to something and put in every effort to see it through to the very end. You may just experience something great and memorable.
• For example, have you ever wanted to try a new sport or exercise but you were too timid to do it? There’s no time like the present to join the local tennis league or start training for that marathon.
• Tell yourself that you can do it and that you are good enough because you’re willing to give it your all and stick with it.
Only you can transform your life into whatever you want it to be. With some courage, a sense of adventure, and these simple rules, you can create a fulfilling life that you’ll enjoy each day