To live is to live your own life. If you are living other people’s lives, if you are doing something because your friends are doing it, if you are pursuing other people’s dreams, you are not living your real life. You are just a wanderer. If you want to enjoy your life, it is important to live your own life.
It is easy to do, because your life is in your own hands. Nobody is controlling your life. You are the one controlling yourself. Since you are in control of your life, why not live it well.
Choose your life. Don’t let people choose it for you. To do that, let us look at these great quotes:
“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”- Herman Melville
It never pays to copy anyone. If you want to enjoy your life, just be yourself. Do your own things in your own way.
“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.”- Oscar Wilde
It is easier to be yourself than to imitate another person. You can do it, but you are deceiving yourself. No matter what, live your own life. Happiness does not come from imitation. Unhappiness comes from imitation. To be happy, don’t imitate, be real to yourself.
“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.”- Friedrich Nietzsche
To live a successful life, you must know your why. You must know the reason or reasons you are living. If you know why you are living, you can do anything. But if you don’t know why you are living, if you don’t know your PURPOSE, you are going to be moving around in a circle. To avoid that, you must first define your PURPOSE, then you can pursue your life.
“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”- Margaret Fuller
“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”-
If you want to lead, you must get comfortable with reading. Read things that are out of your comfort zone. Read things that will challenge your thinking. The more you read, the more you will know about yourself and other people.
“Forever is composed of nows.”- Emily Dickinson
Your future is composed of the things you are doing now. Don’t forget about your future, but focus on what you are doing now. Because if you don’t focus on your NOW, your tomorrow won’t be there for you. In other words, if you want a better tomorrow, you have to nurture a better today.
“I celebrate myself, and sing myself.”- Walt Whitman
“I celebrate myself, and sing myself.”-
We don’t celebrate ourselves anymore. We are too busy to do that. But the question is, “Are we helping or hurting ourselves?” If you want to do really well in life, don’t forget to take care of yourself. If you fail to take care of yourself, your job will take care of you. Don’t let that happen to you. There are so many resources out there that you can use to celebrate yourself. You can try these strategies: Eat well. Play well. Exercise well. Be around great friends. Read good books. Meditate (if you like it). Cook. Just do anything that you are comfortable with. Life is a gift. Don’t joke with it!