The Greatest Things About Life

This post was guest blogged by Andrew Galasetti of, a blog about life, success, dreams, goals, inspiration, motivation, and anything that has to do with living life.

Yeah, many times life is tough but you can’t dwell upon those times. Life should be a fun adventure where you learn something from every little event. Here’s what I think makes life great and worth living!

You’re in control – YOU control your destiny. All the odds can be against you, steering you in the wrong path but you can easily shift your life in the direction you really want to go.

You’re not in control – This may be a contradiction to what I just wrote but there are times when you are not in control of events in your life. Instead of resisting you have to see where these events lead. Most of the time it will bring you to a better place because everything does happen for a reason.

Family – Family is extremely important in life. They can be your toughest critics and can be your greatest motivators whether they know it or not. If you don’t have a family create your own with a group of people that you deeply trust or join an online community which interests you. You will be surprised at the type of “electronic family” you can create.

Dreaming – I’m not talking about dreaming while you’re sleeping. I’m talking about dreams that keep us going. You may dream about a new house, new car, a better life, more money, finding the perfect woman or man, a better world. Dreams become reality and knowing that makes life easy.

Learning – You never stop learning. Some people say you learn something new everyday but when you are very observant you can learn hundreds of new things a day. Learning shows that you are open-minded and getting the most out of life.

Hard Work – If you’ve never worked hard in your life you aren’t living life! When hard work is accomplished it brings you an amazing sense of achievement and sometimes huge rewards.

Helping others – The joy and happiness that comes from helping others cannot be bought. If you can’t help others you can’t help yourself.

Being apart of the world – Being a part of something that is so massive and is always evolving is exciting.

You can change the world – Being able to change that same world you’re apart of. Imagine you could live on Earth but couldn’t change anything about it? What would be the point?

Witnessing life – One of the greatest things about life is witnessing others’ lives. Watching people grow, succeed, interact, and just live life.

There are plenty of other smaller things that make life so enjoyable as well. So go out there and live life! Cherish what you have and what you don’t have, it makes you and your life interesting.

46 thoughts on “The Greatest Things About Life”

  1. Although I agree with the majority of this post I feel I need to address something. The popular saying, “Everything happens for a reason”, makes me feel redundant as a human being. Just like the terms “fated” and “destined”; they make me feel small and unable to make my own choices. Just my two cents. Thanks for sharing the post.

  2. rkamal says:

    Dreaming is a first step to put an emotion on vision. The most greatest things that you have outline are great true!. Instead of that, I always believe the hard work make us achieve most of all of our mission and objectives. This year 2008, I will make sure that I will success from previous failure. 😆

    1. Alan Johnson says:

      I agree 100% that dreaming is an important first step but, also determination and hard work are needed in order to make those dreams become reality.

      Alan Johnson

  3. Liviu Pantea says:

    I`ll add only a single quote from my favorite stand up comedian :

    1. Liviu Pantea says:

      The blockquote didn`t work out 🙁
      “If you ain`t laughing you ain`t livin` baby.”

  4. I’m in control, that’s why I’m going to defeat my brother and claim the 2008 Weight Loss Challenge Championship!

    1. Hope you gained alot of weight in 07, as that would have increased your chances of victory 😉

  5. bob says:

    yeah! I totally agree with you John! And I always believe, family come first and work come second! 😀

    1. Shame John didn’t write this post 👿

      1. i was thinking the game thing, when will people start to read 🙄

  6. Keep coming more of these and am glad I won’t have to subscribe to inspirational blogs separately.

  7. Faisal says:

    very inspirational post. This will keep me going in 2008! thanks 😉

  8. Life is great because it cost your pain and bring you happiness.

    Life is very short, enjoy your life while you can still do. I bet John Chow is having wonderful time. 😉

  9. Sounds great, a new way to base this years resolutions

  10. ImageGag says:

    Excellent positive message. Thanks for sharing Andrew.

    1. No problem, glad you like it.


  11. Hello everyone,
    This is Andrew from Lyved. I’m very glad everyone enjoys my post. If anyone has any questions or comments they’d like to address to me I’ll be checking these comments often.


    1. Alan Johnson says:

      Congratulations Andrew, you’ve done a great job and I am convinced that people have appreciated your effort.

      Alan Johnson

  12. Dreaming is something I do on a regular basis. I dream quite often about having that 2009 Corvette ZR1 John did a post on a coulple of weeks ago.

    1. Alan Johnson says:

      Even if some goals may seem out of reach at a certain point, anything can be accomplished as long as you take things one step at a time and show dedication towards achieving that goals as well as have the wisdom to understand that not everything happens right away.

      Alan Johnson

  13. Working towards goals and always having a dream is a great way to achieve more. I find that when I’m working towards something, I always get more done than if I’m just plodding along!

  14. enovator says:

    I agree all of the greatest things you mentioned John. Keep it up. You are doing a great job.

    Thanks a lot 🙂

    1. Contest Beat says:

      lol, John didn’t write this!

      1. enovator says:

        You need to read it again bro, I did not say that John wrote it……… 😆 😆 😆

  15. Good post. Like Helen Keller said, “While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done.”

    1. Alan Johnson says:

      An important aspect which separates successful peope from the rest of the crowd is the fact that, while other people complain, they act.

      Alan Johnson

  16. Why you diverted to think about life. Anyway good.

  17. Working hard does make life a better thing since I started blogging for my site around November I devoted my time to becoming better blogger and I have met a lot interesting people so It has made my life more complete but I just enjoy the people and people connections so if you want to talk to a noob blogger [email protected]

  18. Diet Plan says:

    Check the 2nd sentence of that post. Something weird happening with the grammer “an fun”.

    1. Oops, nobody’s perfect.

  19. Mike Huang says:

    If you haven’t noticed, Mr. Chow is taking a huge break this past week 😉


    1. He’s around, he replied to my email instantly the other evening. 😉

  20. Great post ❗ Very nice to read, those certainly are the best things about life.

  21. Jaylen says:

    This is a great post. Helping people is essential.

    That’s one reason why a few of my friends that I know started a google-powered search engine that donates 100% of revenue to charity. What other way to make both a successfull website and doing something positive for people don’t have the means too.


  22. MoneyNing says:

    Earning money is not always the most important thing!

  23. says:

    Good Post Andrew , keep up the good work 🙂

  24. Glad all of you are so positive! Please visit my blog for more posts and subscribe to my feed if you’re interested.


  25. Contest Beat says:

    A few good points there, some of it is a bit too puffy for me though

  26. EngineerTiat says:

    To me, the greatest thing about life is the power to choose. We can choose happiness or sadness, tears or joy, to do good or to do evil…
    Warm regards
    Tiat Leong – Creating Abundance in Your Life, Aspirations and Wealth!

  27. Haroon says:

    now thats something different from the usual

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