Everyone has a lot to be thankful for everyday, but one blessing that no one as is the knowledge of when it is going to end. For those who may be nearing what they believe is the end of their life, one refrain that comes up is not having the ability to address the regrets that they have. It is actually quite sad to have regrets in your life because it will only last for a certain period of time. So, here are ten ways you can live your life without regrets so that you can get the most out of it.
You were put on this Earth to be who you are, so you might as well be yourself since you are the best to achieve that goal. By staying true to yourself, you will survive so many challenges that life will throw at you. Basically, even if you are losing one job after another and you cannot seem to catch a break, it all comes down to being who you really are as that where you will find the strength to go on. Life has a funny way of providing opportunity as well as challenges, so by being true to yourself you will find your place in life.
Reach for Your Dream
Trying to live up to the expectation of others can take away from trying to reach your own dreams, goals, and ambitions in life. If you have something in your heart that you have always wanted to realize, then take the time to make it come true. Too many people go through life missing out on one opportunity after another because they were afraid or thought that they would let others down. Do not let yourself down and pursue your dream.
Know Your Gut Instinct
Your gut instinct is one that is based on your heart where the rational, thoughtful decisions come from. If you act on your gut instinct, it will not lead you astray as it contains the wisdom that you have built up over the years. Logic can only take you so far as it is designed more to protect people from making the wrong decision, only to have them make the wrong decision. Instead, go with your gut instinct and let it lead you in life.
Say “Yes” to Opportunity
Risk is a part of your life and you need to embrace it because turning down opportunities is really turning away from your life. Before you know it, it may be too late to pursue some of the things that you have always wanted to accomplish. So, don’t let that get you down. Instead, embrace opportunity when it arises and find your happiness when taking risks. If your dreams are to come true, then risk will need to be a part of it.
Change Your Mind to Positive Thoughts
Being positive is something that will take a little work, so don’t expect it to happen overnight. However, you can engage the power of your thoughts and make them work for you if you strive a little each and every day. Your goal is to make the positive part of your life as you start to pursue your goals. So, take the time to realize that you will have to change your mindset and do so a little every day. Pretty soon, you’ll be obtaining the things that you have always wanted.
Separate Your Work from your Life
Unless you are pursuing your dream at work, you will need to leave work in its place. It does not belong in your home where it can interfere with the important things in your life. When you are with your loved ones, you are truly embracing what is important in your life. So, if you are an artist and you paint every day because that is your passion, then stay on course. However, if you are working to support your family, then keep that away from your private life with your loved ones.
Be Kind to Others
There is something very life-giving about being kind to others, particularly when there is no obvious reason to do so. By practicing kindness in your daily life, you are not only making the world a better place for everyone, but yourself as well since you live in the world. Smile, say hello, open the door for others, and be kind to everyone each and every day.
Find Humor & Happiness Every Day
Life is way too short to be serious at least all of the time. So, find a little humor every day and let go of the things that you cannot control. By embracing fun, humor, and happiness, you are not taking life so seriously and instead engaging in what fills your day with joyous adventure. Life is an adventure so keep the seriousness to those things that should be held in that regard and let everything else go.
See Failure as Opportunity
Failing is not an end, but a new beginning as you see what didn’t work and apply those lessons to your next attempt. If there is any one thing that successful people all have in common is that they never quit. Failure is not an option, but an opportunity to try again and get it right the next time. When you consider that Thomas Edison didn’t quite after failing an estimated 10,000 times in creating the light bulb, why should you quit after trying 100 times? So, embrace the lessons of failure and try again until you succeed.
For many, this is the hardest thing that they will ever do. However, you must forgive if you intend on going forward with your life. Forgiveness is the release needed so that you can take the next step forward in pursing your dreams and living life with no regrets.
The ten ways presented here will help you live your life without regrets and lead to a happier, more enjoyable day, each and every day that you live.
“At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.” ― Steve Maraboli