You only live once, and life is short. It’s easy to look at people who are happy and assume they don’t understand your pain, but they do not know which sadness they hide. The older you get, the more you realize that happiness takes work. People who smile in public have been through every bit as much as people who cry, frown, scream, etc. They just have the courage and strength to smile through it anyway. So how do you ensure you’re living life to the fullest? it all depends on you

 Where do you spend your time?  When you have free time, do you spend it on the computer, watching TV or playing golf with the guys?  Or do you spend it playing outside with your kids or having coffee with your wife?  People should matter most.  They are the ones that will be there for you when you need them. so give them your free time

Decide what’s important to you. It doesn’t matter what it is. Don’t do what you think people want you to do. Your parents, friends, community, and society in general all have their opinions, but at the end of the day, you’re the only person who will be around for every moment of your life. Do what makes you happy. Everything else will fall into place.

Take risks… a lot of them. Sometimes there’s danger involved in life, but every reward carries risk with it. If you never take risks, you’ll never get anywhere in life. When people look back on their lives, they regret the chances they didn’t take more than the ones they did.Beyond being personally or professionally beneficial, taking risks may be a necessary step in actively pursuing success.

Tell people you love them. Family will always appreciate hearing you love them. It will brighten a stranger’s day. If you have a romantic interest in someone, just go for it. There are a lot of ways it may end, and only one of them keeps them in your life forever. Just go for it. You have nothing to lose. The words you say and the feelings pass on to others are contagious. If you hurt someone, and cause them to have a bad day, then they will walk around with a negative attitude all day because someone made them upset. The same thing goes for love. If you spread love to other people, and let them know that you love them, then they will spread that love, and have a positive attitude throughout the day

Live in the present. It means that your awareness is completely centered on the here and nowYour past is important to learn from. Your future is important to work towards. At the end of the day, though, the only thing that exists outside of your head is the present. So think about your past and future, but only give meaning to the present

Ignore the haters. Another unfortunate reality of life is that it’s not fair.  No matter what you decide to do with your life, there will always be someone around to point out the many ways you’ll fail. Know that every winner loses, but not every loser wins. Successful people don’t start out successful. What makes them successful is that they keep pushing through failure. There is nothing wrong with having fun, but make sure you are investing in things with lasting value.

Be true to yourself and Don’t compromise your values. If something doesn’t feel right, don’t do it. Don’t compromise on your internal code of ethics. Life doesn’t work like a movie. It’s filled with gray areas. Trust your instincts. Do whatever you want so long as you can look yourself in the mirror.

Keep your mind open. You are not confined by your own beliefs, nor nor the believs of others. Being open-minded means being honest enough to admit that you aren’t all-knowing. Just because you’re right about something doesn’t mean there aren’t other ways to look at it. Listening to ideas you don’t agree with or understand keeps your brain active and healthy.

SPEAK THROUGH YOUR ACTIONS. YOU’LL HEAR PEOPLE SAY, “I HAD THAT IDEA,” EVERY TIME YOU SEE SOMEONE CREATE SOMETHING GREAT.

ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS

The Health & Wellness Networking Group