Do you have any regrets? In 2023 or beyond?
“You’ll regret more the things you didn’t do than anything you dared to do”.
The burden of regret is a heavy one…
Nobody here wants to end up on their deathbed saying they didn’t live the life they wanted…
In her book “The regrets of people at the end of life” Bronnie Ware shares interviews with people sharing their regrets after several decades of life:
- “I wish I’d had the courage to live the life I really wanted, true to myself, not the one others expected of me.”
- ” I wish I’d worked less hard.”
- ” I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.”
- ” I wish I’d kept in touch with my friends.”
- ” I wish I had given myself permission to be happier.”
The years pass, fly by, and the real question to ask is:
“Are we sowing pride or regret ?”
When I look back, my only regrets are:
– Time wasted worrying about the future of things that never happen
– Moments not lived to the full with people I love
– Projects that took too long to start, with the famous “I should have started sooner” attitude.
– Too many worries about what others think
– I should have invested earlier: in my network, my business, my teams, assets…
And strangely enough, all the risks, the mistakes, the defeats, the bold bad decisions…
I have no regrets!
Quite the contrary…
What about you?
So there you go…
But it’s never too late.
The idea is not to dwell on the past, just to say to ourselves that what’s done is done, and that it serves as a lesson to move forward by being more present and aware of the value of the TIME we have left.
Lost time can’t be made up for; you can take your time, but you can’t waste it…
I’ve decided to be more present, to live much more, to simply follow my “flow”!
We’re at the end of the year, I hope you don’t have any regrets from 2023, and if you do, make your peace and take the right decisions with these lessons so as not to create any new ones in 2024.