The Secrets to Living A Good Life 

We all want to live our best lives. We want to be happy and feel accomplished. Guess what? Anyone can have that. Money, materials, or the perfect job is not standing in your way to living a good life. Here are seven secrets to living a good life.

 All Ways Be Honest

Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure. –James Altucher

Honesty is one of the most important attributes you can contain. Always be honest even when it is hard. Lies will always come back. When you are honest, you will have to endure tough conversations and experience moments you would rather avoid; however, you are allowing yourself to live outside of dishonesty. You are allowing yourself to live your most authentic life.

 Accept Who You Are

Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day and the rest will fall into place.

We all have insecurities, and that is okay. However, never let them control your life. Accept who you are. Accept all aspects of yourself. Self-love is vital to living a good life. When you love yourself, no one can tear you down. You love yourself for your positive qualities and your flaws.

 Be More Passionate

Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. –Oprah Winfrey

Live a passionate life. When you have a job you are passionate about, you put more effort into. You work harder and have an increased drive to accomplish your goals. You have a greater reason to get up in the morning. Live passionately, and you will live a more accomplished and good life.

 Stay Generous

No one has ever become poor by giving –Anne Frank

Giving back helps you realize the blessing you have in your life. Self-pity is the brewer of unhappiness. Stay generous. Give people your time. Be generously nice and respectful. Donate to organizations with your time. Pay for someone’s good in the drive-thru behind you. Do something little, or do something big. Just do something. You never know, a smile or compliment could totally change someone’s day. Even more so, it could completely transform yours.

 Always Be Appreciative

Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put into words is all that is necessary. –Margaret Cousins

Always be appreciative of what you have. Whether it is your beating heart or your warm bed, you always have something to be thankful for. Money and materials will never equate into a happy life. When you pay attention to what you do have and not what you don’t have, you will start living a much more fulfilled life.

 Never Take Life Too Seriously

Rise in the morning with the spirit you had known in your childhood.

Think back to your childhood. Most children never take life too seriously. They don't overthink. Children live in the present and dream big. Their imaginations are endless, and their worry is nearly nonexistent. Never take life too seriously. Live life like a child.

 Don’t Wait

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. –Milton Berle

Don’t wait for tomorrow. Don’t wait for next month. Most importantly, do not wait for the right time. Why? Because the right time is right now. Tomorrow could never come. Chase your dreams now. Take a spontaneous trip. Go to the concert tonight. Live your best life now.Now go out and live your best life. Greatness is out there waiting for you.