Life is too short to not live life to the fullest. Most people spend their entire lives playing it by the book and doing what they should do. Go to school, get good grades so you can get a good job. 

Then you get the honor to accept a job where you may be able to work for the next 50 years of your life to retire. You work work work and raise your family, and that seems to be all you have time for.

There is much more to life, though, and you don't want to get to the end of your life and have a tonne of regrets.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did. ~ Mark Twain

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What You Will Learn About Living Life to The Fullest

Why You Need to Live Life to The Fullest 

You want to make the most of the short time that you have here. There is so much time in human history, and the time you have to make a dent in it is so small. You don't have days and years to waste. 

Effort Matters more than just the results. Success is often a result, but you rarely are fulfilled by success without an effort. The effort is how you know you're reaching your potential because you give it everything you have, and that always feels good regardless of the result. 

There is so much to do, learn, and try. There are hundreds of countries, thousands of languages and cultures. The world is vast and so diverse, and most people only get to experience a sliver of it and all the activities that you can do.


  • Time is not infinite 
  • Its not just about success but effort
  • There is so much out there to explore 

Top 6 Regrets People Have on Deathbed

1. Courage to Be Yourself

Too many people get to the end of their lives and realize they lived the entire thing trying to be what they thought someone else wanted them to be, and it made them miserable.

2. Had More Fun

Hard work comes much more comfortable in the western world than having fun. As kids, fun is natural, but then we are told to work hard to make money and succeed. The truth is that you can do both and live a balanced life. 

3. Expressed True Feelings 

Bottling up feelings out of fear of getting hurt or looking stupid weighs on you. You never tell people you love them or how much they really meant, and then you lose your chance forever.

4. Did Not Keep in Touch With Friends

Life is about being able to live with other people. Life is not about just building up money without reason. You want to enjoy your friends and family as much as you can. This means you have to make an effort to reach out to people and stay in touch.

5. Decided What I Wanted and Dove in Head First 

It sucks to get to the end of your life and have so many dreams that you never pursued. You had great ideas, but you were scared to take a chance. Instead, you played it safe and waited to see if someone else had the courage. You could have been the one to throw your whole self into it.

6. Taken Better Care of Your Body 

You only get one body, and most people take it for granted. It just takes eating a little better and moving a bit more to stay in much better shape. Too many people let their bodies chase money, only to realize that money can't make you healthy.

7 Ways to Live Life to The Fullest 

1. Decide What You Want 

It's so easy to do, but most people don't make an effort to decide. Instead, you go through life following the chosen path. Once you decide what you want, you begin doing all of the things needed to make it a reality. You must know where you're going before you can get there. 

2. Set Ambitious Goals 

You want to have ambitious goals because they give you a reason to wake up. Humans are hard-wired for progress. You need to see that you're moving forward in some way. If you don't feel like you're moving forward, you will feel pathetic about your life. Goals give you a constant target.

3. Keep Reaching Out to Those You Love 

Don't put work and success over staying in touch. Make an effort to use social media and video communication to keep in touch with the people who have made a difference.

4. Forget About The Critics 

There will always be haters that tell you how you should or should not live your life. You have to learn to block out their noise and stay focused. Have a select group of people you get feedback from and tell the rest to go away.

5. Live in The Moment 

The moment is all you have. The past can be learned from, but it can't be changed, so spend a small amount of time there. The future is 100% controlled by what you do with the moment in front of you. If you keep making the most of the moment, you will have a bright future.

6. Keep Exploring 

Read more books, travel, learn different languages, and see what else you can master. You always want to push the limits of your abilities. This will prevent you from being on your death bed and realizing that you experienced nothing but your hometown. 

7. Keep It Fun 

You can't have fun 100% of the time, but you can find a way to have fun most of the time if you're spending too much of your life and days not having fun, its time to do something different. No rule says you can't work hard and have fun.

How to Take Action and Live Life to The Fullest 

Focusing on the 7 ways to live life to the fullest by getting after them one at a time. If you try and do all 7 at one time, it will come back to bite you. It's too overwhelming that way.

The best thing you can do is focus on them one by one. Deciding what you want is the most important because it will lay the groundwork for everything else. You want to be as detailed as you can possibly be. Know every detail about your life and what you want it to look like.

As you feel like you have adopted one step, keep yourself outside of your comfort zone by moving on to the next step. Continue this until you have all 7 as being a regular part of your life.

Ian Warner

About the author

I went from a broken leg to a 2012 Olympian. I have spent the last 15 years building positive habits as a track athlete and entrepreneur. I founded Habit Stacker and dedicated my life to helping people to develop winning habits. I have helped over 5,000 people...

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