How To Stop Wasting Your Life & Start Living Your Best Life

Have you ever felt stuck in any stage of your life?

In all likelihood, the answer to that question is a rather resounding yes.

The truth is that the vast majority of people simply aren’t all that satisfied with who they are or what they’re doing. There are plenty of reasons for this.

It might be boring, it might be stressful, you might be stuck working with people you don’t understand. However, at the root of all of these things in one, simple idea: you’re wasting you.

There’s a very good chance that you have a great deal to offer both yourself and the working world but you’re wasting it on something that asks very little of you.

If that’s the case then you’re always going to be stuck feeling frustrated unless you make some genuine changes. With that in mind, here are some ways that you can finally stop wasting your life and start living your best life.

1. Shoot fear in the face

The reality is that there is one thing at the root of a lot of people’s reticence to actually get out there and make the most of their potential – fear.

Fear holds many of us back from actually doing what we want because the idea of failing is often far worse than the idea of not trying at all.

However, the only way to guarantee that you will never get what you want is not to go after it in the first place.

2. Figure out what you really want

Do you want to be doing what you’re currently doing?

If you’re trying to find a way to meet more people who feel or think the way you do, there’s a good chance that you won’t. Which means you may not always get many validations on your path.

Hence, the only way to get ahead is being able to clearly differentiate between what you want and what you do not want.

However, understanding what you don’t want to do is only half the battle. The other side of that coin is figuring out what it is that you do want. This might sound like a simple question but the truth is that many people go their entire lives without figuring it out.

Dedicating your time to understanding what it is that you really want out of life leads to the first step in walking a path that will make the most of your potential.

3. Stop settling for second best

It’s often all too easy for you to settle for less than you’re worth because you assume that you’re not good enough for what you really want.

However, if you keep settling for second best without going for the gold then you’re always going to be left wanting. There’s nothing stopping you from checking out an executive job search other than your own fear.

Oh, you think it won’t fly? Ask risk-takers what their experiences felt like? Fortune favours the bold and if you don’t go after the career you want, you’re never going to be happy at work.

I remember a friend of mine told me she walked into an office at age 19 as a fresh graduate and told the owner of the firm she wants to be her personal assistant. Hahaha. To cut the long story short, she got that role as her first job and has worked in several other multinationals. 

4. Have a little more patience

Of course, there’s a big difference between taking your first step on your desired path and actually reaching the end.

The truth is that far too many people end up falling away because they simply don’t have the patience to deal with the many challenges and setbacks involved in their chosen path.

If you want to make the most of your potential and stop wasting life, you’ve got to be willing to put in the time and effort. These men and women patiently kept at it until they become thought leaders and record-breakers. They’ve got one head, you’ve got one too.


Do what you have to do to make you live the life you’ve always dreamt of. 😉 

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Post Author: Abimbola Joseph

Abimbola Joseph is a creative content developer who derives pleasure in encouraging individuals to be the best they can be in all relevant facets of life. She believes that we all have a better version of ourselves which can be leveraged to impact others and make the world a better place. Connect with me on Instagram @abimbolajoe.

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