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Ezine #53 No Regrets
September 05, 2012

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Live Life With No Regrets

Would you have no regrets, if this was the last day of your life? Well, we can’t undo what’s past, but we can always move on and make changes. When we have regret, we think of what we should have done, could have done or might have done. So lets look at some behaviors that set us back. Change these behaviors and you’re on the way to living your life without regret.

1) Procrastination: We think that we have all the time in the world --tomorrow, later, another time --, but what about now? You’re lying to yourself when we say this. You only have one life, so what are you waiting for? Stop wasting time. You never get it back.

2) Complaining: finding fault and playing the victim only makes you miserable. Stop complaining and do something about it. Complaining will only make you feel worse, so change complaining into doing. That’s the only way to make things work.

3) Comparison: Stop comparing yourself or your life or your loved ones with anyone else. This is your life, and that’s what you have. If you give your all to what you have and accept yourself for who you are –no regrets.

4) Explaining: You can always find a reason but there are no excuses. Take on the challenges that confront you. Think of the Paralympics – disabled athletes, overcoming insurmountable obstacles. They could find plenty of excuses for not achieving – but they don’t. Never let your excuses cause you regret.

5) Take risks: If you don’t change, you won’t change so don’t be afraid to take risks, make mistakes and get out of your comfort zone. It feels strange in the beginning, but that’s only because it’s new. Be unstoppable and don’t let your fear prevent you from personal growth.

6) Learn: Learning doesn’t stop with school, it’s an ongoing process. Ask questions, use the many resources out there to be informed. The internet provides so many advantages that we didn’t have in the past. Knowledge is power, be open minded and learn.

7) Mentoring: find someone who can inspire and motivate or coach you
Be close to positive people and keep negativity out of your life. Negative people only bring you down and they can have impact on your life.

8) Fear: Fearing embarrassment, failure, ignorance, etc prevents us from trying in the first place. We don’t know anything until we try, so don’t let the fear of ‘what if’ get in your way. Overcome your fears,

Don’t be afraid of making mistakes. All successful people have had their share of them, so just pick yourself up, learn from them, and move on,

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” Steve Jobs

With these tips you can

change your thinking and live with no regrets

Q & A


I overheard a person in the healthcare field state that her job as a healthcare professional was addictive. Coming from a 20 year addiction to alcohol and, now, a 17+ year recovery, that sounds troubling to me. How would you interpret that statement? This person has stated this multiple times with body language of excitement and exhilaration.




Coming from 17+ years of recovery the word 'addictive' would be very negative for you. Of all addictions, being a workaholic is thought of as a positive addiction in our society. We admire and compensate hard workers. However, being obsessed with anything is not a good thing.

The healthcare professional was using the word 'addictive' in a different sense. She means that she 'loves' her job, that she loves it so much she can't wait to go to work. For her, work is a 'high'.

I've heard 'addictive' used to describe Starbucks ex. I love Starbucks, it's soooo addictive -- as well as many other things that people 'love'. Your colleague is using the word 'addictive' but could never image impact that word has on you. Think nothing of it.


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