I spend most days coming up with strategies, solutions and events that help people to remember to LIVE FULLY, turn their DREAMS into REALITY and strive daily to be their own true AUTHENTIC self!
Through-out the day I get to speak with Business Owners, CEO’s, Executives, Entrepreneurs, Students and people from just about every walk of life. During our conversations we spend the majority of our time looking for ways to help them increase their performance, better their results and take their health, business, relationships, finances…etc. to the NEXT LEVEL!
I woke up this morning and read a short post (see below) from twitter that mentioned the “TOP 5 REGRETS OF THE DYING” and smiled. As focused and passionate as I am about life… from time to time things like this pop up (I believe as a sign from god) to remind me to slow down and enjoy all the beauty of life!
What is making a ton of money worth if all you do is keep it for yourself… take some time to share it with the ones you love (or with a worth cause) and notice how a little bit can make a HUGE difference in someones life when you share it at just the right moment.
Spending your life working non stop 24/7 (yes, even those of us who LOVE what we do and feel like “its not work, I do what I love”) need a reminder to take some time to go play… take a trip with some good friends and spend the days out on adventures, spend the evenings watching silly movies, playing games or talking about life… (not sure on your idea of a fun time, but I hope you take time to have a fun time with good friends and loved ones).
I think you get my point… remember life is a precious gift that is given to use to share with those that matter most.
Here is a copy of the post that I read earlier today…
From Arise India Forum:
“For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives
People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learnt never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, every one of them.
When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five:
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 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 and 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.
2. I wish I didn’t work 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.
By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to not need the income that you think you do. And by creating more space in your life, you become happier and more open to new opportunities, ones more suited to your new lifestyle.
3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
Many people suppressed their feelings in order 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.
We cannot control the reactions of others. However, although people may initially react when you change the way you are by speaking honestly, in the end it raises the relationship to a whole new and healthier level. Either that or it releases the unhealthy relationship from your life. Either way, you win.
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
Often they would not truly realise 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.
It is common for anyone in a busy lifestyle to let friendships slip. But when you are faced with your approaching death, the physical details of life fall away. People do want to get their financial affairs in order if possible. But it is not money or status that holds the true importance for them. They want to get things in order more for the benefit of those they love. Usually though, they are too ill and weary to ever manage this task. It is all comes down to love and relationships in the end. That is all that remains in the final weeks, love and relationships.
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
This is a surprisingly common one. Many 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 to their selves, that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.
When you are on your deathbed, what others think of you is a long way from your mind. How wonderful to be able to let go and smile again, long before you are dying.
My question to you would be…
Are you REALLY LIVING?
Are you taking time to share your life with those who you love?
Are you sharing your resources with loved ones or putting them towards a meaningful cause?
I’d love to know your opinion and answer to your questions below!
Have an AMAZING DAY!