"I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument, while the song I came to sing remains unsung."
I like the word "maximize," and though it is somewhat like, and rhymes with, "super-size," I think its perspective is markedly different. To maximize something is to get the most out of it, not to push it to the limit and beyond. There's a distinction, and it matters.
Let's maximize our potential. Let's live and be and do our best. This is how we feel good- not by shirking our duties and copping out on life, but by stepping up, stepping forth, and having the courage to live large and from the heart.
I make the most of the gift of my life.