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Apr 10

How to Live Life to the Fullest

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Are you making the most out of your life?

Are you living life the way you should?

I was going through the news over the internet yesterday and was shocked to learn that my childhood hero, WWE hall of famer Jim Hellwig but more popularly known as The Ultimate Warrior, has passed away.

I couldn’t believe it because just three days ago, the world watched him enter the WWE Hall of Fame and then on Monday night, gave a speech on the live telecast of WWE’s Monday Night Raw.  Then 24 hours after, the man known for the neon-colored face paint and arm tassels is gone.

I felt sad because prior to his induction, he’s had a tumultuous relationship with the company that made him a household name.  I never actually thought that he would ever come back and be part of the hall of fame but over the past months, he has mended fences with people he had conflict with which made his comeback possible.

I remember back in the day when my friends and I emulated these wrestlers and I would always imitate him from the face paint to the tassels even if my body was like a bamboo stick.  The guy was my hero.  I get ecstatic as soon as I hear his entrance music and he comes out sprinting to the ring and shaking the ropes.  He was like a comic book character who came to life.

What also saddens me was the family he will be leaving behind.  He had 2 daughters who will now learn to grow up without a father.  Being a parent myself, I could only imagine how difficult that would be.

Warrior’s passing made me realize a couple of things that I haven’t really given much of a thought or I might have but not in detail.  These are things I feel we all should keep in mind while we’re still around to able to do them.

 

Time is against us

No one can predict when death will come knocking so while you’re still around, make the most out of the time you have.  We are all on borrowed time and we will never really know when God will take back what he lent us.

This is the reason why I spend time with my family as much as I can.  People always ask me why I don’t consider working abroad so I can earn a better living and my short answer is always because I want to be with my family.  I want to see my children grow and spend time with them as much as I can.  I’d rather live a simple life and be with them than live lavishly but not be away.

 

Don’t hold grudges

We can’t go through life holding a grudge against someone.  At some point, you need to reconcile with people you’ve had differences with so why not do it now?  There’s nothing more rewarding than loving those who have wronged you and it all starts with forgiveness.

I had a previous article about forgiveness you can read more in detail by clicking here.

 

Be a blessing to others

How would you like people to remember you?  Would you like to be remembered as someone who was arrogant, rude, and had no care for other’s well being or as someone who was kind, generous and God-fearing?

How we live our lives now and how we treat other people will determine the answers to the questions above.  I was reading this ebook by Michael Hyatt about creating a life plan and one of the chapters dealt with this topic.

According to the book, you have to try to imagine what your funeral would be like.  Will there be a lot of people coming to your wake?  How will the people describe you in their conversations?  How would you like your wife, children, friends, relatives, and colleagues to remember you?

I don’t want to sound morbid but these are valid questions we all should be asking ourselves because this is the legacy we will be passing on to our children and their children.

 

Do what makes you happy

Sometimes we all get caught up with work that we forget to give time to ourselves and do the things that we’ve always wanted to do.  Life is too short not to enjoy it so while you’re still around, live it to the fullest.  Go on that Euro trip that you’ve always wanted to go to or go skydiving or bungee jumping.  Go fulfill whatever you wrote in your bucket list.

In the book The Last Lecture written by Randy Pausch, he repeatedly stressed how we all should have fun in everything that we do and that we all should live life to the fullest because no one knows when it may be taken.

The book was based on Pausch’s last lecture which he delivered at Carnegie Mellon on September 18, 2007, a month after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and given 3 to 6 months to live.  He was featured in Oprah and other American news channels after the video of the lecture went viral.

We are no different to Randy.  The only advantage we have is that we have our whole life still ahead of us to enjoy sans the time limit.  He had six months but he made sure that every second of those remaining months count until his very last breath.

Are you living your life to the fullest?  Let me know by sharing your comments below.

 

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Noel Rosos

About Noel Rosos

Noel is a husband, father, author, performance coach and self-proclaimed FAILUROLOGIST who helps business owners and struggling individuals convert their failures into opportunities through inspiring blog posts, life-changing books and exceptional one-on-one coaching sessions

3 comments

  1. Geralvie Caplas

    Hi Sir Noel! I love inspiring blogs and I take a doze of it everytime. And I also incorporate life views in my posts. Hope we could inspire each other to inspire others. :)

    http://www.wanderingGV.wordpress.com

    1. Noel Rosos
      Noel Rosos

      Geralvie that’s great to hear. I love working with fellow bloggers whose goal is to inspire people. I checked out your site and I would like to congratulate you on a job well done. Keep writing and keep inspiring because you have a lot potential!

  2. Geralvie Caplas

    Thank you very much Sir Noel! Surely I will. :) Let’s spread good vibes!

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