Today let’s look at some motivational tips and inspirational life quotes on how to live life to the fullest and how to be happy:

1) Gratitude.

Gratitude is one of the most important ingredients of happy and fulfilled life. It’s very easy to start taking our blessings for granted, especially, if the hectic lifestyle makes us forget about how to be present in the moment. Personally, I love taking time every morning (it can be only couple of minutes) to express gratitude; I feel thankful for my family and friends, for good health and new opportunities that the new day will bring…A good portion of gratitude in the morning can boost your mood and fill your entire day with positive vibe.

2) Learn to live in the moment.

Living in the moment is essential and important component of fulfilled and happy living. Here is the great quote by Buddha: “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” Yes, that’s right, past is never to come back and future is something we can’t grasp, the only time we are left with is “now”! Let’s notice and enjoy the present moment as much as we can! Here is another great quote on this by Monique Lhuillier: “I am a perfectionist but I know how to live life. When I’m working, it’s 100%. When I’m with my friends, I put everything away and enjoy life. When I come home to my kids, it’s pure joy and everything’s worth it. Every time, I really focus 100 percent on one thing. I’ve learned how to juggle my life and I feel like now I have the perfect balance.”

3) Learn to filter things and be positive.

Learn to filter your thoughts and situations; learn to let go of things that don’t bring you joy and focus on those that make you happy. Chose positive mental attitude, life is a lot easier for those who see the the glass half full. Here is the great quote by Willie Nelson that tells it all: “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”

4) Stay true to yourself…

Life will become a lot happier, when you start choosing to tell the truth at all times, and, especially, to yourself…Here is what William Shakespeare had to say about it: “To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.”

5) If the chance comes – take it!

The only way to find out if something is going to work out good or fail, is to try…How many times we lost our chances in life, because we, simply, didn’t dare to take them…This wise saying by Michael Jordan tells it all: “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”

6) No regrets.

Live your life with no regrets and never look back: “Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.” (Quote by Ann Landers)

7) Believe in yourself.

Belief in your own capacities can help you accomplish great things, and the lack of it – is a sure ticket on the train of failure. If you want to do something, don’t just try to do it, be confident, be sure that you will succeed. Here is a great quote from the Star Wars movie by Yoda: “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”

8) Don’t accept failure as your final destination.

Benjamin Franklin said: “Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.” Let our failures and mistakes motivate us even more. Actually, failures are only steps to our future success. Keep your goal in mind and walk your life’s road with confidence. Here is another great quote by Napoleon Hill: “Before success comes in any man’s life, he’s sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That’s exactly what the majority of men do.” Well, let’s remember that failure is not our final destination.

9) Find ways to express your creativity.

Everyone of us has special talents and gifts. Often, hidden and unexpressed, our gifts of creativity lay camouflaged under the weight of our daily distractions and worries. Find time every day (even if it’s only a half an hour) to figure out what is your field of creativity and express yourself: whether you love playing an instrument, dance, sing, paint or play football. Do things that make you feel alive and fill your heart with enthusiasm and joy. Your life will become a lot happier and more fulfilled, when you find time to enrich the world with the expression of your creative talents and gifts. Pablo Picasso once said: “Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up”

10) Don’t conform.

You don’t need to try squeeze yourself into men established standards. Live your life free of these borders. Don’t conform. Be different. Think out of the box. Some rules are, definitely, meant to be broken. How do you think progress comes to life? “The golden rule is that there are no golden rules,” – George Bernard Shaw

11) Stop worrying about what other people might think about you.

Well, what other people think is their own business. Live your life free of this trap. If you want to wear bright clothes, but you are afraid of other people’s opinions, then you don’t live your life to the full. Be free. Be happy. Be you. “What other people think about me is not my business,” – Michael J. Fox

12) Find true love…

To live happy and fulfilled life we need to have harmony in all areas of life. One of them is love life. If you are good looking, healthy and wealthy, but you don’t have real love in your life, your existence might not be complete. A beautiful and sincere relationship with another person will enrich your life with real happiness and joy. Here is a quote by Billy Graham: “Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love.”

I hope you’ve found these motivational tips and inspirational life quotes useful.