What definition could you use to describe living a fulfilling life? Is it a life filled with roses of love, joy, adventures, money and sound health? Such a life is what we all believe is worth living. Surprisingly, we only see a small number of people enjoying this kind of life. And we don’t need a microscope before we know what’s wrong; people are making mistakes that are costing them the sweetness of life and are preventing them from seeing a world of abundance and prosperity. We don’t want you to make those mistakes, and that’s why we’ll share five of them with you today. You might just meet the one that will save your life, so don’t skip and read till the end.
Just as expected, since everything in life runs with its own principle, the universe has its own. It might look like some rules or a saying worthy of inscription in gold, but it’s a basic rule that everyone is expected to know. Life doesn’t give to you until it takes it from you. In other words, you will barely get anything out of life if you are not ready to give something upfront.
This applies to many things, but in this context, we are talking of gratification. Many people forsake the enjoyment of tomorrow for the comfort of today. Although this might not look bad, it’s the clearest step to devastating days ahead. Regrets are one of life’s most dangerous poisons, and you begin to drink them when you fail to gratify your today to enjoy your tomorrow.
Staying inside the box
Not trying to see the other side. Imagine staying inside a house for the rest of your life. Would that be a life anyone would dream of? Our guess was right. Your answer is a capital no. That’s the same thing that happens when you allow fear to trap you down into giving things a try. No matter how much you speculate, you can never know whether it will work out or not until you try.
You cannot see the end of the tunnel until you begin the journey. You might have to change the road, climb a wall, or pass under a fallen tree before you get to the end. But all that will only be known to you after you begin the journey, not when you stay within the nest created by your fears. A life of new experiences you never knew existed is waiting for you. It only demands that you let go and give those dreams a try.
Next time you hear someone say money is not important, we advise you to do one of three things. Shut your ears, pay no attention or walk away. We say this because that’s one of the biggest lies we keep telling ourselves. The thought of money is one of the leading causes of stress and anxiety in the population.
If you can have just enough money that will save you the stress of thinking about financial problems, wouldn’t it be great if you do that? Of course, the answer is pretty obvious. People who are locked in the rat race of work, inadequate income and debt rarely see the wonders life has to present. And what misery can be greater than that? Do your best to solve your financial problems. It will allow you to put other areas of your life in shape.
Lack of improvement
It saddens the mind to know, but we can not deny the statistics that show that the majority of people lack self-improvement. What do you think these people are doing with their life?
As you probably might have guessed, they get lost in their own reality. This is what happens when you fail to compare today with only your past and see how far you’ve gone so that you can work towards becoming a better version of yourself tomorrow.
Help others at the expense of your life
Extend a hand of help to others and see the reward coming to you like water from a broken dam. Do it the wrong way and watch yourself bite your fingers hard. It’s good to help others, but not at the expense of your life. Those that have done this know the reality of what we are saying. When your emotion drives you to help your friends, family or even an unknown fellow in a way that shifts their burden on you, regret is a mountain. So, before you extend a helping hand the next time, be sure that it will not put your life in a state of misery.
When you look at the mirror, we expect you to see yourself. Well, that’s not true for most people, and that’s what led them to a life not worth living. Life presents us with many realities, and the best way to win is to face them. Once you are trying to see something else from the mirror of life, you will only get disappointed because the mirror doesn’t lie. These mistakes are to be avoided if you want to live a life worth living.
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Recommended books for further reading:
- Keys to Success – Napoleon Hill
- The Self Confidence Workbook: A Guide to Overcoming Self-Doubt and Improving Self-Esteem
- Not a Diet Book: Take Control. Gain Confidence. Change Your Life
- Atomic Habits: The life-changing
- Zero to One: Notes on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future
- The Miracle Morning: The 6 Habits That Will Transform Your Life Before 8AM