“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” – Arthur Rubinstein

We hear the clichés: “Don’t worry, be happy,” “Have an attitude of gratitude,” “Turn that frown into a smile,” but how many of us actually live by these principles?

It’s so easy to get caught up in the stressors of life—our jobs, families, commitments, debt, and trying to balance it all. But while we focus on just trying to keep our head above water, we sometimes lose our passion for life.

Although it’s normal to focus most of our attention on just making it, a life that just consists of living paycheck to paycheck and dashing from one commitment to the next is not very fulfilling at all.

While many of us long for the days when we can pursue our passions and begin living, how often do we go after it? Fear, uncertainty, and doubt sometimes keep us trapped in unfulfilling lives (or relationships), and we muddle through the rest of our lives just making it.

But life really is short, and despite thinking that we’ll have the time to pursue all of the things we love later on…that isn’t promised. So instead of wasting another day wishing you could do all of the things you love, go for it now.

Following your dreams can be scary. But as the quote reminds us, when we love what we’re doing, we also love our life.

So get out there… run after your goals and do things that bring you joy.

Happy Monday!

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  • Skegeeace

    Good stuff! :-)

  • great post. i do like my life and i’m happy (for the most part). my happiness is something that i’m constantly thinking about and working on. i make sure i’m grateful, figure out my goals and principles and let that guide me. i also do a lot reading that deals with the topic. (the 4 agreements, 7 habits…, the upper room ect.) the last one i read was ‘the happiness project’ and i highly recommend it. because of that, i’m doing my own ‘fulfillment project.’

  • jinx

    Very nice article, I needed that. Thank you!