Most people dream of truly living life to the fullest. They know in their bones that the clock is ticking and that they aren’t even close to being on track to creating their ideal life. Way too many people have a hunch that the best best years of their lives are slowly being wasted away, yet, they do nothing.
They remain on the the sidelines of life, feeling stuck. Why? Well, the short answer is because of fear and uncertainty. And while we can’t 100% solve people’s challenges with fear and uncertainty, we can offer up a few solutions to help get it under control, so you can begin living. As such, we’ve pulled together these 10 insights that can help anyone who is ready to get off the sidelines and into the game of living their greatest life.
So, if you’re one of these brave souls who truly want to know how to live life to the fullest, then keep reading, as this post is for you.
Now, before we get started know this here’s a quick disclaimer; you are the star of your own show. You are the producer, director, actor, and most importantly, you are the one who is writing the script. In short, to create your best life, and live it fully, you will have take ownership of it. Therefore, it is ultimately up to you on whether or not your life becomes a blockbuster hit, or a box-office bomb. So own it.
With that being said, we’ve created a powerful list on the top 10 ways you can begin living your life to the fullest, and start streamlining the creation of your greatest life. So without further ado, let’s dive right in:
HOW TO LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST
1. Discover Your Purpose
Without a doubt, finding one’s purpose can be a challenge. However, just because it is difficult to sort out, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t discover what yours is. In fact, if you are serious about living your life full out, this is probably the most important thing you can do.
Discovering your purpose is like laying the concrete foundation for the house you are intending to build. It is such an important step because everything else you do will rely on what your purpose is.
So, take this step seriously by spending some time figuring out what it is you were put on this earth for. And don’t worry if you don’t feel 100% about the purpose you discover for yourself, because as you grow and move through life, so too will your purpose. The key is, to discover what it is now.
“The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are going.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
2. Decide What Your Fullest Life Looks Like
Once you’ve created some clarity around what your purpose is, you’ll then want to spend some time deciding on what your best life looks like. Sure, this can be a challenge because you may have self-doubts keeping you from believing you deserve the best in life.
But, you’ll still need to make a decision on exactly what living your life to the fullest looks like. The clearer the picture, the better your results will be.
So, suspend any disbelief you may have about what’s possible for you and your life, and decide exactly what living life to the fullest looks like for you. Once you’ve done this, you’ll be ready for the next step in the process.
3. Cultivate Your Vision
With your new found clarity of purpose, and your chosen vision of what your greatest life looks like, you are now ready to cultivate that vision. And the best way to cultivate your vision, is to write it down. Grab a pen and jot it down in a journal or fire up a word document and start typing away.
Whatever method you choose, the important thing is that you take action to write down your purpose, claim it boldly, and do the same for what living your best life looks like. Why? Because writing these things down, and carefully describing the details of what you are all about, and what you want your life to look like, you set stage for the creation of that life.
A good way to think about it, is as if you were the the author of a book. Before you’d write the book, you’d want to know why you are writing the book, i.e. the purpose of the book. And similarly, before you’d get starting on writing the book you’d also want to have a good idea of what the finished product of your book is going look like, i.e. an outline. Ideally, in both cases, the end result should look a whole lot like written goals.
The very act of following this process is the cultivation of your vision. As such, use it as the starting point from which you’ll begin creating/authoring your best life.
4. Get Your Mind Right About Your Money
Now that you know exactly what you want your life to look like, and why — you’ll be equipped to begin bridging the gap between reality and your vision. One way to begin the process, is to get your mind right about money. Why money? Well, let’s be honest with ourselves here — everything requires money and always will, even our ideal future.
With that being said, you’ll want to know what about of money will make you feel like you’re living your best life. You’ll also want to pin point how much money you’ll actually need to be free enough to fully pursue what sets your heart on fire. This is key, because some people think that they have to stick with a job they hate just because it pays good money.
Which is why it is critical to figure how much money you actually need to support the lifestyle that will bring you the most joy in life. If you want to live a minimalist lifestyle that allows you travel the world, figure out how much that will cost, and what kind of jobs/businesses you need to be involved in to make that happen. Similarly, if you want to become a millionaire, you have to ascertain if the career path you are on can get you there.
So, figure out how much money you need to live your life to the fullest, and then shoot for that number and not a cent less.
5. Discover What Your Talents Are
The next most important thing that you can do to bring about the life of your dreams in the shortest amount of time, is to discover what your talents are. This is key, because let’s be honest, if your aim is to make a certain amount of money, or add the most value to others as you can, there’s no better way than through leveraged talents.
If you leverage your talents, you’ll likely love what you are doing, which goes hand in hand will living life to the fullest. But on top of that, if one of your main aims was related to acquiring a certain level of wealth, the quickest way to do so would be through the leveraging of your talents. Why? Because the market pays for value! And if you’re leveraging your talents, you’ll likely be providing a good or service to others in way that is far better than others could provide it. As such, your talents will set you apart.
So, see if you can discover your talents, then find out how you can use those talents to increase your value to others. And before you know it, your life will be filled with more money, time, and freedom than you’ll know what to do with.
“There is something that you can do better than anyone else in the whole world―and for every unique talent and unique expression of that talent, there are also unique needs.” – Deepak Chopra
6. Get to Work On Yourself
We believe everyone has a special talent, but not everyone will be able to pinpoint their talent right away. And that’s okay, just because you’ve yet to isolate exactly what it is you were born to do, doesn’t mean you never will.
With that being said, the next best thing you can do for yourself to ensure you get on when living your greatest life, is to begin working on yourself.
It’s like this, if you knew what your talent was, and you leveraged it, making money and reaching your destination in terms of finding a way to live your best life, would be like hopping in canoe that just needed to go down stream. All you basically have to do is hop in and enjoy the ride, and before you know you’ll be living the dream.
Of course, if you haven’t figured your talent or how to leverage it, then creating your best life is more or less like trying to go up-steam with a paddle. It’s not a piece of cake, and it does require some effort. But the great news is, you can improve yourself, which is akin to swapping out that paddle for a 150 horsepower boat motor to get yourself to your upstream destination.
And the great news is, as you keep working on yourself, and improving how you show up at your job, in your business, and in your relationships day in and day out, and the more you improve yourself, the quicker you’ll get to your destination.
You get to choose if you want to upgrade the paddle for a 150 horsepower engine, and then on to one with 400 horsepower, and then on to 600, etc… You get the picture.
The bottom line is that when you choose to work on yourself, you effectively accelerate your ability to create the life of your dreams.
7. Start Taking Some Risks
Most people are afraid of taking risks. As such, they remain bound to who they are and what they have. In essence, the the aversion of risk, stifles expansion. It is for this reason, that some risks must be taken. Living life to its fullest requires you to shake things up a bit.
If you want to bring about changes in your life, if want to do things that you’ve never done before, and live like you’ve never lived before, you’ll have to start doing things differently. You’ll have to get out of your comfort zone and start taking some risks.
Like Anais Nin once said, “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” So, follow your heart and start taking some risks today. You’ll be amazed with how quickly your life starts to change for you. And heck, you may even come to enjoy the exhilaration from your new, bolder, and less risk-averse ways.
8. Let Go of Yesterday
Living in the moment, appreciating what you have, all the while keeping an eye for better tomorrows can help you feel alive. However, one of the things keeps many people from enjoying their present, or looking optimistically towards their better brighter future, is their past.
As such, if you want to really commit to living your best life, you must be willing to let of the past. You have to let go of yesterday. What you’ve done in the past is not who you are today. Similarly, yesterday’s performance won’t guarantee your future results. So, why should you hold on to them.
Let go of errors you’ve made in the past, give yourself permission to grow, to become more than you were. By doing so, you’ll free up your mind to feel better about who you are now, and where you aim to go. And in so doing, you’ll be shortening your path between the life you have and the life you want.
9. Choose to Live Your Life With Some Passion
Our next tips for living your life to the fullest has to do with passion. If you want to live life full out, you have to live it with passion. Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Go all in in your efforts, go all in on how you experience life, give every aspect of your life your best.
For example, when you smell a rose, really and truly smell that rose. Drink in the aroma with as much intention as possible. When you sip that cup of coffee, drink that glass of wine, or eat that rich deliciously meal, enjoy and savor it with intensity and appreciation. Squeeze every bit of amazingness out of all your experiences.
In short, start living your life as if it were a miracle, because it is. Try to get as much as you can out of each moment. Live your life as if it could end tomorrow, because it can.
So, starting today, take your foot off the breaks of life, and begin passionately charging full speed ahead into this thing called life.
10. Live Well
This last tip is vital and should not be taking lightly. Living your greatest life is only possible if you have the health and wellness to enjoy it. You could have all the money you can imagine, you could be working your dream job, have the ability to travel anywhere in the world whenever you want, but if you’re unhealthy and sick, none of those experiences will be enjoyable.
On the other hand, if you have health, you have hope, and like Thomas Carlyle once states, if you have hope, you have everything.
As such, it is imperative to take care of your health now, today. Not tomorrow, or when you are already sick. Health is wealth, so, start focusing on the small health related choices you can make today (i.e. quality sleep, nutrition, moderation in food and drink, exercise) Then just stay healthy, and do your best to keep sickness at bay, and the life you’ve imagined will always remain possible.
Bonus Tip For Living Life to The Fullest: Persist
Alright, this is the last suggestion to help you live your life to the fullest. It is a bonus tip, because it should be applied to each of the previous suggestion. So here it is: If you are serious about living your life to the fullest you’ll have to persist.
Creating an amazing life for yourself is possible, but it won’t happen overnight. It could happen in a few months, next year, or three years from now, but if you don’t persist, living your greatest life won’t be possible.
However, if you keep to it, life will eventually get tired of thrashing you. It will get bored of impeding you and getting in the way of the life you seek. So keep dreaming, keep pushing, keep reaching for the very best that life has to offer, and eventually life will throw up its arms and get the hell out of your way.
Mark our words, if you choose to be fearless for the life you want, and doggedly persist to obtain it, before you know it, you’ll be living the live you’ve always imagined.
There you have it, the best ways to get on with living life to the fullest. Life’s too short to aim for anything less than the best this life has to offer.
We hope these insights helped you believed that your best life is possible, and that you can start taking action today to turn your personal vision and idealized life into reality. With that being said, please share this page with someone who could use it, and don’t hesitate to bookmark it so you can easily revisit it in the future.
Repetition after all, is the mother of learning, the father of action, and thus the architect of achievement.
Till you reach your aims,
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