How to live life with no regrets

As we get older we learn and grow, but that doesn’t mean we have to regret what we did before we learned how to do things differently. If we didn’t go through those experiences, we might not have grown into the strong and knowledgeable people we are today.

Be Clear On What You Want

Your mind is a wonderful organ with endless possibilities. You need to have a rough idea of what you want to achieve in your life. It is important to note that what you want to achieve should always be in the front of your mind.

Once you know what you want, prioritise it in order to increase the chances of achieving it. Always keep in mind that you are in control of your life. No one is going to hand you your goals, dreams and wishes on a silver platter. You have the responsibility to go out there and make it happen.

Enjoy The Journey

In our busy lives where results are chased, do not forget to ‘stop and smell the roses’ once in a while. Happiness is not a goal that you reach. It’s a state that you can choose to live in every day regardless of our surroundings. If you are clear on what you want to achieve in life, it is important to remember the end result can be disappointing if it is approached in the wrong way. The joy of life comes from the journey, not reaching the destination.

Failure Is Option (And It’s Necessary)

One of the biggest regrets in life is to fear failure. Everyone is going to fail some time in their lives and it is nothing to be ashamed of. No one will ever like failure or to admit a mistake. However, they’re a natural and necessary part of the process called life. If you’re only going to take the easy road in order to avoid failure, then you’re setting yourself up for a life of regrets. When you fail; try and try again. The people who are successful in living their lives with no regrets are the ones that fall down 9 times and get up 10.

Be Open To New Opportunities

When opportunity comes knocking, at least open the door  - it doesn’t mean you have to invite it in. Investigate opportunities and see if they are something you want to add to your life. You never want to be that person who reaches the end of their life saying “I wish I had done things differently”.

Tune The World Out

Everyone around you tries to dictate what you are or who you should be, but you let them. No one needs to validate your worth besides yourself, and you will someday deeply regret if you spend your life pleasing the world around you. Don’t worry about pleasing your parents, friends, or bosses. Live the life you want and not what others created.

Tell Others How Much You Love Them

Everyone wants to feel appreciated, but very few are willing to tell others how much they appreciate them. So often we are wrapped up in gaining love but fail to give it to the ones we care about most. Tell them often, before it’s too late.

Source: lifehack.org

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