What are the ‘Top Five Regrets of Dying’? (Part 1)

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What are the ‘Top Five Regrets of Dying’? (Part 1)

In this changing world, commitment means remaining steadfast and true to your principles and goals, no matter how much dust is kicked up on the path ahead. It means reminding yourself of the obligations you have – not solely to other people but to yourself – and honouring those obligations.

Neel Raman

A very special person gave me a copy of an article written by Rod Briggs a while ago. It had had a profound impact on him and it had the same effect on me as well. The article was based in information gleaned from a palliative care specialist (R Kelly) and is too important not to share… Many of us subconsciously seem to believe that we will live forever and so make decisions based on that illusion. When those who were close to death were asked what they regretted most about their lives common themes repeatedly surfaced. Can you guess what they were? Over the next few weeks, I am going to share them with you. Each week we will take one of the top five and make sure that we don’t fall inot the trap of having that regret. Let’s start with the most common regret…

#1 – I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself

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 realise 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 honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made or not made. It is very important to try to honour at least some of your dreams along the way. From the moment that you lose your health, it is too late. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it.

What are your deepest dreams and wishes? Are you living true to them? It is critical to write down your dreams and wishes and make them ‘concrete’. This will help you to work towards them and take Key Steps to…

“be the difference that makes the difference

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