Life is much too short. You aren't going to live forever.
I'm pretty sure I am, but you? Probably not.
Most of us live as if there is no expiration date. Everything can be put on until tomorrow because there will always be a tomorrow right?
Sometimes some quotes on the shortness of life can help us to keep motivated to live our lives to the fullest because the unfortunate truth is that most people die with regrets.
Most people fail at accomplishing the things they wish they had in the limited amount of time given to them.
These are the 5 most commonly expressed life regrets from people approaching death:
- I wish I dared to live a life true to myself instead of a life that others expected.
- I wish I hadn't worked so hard on things that didn't matter to me.
- I wish I had more courage to express myself and how I felt.
- I wish I kept in touch with friends.
- I wish I had allowed myself to be a happier person.
As you can probably tell, people don't regret the things they did in their lives they regret the things they didn't do.
As you grow older, you’ll find the only things you regret are the things you didn’t do.
- Zachary Scott
Let's (try) to start light hearted.
Finding even mildly funny quotes about death (especially on the topic of how life is way too short) is not an easy task, so forgive me if you don't find yourself laughing very much.
Life is hard. Then you die. Then they throw dirt in your face. Then the worms eat you. Be grateful if it happens in that order.
- David Gerrold
As you get older, three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can't remember the other two.
- Norman Wisdom
I'm not afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
- Woody Allen
Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.
- Mallory Hopkins
Yes, it sucks that we don't live forever. Unfortunately there is little getting around that (for now). Until life rejuvination technology hits the market it is important to make sure we don't waste the time we've been given. Here are 5 things that you can actually start doing to begin to make the most out of your life.
- Do what is best for you, don't compare yourself to others.
- Make effort to be present in the moment (I know it's not easy).
- Take time out of your day to acknowledge all the things you are grateful for.
- Exercise. Not only will it make you feel better but it will literally make your life less short.
- Set challenges and goals for yourself that are reachable! Enjoy the feeling of accomplishment!
Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand–and melting like a snowflake…
- Francis Bacon
Our time in this life is limited. And how we respect that time will create a greater possibility for fulfillment.
- Ruben Papian
Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.
- Wayne Dyer
Yes, you can lose somebody overnight, yes, your whole life can be turned upside down. Life is short. It can come and go like a feather in the wind.
- Shania Twain
Most of the things you spent time worrying about and working towards in your life will seem pretty trivial when you finally internalize the fact that you won't be around forever.
The regrets we carry are the unknowns, the things we didn't do. In order to minimize your risk of having regrets you need to leave as few stones unturned as possible and stop procrastinating!
Life is short. Don't do the same thing everyone else is doing - that's such a herd mentality. And don't do something that's two percent better than the other person. Do something that changes the world.
- Oren Etzioni
Life is too short to worry about stupid things. Have fun. Fall in love. Regret nothing, and don't let people bring you down.
- No Idea
Life is short, so do what makes you happy. Be with those who make you smile. Laugh as much as you breathe, and love as long as you live…
- Rachel Nunes
Life is too short to be normal. Stay weird.
Life is too short to be unhappy.
- Likely a human being
Live your life every day with no regrets, it'll be worth it.
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