"People aspire to live a memorable life, and there's this tragic reality that most of us don't," Dustin Garis said last year during his TEDx talk.
For two years Garis traveled around the world, and on his journey he says he learned that "life is not the number of days you live; it's the number of days you remember."
The key to living a memorable life, he says, is pursuing one through breaking out of routine, incorporating change every day, and the "epic and everyday acts to save the day from being lost."
Work on important life skills
Take preventative measures to stay healthy"Investing time in caring for your health ... will certainly yield you more time, literally — in days, months, if not years tacked on to your life," he writes. "Yet we often take our health for granted until we experience a wake-up call."
Instead, he suggests proactively investing your time in your health by eating well, exercising regularly, getting plenty of sleep, regularly seeing your doctors, and taking care of your emotional, mental, and spiritual health.