10 Most Common Regrets People Have Later In Life

Gary Vaynerchuk talks about the fact that people regret things that they did in the past and how they can take these regrets and turn them into opportunities for growth.

What I’ve realized is, when you become a nurse, you’re really helping people. You’re helping them to realize the things they love, the things they want to do… things they want to do when it’s time for them to leave their place.

I read this article.. it gave me hope.

I also heard a video on UpVee, which explained the 10 most common regrets people have at the end of their lives.

I got a lot out of this video.

The 10 Most Common Regrets People Have

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1. Not Travelling When You Had the Chance

People tell me they regret never having travelled and seeing the world. They tell me they regret settling down in a job they didn’t like, and in a relationship they didn’t find fulfilling.

So, what I’m about to share with you are things that I’ve learned as an entrepreneur. And, one thing that I’ve learned, is that if you’re young and you want to build a successful business, you need to travel.

We have to find a way to do the same.

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And the other travel experiences are usually planned around when you’re older, have a family, get married and have kids, and want to do things where you can’t get away for months and months.

And plus… It isn’t as if your passport is going to be confiscated or you might get charged with assault.

2. Staying in a Bad Relationship

But I still think this one was the better choice.

People stay with their partners simply because they don’t want to be alone.

The last thing on the list is regret. That’s when you finally admit to yourself you made a mistake. You’ve finally said it out loud. The last thing you could do is look back on your life and wish you had someone to look back on it with.

3. Caring too Much About What Other People Think

I have been afraid of what other people would think and I have been too scared to do all the things I wanted to do. For a while I was scared to be social, I was scared to try new things, I was scared to speak up and to be seen.

The truth is that if you are living your life in accordance with what your heart tells you, you are going to be happy with it. You cannot let the opinions of others dictate how you are going to live your life.

It’s better NOT to be born than to be born under such circumstances.

When we spend money we do so because we have it, and we want to enjoy ourselves.

The only thing that matters is what you think about yourself for the decisions you make.

4. Being Afraid to Say ‘I Love You’

~~You just got rejected by the only 3 people in the world that you’ve ever told that to.

When saying ‘I love you’, it feels awkward.

Because we are only living once and we don’t want to waste time or lose time or waste money.

The older generation would tell the younger generation the importance of saying you love someone. Don’t be afraid to tell people you love them for it could change their day, their week, their month, even their whole year.

5. Working too Much

You will not have time to do both. This will be your reality.

When the rich are not able to have fun, then it is the time to teach them how to live.

I tried to explain to people that to be happy, you need to be able to do some things.

It’s like a prison.

I can’t even use them, I can’t even use them.

You’re not a successful blogger if you only make money on your blog. It needs to be enjoyable and enjoyable to you.

Some people are making $40,000 a year and they’re happy.


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You can’t depend on your paycheck or how much you make to determine how happy you are.

6. Not Playing With Your Kids Enough

I personally don’t have children, but I can see why this would be a regret people would have as they get older.

As a parent, you might find yourself wanting to spend more time with your child. However, this doesn’t mean you should neglect your work. There’s no doubt that this is a big part of my life, but as you know, I work in an independent film company, and I have an incredible job that allows me to have a great time whilst I work.

I’m spending more time with my children.

7. Not Spending Enough Time With Your Parents

Not spending enough time with your parents is another common regret. It’s expected that you will outlive your parents, and it’s unreasonable to think that they’ll be around forever.

(2) The speaker is thinking about the fact that he himself is growing older (and will die soon), but at the same time, he’s not doing anything about it yet.

It is better to spend time with kids now than to not to do so when they’re grown up.

8. Never Taking A Big Risk

Courage, when practiced wisely, is a form of risk – and risk is sometimes a necessary part of our journey. Sometimes, we can take calculated risks in order to accomplish something we cannot accomplish in any other way. Sometimes, we do our best work in the face of uncertainty and insecurity. Sometimes, we choose to take the path less traveled in order to try something new and to see where it leads. Sometimes, this takes courage.

The real success in life is when you have the guts to take risks.
To quote Steve Jobs, “You’ve gotta be willing to put your ass on the line.”
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Life’s greatest adventures and discoveries are usually the ones that people don’t want to take a risk on. So many people refuse to take risks because they are afraid of what could happen.

You can get into a lot of trouble.
Do it
and you will be surprised at your success.

You can’t quit your job right now. You have bills. You have families, responsibilities. Your career isn’t going anywhere, so you are better off being miserable with them than being miserable without them.


9. Not Quitting a Terrible Job

No. I’m not sure you understand the nature of happiness. Happiness isn’t the end goal. That’s a false path.

You’ve lost focus or your mind is going a certain path because there’s a lot of people on the planet that just want to get rich; they’ll do anything to get it. You can learn from their mistakes because they’re constantly failing.

The problem with materialism is that you never really own it anyway. Once you’ve paid for it, you realize it’s not the source of happiness. But you can’t really escape the payments, so you just have to carry on paying for it.

It’s okay to choose a career you love, but don’t worry about the rest later.

10. Not Realizing How Beautiful You Are

Last on the list of the most common regrets is that you did not live while you were alive. You might never know who you are or what you are capable of. You won’t know what it feels like to be famous, or wealthy, or powerful. You won’t know what it feels like to love. You might be the most popular person in the world, but you will never know why.

And as long as that’s the case, this will keep going.

We’re going after our dreams, we’re pursuing our dream partners.

Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Dream big, work hard, and do what makes you happy. There is nothing wrong with being unique.


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