Top Five Regrets
Information making the social media rounds at the time of writing could prove vital to us all. It arises from common themes shared with a palliative care nurse by patients in the last weeks of their time on Earth.
Might you be as curious as I was? What do people think about as they get closer to passing on? What would they do differently, had they a second chance? Here are their statements:
- I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
- I wish I hadn’t worked so much.
- I wish I’d had the courage to express my thoughts.
- I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
- I wish I had let myself be happier.
Top Five Questions
Prompted by these realizations, allow me to translate each into a corresponding coaching inquiry to reflect upon:
- What choices do you need to make – immediately – to fulfill your dreams?
- When are you going to stop placing work first – or very high – among your priorities?
- Why are you suppressing your feelings in order to keep peace with others?
- How are you going to ensure you do not allow golden friendships to slip by?
- Will you release the “comfort” of familiarity and fear of change to let go and not care what others think of you?
I’ve always believed we must unleash our full potential while here. The world needs our gifts. We cannot afford to leave our music inside. It’s never too late to embrace our essence.
So, how do you want the world to be different as a result of your presence?