Living the good life means different things to different people. There is, however, a slightly ambiguous, mutual understanding.
It deals with the simple pleasures that make you happy, the compassionate deeds you perform, the personal goals you strive to achieve, the relationships you nurture and the legacy you leave behind. Sincere personal fulfillment is generally the collective end result. The good life is also about appreciating all your time, not just your leisure time. Far too many people get caught up in the mad rush of a corporate lifestyle and grow completely numb to the little moments shared with loved ones, the simple building blocks of time that make life magical. Time, after all, is the single greatest element of life.
Five (5) Tips On How To Live A Good Life
1. IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT YOU
You were lied to, when you were told that if you worked enough hours, got enough stuff, and followed enough rules, that you’d be okay.
That you’d be happy. But now, hopefully, you know the truth: We only find fulfillment when we let go of comfort, when we risk losing everything. That’s what a really good story, and incidentally what a really good life, is all about.
2. Passion Is Not Optional
It’s not enough to simply commit to a task and do it really well for the rest of your life. You were put on this earth to do something, something specific.
Until you do, you will be anxious and on-edge. Passion is what we need to have a fulfilled, whole life. Of course, passion alone won’t necessarily get you everything you want, but without it, you will die a slow, bitter death.
3. Just because it’s hard doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it
Anything worth doing shouldn’t be easy. It will require courage and strength from you, otherwise, it’s probably not worth doing at all. Nobody goes to the gym to feel good, and have fun. They go there to sweat and scream and stretch themselves. And they leave better versions of the people that entered an hour before. If you’re going to grow, life will at times be hard. Get used to it.
4. EMBRACE FEAR AS A PART OF LIFE
Why do we all get fearful. We shouldn’t fear fear. We should embrace fear as a part of life. Fear is the flinch, telling us that we could die.
It reminds us of what’s dangerous and why we’re prone to avoid pain. Fear is good. It keeps us alive, but it also keeps us compliant if we’re not careful. My rule of thumb is this, if I don’t feel afraid of doing something, then I’m probably playing it too safe, and i’m not getting into risks which is not a good perception of life .
5. VALUES ARE BETTER THAN GOALS
If you don’t know where you stand at work, friends and family when an opportunity to succeed at something comes along, you’ll screw it up.
The best way to get your life in order. Screw the goals and skip the plans. Jump straight to values, your non-negotiable for how you do business, treat your loved ones, and do life. Everything else falls under this. Sure, plans are good and goals are fine. But even Hitler had goals. The Nazis had a very well-designed plan. That’s not enough to live a good life. You have to have values, good ones, in order for your life to make a positive dent in this universe.
This tips should help you discover the real you and the strength to carry on in this crazy and stressful world we live in, look at the world from another perspective and thing should turn out just fine for you. Don’t give up on yourself just yet.