In this article, we are going to learn How to Make the Best Out of Your Life. Life is long if you know how to use it. But we waste time on useless things. So in this article, I have covered some best things to do, to make the most of your life. By the way, these learnings are from the book On The Shortness of Life – Seneca
How to Make the Best Out of Your Life
The principle I really got out of this book is:
The common complaint of most human beings is that life is not long enough. But life is long enough to do whatever we want to do, but we waste a lot of it doing unnecessary things stuff like getting drunk or being unconscious or spending time with people who add no value to our life or even working a nine-to-five job as a slave to conquer someone else’s dreams.
We should add up all the meaningless stuff that we’ve done over the years – hanging out with people we don’t like, looking at a meaningless facebook statuses, getting drunk fighting with your significant other, pondering over rumors for hours and even working for other people’s dreams whether that is your parents dreams or your boss’s dreams, other people’s dreams in general instead of your own.
When you add up all the hours of this stuff it accumulates to be a lot of your life and that’s why when you look back you’re not adding much value to your own life. That is the main reason why your life looks short.
It’s okay to be greedy with your time.
Would you go out handing $100 bills to all of your friends?
Then why would you be doing the same with your time?
Time is money, right?
You can always make an extra hour. So take all the hours that you’ve been doing this meaningless stuff, try to reduce them from your life and do something with them with purpose be of use with your time.
Preoccupied people find life to be very short, which is a way of saying that you should try to find stuff that is preoccupied. Try to focus on your end goal. Try to focus on stuff that you want to achieve when you die.
Never look at a man with white hair and wrinkles as living long. He did not live long he has just existed long.
There’s a difference between existing and living. Add value to your life.
Are you focusing on your goals and achieving them or are you being made to focus on someone else’s goals to achieve them?
I really enjoyed from the book that learning how to live takes a whole life but it also takes a whole life to learn how to die so are you going to spend the rest of your life learning how to live or are you going to spend the rest of your life learning how to die.
I hope you enjoyed this article and I hope you learned something from it.
Before leaving this article, I want you to leave a comment below of the most dramatic thing that has happened in your life in the past a week and how much time you spent on it.
Was it an argument?
Was it a rumor?
just leave a little comment below.