The regrets of the Dying: Why happiness can’t wait!


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Have you heard of the regrets of the dying? Most people don’t regret that they didn’t play it safe, or that they hadn’t saved more.

Most people regret that they hadn’t sized life to the fullest.
What does it have to do with you? Well, if you been struggling with the motivation to follow your dreams. This episode will help you.

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Today’s episode is a little bit of a rant or a pep talk – depending on how you look at it. Seriously though, did you ever read or watch nurses talk about regrets of the dying? Well, what they say is that many many people regret that they didn’t do more, that they didn’t take chances, that they wasted time. Well, this I what I want to talk to you about today.

Hey, everyone, this is Dominique Andersen. Welcome to StretchandBloom Soundbite where in five minutes or less, I will give you a quick tip to create a life you love.

I want to start with the question: are you happy? Are you fulfilled? Are you waking up every morning filled with excitement? If you are, that’s awesome. Think about ways to make that even better. If you’re not, what is stopping you from making changes? Is it fear, doubt, confusion, lack of resources?

What I hear a lot is “it’s scary”. Well, I like to think of it this way: what’s scarier? Living a life that you hate for the rest of your life or taking the chance and creating a life that you would love. What’s the worse that could happen? Going back to the life that you hate? You’re already doing that, what’s the big risk?

People say they’re confused and in that case what I say is do something. It doesn’t need to be huge but do something. When you start moving, you’ll get clarity – whether this track is for you or whether it’s not.

If it’s wrong, there’ll be one less option wracking your brain. If it’s right, you’ll be one step further. And one of my pet peeves is the resources issue. People complain of lack of resources all the time.

“I don’t have time”,
“I don’t have money”,
“I don’t have energy”

All sorts of things. And then you realize, when you look at what’s happening, and you observe what’s going on in their lives, you see hours scrolling through cat videos, shopping spree, cocktail hours. All legitimately fun, cool and great except when you are trying to deal with issues. You can’t be scattering what you have and then just say “I don’t have resources”.

What I see at the core is for most people not improving their lives is not a resource problem, it’s a priority issue. The pain is not enough for you to reassign the resources to solve the issue.

I also see alot of lack of self worth, people feeling “who am I to have such a great life?”, “who am I to be happy?”. And I don’t understand. I’m not saying that being fulfilled – changing your life is about throwing it all away, being reckless, quitting your job without a plan and a huge student loan to pay back, it’s not what I’m talking about.

The whole point of this is that if you’re unhappy, you have to be honest with yourself, be honest about the situation, and open to the idea of making improvements. You don’t allow yourself to address the issue because you’re using excuses to just drown in the pain with distractions. How do you expect things to improve?

Going back to the nurses and the regrets of the dying, the point is, I don’t want you to have regrets because of those excuses, I want you to have a fulfilling life, an exciting life. That means at some point you have to look at these things that are keeping you from leading the life that you want, from being fully happy and you have to resolve these issues.

The final word is we all had to grow through walking, talking, eating, all these things, we had to be challenged. We all did it, we all have the power to do it. You have the power to reach for those dreams.

You have to bring them back to the forefront and make them a priority. Don’t die with the music in you, bring your dreams back to the forefront.

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