Let’s say you had a vision and suddenly became aware that tomorrow would be the last day of your life. Would you have any regrets regarding the things you did or did not do?
If so, would you like to live your life in a way that would ensure that you live without regrets?
Yes, it is possible. And it is not too late. You can start living your life in such a way that would ensure that you do not live with regrets.
I will share with you five ways that I have learned to live without regret.
1. Live your life with purpose
What are you living for? What do you want to achieve in life? Stop doing things just for the sake of doing them. Outline your purpose, give your life a focus and work towards it.
Today, define one thing you want to accomplish in your life and draw up a plan to achieve it.
2. Stop comparing yourself to others
This is one of the greatest mistakes you can make in life. No matter who you are or where you find yourself in life, always remember that you have your unique path to walk on.
Never compare yourself, your struggles and your journey to anyone else, for that would only distract you.
We are all different. Forget about others and focus on fulfilling your life dreams.
3. Stop making excuses
It could be easier to make excuses rather than do the hard work of pursuing and achieving our goals.
But take a cue from the many people out there who managed to go past their disabilities, get results and inspire lives.
Look within you. There is something you can do better than anyone else. Find what that something is and do it…without excuses.
4. Stop playing the victim
Nobody who plays the victim ever rises to significant heights in life. Once you have a victim mentality, you start sabotaging yourself without even realizing it.
Life is not fair to any one of us. But be determined to get up as many times as life pushes you down. Get up, shake it off, learn the lessons and go on chasing your dreams.
The more time you spend feeling sorry for yourself, the less time you have to live the life of your dreams.
5. Stop wasting time
Procrastination is one of the greatest time wasters in life. It’s funny how for many of us tomorrow looks better than today for getting things done. We put off those things that are so important for us, and we lie to ourselves by saying that we will do them later; we will do them tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.
Whatever you need to do, do it!. Break your goals into day size bites and start ticking them off daily. Today is the tomorrow you planned for yesterday, so start today.
Don’t be afraid to try new things, don’t be afraid to make mistakes and even more importantly, don’t be afraid to learn from these mistakes.
Are you living your life without regrets? Please share with us some effective ways you have been able to do this.
Written by Seyi Obasi, First Published in 2015
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