5 Regrets of the Dying...
Ware talks about the phenomenal clarity of vision that people gain at the end of their lives, and how we might learn from their wisdom. "When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently," she says, "common themes surfaced again and again."
At the top of the list, from men in particular, is "I Wish I Hadn't Worked So Hard." She shares, "This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children's youth and their partner's companionship. Women also spoke of this regret, but as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence."
Another consistent theme was "I Wish That I Had Let Myself be Happier." She writes, "This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realize until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called 'comfort' of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content, when deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again."
Many of us are uncomfortable with this subject, but my goal is stimulate thought and offer beneficial content that will have a positive impact on your life and business. Life is filled with choices. You have the opportunity to take the time to enjoy your life, if you choose to take it.
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5 Tips to Avoid Burnout
As a confessed workaholic, I found the Tips in this article to be good practical things that we all can benefit from. (Even if we can't take an extended vacation.) Click here for the article.