Remember These Things Before You’re Gone
The daily hassles of life could distract you from the things that really matter.That’s why you should cling to the values you hold so dear.
When it’stime to leave, you’ll be filled with eithersatisfaction or remorse. So, make sure you avoid these regretswhile you are still breathing:
I Wish I Had Spent More Time With My Family:
Family comes first, always. Indeed, being blessed with a family deserves appreciation and gratefulness every day.That is why you should never miss the opportunity to spend more time with your loved ones. Of course, everyone should strive to achieve their life goals. But this should not keep you from spending some quality time with your family.
Bronnie Ware, an Australian nurse who spent several years treating patients in hospice care confirms that many people in their final days of life regret not spending enough time with their closed ones. Ifthey could spend a fortune to spend one more day with their family, they would not waver for asecond, she added.
I Wish I Had Spoken My Mind More Often:
Sometimes, youmay feel the urge to bite back what you want to say or what you are actually thinking of. However, you should know that life is too short not to project your true thoughts and be the most authentic version of yourself. So, be true to yourself and others anddon’t lie about who you really are.
Not defending your life values can leave you regretful as well. That is why you should live life as you see fit and stop thinking about what people are going to think. So, always speak your mind while you still can.
I Wish I Had Let Myself Be Happier:
Failing to make yourself happy is one of the biggest regrets you will have. Rich or poor, all people are in constant search for happiness. Yet, happiness is a choice of life rather than an end in itself. That is why many people who have everything may feel sad or empty inside. While others could have very limited means and still feel rich from the inside.
So, live your life as you please anddo the things thatmake you happy. According to Bronnie, many people on their deathbeds feel regretful about the days they have wasted feeling sad or angry. So, be happy, no matter what the circumstances may be.
I Wish I Had Put My All Into Things:
You probably can relate to this: you get so paralyzed by the fear of not doing things right that you don’t even try. Unfortunately, this can keep you from achieving your biggest and most meaningful life objectives. In the best-case scenarios, you may fail to achieve your goals at the opportune time.
That said, know that the road to your most desired goals is not paved with roses. You will struggle to achieve your dreams. You are bound to encounter vicissitudes. So, the worst thing you can do is not try to pursue your objectives, wondering what it would be like to put your all into the things you really want.