“Either get busy living or get busy dying.”- Stephen King
The purpose of life is to live, is to be happy. So if you are not living your own life, then what are you doing with it? Are you busy living your life? If you haven’t started living your best life, it is never too late to start. Because if you are not living your life, you are busy living for others.
To live for yourself, to create your own life, you can try the following strategies.
Do not be afraid to live your life out loud
“If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.” – Emile Zola
Your time on earth is limited. You are not going to live forever. So why are you not living your best life? It is your life. Do not live in fear. Do not let fear stop you from living your best life. Because if you are not living your life, you are wasting it.
Follow your own path
Do you know what you want for yourself? If you know what you want for yourself, do you know how to get there? No matter what you are chasing in your life, you can achieve it. But to do that, you must follow your own path.
In other words, you must find what you love to do and do it well. Lawrence J. Peter said, “If you do not know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.” Look, if you do not know where you are going, it is okay to ask for help. The Scripture says, “Ask, and it will be given to you.” So if you don’t know what you are doing, ask for help. If you do not know where you are going, ask for help. Because it is okay to ask for help.
Always do your best
If you want the best, you must first give your best. According to Robert Herjavec, “We don’t need to be perfectionists in everything we do- it’s imperfect world, after all. We do need, however, to do everything we are capable of doing in whatever pastime we choose.” Whatever you are doing, do it with all your might. Because you will never get more than what you put into something.
So if you want the best, you must first do your best. H. Jackson Brown once said, “If you’re doing your best, you won’t have any time to worry about failure.” Even if you fail, do it again. Don’t quit!
“When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.”
Success is not easy. It comes with lots of failures. And if you are not willing to fail, if you are not willing to face the impossible, then you are not ready to move on. No matter what you are facing right now, you are not alone. Don’t give up on yourself. No matter what, hang in there. Your time is coming. Mary Kay Ash famously said, “For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.” When what you are doing is not working for you, don’t be scared to try something else. Will you try it?