Advertisement

What people regret most in life

If you could live your life over again, what would you do differently?

There was a sociological study in which 50 people, each of them over 95 years old, were asked the question: “If you could live your life over again, what would you do differently?” Because it was an open-ended question, they freely gave so many different answers. However, the most frequent points in the various answers were three, and as follows:

If I had to do it over again, I would reflect more.

If I had to do it over again, I would risk more.

If I had to do it over again, I would do things that would live on after I am dead.

Ponder over them; we will return to the lessons from this study later.

Similar research was conducted by a live-in palliative care nurse called Bronnie Ware. For eight years, she cared for the aged and the dying during the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. As she sat with her patients, she asked about their regrets and whether they would do anything differently if they were to live life all over again. Because it was an open-ended question, the stories were vastly different, likewise the circumstances; but common themes emerged. And the top regret was (and still happens to be) “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”

Most people die unfulfilled because they live to satisfy the prescriptions of others, and not what they truly believe in from their deepest internal conviction even when they are free to and additionally have the opportunity.

It also stems from the fact that most people do not know about their true potential. And thus, they make little or no effort to unearth or harness that true or hidden potential; they waste their true or hidden potential. This applies to even religious persons.

Consequences of the actions and inactions of the super-education system.

You are going to be guided to develop the courage to live fully and avoid regrets in life.

Please scroll down for a brief about the author, and / or comment(s) on this publication.
You may have to read this publication again; you may click here to see why.

Kindly share this page...
Advertisement
Specially selected items from our online shop

What people regret most in life

About the Author

Picture of David K Egyir

David K Egyir

EGYIR is passionate about helping serious people like you to escape the most dangerous — common but avoidable — problem most people (rich, poor, educated, uneducated, religious, and non-religious alike) face in life. Also, he designs and builds beautiful, cost-effective and functional buildings, and graphics. And he helps executives, marketers, and business owners to make effective presentations; what you may call winning presentations. He is an Architect, a Designer, and a Life Coach. And an Entrepreneur. Especially as a life-coach, he has been popularly adjudged the best coach for excelling in education, increasing wealth, eliminating stress, and enjoying true fulfillment in life! Egyir understands life thoroughly and shares amazingly liberating insights from a uniquely empowering perspective. He has a firm conviction that, “The greatest tragedy in life is that majority of people have accepted to be less than they were born to be and are thus accomplishing far less than their true capabilities.” To that end, he authored (wrote) Purpose Compass, the exceptional life-coaching book that reveals 4 habits that are currently making your life difficult, or otherwise may soon make your life difficult, but which your parent, teacher, or pastor would dare not talk about; how to escape them and get to live a stress-free life of purpose faster! And 13 other equally amazing books that constitute the Zing4Life! Series. Egyir is also lead promoter of the electronic, trendy and amazing Smart Business Card, the only business card you’ll ever need, for the executive in you! He is a husband, and a father of two. Positionally, he is the Lead Founder and CEO of Seers, Associate of Arthro Synergeio, Lay Preacher of The Methodist Church Ghana, Global Lead Advocate of Zing4Life! and Volunteer Mentor with iMentor Ghana. To see more about him you may click here. #WeAreSeers | To get in touch with Egyir or to follow him on social media you may click here. #EgyirGuidesDaily | To support his writing & life-coaching social ministry you may click here. #SeersFoundation | To be part of Egyir's live sessions online at 20.30 GMT on Sundays you may click here. #TimeWithSeers |