You see, your life starts to count when you make that deliberate effort to make it count. The purpose of life itself is to aspire to be the best that you can be and that is what this post is all about.
If you see today as the first day of the rest of your life, you will see boundless opportunities to do things better and to be better than who or what you have been before. Yesterday is gone. Where you are today is the product of the choices and the decisions of yesterday. And you must decide to make better ones so you can make today and tomorrow count.
If you want to live a life of abundance – one in which you live fully and without regrets, here are a few things you should attend to.
1. Let go of yesterday
As I wrote earlier, yesterday is gone. The best you can do with yesterday is to learn from it and move on. If you made mistakes, take responsibility for them, make amends where you can. Be courageous, apologize to those you can reach out to that you have faulted. Mend the bridges that were damaged in the process and move on.
If you were hurt, forgive those who hurt you and release yourself from the prison of resentment and agony. If you do not let go of hurts, you will never be healed enough to move forward.
2. Invest in yourself
Who you are today is not as important as whom you are becoming. If you want to be a real asset, you must keep adding value to yourself by continuous training and self-education. Learn a new skill, get a new certificate, meet new mentors and grow your abilities. Spend that time and money for a better you.
3. Rise to your feet
If you will not take steps, you will remain in the same place. If you want your life to count, you must rise from the pits of self-pity and excuses and take tangible steps that will produce results. In the words of Martin Luther King Jr., “If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl; but whatever you do, just keep on moving!”
4. Refuse to give up
Making your life count is not and will never be an easy task. You will have to work hard and consistently to see your dreams come to pass. You will face many obstacles that will make you feel like giving up, but you can’t. Everyone who has come to taste success has had to overcome the temptation to give up over and over again. That is what makes success to be the exclusive reserve of those who can persevere. If you will give up because of failures, obstacles, challenges, and oppositions, then you are not ready to make your life count.
5. Connect with people
If you really want to succeed, you must be sure that the people you are associated with are people who value hard work, honesty, perseverance, and creativity. One of the most powerful forces on earth is mentorship, that relationship with your mentor can encourage greatness from you. I have come to understand that success is not an event, it is a lifestyle that you come to embrace.
Your life is a gift to you, what you do with it is your choice and your burden. Do not allow life to happen to you. Instead, strike the earth with awesomeness and take your place among legends!