3 Important Things to Live By in Life

Over the past several years I’ve gone through so many challenges in life. I’m blessed and thankful that I was given the opportunity to go through these challenges, because I’ve grown as a better person. And during these challenges, I’ve learned that there are 3 important things to Live by in life.

1) Come and Go. What do I mean by that? Simple. Everything will come and go in your life; whether it’s a materialistic object, an emotion, or even someone you care about. The important thing is to appreciate and cherish that moment. For instance, you may love to play videogames every single day. Unfortunately there will be a time where you’re no longer capable of playing your favorite game due to your health Or you’ll be too busy in life. Live by the moment, but cherish it as well and understand that the times of playing videogames will not last forever. This applies to emotions. What do I mean by that? You’re going to be angry, and you’re going to be depressed. These emotions will COME and they WILL GO. And that goes with being happy as well. Understand that everything in this world is temporary. I reflect on the times when I was angry or depressed, because I realized that I was able to grow during that process. Again, I accepted that these emotions would come and go.

2) Accept that You’re Not THAT SMART. I’m not here to put you down, but I’m here to let you know and even myself that we’re gifted. You might ask, then why accept that we’re not that smart? I’m basically trying to tell you that there’s no lid on top of your brain. In other words, we need to accept that we don’t know EVERYTHING and that the beauty in life is to learn something new every time. The hardest thing is to accept that we’re not that smart. When you come to that realization then everything opens up and you realize how much more you can grow. Stop limiting yourself.

3) Be Open to Everything. The last thing that I love to live my life by is to be open to everything. I’ve been a lot happier when I became more open to everything. Whether it’s trying out a new type of food, accepting a different culture in my life, appreciating different types of music, etc. I remember when I was younger, I used to like “certain” things. I only listened to hip hop music, I only hung out with a certain ethnicity group, and I believed that only successful people were college graduates. Ha! I was DEAD wrong. I started listening to rock music, and even country and realized how much I’ve been missing in life! Of course, there will be preferences; but the point is you won’t know until you decide to try it out yourself. Hence, it’s important to stay open to everything. I remember when I accepted friends that were all different races; my life changed for the better. I was happier knowing that we’re all different! I was very closed minded when I was young and I just felt like I was in a small bubble..

These are the 3 important things that I like to live by in Life. Remember, don’t limit yourself when it comes to knowledge. Stop thinking you know it all because you don’t. Accept that things will come and go, and the main thing is to cherish those moments. You won’t know what you have until it’s gone. The last thing is to be open to everything. You might just learn a thing or two by keeping an open mind and heart!

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krista-lee-pfeiffer - May 3, 2015

I agree with your entire post. We all have our ignorances, there’s no shame in that… it’s impossible to know everything. It’s also amazing how our world opens up when we become open. Great advice!

    Maze - May 18, 2015

    Thanks for the response Krista! Means a lot. I’m excited to check out your site as well!

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