You have only one of me, and all your friends have one too, you can make of me what you will, and I am always in your proverbial shoes. What am I?
Life. It’s a simple riddle, but life itself can be a complex puzzle. So how do we make the most of it?
Here are 7 famous tips from 7 successful people to help you get the most out of your life:
1. Be Productive
“There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.” – Charles Richards
As humans we are creative creatures. Making things, building things, progressing
things, it’s what we do. To enjoy an immense feeling of satisfaction in life and have
fun along the way, set targets and then work towards achieving them.
2. Take a Chance
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller
When the opportunity to try something new presents itself don’t let your comfort
zone be what stops you. You only have one life to explore all the wondrous things in
this world with, so travel a bit, eat that strange food, sing in that contest, or learn
that language. Be open to new opportunities, or better yet, go looking for them!
3. Eat Well
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates
Now we’re not proposing you take this one too literally, but the idea is definitely
spot on. I think Hippocrates was trying to say roughly the same thing as your mother
– eat your vegetables. But why? Because life and wealth are nothing without your
health to enjoy them.
4. Be Confident
“When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you
can do amazing things.” – Joe Namath
Everything from making new friends to making headway in the corporate world can
become easier and more enjoyable when you are confident in yourself and your own
abilities. So find out who you are and what you want, then own it.
5. Enjoy the Little Things
“Take some time to smell the roses” – Anon
In today’s modern world our lives can become a hectic blur. To get the most from
your life, take a moment every now and then to consciously relax and simply enjoy
the little things. Somebody’s smile, the feel of the sun on your face, the softness of
your pillow, or the grass under your feet. Taking time to focus on little things will
often help to put bigger things into perspective.
6. Set Yourself Up for Financial Success
“A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about
the what-ifs of life.” – Suze Orman
There are many ways to achieve financial freedom, which can add a huge amount of
value to your life. Adequate finances give you choices and the ability to more easily
influence your surroundings. So to ensure you get the most out of life, make
calculated career decisions. Is your next move, or lack of movement, leading you
towards financial success?
7. Love What You Do, Do What You Love
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” –
According to our trusty friend Google, about one third of the average human life is
spent working. That’s a lot of time! So make sure what you get up and do for close to
eight hours every weekday is enjoyable for at least the majority of the time. Your
career should be your passion.