How to stop wasting your life

How to stop wasting your life:

Instead of worrying about tomorrow or dwelling on the past - try living now.  Notice the beauty around you.  

Instead of doing what is expected of you - surprise us.  Fix something not broken, make it better.

Instead of watching others live (television) - do something with your life.  Learn a new skill, play a sport, take up a new hobby, interact with other people.

Instead of waiting to be picked - step out and take charge.  Start something new, change what needs changed.  

Instead of feeling sorry for yourself - find solutions to your obstacles.  If you can't find solutions then write out your biggest obstacles and ask for ideas.  You've got the whole world at your fingertips (internet).

Instead of fearfully holding back - be willing to fail.  Go out on a limb and show us your best effort.

Instead of waiting for the perfect time - get started now.  One step at a time is how we make change.

Related links:

How I changed my life, in four lines on Zenhabits

Tomorrow never comes

One little change


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