Regretful OR Regret-Free Life: Choice Is All Yours

It’s all starts with…

Mostly old people who are ill and not sure about their lives like till when they will be alive. They always share stories about their life experiences & share some dying REGRETS with wet eyes (if you are close to them), they always find themselves under the shadow of a lot of regrets.

Isn’t it amazing after spending 60-80 years of lifespan and still these many regrets?

AND The most common dying regret, which I have heard was…

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

Now the question arises

Q. Why is this such a common dying regret at the end of our lives? And how can you make sure that you don’t end up feeling the same way?

Here’s what I believe:

If you never draw a line and clarify what is really important to you and your purpose of living, you always end up living someone’s else life and start accumulating regrets.

“A skillful archer ought first to know the mark he aims at and then apply his hand, his bow, his string, his arrow, and his motion accordingly. Our counsels go astray because they are not rightly addressed, and have no fixed end. No wind works for the man that has no intended post to sail towards.”

Michel de Montaigne

The above-mentioned is the bullseye method.

For example, if you want to top an examination, then the bullseye is to become a person who will love studies and never miss the study. That should be your target. And still, most of us spend time searching for coaching institutes, perfect study material, a better study table/chair, laptop/mobile, and perfect ambiance. Those things matter but none of the things matter if you don’t fire the arrows in the right direction.

Let’s try an exercise, write it down all the responses to the below-mentioned question.

What’s your greatest regret so far, and what will you set out to achieve or change before you die?

Focus on your true purpose!!

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Author – Gulshan Memoria

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