How to Live Life on Your Own Terms
Some people spend much of their lives in unnecessary anguish over others’ expectations of them. Or, worse, they just let life happen to them and follow along passively. The only way you can even begin to start living life on your own terms is to recognize that it’s your life. You are the one who can make your life better, and, alternatively, you are also the one who can make your life worse. Take hold of your innate power and start living the life you want today.
1. Affirming Your Individuality
- Recognize your freedom to choose.
- Stand on your own two feet.
- Assess your values.
- Dream Big
2. Getting Your Head Right…
- Let go of others’ expectations.
- Understand the power of your thoughts.
- Stop comparing.
3. Making Your Dreams a Reality
- Set specific goals with deadlines that challenge you.[
- Do one thing daily that moves you closer to achieving your goals.
- Spend time with people who inspire, uplift, and value you.
- Take chances
- Learn from your mistakes.
How to Live Life on Your Own Terms & Never Have Regrets Again
What if you could live life on your own terms and never look back or lose direction again? It’s absolutely possible but many people get the concept of living life on your own terms wrong. Let’s fix that.
To live on your own terms is not when you’re following other people’s advice only because they’ve got more experience. But when you’re carefully calculating and strategizing and then deciding on your own.
It’s not when you’re wasting your present in regrets for the past, but focusing on action that can change the future outcome.
It’s not when you’re traveling the world thinking you’re free or independent, but using someone else’s money or help somehow. It’s when you’ve been saving for some time, and then go somewhere far away, spend at least a few weeks there, enjoy every second and every challenge on the way (there will be many if you do it right), and come back a better person. READ MORE
The truth about “living life on your own terms”
My soul made it clear: I needed to do this go-around on my own terms. Perhaps that’s you, too.
But make no mistake–living on your terms is not without “costs,” in a world where there are the consequences of judgment from others. For some people, even reading the line “I had to do it my way” will make them seethe, wondering who the hell I think I am and conjuring up all manner of Stories that I must be a selfish person who thinks only of myself.
But here’s what I know about “doing it my way”–offered for those who would also like to “do it their way”
1.) Doing it “my way” includes space for collaboration and cooperation.
2.) Some people will have their own definition of “cooperate”
3.) But–another thing I’ve learned–being disliked or called selfish will not be the worst thing in the world… READ MORE
50+ Inspirational Quotes About Living Life on Your Own Terms
These short inspirational quotes about living life on your own terms can be used on social media — Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc — as captions. Or they can be sent to friends via text for special inspirational messages.
“Destiny is not a matter chance, it is a matter of choice.” ~William Jennings Bryan
“Keep believing, keep achieving.” ~Various
“This is your life. Do what you love and do it often.” ~Unknown
“All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” ~Walt Disney
“Say yes take risks and live life on your own terms.” ~Unknown
“There is no way everyone will approve of what you’re wearing. So just do what makes you happy.” ~Unknown
“Life’s too short to live someone else’s.” ~Nathan W Morris
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” ~Oscar Wilde
“It’s not always clear at first either. Listen to your heart.” ~Unknown
“Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor.” ~H. Jackson Brown
“Why wait and let the chance pass you by more and more? Start now…” ~Unknown