What are the ‘Top Five Regrets of Dying’? (Part 5)

by | May 8, 2015 | Uncategorised

This is the final part of the series ‘Top Five Regrets of the Dying’. I hope you have gained as much value from them as I have. Are you able to identify the regrets you want to make sure you never have? Let’s take Key Steps to ensure we never have to say…

#5 – I wish that I had let myself be happier

This is a surprisingly common one. Many people did not realise (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 themself, that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness and fun in their life again.

When last did you play, laugh, do something ‘silly’ or just have fun? I hope it was recently! And how often do you do it? Often enough? If yes… well done, you are definitely in the minority. If not, start today. Allow yourself to enjoy some simple pleasures again… run in the rain, have a pillow fight, play a board game, play putt putt, take a dance class, make silly faces… make it a habit to be happy and…

“be the difference that makes the difference




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Dr Sharon King Gabrielides, EQ Expert, Founder and CEO

Sharon is a dynamic facilitator, speaker and executive coach with over 25 years’ experience in leadership development and organisational transformation. Her PhD thesis contributed a framework for holistic and sustainable leadership development that was published by Rutgers University in the USA. She is faculty of numerous business schools and highly sought-after by leading corporates because she works hand-in-hand with them to create sustainable results and long-term success. In 2020, Sharon was inducted into the Educators Hall of Fame, which is a lifetime achievement award, recognising excellence and her contribution to the field.

Sharon is one of only three women in South Africa to hold the title of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) – the Oscar of the speaking industry. She is also a COMENSA Master Practitioner (CMP), a qualified Modern Classroom Certified Trainer (MCCT™) and an accredited Global Virtual Speaker. Sharon is also a registered Education, Training and Development Practitioner (ETDP), holds an Honours degree in Psychology and practices as an NLP master practitioner.

Most important to Sharon is that she has become known for her genuinely caring manner, practical and transformational approach, and for providing valuable tools and that allow people to take Key Steps to really… ‘be the difference that makes the difference.’