Some years ago a colleague and I were discussing some topic. I can not remember exactly what the topic was but in the middle of the conversation the said something so simple but yet so profound. He said, “Life is too short to be unhappy.”

And with those words although they were said many years ago I find myself thinking about them today. I have written about this recently when I found myself in a situation were I knew I could be putting in more effort to receive the full rewards that life has to offer. That day I decided to do something that would put me on the path that I would like to go – Life is too short to be unhappy.

This is one of the important lessons in life for all men. Life is too short. You have dreams when you are in your twenties and then you look at yourself in the mirror one day and life has passed you by. The most important resource in life is time not money. Don’t do like most men: settle down in a career that is convenient, hook up with some plain Jane, and spend your time looking down on other people because it makes you feel good about what you were never able to accomplish.

This is not the life for you. Your life should be filled with adventure, personal accomplishments, and meaningful relationships that contribute to your happiness.

If I had to do it all over again I would double down on traveling the world, enhancing my soccer skills, and learning 2 or more languages. Sure I can still do it now but time is much more of an issue now than it was in my earlier years. This is why I do not want you gentlemen to learn the hard way like so many men before you.

Seize the day why you are young and full of life. Steve Maraboli said “At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.” There is no time like the present. Stop looking at time as if it will always be there and stop wasting it doing things you do not want to do. Your life is your life and your time should be spent making you happy because like I stated before – Life is too short to be unhappy.