“Go to the effort. Invest the time. Write the letter. Make the apology. Take the trip. Purchase the gift. Do it. The seized opportunity renders joy. The neglected brings regret.” – Max L. Lucado
Life doesn’t come with a manual, so we are sometimes skillful, and inept at other times. We all make mistakes in life, and we all have regrets, and wish we knew better before.
Here are 10 decisions you will regret in 10 years:
- Settling for less, since in that way, you will never get what you truly deserve
- Giving up, because no matter how many times you fail, if you work hard, you can accomplish everything you wish for. If you give up on your goals, you will never be able to forgive yourself later.
- Fearing to show people who you truly are, and struggling to please them. You don’t have to be perfect to impress others, and don’t be afraid of their judgment. Just be yourself.
- Not welcoming changes, because they often bring improvement
- Being egocentric, as appreciating others and their qualities is much more beneficial than narcissism. Selfishness will die with you, but what you have done for others and the world will remain.
- Being lazy, as you will get nothing from it. Take control over your life, and start acting.
- Not ending up toxic relationships and bad friendships. Don’t be afraid to learn valuable lessons from them and move on.
- Postponing things, as the results of everything you work on will always come later. Remember, tomorrow is never guaranteed.
- Micromanaging, and not giving the people in your life the benefit of a doubt. Breathe and relax. Everything will be just fine, so no need to worry all the time.
- Not being the creator of your own dreams. Stay true to your goals and discover who you really are.
Remember this quote by Steve Jobs:
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”