1. Recognize that LIFE is what you get when you're born...
...LIVING is what you do with it! You can sit back and wait for life to happen to you or you can make it happen yourself. As Maya Angelou once said, 'Life likes to be taken by lapel and told, I'm with you kid. Let's go!'
2. Define life... It leads to fine life.
Life is not a slogan, no matter what Nike, McDonald's, ABC, NBC, or any other media giant might have you believe. While those 'Life is...' t-shirts are often witty, philosophy they propose, like shirts themselves, are rarely 'one size fits all.'
Define life and living on your own terms and you've a better chance of getting both.
3. Take charge of your life.
Geoffrey Abert said that when you take charge of your life '...there is no longer need to ask permission of other people or society at large. When you ask permission, you give someone veto power over your life.'
To start living your life you've got to be in control of it.
4. Little things mean a lot.
Life throws a lot of little negative things in our way that must be dealt with or else they will greatly diminish how we enjoy our days.
Stephen Vincent Benet said it best: 'Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all thousand small uncaring ways.'