Sunday, January 8, 2012

50 Ways to Waste a Life

If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never get it. If you don’t ask the right questions, you’ll always get the wrong answers. If you don’t take a step forward, you’re always going to be in the same place. Life is a journey full of choices. Here are 50 wasteful choices to avoid.

  1. Spend time regretting the past and feeling sorry for yourself.
  2. Complain about problems and do nothing to solve them.
  3. Follow the path of least resistance and quit when the going gets tough.
  4. Ignore your passion and follow the money.
  5. Setup your lifestyle so it’s dependant on your next paycheck.
  6. Spend more than you earn and rack up lots of financial debt.
  7. Try to control everything and then worry about the things you can’t control.
  8. Focus on what you don’t want to happen.
  9. Fear the things you don’t fully understand.
  10. Let everyone else make decisions for you. Don’t decide on anything, ever.
  11. Let small issues snowball into big problems.
  12. Be jealous of everyone else.
  13. Hold onto anger. Never forgive anyone.
  14. Always be right. Never let anyone be more right than you.
  15. Seek external validation before you consider yourself good enough.
  16. Make sure everything you do impresses someone else.
  17. Lie to yourself and those around you and put up with others who lie to you.
  18. Keep doing the same thing over and over again until the day you die.
  19. Never finish what you start.
  20. Stay in the same place forever. Never travel.
  21. Compare yourself unfavorably to those who you feel are more successful.
  22. Belittle yourself and hang out with other people who belittle you.
  23. Never learn anything new.
  24. Never take responsibility for your own actions. Blame everyone around you.
  25. Don’t let anyone help you.
  26. Be suspicious. Trust no one.
  27. Multitask, multitask, multitask! Do everything at once.
  28. Fill every waking moment of your life with commitments.
  29. Don’t help others unless you have to. Do only the things that benefit you directly.
  30. Think about all the things you don’t have and frown.
  31. Never exercise. Only eat junk food and fried food. Let your health rot.
  32. Don’t say what you mean. Don’t mean what you say.
  33. Never tell anyone how you feel or what you’re thinking.
  34. Never say, “I’m sorry.” Never say, “I love you.”
  35. Get involved in other people’s problems and make them your own.
  36. Always put your own needs on the back burner.
  37. Make others feel bad about themselves.
  38. Watch TV for several hours every day.
  39. Do lots of drugs. Drink lots of alcohol.
  40. Don’t play, just work.
  41. Let your hobbies go.
  42. Let your close relationships go.
  43. Take everyone seriously and everything personally.
  44. Remember the insults, forget the compliments.
  45. Fail to plan. Always wait until the last minute.
  46. Let it all bottle up inside.
  47. Always disregard other people’s opinions and suggestions.
  48. Dream about your future goals and never take action to achieve them.
  49. Fear change and resist it.
  50. Work hard, do your best, and then condemn yourself for not achieving perfection.

(via Marc and Angel Hack Life)

We are starting a makeover on our life as we speak. We have a little more on this list that we can shake our head at than I would like. I think I am going to print this and hang it somewhere. We need to be reminded of these things. It is so easy to read this list one time and think, "sure, I'll do better." When does "better" actually start? I say TODAY! Cag and I have sat together this weekend and made some goals for us and our family. I cannot wait to reach them. I am so very excited to live the rest of my life ENJOYING it and doing my absolute best not to waste a second. Nobody is perfect and nobody ever will be, but reminding ourselves of the things on this list will help us all to get through such small things in life that seem like such a huge deal!

Hope you enjoyed!



Alyssa Hollis said...

I love this. I am going to print this out and post it on my fridge as a daily reminder of what we do to waste life! :)

Vanessa said...

I am going to reblog is a good reminder for everyday living and there are clearly a few things I need to work on!