5 Quotes on What Makes Life Meaningful
We love quotes, so we gathered five our our favorites, and combined them with advice that we believe genuinely exemplifies what makes life meaningful.
Click the player to listen to this episode of The BIGG Success Show Podcast. Below is a summary of our discussion.
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We say BIGG success is peace of mind which flows from three sources:
- Finding and fulfilling your calling
- Striving daily to fulfill your full potential
- Staying true to your vision and values.
So success doesn’t just come from life’s definition, which often revolves around titles, money, and material possessions.
Instead, it comes from YOUR definition: What is your personal vision of BIGG success? What is your personal mission, what are your personal values, what are your goals, and what are you doing every day to accomplish them?
These things all produce peace of mind, which results in a life lived with meaning.
Let’s pull out The Professor’s whiteboard for 5 tips on what makes life meaningful…
1) Find your own path
“Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route.” – Charles Caleb Cotton
It’s OK to look for models (how other people have achieved success) but what they faced and what you will face will be different.
You can find a framework for building a successful life, but there is no single formula that works for everyone.
You find your path by looking at the convergence of your past choices, experiences and perceptions. Look at how the past is connecting you to your present, and what that means for your future.
2) Take charge
“If it is to be, it is up to me.” – William H. Johnson
You’re the entrepreneur of your own enterprise.
We think that we can’t control everything, and we can’t, but in everything there are some things we can control. One of them being how we respond. We take charge is by controlling our response and then being proactive as we move forward.
3) Advance with confidence
“If one advances confidently in the direction of one’s dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau
From this quote we get the following: Step 1 imagine the life you want. Step 2: Advance confidently toward it. Step 3: Enjoy your BIGG success.
How can it be that simple?
Once you’ve figured out what you want your life to look like, and you have that direction, then it’s a matter of staying focused and persistent – neither of which are simple, but are necessary as you pursue what makes life meaningful.
5) Live with no regrets
“For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, “It might have been.” – John Greenleaf Whittier
In Bronnie Ware’s book, The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying, the biggest regret was not living life true to themselves.
The regrets of what we wish we would’ve done tend to hit us harder than regrets of what we did do.
Don’t let “It might have been” be your anthem. Don’t look back on life saying “I wish I had.” Rather look back with a smile in your heart as you proclaim, “I’m glad I did!”
Take these five points to help you stay focused on moving forward to the life you dream of living, a life full of meaning and fulfillment. That’s BIGG success!
George “The Professor” & Mary-Lynn
Co-Founders, BIGG Success
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