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Regret: to feel sorrow or remorse for (an act, fault, disappointment,etc.): He no sooner spoke than he regretted it.
Bronnie Ware worked as a palliative nurse. She turned her book, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying into a now rather famous blog post. This blog post (with the same name) has woven its way through a variety of social media outlets including Facebook and Twitter.
As a palliative nurse her patients were those who were reflective of their own mortality. Often her patients would speak of their regrets.
During their last moments of life the top regret that her patients had was:
“I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me”.
Think about that for a moment. What does living a life true to yourself mean? For me, it means marching to my own drummer and learning from my failures.
We have one shot on this planet to make it count. That’s it. Now, that may seem like a harsh final curtain call but let that inspire you.
I want you to read her blog post and think of the regrets that you have in your life. Then, work to change that regret.
Become inspired with Bronnie Ware’s post on regrets. Visit http://www.inspirationandchai.com/Regrets-of-the-Dying.html.