One of My Life Mottos
One of my life mottos is to “live life without regret”.
It’s interesting. Because there’s so many layers to this one statement.
When I was in my 20s, the motto
Now, in my 40s, the motto means no matter what happens, regret is a waste of energy! (and, well, do all the things, lol).
5 Big Regrets of the Dying
A nurse working in hospice noticed through time that most dying patients had one of 5 regrets.
“I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”
“I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.”
“I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.”
“I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.”
“I wish that I had let myself be happier.”
These prove the point of my life motto. That the only things you’ll regret on your deathbed are the things you didn’t do, not the things you did do.
And yet, so many people play it safe. They keep their lives contained in tiny little boxes of conformity. Of “playing nice” and being appropriate.
They prioritize the opinions of everyone else over what they really most deeply desire.
And they end up sacrificing their happiness, and ultimately their life satisfaction because of it.
How Would You Live Your Life Differently?
An amazing 85-year-old woman, Nadine Stair, from Louisville, Kentucky, provided the words below after someone asked her how she would have lived her life differently if she had a chance.
If I Had To Live My Life Over Again
“If I had my life to live over again,
I’d dare to make more mistakes next time.
I’d limber up.
I’d be sillier than I’ve been this trip.
I would take fewer things seriously.
I would take more chances,
I would eat more ice cream and less beans.
I would, perhaps, have more actual troubles but fewer imaginary ones.
you see, I’m one of those people who was sensible and sane,
hour after hour,
day after day.
Oh, I’ve had my moments.
If I had to do it over again,
I’d have more of them.
In fact, I’d try to have nothing else –
one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day.
I’ve been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat, and a parachute.
If I could do it again, I would travel lighter than I have.
If I had to live my life over,
I would start barefoot earlier in the spring
and stay that way later in the fall.
I would go to more dances,
I would ride more merry-go-rounds,
I would pick more daisies.”
Don’t Miss Your Chance To Truly Live
Right now, this instant is your chance for freedom.
To live your life with joy, bliss, and full out aliveness that you’ve read about in stories, but wondered if it’s real.
I assure you, it is.
But you’ve got to shift your perspective from “I’ll do it tomorrow” and realize that the only time you can ever make a choice that
You may never get another the chance to ask that person out on a date.
You may never get around to painting that masterpiece, or writing your great novel if you don’t start today.
You’ll never be as young as you are today.
So what are you waiting for?
The time to act is now.
The true you is waiting for you to step up and say “this is my life and I’m going to make it a ‘hell yes’ because I will not settle for a mediocre life anymore.
The choice is yours.
The time is now.
Where to start?
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