A lot of people find that as they get older, their desire to stay committed to living a happy and full life starts to dwindle away. They become more bitter, angry, and hopeless as they deal with unhappy people and find themselves in the middle of unhappy situations. It can become hard to want to live a happy and full life, never mind actually live it. If you are struggling to remember why living a happy and full life is so important, then I’m hoping at least one of these 10 quotes will help strengthen your commitment to living the happiest and fullest life you can.
1. You Teach Others How To Be Happy And Make The Most Out Of Their Life
I think a lot of us feel overwhelmed with the many people who are not happy or fulfilled in this world. We see their words all over the Internet describing their pain, unhappiness, lack of purpose, and so on.
Often times, people who aren’t feeling truly happy or fulfilled, try to convince others that there is something better out there, but the people listening aren’t buying it. Why? Maybe because the people trying to convince them aren’t able to express their viewpoints with actual experiences and knowledge about what a happy and fulfilling life is.
This is one of my favorite quotes of this article. As someone who writes a lot, the quote reminds me that I can’t write about things I have no experience with. And, as I read ignorant comments that are meant to spread hate and fear, I remind myself that many of these people have not stood up to live and are speaking from their chair – where they have been all of their life.
The bottom line is that when you get up and experience life, you start to gather more insight and knowledge about life. If you’re committed to living a happy and full life, then you gather knowledge on how to do that and why you should do that, and THEN you can sit down and help other people understand why they should do the same.
Knowing that you have the potential to help other people live a happier life will actually boost your happiness and fulfilment in life. So, it’s a win-win!
2. You Stop Worrying About Things That Are Out Of Your Control
For many people, life is full of worry. Every day there is something else to worry about. Will this happen? Will he be OK? Will she do this? Will it all work out in the end? These are all questions that we ask ourselves when we are not focused on living a happy and fulfilling life.
But, when your commitment is focused on being happy and fulfilled, you start to take control of your life. You start to get up and mold your life into the life you want. And you start to realize that while many things are out of your control, it doesn’t matter in the end because your reaction to things that happen, and how you move forward from them, is completely in your control.
In other words, if something bad happens or if someone doesn’t follow through with what they said, your commitment to being happy and fulfilled will help you choose a positive reaction to those situations and then move forward in a way that is best for you.
Things won’t come crashing down. Your life won’t be worse off because of it. Regardless of what happens, you will have control moving forward – and you will choose to bring positive things into your life thanks to your positive commitment.
3. It Feels Good To Wake Up In The Morning
If you ever want to pull the covers back over your head in the morning because you don’t want to face the day, then you need to strengthen your commitment to a happy and full life. Why? Because when you are living for happiness and positive experiences, you get excited about your day. You start to realize that today is the only moment you have for living a happy and fulfilled life, so you don’t wake up dreading the day… you wake up excited for what you can do with the day.
If you are putting off living a happy and fulfilling life, then you are wasting the only time you have to do so – today. You are wasting the ONE day that is offering you things to be excited about, laugh about, and enjoy. And, I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to waste one day because I don’t know how many days I have left to make the most of.
4. You Experience Real Harmony And Pleasure
Want to feel more peace in your life? Want to stop feeling a constant struggle? Then strengthen your commitment to be happy and feel fulfilled in life. When you are able to not just wish for more happiness or fulfillment, but actively think, say, and do things for more happiness and fulfillment, then you will start to feel more harmony, balance, and pleasure in your life.
The struggle comes when you think you want happiness but your words or actions are not geared towards more happiness. It’s a constant tug-of-war between what you want and what is happening.
5. You Stop Lying To Yourself About What You Deserve
Have you ever told yourself that you don’t deserve to be happy? Have you ever became your own worst bully and listed out all the reasons that you are not worthy of a good life? Have you ever let other people convince you, either directly or indirectly, that you are not someone who deserves to be happy and fulfilled in life? If yes, then this quote is something you need to put up on your fridge and look at daily. It’s a simple reminder that your commitment to a happy and fulfilling life is based in fact, not wishful thinking.
And, you will find that once you make a commitment to better your life, and you start taking action on that commitment, you will start to realize how much you deserve to be happy and how many times you lied to yourself about what you deserve to experience. Your self-confidence and self-worth will grow, and you will understand just how worth you are of having a good life that is full of rewards, laughter, and accomplishments.
A great example of this is Whitney Way Thore. She gained a lot of weight and she didn’t feel like she deserved to be happy or fulfilled anymore, so she hid away from the world. Now, she can see that she was lying to herself. Her weight didn’t determine whether or not she should be happy, her perception of herself did, and she’s doing things that may sometimes be out of her comfort zone, but she knows will help her feel more happiness and fulfillment in her life.
6. You Become Happy With What You Have
This quote comes from a man who lived from 161 to 180 and it his words still hold true today. Some of the happiest people I’ve met have had very little in terms of material possessions. But, what they lacked in material possessions, they made up for in perception. They didn’t focus on what they didn’t have; instead, they focused on what they did have. For some people it was love. For others, it was food and shelter. For others, it was the opportunity to live and experience life. And for others, it was all of the above.
When you strengthen your commitment to happiness and fulfillment, you will need to shift your perspective in order to feel good. You will need to decide that someone or something is not going to make you happy. You will need to look around and find happiness and fulfillment in what you have, do, think, see, and be. And, if you look, you will find it and realize how true this quote really is.
7. You Become Healthier
Want to have more energy, do healthy things for yourself, and feel better on a day to day basis? Then strengthen your commitment to live a happy and full life. Trust me, the more you resolve to be happy and fulfilled, the more you will do things that make you happy and fulfilled, and that includes things that improve your health.
Think about it this way – if you have ever felt really unhappy and really unfilled, did you take care of your health? Did you eat well, exercise, reduce stress, and look after any mental or physical issues that popped up? No! You didn’t care about your health. It didn’t matter to you because you were too focused on your unhappiness and lack of fulfillment. Why would you bother to get up and do something good for yourself in that kind of mood?
That’s why it’s so important to strengthen your commitment to living a happy and good life. When you do, and you start taking action towards that happy and good life, you will start to care more about yourself and your health. And when you care, you will do things that improve your health.
8. You Understand Other People Better
One of the most frustrating things in life is not being able to understand why people do what they do. We can’t wrap our minds around why someone would be mean or do something obviously not that smart. But, with a commitment to living a happy and full life, you naturally expand your knowledge and understanding of things, including on other people.
When you start to understand what makes you happy and fulfilled, you start to understand what makes others happy and fulfilled. This is because we are all human and experience unhappiness and a lack of fulfillment when we are focused on the wrong things, coming from a place of ignorance, or acting in a way that is not in line with happiness and fulfillment. The people who once confused us and made us angry start to become more relatable, and anger starts to melt away and forgiveness and compassion will take its place. That only leads to more happiness and fulfillment in life!
9. It Feels Good To Go To Bed At The End of The Day
This quote from Richard Branson makes something that can seem so complicated seem so simple. It’s a great reminder that strengthening your commitment towards more happiness and fulfillment doesn’t have to be hard.
As he says, a day well done is a day where you have enjoyed the things and people you’ve experienced and did some things that helped you or someone else. Not only do you feel satisfied with your day, you reflect on the happy moments and get excited for what tomorrow is going to bring.
Don’t believe it? Try it for just one day. Make a point of enjoying your day, no matter what happens. And, make a point of doing some things that help you or someone else move closer towards their goals or dreams or aligns with their values. I guarantee that you will hit the pillow feeling happy and fulfilled.
10. One Day You Won’t Get A Chance To Live A Happy And Full Life
Lastly, you may be waiting until the right moment to strengthen your commitment to living a happy and fulfilling life, but if you don’t start today, you may not get another chance to start. This is a sobering truth that should motivate you to commit to your happiness and fulfillment today.
You don’t want to dwell on something bad happening or on dying, but you do want to remind yourself that this day is precious. You never know what can happen tomorrow, so you need to make the most out of it. And, when you do, you will naturally feel happier and more fulfilled.