Whether you have a fat 6-figure income, are in the best shape of your life, or get to travel the world, it all comes down to one thing; your quality of life.
I mean, you can be rich as hell and be a miserable person and many times we see just that. The workaholic who rarely sees the light of day or his family and has dedicated himself to making money, not happiness.
I had a personal training client like that a few years ago. He was the president of a large real estate development company and made millions each year. He would literally take one of his Ferrari's out to be serviced and come back with a new one.
On paper he was a huge success but the more I saw him interact with his family, the more I realized how out of touch he was. He had a trophy wife but I could tell their marriage sucked.
He had two small children who he affectionately referred to as "son" and "daughter" and his live-in nanny seemed to be the closest thing they had to a loving relationship. It was really sad but it happens every day.
I look back at that and ask myself "is this any way to live? How much is an hour of playing dolls with your first-grade daughter worth? Can you put a price on waking up feeling fulfilled on a deep level?
Improving Your Quality Of Life Has To Start Now!
Let's face facts here, if your quality of life sucks right now, then you are wasting precious time. Life is short enough and if you aren't actually finding happiness in it, then what are you waiting for?
Life won't get better on its own. Take control of how you spend your days and how you live your life. If you don't, you can be assured that one day you will wake up to find it's too late.
For me, enjoying the quality of life is now more important than ever. I spent more than a decade being miserable and basically withdrawing from life. I was unhappy at home and even more so at work and it sucked. I felt trapped in a life I didn't necessarily want and felt like I was powerless against it.
It wasn't until I literally felt like I was going to have a heart attack that I decided to make some big changes and alter the course of my life. And I'm 10X happier now and honestly try to live the best life I can each and every day.
And along my journey, I learned a great deal about life, love, commitment, honesty, peace, and happiness.
Today, I want to share some things that have help me tremendously on living a more fulfilling life. I consider my own quality of life to be excellent and I can only hope that you will take some of these suggestions and use them to improve yours.
Seriously, we were not put on this Earth to live average existences or to merely "get by" with what we have. No, we were put here to kick some fucking ass in whatever endeavor we choose and to live life with passion and energy.
This doesn't have to be a selfish act, say "fuck you" to society, or neglect our responsibilities. Not at all. I'm talking about making changes that will benefit you and all those around you.
Try these 6 things to dramatically improve your quality of life:
- Be a good person and a better person in every situation.
- Leave anger, hate, and resentment behind you. These things will suck you down a black hole and don't benefit anyone.
- Spend as much time as possible outdoors.
- When you are with your children, be with them. Turn off that fucking television and do something with them that they will remember.
- Train hard, eat quality foods, and be good to your body.
- Give more than you take.