Feb 26, 2012

96 Things Life Is Too Short to Waste Doing

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Life is short
"Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor." ~Benjamin Disrael
Life is too short. We’ve only got a certain number of years to live and, worst of all, we don’t have any idea how many. Make sure you’re not falling into any of these life-sucking traps because life’s too short for them.

Life is too short to waste it:

accepting limitations.

aiming too low. 

"Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud."
analyzing without taking action.

around like-minded people. Meet un-like-minded people.

asking too few questions.

assuming. Ask!

being a slave of your own bad habits.

being average/mediocre. Stand out of the herd!

being busy.

being close minded.

being distracted. Pay attention!

being employed. 10 reasons you should never get a job.

being jealous.

being late.

being mean.

"Why you gotta be so mean?" ~Taylor Swift
being sad.

being shy.

being too stubborn to ask for help.

being unorganized.

being what others want you to be and not who you really are.

being with the wrong person.

blaming others for your own faults.

chasing the pot of gold, and never spending any time enjoying the rainbow.

"It's important to pause now and then in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy." ~Guilaume Apollinaire
comparing yourself to others.

complaining about things you can't change.

complaining about things you can change.

consuming caffeine.


doing something you don't like, to buy stuff you don't need, to impress people you don't know.

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doing work you don't like.

doubting yourself. You can do it!

eating junk food.

following other people's plans.



holding your feelings.

in boredom.

"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity." ~Ellen Parr
in confusion.
in fear.
"Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." ~Josh Wayne
in ignorance.

in isolation. Go mingle!

in pain.

in solitude.

in your comfort zone.

listening to music you don't like.

living a routine.

living in an unhealthy body.

living in one country. Travel!

living someone else's dream.

living unconsciously or in a low state of consciousness.

living without a goal or purpose.

living with people you dislike. You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.

looking in the mirror.

lying to yourself (or others).

making mountains out of molehills.

making promises you can't keep.

making the same mistakes, over and over again.


missing on life's most simple pleasures.

not even trying because you're afraid to fail.

"You miss 100 percent of the shots that you never take." ~Wayne Gretzky
on hate.

on drama.

on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.

(over)complicating things.

planning without executing.

playing by the rules.

playing it safe.

playing video-games or facebook-games.


putting other people's needs before yours.

regretting the past.

resisting change.

saying too many "No"s.

saying too many "Yes"s.



"The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up." ~Paul Valery
solving the wrong problems.


surfing the Internet.

taking the easy way/the path of least resistant/the road most traveled.

taking too few photos.

taking yourself too seriously.


trying to be everything to everyone.

trying to be perfect.

trying to be someone you're not.

trying to change the world, before changing yourself. Hint:

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." ~Mahatma Gandhi
trying to do everything.

trying to fit in.

trying to please everyone.

trying to prove yourself. Just be yourself.

waiting for the perfect moment.

"Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle." ~Abraham Lincoln
watching movies you don't like.

watching TV.

working hard but not smart.

worrying about the future.

"I never think of the future, it comes soon enough." ~Albert Einstein

And remember, you only live once, but if you live it right once is enough.

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