I really hopes this blog post will rock your world, and take a closer look at your life. Life is so short, and it can change in a moment. We are all so busy all the time, and time is not on our side. Many of us entrepreneurs are burning the candle at both ends to better our lives. It's almost a catch 22 because we are working so hard to build our online business, and at the same time want more time with the people we care about.
I am right there with you, and I understand what it takes to build a successful online business. I also realize I am sacrificing time with my family. However, I know the time I sacrifice today is going to pay off big time. Because I believe, and have a very strong vision of what I want to create for myself, and my family.
I am keeping in mind these 5 regrets dying people have to motivate me to do what ever it takes to better our lives. But, I am also not going to risk the relationship with my family for success. So, I must have balance in my life. I make sure I am spending quality time with them, and keep myself in check.
As you are building your business, keep these in the back of your mind to motivate you to do what ever it takes. Stay balanced and remember to reach out to those you haven't chatted with in a while. Don't wait to go to a funeral to see all the people you haven't seen in years!
I hope this blog post and video really help you see whats important in life.
Here is the top 5 regrets listed in the article on Huffington Post. You can find the original article here.
1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
“This was the most common regret of all. When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honored even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. Health brings a freedom very few realize, until they no longer have it.”
2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
“This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Women also spoke of this regret, but as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.”
3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
“Many people suppressed their feelings to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.”
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
“Often they would not truly realize the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.”
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
”This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realize until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content, when deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.”