Life is too short to be living somebody else’s dream. ~Hugh Hefner
A common regret of most people is that they wish they would have lived a life true to themselves instead of one for others. Most people are really just living for the approval of others. Hardly have they lived a life for themselves.
People live in fear of just that certain death, which is definitely coming. What is not certain is the quality of their lives. So do that which you feel in your blood you must do. You literally have no day but today.
As Mark Twain has said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.”
Instead of making any kind of resolution, like most people make a New Year’s resolution, say to yourself: I am going to make the most effort to the things that matter to me each day. So spend as much time as possible with your pet; go running; read more books each month; and capitalize on insane, nonsensical, beautiful, fleeting gifts of life.
Do the things that matter to you, and if you don’t know what that is yet, search it out. There is no right or wrong. You are the only person who is living your life, and none else. You decide its plot, even though you cannot decide its ending.
Life is short and the older you get, the more you feel it. Indeed, the shorter it is. Why do they not teach you that time is a finger snap and an eye blink, and that you should not allow a moment to pass you by without taking joyous, ecstatic note of it, not wasting a single moment of its swift, breakneck circuit?
So last but not the least, you should learn to enjoy every minute of your life, that is you should live your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savoured. You should realize that how important it is to use the time you have, and it is up to you to make it sweet.