Bronnie Ware, an Australian nurse who spent several years caring for patients during the last 12 weeks of their lives, routinely asked her patients about “any regrets they had or anything they would do differently.”
Bronnie spoke of the phenomenal clarity of vision that people would gain at the end of their lives and the common themes that surfaced again and again during these conversations.
Eventually, in a book about the experience, she would distinctly identify “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying.” They are:I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
Life has had me thinking about these lately.
I would have to say I would probably be wishing at the end of my life as it stands today– that I had done all of them… sigh.
How about you?? Which one would you be wishing you had done or would it be all of them like me?? Then what or how do you change life so you aren’t wishing one or all these are “wishes” at the end?
Well, since finding these I have been making lists of things I can do to achieve them… some of them are hard because it requires more digging within one self such as the 1st one on the list — whom am I?? If I don’t know who I am then how do I live true to my self?? Of how can I go about achieve them without losing the financial security of a roof, food etc.
It’s interesting how a list such as above can be so thought provoking..
What are your thoughts?? Are you living to the fullest, truest aspect of yourself??
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