Top five regrets of the dying

Posted by Karen Degen on 21st November 2013

Tags: courage, dreams, dying, friends, happier, regrets, work hard

Consider the top five regrets of the dying:

1. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
2. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
3. I wish I had let myself be happier.
4. I wish I’d had the courage to express my true self.
5. I wish I’d lived a life true to my dreams, instead of what others expected of me.

Interestingly enough, many of the problems I see with my clients are reflected in this list.  Many work too hard and therefore aren’t happy or healthy.  Because they are so busy they can’t stay in touch with friends and even if they had time to spare they are usually doing something for someone else.  They don’t express their true self, and by this I mean they don’t say what they think or feel, but keep it to themselves.  They behave the way they think others want them to behave and live behind a mask, which takes a lot of energy.  They don’t live their own lives or do what they reallywant to do because of all the ‘shoulds’ they have.  They are often trying so hard to keep other people happy that they are living the opposite of their dream.  Don’t leave it until you are dying to look back and wish you had been different. Let me help you to change now.

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