“Do something instead of killing time. Because time is killing you.” – Paulo Coelho
I don’t get surprised when I’m exposed to the life regrets of the dying. The dying have the opportunity to reflect on their lives and realize what was truly important to them all along:
• Valuing relationships
• Spending time with family and friends
• Being true to yourself
• Having the courage to act
• Allowing yourself to be happy
You never hear:
• “I wish I worked more”
• “I should have bought more stuff”
• “I didn’t complain enough”
Our friends at Addicted2Success created this enlightening infographic which shows the top 10 life regrets of the dying. The source of their findings were people in nursing homes or palliative care.
People that are approaching their fate have great perspective. They’ve reached a point of no return, and have the chance to look back on their lives. Soak in the feedback from the graphic and take action on things you’ve been holding back on. Knowing that I will die inspires me to live a life of authenticity, and honesty—the life of a badass. Not to sound morbid, but your time will come so you have nothing to lose. I implore you to live your life the same way.
“The trouble is, you think you have time.” – Budha