Life's Lessons From the End Looking Back
Published on December 11, 2011A good client and dear friend passed along an article to me that summed up so much of what we all need learn about life right now. The article he forwarded was from a palliative care worker. In his time working with those facing the end of this leg of the journey he wrote of what he learned and as such what we all need to know now before it is out turn. He wrote; When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five: 1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. 2. I wish I didn't work so hard. 3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings. 4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends. 5. I wish that I had let myself be happier. You can read the full article here. http://www.activistpost.com/2011/11/top-5-regrets-of-dying.html In reading the list of what they would do differently I don't think we need an explanation. The words themselves are straight from the heart with nothing to gain and are as close to the truth as we will ever get. Here's what we all have at this exact moment. Opportunity. The chance to make these words our own and get it right. We owe these people a great debt of gratitude for these great life lessons from the end looking back. What's the one thing at the end of life you hope you don't have a regret over? Have an excellent day.