Top 5 regrets of the dying

When you’re dead, you’re dead. That’s it.

This could be a really heavy and depressing post. We’re talking about the regrets of those about to die and how they wish they acted differently when they had the chance.

That’s a depressing thought right?

But here is an opportunity for you, a “heads-up” that those who contributed to this list of regrets would have benefited from.

I’m presuming you are not going to die in the coming weeks and months (and years of course) and so you have time, time to take on board some of these thoughts and to learn from others.

I know personally that I have felt these 5 regrets already in my life (and I’m not old yet so that’s worrying) but it’s the reminder of the finality of death that really makes you sit up and take action.

The fact is, if you don’t take action, you too may face these regrets in your final days and that would be a shame.

So, enough of this morbidness – the 5 regrets are:

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

How many of these do you identify with? and what can you do today to reverse the damage already done?

As an antidote to this slightly sobering post, I’ve reposted the “Make it count” video below to remind you how amazing life can be when you are spontaneous.

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