Life itself, is a privilege. But to live life to its fullest, well, that is a choice. 

Life itself, is a privilege. But to live life to its fullest, well, that is a choice. 


Are you living your life to its fullest?

If you asked one hundred people “what living life to its fullest means,” I would hypothesize that you would get one hundred unique answers. 

There is no one answer, fits all. That’s part of the amazing miracle of a life. Even if the boundaries in the definition are not consistent from party to party, there is still an over-arching quality that is common between all of them, and that is whether or not the person living that life is feeling as joyous, and as satiated as they might possibly feel. 

When each of us goes to contemplate such a quandary, like every other person, we formulate our own perfect recipe for what that experience might ultimately be. 

What percentage of people do you think ultimately achieve that end goal of having lived life to its fullest? By definition, just the prospect of achieving an absolute is an impossibility, so we might have to reason that no one lives life to the fullest, but a lot of people find ways to come very close, and in doing so, look back upon their life as having been tremendously full. 

A life that is lived to its fullest, enables the person experiencing such, to dig deep within their list of most important criteria, and to spend the majority of their life having opportunity to treasure those moments in as many different ways as is possible. 

Given that life is so full of variables that are not of our making, is this for all intents and purposes, a pipe dream? 

I don’t think so… because if you stop aiming for the absolute and instead, recognize that in your aim for achieving such a goal, you continually find yourself deprioritizing the variables that could easily take you off of your course and position you instead on a distraction that could consume a significant amount of time, at a minimum, you are being judicious about weighing the value of how and with whom you spend your time. 

In this small, yet critical delineation, we separate ourselves from being mundane creatures, who go with the flow, and instead work to stay continuously aware of the precious resource of time that our lives contain, and as such, work that much more diligently to maximize that time and leverage it to our greatest potential. 

This simple filter of prioritization, in and of itself, can make a very significant difference over any elongated period of time. 

Try an exercise for a week in which you jot down the things that you did each day that were working towards your ability to feel that you are living a fulfilled life and in a parallel column, list the things that you did that were snackable, and compare the two so that you are able to more readily understand how and where you are expending your most valuable asset… and that is the days of your life.

Happy Saturday!

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!