In the end, do you want to be filled with regret or happiness? Do you want to be proud about the way you spent your life on earth or do you want to be filled with sorrow?
The answers to these questions are no brainers; however, in order for the end to be beautiful, you first have to take the right actions today which in return are in accordance with the way you want to end your life.
If you want to live a life which ends with no regrets, you should strive to follow the seven tips below.
1. Live up to your truth
The truth which resides within you should be something you should never lose.
That inner truth is what makes you, you.
Never lose sight of who you are. So many of us let the daily events of our life complicate matters and soon enough we find ourselves to be out of touch with who we truly are.
Act out in accordance with how you truly feel and speak your mind.
So many of us bite our tongue, only to regret the words we never spoke later on.
Therefore, always strive to speak your mind. Sure, people may not appreciate it all the time, but it’s better to do and not be appreciated than to not do and feel regret.
2. Try your luck
Always try your luck. If you don’t try your luck, you’ll never know and when you never know, this is when those deadly “WHAT IF’S?” begin to take over your mind and we all know these what if’s are the foundation on which regrets are built upon.
Therefore, try everything you want to try and give it your all.
As long as you put your best foot forward day in and day out, you won’t feel regret.
Regret only arises when we give half assed efforts.
3. Don’t let the fear of striking out keep you from swinging
Take your swings in life. This tip is very important because most of the regrets that those who are on their death bed face are the result of some type of fear.
Hence, you need to do away with your fear and not let it cripple you.
It’s OK to feel fear, but it’s not OK to give into it.
Imagine where you’ll be ten years from now if you simply refuse to let fear stop you. The possibilities are truly endless.
4. Lead your own life
For me, as long as I am the one who is the leader of the journey and in return calling the shots, I can live with any outcome. However, if someone else is in charge of the actions I take in my life, I will be filled with regrets.
Therefore, take pride in yourself and lead your own life.
Life is a journey and you are the leader. Live life on your own terms. Always make the decisions that concern your life.
5. Don’t let the opinions of others drown out your own
A lot of regrets you face in life arise after you devote more importance to someone else’s opinion and in return put their words over yours and when things don’t work out as planned, you are filled with regrets.
Therefore, think for yourself and make sure you have had the last say in the matter and you abide by whatever you feel and think is right because at the end of the day, this is your life. No one can live it for you, only you can steer it in the direction you want it to go.
6. Chase your dreams
This one is a big one because so many people lose sight of their dreams and they in return find themselves to be on a path which they never wanted to be on. Therefore, you need to keep the flame which gives rise to the desire to achieve your dreams alive within you.
Never lose focus. Remain driven. Keep pursuing your dreams.
I’d rather devote my life to achieving my dreams and fall short than devote my life to mediocre tasks.
The best way to live with no regrets is by simply living life to the maximum degree.
This is life and you are bound to make mistakes. We humans are creatures who are destined to make mistakes. As a result, you need to simply let go and live and enjoy your time on earth.
Don’t take things so seriously and just enjoy the process and be thankful to be alive in such a prosperous time.
Are you going to F up? Sure, we all are in one way or another, but don’t let these small hurdles break you and ruin your outlook on life. Instead, keep your eyes glued to the bigger picture and let your love for life be infectious.
Laugh it up and live it up.
Each day you have the option to live life in any manner, make sure you choose the route which ends in happiness.