What’s on your bucket list?
Being a spontaneous, adventure seeker and a thrill enthusiast, I believe that we should take life to the extreme.
That is why here are some of the things I wish to do before I meet my Maker:
- Go on a mountain hike with just my boxers on
- Swim with sharks and dive the deepest seas
- Jump off a cliff thousands of feet high
Does this bring a smile to your face or a chill to your spine?
If the thought of being in the height of 20 feet makes your knee sludge like an ice cream melting in the middle of a hot summer afternoon, then you can always choose to enjoy life with other alternatives. You can still experience what we call eyegasm moments where you enjoy scenic views like the sunset at the beach, a view of the mountain top in the early morning or a night view of the city lights while you sip a cup of coffee.
There are a lot of choices in life that will inevitably lead you to your own happiness. But what I can say is that whatever floats your boat, then you should go out there and fulfill it.
But the reality is, most people end their race in life without ever fulfilling what their heart so desires. As one quote suggests:
All men die, but not all men truly live.
The question we all face is why – why do we not pursue the things that make us happy? Here are 2 of the biggest reasons why people do not enjoy life to the fullest:
We care about what other people say
Sadly, most of us live our lives by the approval of others. That is our driving factor. There is this inherent need for us to have the OK of the majority in order for us to feel happy. But the truth is that your happiness will never depend on how others will see you, but it will always be how you see yourself at the end of the day.
We live in our own boxes – and we don’t want to get out
Another big reason that we don’t live life to the fullest is because we get stuck in our own comfort zones. We don’t want to try new things because we believe that what works is what will always work. This is a deceptive thing. This thinking is what John Maxwell noted as the law of the Lid. What you limit yourself to will ultimately be your maximum capability. Sad to say but a lot of us fall prey into this thinking.
Whichever of these two choices resonates with your heart right now, there is good news! You don’t have to get stuck with any of those mindsets. Your life is more than your office chair, you are more capable to try new things. That cliff is not too high for you. You are bigger than your fears.
You only live once. Live it to the fullest! And for those side issues like headaches, body pain and other things that may stop you from living your dreams – I will recommend that you try my travel buddy Oleia. She’s one of a kind. She is all natural and promises to get rid of your momentary hassles so that you can be in the moment.
About The Author
Reynald is an Oleia user and content contributor. He is a dreamer by night, a storyteller by day.His stories are told through the click of his camera lens and the strokes of his pen.