Regret is one of the most challenging emotions we face in life. It’s particularly difficult because there’s nothing you can do about the things you did, or didn’t do, in your past. In fact, I find regret more challenging than the fear of failure. The thing I fear most is waking up one day and realizing that I did not live life to the fullest.
There’s no question you have regrets too. We all do. I recently came across a TED talk by Jane McGonigal that highlights the most common regrets of the dying. It was helpful to see those regrets, and to consider the things I’m currently doing, or not doing, that might lead to regret in the future.
You can do the same. Below is a list of major regrets that people often experience later in life. Use this list to examine your own life and then make changes that will help you live a life you won’t regret.