The ultimate goal is to live a decent life which means that you exert effort to learn how to live your best life. Being happy, feeling love, and living in peace. As humans, we may get satisfied when our wishes come true.
Sometimes, our desires are never-ending, they keep growing bigger with time while we are getting older. To feel satisfied, we need to take some points into consideration. We can’t live aimlessly with no renewable plans, goals, or definite purposes.
We need to think regularly about our life as a whole just like we think about what we wear and eat every day. To see life in various aspects and to value every moment we live, we need to pause from time to time to evaluate what’s been done and organize our plans about what needs to be done.
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.– Nelson Mandela
Here are 7 strategies on living your best life. I hope they can help you get motivated through your journey.
1. Be Yourself
The very original version of yourself is the most gorgeous one. Be yourself. Don’t try to be someone else even if that one is the most perfect in your eyes. One haircut is beautiful for you because your face is making it stands out, it’s not for everyone because faces are different in shapes.
You have unique features that are making you this beautiful, you need to believe that being your own self is the best gift you possess now. Your imperfection is what makes you a good-looking human being. With your thoughts, values, and beliefs, you are this person who is trying his best to live well, this person who needs to improve himself rather than copying someone else. Be aware that it’s amazing to be the way you are.
Everyone knows this saying, “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” I love this quote, it simply says ‘stop getting impressed by others’ charms to the extent of belittling yours and focus on your own.’
People respect a person who is true to himself. He appeals to them because, the respect he shows to himself becomes too bright and attracts their attention. So, remind yourself when facing difficult situations to be you, and believe that you can win in life just by being yourself.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.– Ralph Waldo Emerson
2. Love Yourself
Not all of us love ourselves, perhaps we don’t even know how to start and maintain this love. We don’t because we may have ignored our hearts and the signals they’ve been giving that they need help for a long time. Maybe we got busy loving and caring for people around us while ignoring our needs, or maybe some other reason.
To love yourself is to care, respect, accept, and hold a positive image of yourself. It’s to maintain heart, mind, body, emotions, and soul in a proper and healthy state. You regard yourself as a worthy person who deserves a better life.
No one is perfect, but you need to keep your mind adapted to the fact that your most perfect life is the one you are contented with, and this kind of life will need an effort of you as the main lead.
You have to love yourself deeply so that you can give the most beautiful love to others. To be ready for this, you need to work on your personal growth. Continuous learning will lead you to a better understanding of yourself. It will take you to a higher level of personal development with the foundation of your happiness and success. It’s all connected to each other by you and your potential to manage your self-love. Therefore, and again, love yourself.
Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.– Roy T. Bennett
3. Be Kind And Helpful
You only need to grow the compassionate part of your personality and offer help to others without calculation or hesitation. Put yourself in other people’s shoes in every situation you encounter that needs offering help. You don’t have to give much when you don’t own that much. A caring heart is sometimes all needed.
Live your best life by helping people and getting help from them. It gives a deep meaning to everything in your life. I’m talking generally about anything you can give whether it’s emotions, money, physical help, or anything. You can give a smile that turns a day of someone who is struggling emotionally into joy and pleasure. Your help may seem like a small act of kindness, but its effect is ending someone’s bitterness.
Live your life in such a way that you’ll be remembered for your kindness, compassion, fairness, character, benevolence, and a force for good who had much respect for life, in general.– Germany Kent
4. Dream Big
Anais Nin said, “Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.” Can you feel the freedom and strength in this quote? It tells you to dream freely and go where your imagination takes you without confusion.
Dream high as much as you can and always aim for the greatest. Dreamers are the richest ever. To live holding on to big dreams means your daily life will be influenced by how higher you want to reach. For that, you will not settle for any less. You will work subconsciously to modify all your surroundings to match with your non-stop dreaming abilities.
Set your goals and allow them to take place. Plan for everything, have long-term goals and short-term ones. Read a lot about making plans and how to make definite decisions about your life. Make a lot of decisions to support these goals and feel free to fail in achieving them because this is how you make stronger ones.
Having a dream is like having sunshine. Without it, you cannot see as clear. With it, your world shines. Have a dream, and the light will fill your eyes with hope.– J.R. Rim
5. Accept Failure And Face Fear
Failure is part of the process of being successful. You don’t have to fear failure. Instead, face it, take your fear with you and grow a strong will to overcome that fear. Don’t try to distract yourself with evading responsibilities or blaming others or you will find yourself gaining more fear.
Weak people find this option easier, complaining. They cry loud, blame others, and get themselves busy looking for someone who takes the blame for them, just to omit one failure from their life. This gets them nowhere but more weakness and more failures.
Success is failing times and times while learning new lessons and strategies until reaching the upcoming progress. Accept it and believe that you are building a steady successful life with loads of priceless experiences.
Whatever kind of fear you have, don’t panic. It means you are moving forward to meet new challenges. New fights bring along new victories and throw worries and fears into the battlefield. Knowing this is the first and the most important step to conquering fear.
There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.– Paulo Coelho
6. Be Positive
Develop a positive attitude towards stressful daily events. To be positive, you will need to grow good habits and affirmations to help you go through tough times. Being happy, in a good state, and all the time is almost impossible. There is a balance between good times and hard times and how to keep this balance in your favor is the closest to leading a positive life.
Make your surroundings a suitable environment to assist you in keeping that balance on the positive side. Make your motivation dominate and persist as much as possible, it’s needed as a continuous pushing power.
It’s very inspiring to read about successful people, how they reached their goals and how they deal with their weaknesses and shortcomings.
Stay close to people who bring out the best in you and make friends with those who have the ability to inspire you. In addition, exercise and eat healthy food, and do everything that makes you active and energized, this helps a lot in purifying your soul.
Work hard as long as you are able to. Don’t say it’s a heavy burden because you face hard times. Instead, think about those who have been through more difficult times, yet are persevering.
Any day above ground is a good day. Before you complain about anything, be thankful for your life and the things that are still going well.– Germany Kent
7. Don’t Give Up
Certainly, it’s not easy to lead a good and successful life, yet it’s absolutely worth it. We are all struggling in different ways. And, we try to use various methods to survive. We are heroes in our circles for persistently not giving up.
To live your best life, be consistent, and never give up no matter how hard it gets or how exhausted you are. Believe that miracles happen every day, they may be on their way to you the moment you are about to give up.
Think about how far have you gone and rethink the purpose of starting. Every sunset is followed by sunrise and there is no forever darkness, don’t forget that.
There is always hope along the road, definitely strong believers can see it. Therefore, you must be powerful when it comes to believing. Never give up because one beautiful life will be coming to those who hold on until the end.
Never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning.– Roy T. Bennett