Have you ever asked yourself the question “How did it get so late
so soon?”, while you got caught up in everyday hustle and bustle you completely
forgot to live. Take time to realize what you want and need. Take time to take
risks. Take time to love, laugh, cry, learn, and forgive. Life is shorter than
it often seems.

Here are ten things you need to know, before it’s too late:

This moment is your life:
Your life is not what happens between of your birth and death,
it’s what happens between now and your next breath. The present – the right here
and now – is all the life you ever get. Live each moment in full, in kindness
and peace, without fear and regret. Do what
makes you happy and do the best
you can with what you have in this moment; because that is all you can ever
expect of anyone, including yourself.

The sacrifices you make today will pay dividends in the

When it comes to grinding in those hours and working hard to
achieve a dream which could be anything from earning a degree to building a
business, or any other personal achievement, you need to dig deep and ask
yourself: “Am I willing to live a few years of my life like many people won’t,
so I can spend the rest of my life like many people can’t?”

You are your most important relationship:
Happiness is
when you feel good about yourself without feeling the need for anyone else’s
approval. You must first full understand yourself and know how health your relationship with yourself is
before you can have a healthy relationship with others. You have to feel
worthwhile and acceptable in your own eyes, so that you’ll be able to look
confidently into someone else’s and connect with them.

When you procrastinate, you become a slave to

Being Proactive today can take such a massive load off
your back tomorrow. So do something right now that your future self will thank
you for. By doing that, tomorrow you’ll be happy you started today.

Failures are only lessons:
Good things come to those who
are patient and still hope, even though they’ve been let down and disappointed,
to those who still believe even though they’ve failed at something, to those who
still love even though they’ve been hurt before. So never regret anything that
has happened in the past; it cannot be changed, undone or forgotten. Take it all
as lessons learned and move on with grace.

A person’s actions speak the truth:
You’re going to come
across people in your life who will always talk the talk; but in the end, it’s
always their actions you should judge them by. So pay attention to what people
do, and be someone who lives by everything he says. Their actions will tell you
everything you need to know.

Behind every beautiful life, there has been some kind of

You fall, you rise, you make mistakes, you live, you learn,
these are the classic lessons of life. Nobody is perfect, but everyone is
human. You’ve been hurt, but you’re alive. Think of what a
precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, and to
chase the things you love. We must keep putting one foot in front of the other
even when we hurt, for we will never know what is waiting for us just around the

A lifetime isn’t very long:
This is your life, and you’ve
got to fight for it. Fight for what you believe in, live for what you believe
in. Fight for what’s important to you. Fight for the people you love, and never
forget to tell them how much they mean to you. Realize that right now you’re
lucky because you still have a chance, every breath you take is another chance
to change how you lived the last. So stop for a moment and think. Whatever you
still need to do, start doing it today. There are only so many tomorrows.

Small acts of kindness can make the world a better

Smile at people who look like they are having a rough day, be
kind to them, let them know that there is reason to be happy. Kindness is the
only investment that never fails, and wherever there is a human being, there’s
an opportunity for kindness. Learn to give, even if it’s just a smile, not
because you have too much, but because you understand there are so many others
who feel like they have nothing at all.

Time and experience heals pain:
No one can say that a
huge loss or pain caused is not and important Life event, but a different
perspective might be to understand that an overwhelmingly painful event in your
life right now will one day be part of your much larger past and not nearly as
significant as it seems. Because overcoming it might just open doors for you to
experience things that you never have.