73 Life Tips To Live Your Best Life

By Maxime Lagacé maxime lagace

Maxime is the founder and chief editor of WisdomQuotes. He has been writing, journaling and collecting quotes since 2004. He's also into personal development and productivity. Most of all, he's dedicated to help you live a simpler, better and more peaceful life. Learn more about him on his about page.

life tips best wisdom quotesI failed a lot in life.

But that’s a good thing.

Why?

Because when you fail a lot you learn a lot too.

I’m 39 and I’ve accumulated a tiny bit of wisdom that I want to share with you today.

Life is too short and learning from others is a great way to live smart and become wise.

So don’t wait and discover my best 73 life tips.

Let’s get down to it!

Table of Contents

General
Happiness
Success
Motivation
Productivity
Education
Relationships
Simplicity
Conclusion

General Life Tips

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1. Your health is the most important thing in your world. If you don’t have your health, you have nothing. So take time every day to work on your physical and mental health.

2. Your energy and time are limited. Be careful where you spend them. Be careful what you say yes to.

3. Imagine your life is a movie. What would the audience scream at your character?

4. Now, imagine your life is a novel. How can you become the hero of that novel?

5. Life is short. If something sucks for too long, change something.

6. Be courageous and responsible. Playing the victim won’t get you far.

7. The life you want starts when you create. Consuming too much things is a waste of time. (TV shows, Netflix, social media, news, etc.)

8. You will find purpose by giving, helping, listening. You find purpose through service.

9. It’s fine to take but make sure you give more.

10. It’s fine to talk but make sure you listen more.

11. Be kind. We are all in this together. That’s how we will build the best future possible.

Happiness, Inner peace

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Why tips about happiness and inner peace?

Because it’s what we are all seeking. Because it’s our fundamental right.

12. There is no path to happiness. You must create it yourself.

13. If somebody tells you they know the path to happiness, they are trying to sell you something.

14. Don’t think you can become happy and stay in that state foreover. Life is about change. Nature is about change. So is your mood.

15. Aim for inner peace instead of happiness. Inner peace is attainable and sustainable. Happiness is not.

16. Those who want to control their life too much end up stressed and overwhelmed. Learn to do your best but don’t obsess over what you can’t control.

17. Happy people live lightly. They let go easily. They forgive easily. They move forward.

18. Caring what other people think is easy. Doing your own thing is hard. That’s why few people are happy.

19. You can be peaceful once you learn to accept the inevitable.

20. The most peaceful say yes to almost everything.

Question: Do you still hold grudges? Are you still carrying dead weight in your heart? Imagine you’re the happiest person on the planet, would you still carry that weight?

Success

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Why tips about success?

Because it feels good to create and accomplish things, isn’t it?

21. The most successful say no to almost everything (yes I know, it’s the opposite to the previous tip, but it’s true).

22. If you truly want something in life, you will need to sacrifice things like Friday nights with friends for example. Forget about comfort.

23. Distractions are everywhere. Learn to ignore them.

24. Success, like happiness, must be defined by you and nobody else.

25. My definition of success is someone who gives more than he take, listens more than he talk, does more hard things than easy ones.

26. Life is not a competition. Simply improve your past self and repeat tomorrow.

27. Success will come easier if you avoid the shiny objects.

28. Success will come easier if you focus on a handful of things for a long period of time.

Question: What will you sacrifice to attain your goal? The most successful people are obsessed about their one goal and let go of the rest.

Motivation

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Why tips about motivation?

Because it’s something most of us struggle with. Yet, having energy is one of the main factors of a good fulfilling life.

29. Starting is the hardest part. So just start. Now. Just do a little something in the right direction.

30. If it feels overwhelming, break down the task into smaller tasks. Still feels hard? Break it down even more.

31. Motivation comes easily when it’s something important to you. Find your deepest reasons.

32. Momentum is huge. Work to build it and maintain it.

33. True champions take failures as fuel.

34. Make your goals SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely.

35. You are more likely to stick to a plan if you say “I’ll workout every weekday at 7am, for 45 minutes, at the gym” than “I want to get in shape.”

36. Motivation follows clarity.

37. If you find it hard to stay motivated consider joining a group or asking a friend to join you.

Question: How can you break down what you are trying to accomplish? What are the daily habits you will need? What will the process look like?

Productivity

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Why tips about productivity?

Because without it you won’t reach your full potential. And I know you can.

38. Do your most important tasks when you’re full of energy.

39. Do your easiest and less important tasks (emails, calls, follow-ups, etc.) when you’re low on energy (usually in the afternoon).

40. Being productive is being organized. Learn to prioritize what’s truly important from what’s not.

41. What you work on is more important than how effective you are. Taking the right direction is more important than speed.

42. Don’t do things that won’t move the needle much. At every moment, ask yourself “Is this truly necessary? Is this truly important?”.

43. Use lists to stay organized. A good online tool I use is Trello.com.

44. Have a “NOW” list where you put your most important task. Have a “COMING UP NEXT” list where you prioritize carefully which tasks you will work on. Have a “DUMP” list where you simply enter tasks you could do in the future. Prune that list once in a while.

45. Listen to songs with no lyrics on repeat to improve your focus. This one is a favorite of mine.

46. Batch things. It’s when you do context switching that you’re losing time and energy.

47. Avoid meetings. Enough said.

Question: What could you say no to? What can you stop doing that is not necessary or important or impactful? What could you delegate?

Education and Learning

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Why tips about education and learning?

Because I want you to be a learning machine. If you become that you’ll thank me later.

48. You must learn all your life. Life changes fast. Don’t stay stale. Don’t become obselete.

49. Education stars with curiosity. Education starts in your spare time. Education starts after school.

50. Asking questions is more important than giving answers.

51. Being interested and curious will lead you further than being interesting and egocentric.

52. It’s fine if you look like an idiot. That’s how you learn fast.

53. The truly wise people are the humblest. They know how little they know.

54. Learn how to learn. Learn how motivation works. Learn how your brain works. They are many ways to accelerate your growth.

55. The wisest know one thing well: themselves. The more you know yourself, the more you know what’s important to you, the more you’ll be motivated to learn.

56. School is about studying, memorizing and passing tests. Life is about passings tests first, failing and then growing.

57. What you learn at school will not be enough. It’s only the basement of your future self.

58. To truly learn you will need to unlearn lots of things. It’s called wisdom.

Question: Do you avoid asking questions because you could look like an idiot? Keep in mind that others probably have the same questions.

Relationships

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Why tips about relationships?

Because having strong relationships is vital if you want to be happy and live a good life.

59. It’s not quantity of friends you have. It’s the quality. Find people who support you. People who accept you the way you are.

60. The best relationships are the ones where people don’t count. They just give because they love.

61. If you surround yourself with positive people you will tend to become positive. If you surround yourself with healthy people you will tend to become healthy. Choose your tribe carefully.

62. People who laugh, smile and live lightly are the best kind of people.

63. The best way to keep good friends? Be there for them in good and bad times. Meaningful relationships takes time and effort.

64. Care for others and others will care for you. Be happy when others win and others will be happy when you win.

65. Don’t be so full of yourself. Be genuinely interested.

66. The best gift you can give others is your full self, your full attention, your presence.

Question: How can you show your friends and family you love them today? Or even better, right now?

Simplicity

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Why tips about simplicity? 

Because I see too many people chasing the wrong things. Life can be simple. Simplicity can help.

67. Life can become complicated fast. Learn to ignore things. Learn to simplify things. Be a master ignorer.

68. Simplicity is about finding what truly matters and focusing on that.

69. Most people think the good life is about buying stuff. “When I’ll have this I’ll be happy”. Spoiler alert: it will not. Human beings have tried for thousands of years and nobody seems successful.

70. Life is about removing what’s useless.

71. The more you buy stuff the less energy and time you’ll have for what truly matters.

72. When you buy, buy quality. Buy stuff that will last. Stuff that you will truly love. Stuff that is beautiful and useful. Stuff that truly makes your life better.

73. What truly matters in life? Your health, your mission, your people. Everything else is a distraction.

Question: What items in your house could you sell or give? How could you simplify your life today? Which commitments could you cancel?

Conclusion

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I hope you discovered a few useful life tips here.

But most importantly, I hope you will apply and try a few of them.

Remember:

the theory is useless if you don’t practice.

Ideally, the goal would be to build your own life tips. It means you’ll need to experiment, reflect and learn.

But it will be worth it. I promess.

The good life if mostly the one you create after all, right?

 

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Now it’s your turn.

What were your favorite life tips? What would be YOUR tips? 

Let us know in the comment section below!

Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running.

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

You can find him on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

Last update

March 10, 2022

Originally published

February 8, 2022

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