Stop Trying to Live Your Best Life

Tami Shaikh
3 min readJan 2, 2021
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I was talking to a friend a few days ago, and he told me that 2021 was going to be the year he would finally “live his best life.” It made me stop for a minute and think about the phrase. My friend explained how he lived as a shadow and in a rut for the past 53 years of his life, and 2021 was going to be his year of being the best version of himself. My brain kind of stopped a bit, and the audacity of that sentence rattled my…

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Tami Shaikh

Author of 3 books, Contributor to Huffington Post, Thrive Global, & Chicken Soup for the Soul. Life is full of stories; I like to tell them. www.tamishaikh.com