How to Live Life to the Fullest: A Step-by-Step Guide

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A great life doesn’t just happen.  It is created.  If you want to live life to its absolute fullest, then you have to make a plan.  You’ve got to take specific steps to make it happen.

It is your choice.  You can sit there and do what you have always done and get the results you’ve always gotten or you can start today to live a better life.  It is up to you.  Whine and moan or take action.  Which will it be?  Which do you think is going to make a difference?

Albert Einstein once said "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results".  Is your life on this insane treadmill?  I want to challenge you to get out of this rut.  If you aren’t completely happy with your life, then do something different to get better results!

It will take a little work, but won’t it be worth it?  Isn’t your happiness worth investing a little of your time and energy?  I want to assure you that no matter how you feel, you can make things better by following the steps I’m going to lay out for you.  They aren’t magic beans, but they will put you in the driver seat and that alone will make you feel better.

The Steps to Living Life to the Fullest

Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.
~Grandma Moses

I’m going to do here what Grandma Moses did in the quote above, I’m going to make this as simple and easy for you as possible.

Of course, no matter how easy I make it or how plainly I explain it, the old saying still holds true, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.”  I can only do so much here.  You are the one that has to take the final action steps necessary to quench your thirst. 

I’m offering a cup of cool, fresh water.  Will you take a sip to see what it does for you?  I have no doubt that most will pass by disbelieving.  This is sad, but true.  A few however will accept the offer and be satisfied.  I hope you are one of the few.

First, I’ll begin by outlining the steps needed to start living life to its fullest.  I’ll then share with you an incredible resource that will walk you through it all ensuring that you get it right and don’t miss a thing.

Here are the steps to living life to the fullest:

1.  Dare to Dream

A lot of us have grown numb to our dreams.  Our lives have become dull and we wonder why everything seems so gray.  We need to resurrect our dreams to reclaim our lives.  Dreams add color to our lives.  They are essential to our fulfillment and happiness.  They are the fuel that sparks our enthusiasm.  I’d encourage you to create an entire list of dreams for each area of your life.  Let your imagination run wild.  Think about what you ideally want your life to look like.  For example, ponder the following questions:

  • What are the top ten places that you’d like to visit before you die?
  • If money were no object, how would you spend your time?
  • What three wishes would you request of a real, live genie?
  • What did you want to be when you grew up?

How long has it been since you had thoughts along these lines?  That’s why your life seems dull and boring sometimes.  Dare to dream!

2.  Write Out Specific Goals

Once you’ve revived your dream machine, you need to write out specific goals for what you want to accomplish within a certain timeframe.  Goals are the stepping stones for achieving your dreams.  Where do you want to be on the path to your dreams a year from now?  How about five or ten years from now?  Get a notebook and write it down.  Written goals that you refer to often have a way of becoming reality.  Without goals you are just like a pinball bouncing from one obstacle to the next waiting to go down the gutter.

3.  Deal with Your Mental Obstacles

Most of us are completely blocked by our inner pig and lizard brain.  These two conspire to create huge walls of resistance to keep us mired in our boring, safe, unfulfilling lives.  Before you can live life to the fullest, you have to deal with these mental obstacles.  You’ve got to learn to defeat the pig and the lizard brain by energizing yourself with empowering beliefs that will help you overcome your fears.  I’ve written articles (two are linked above) that can help you jump these hurdles.

4.  Define Your Strategy

Once you’ve dreamed big, written out your goals and dealt with your mental obstacles, it is time to define a specific action plan for getting the life you desire.  We need a “paint by numbers” plan for achieving our goals.  One that is easy to follow and will ultimately create the picture we want.  In other words, you need to ask yourself, “What are the baby steps it will take to realize my goals and dreams?”  Define your strategy in as much detail as possible.  The more specific you are, the more likely you’ll get what you want.

5.  Start Taking Action

This is where the rubber meets the road.  By this point, you will have a clear direction mapped out for a brand-new, exciting life.  All you have to do now is pull the trigger to start making things happen.  If you just complete one small step in your plan every day, then a year from now you will be 365 steps closer to your ideal life.  Little by little, your life will be transformed and just like a flower blooms, so will you. 

6.  Finance Your Dreams

One common obstacle that so many people struggle with is how to pay for the life they desire.  I would argue that we often underestimate our financial strength in accomplishing our dreams.  We just have to focus our finances and we will find that dreams really can come true.  What are you willing to sacrifice to make your dreams a reality?  Get creative!  I’d suggest that if you really have identified your dream, then you’ll be willing to sacrifice a little now to have a lot later. 

7.  Celebrate Your Victories

Many dreams take some time to be fully realized.  It is easy to drift from our plan along the way.  The best way that I know to stay on course is to keep track of our victories and celebrate them along the way.  A victory journal is a fantastic way to monitor your progress.  In the journal, you write down large and small accomplishments as you achieve them.  You can then go back and review your journal from time-to-time to see how far you’ve come.  This helps keep you focused and encourages you along life’s journey.

The Essential Guide for Creating Your Life List

It is never too late to be what you might have been.
~ George Eliot

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
~ Marcus Aurelius

If you’ve read this far, then you are likely very interested in living life to the fullest.  I’ve outlined the steps very plainly, but there is obviously still a lot of work to do.  Want a detailed guide that will walk you step-by-step through this whole process?  You are in luck!

ebook howtolivebestlifecropped How to Live Life to the Fullest: A Step by Step Guide Marelisa Fábrega has written an incredible ebook (a workbook really) called How to Live Your Best Life: The Essential Guide for Creating and Achieving Your Life List.  I think this is the best, most detailed resource I’ve ever seen for taking a person through each step I’ve outlined above.  Marelisa’s ebook will hold your hand through the whole thing!

For less than $10 (the price goes up on August 14, 2010), you can invest in yourself and super-charge your life.  Right here, I’ll refer back to my statement earlier where I said, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.”  What are you going to do?  Will you accept the offer of a fresh, cool sip or will you turn away disbelieving?

I’m recommending this ebook because I’ve read it and believe it is a fabulous resource that absolutely anyone can use to create a better life for themselves.  However, to be fully transparent, I should tell you that because Marelisa is so generous, she has offered to share some of the proceeds of her ebook with me to help support this site.  So, you can do you and me a favor by buying the ebook.

By the way, as you’ll see if you click this link to learn more and buy the ebook, Marelisa is offering a 60-day money-back guarantee.   There is absolutely no risk for you to check out this incredible workbook and start your journey towards a better, more fulfilling life.  I hope you’ll choose to take this important step toward creating a better life for you and your family!  It is up to you.

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9 thoughts on “How to Live Life to the Fullest: A Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Hi Jeff: Thank you for this great review of my eBook. I think that it’s so important for people to decide what it is that they want to be, do, and have in life, and that they create a plan to get there. I’m very confident that my eBook will help your readers create a life list filled with items that inspire and energize them, and will give them the tools and resources to achieve their life list.
    .-= Marelisa´s last blog ..The Warrior’s Way to Achieve Your Goals =-.

    • Marelisa – It is my pleasure to recommend your ebook to my readers. I truly think it is an indispensable workbook that will guide people in a very structured way to discover what will make them happier. I think the answers they find within might even surprise them. Thanks so much for putting together such a fantastic resource!

  2. Very inspiring post! I really like the questions posed about daring to dream big. These are truly mind-opening questions to be considered. Very practical steps as well. Once we can get a big vision of what we want and deal with limiting beliefs, we can prepare by setting goals and developing a strategy. I like it! Thanks!

  3. Very true Jeff that we create this very life. WE are the powers that be. We give ourselves permission to be our best or decide to settle for less. I like to activate what’s great in me (still learning and discovering that) by trying, experimenting, challenging, pushing, reflecting…..and resting. The journey to dream living is the effort it takes to get off the ground if you want to end up on cloud nine. If it matters, make it matter. After all we are all part of creation….so go create! Excellent post at every level Jeff.
    .-= John Sherry´s last blog ..How To Be The Author Of Your Life……With Just One Piece Of Paper! =-.

  4. Now, we need a way to get these concepts taught in EVERY school in the States.

    Maybe it’s time for a personal power lobby.

    • Chad – Wouldn’t it be great if real life skills like these were taught in our schools?!? I think it would make a much greater difference than some of the government programs that keep getting attention. Thanks for making this point!

  5. Life is a do it yourself project. It takes the inner child in you, to believe we deserve to achieve your own dreams. An idea so real to you, some of you cant stand if anyone opposes your perspective. But remember,that you can be, have or do anything you want.So don’t let the haters get to you. It takes a solider to lead a platoon. And I think you all can do it. Hup two three four, Hup two three four, Hup two three four, ( sound echos into the night sky) Hup two…
    .-= The Dropout Kid´s last blog ..Superhuman Tips From Your Super Human Villains =-.

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  7. Love these quotes as I have my self a website with quotes about life. Thought it would be wise to share my favorite quote: “It’s the choices that make us who we are, and we can always choose to do what’s right.” – Peter Parker

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