It takes courage to live your best life. Many people are living below their best potential and are living under the illusion that to live your best life, it means they have to be living some big dream where their lives are filled with a lot of wealth but to live your best goes beyond that. Living your best life means practicing the basic things that have the potential to sustain meaning and happiness.
Be Grateful: Be grateful for what you have. Thank God for your blessings and name them one by one. A heart of gratitude always brings more by drawing positive energy to you. Being thankful makes you happy and content. This is why the one who is thankful for his/her current position opens the room to get more. When you think you don’t have anything to be grateful, think about the fact that you’re alive and start there. Be grateful that you were able to get up in the morning and that you can breathe. Begin with those little things and how they make you feel. When you do this, one good feeling will pile on top the other until you remain happy. Focusing on a bad situation only makes you feel worse. To live your best life, you have to learn to be grateful for every circumstance in your life.
According to Oprah Winfrey,
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
Forgive Freely: Yes, it hurt. It hurt you so bad but if you are to life your best life, you have to learn how to forgive the hurts of your past and let all things go. It would also mean letting go of anger and anything else that makes you hold onto negative energy. See the person in the light of love because if you really hold onto grievances, you are never going to be truly happy. You have to give up the hope that the past could be any different. Don’t hold grudges for anything or anyone. It wasn’t okay that it happened but you have to accept it and move on. Don’t dwell on the incident or wish it didn’t happen. Just embrace that it happened and believe that it will get better then let the person and the situation go so it doesn’t eat you up inside.
Pursue Passions: Everyone has a calling and your real job in life is to find it as soon as possible then answering and honouring that call. Many people don’t know their calling. If you are finding a hard time discovering your calling, just do the little things that bring you excitement. Do them everyday and often enough, building on them until they become a solid structure in your life that lasts. Sometimes, there is a lot of fear surrounding answering the call. What you need to do is ignore the fear and just do it. You don’t need to go big – your calling might not be this big dream but if you focus on the little things and do it very well, you will go places in life.
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