Learn from the Regrets of Others

This is a wake up call>>>>WAKE UP>>> YOUR LIFE IS HAPPENING>>>>

Learn from those who have lived a long life. Learn from the top 5 regrets of the dying. This is no joke.

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

This was the most common regret of all. When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams had gone unfulfilled.

2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.

This came from every male patient. All of the men deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.

Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.”

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realize until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to themselves, that they were content, when deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.

* List Taken from this Huffington Post Article

One of the things that I notice in my coaching practice is frustration and resentment. This comes from one’s life not going the way he or she wants. Work, relationships, health, even how they parent…none of it is quite working out how they want.

The truth is that we do have control over how we live our lives. When we assert ourselves in the right direction, life can be fulfilling and rewarding. We do have choice. One of the biggest choices we have is: how am I going to live? Do I want to cultivate reward or regret.

But we have to pay attention. We must listen and learn from the wisdom of others and be vulnerable enough to receive support.

Do you need support?


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