Shayna Schmidt | June 23, 2018
"No regrets," you swear to yourself every day. It's a common promise. But the daily grind may cause us to wonder, "Am I making the most of my time on Earth? Am I fulfilling my 'purpose?' Am I happy?"
Older people often express how incredulous they are about how they've wasted time. They wonder how they could have spent so much time worrying about this petty fight with a family member, or that time so and so betrayed them. Ultimately, we all often wish that we could have do-overs every once in a while. But once we learn that every experience is a positive one as long as we are making the most of each day and showing up fully as our authentic selves, we can stop looking in the rearview mirror. But we can also learn from those who feel they have not done so.
Bronnie Ware is an end-of-life care nurse who wrote a book about what the people she interviewed told her were their top regrets. We thought it would be interesting to share the top 3.
Sometimes we become addicted to accumulating things, to “crushing our goals,” to being successful, and we forget to choose joy, love and connection. So, we challenge you today:
Happy Mindset Monday.