Regret is a strong, but hard emotion. Regrets can cripple you mentally, and emotionally, such is their power. Whatever you choose to do today with your life, and time will forge the path of where your life will go and where it will end up. No wonder, every wise and successful person on the face of the earth are of the same opinion – make sure you don’t make choices today, that you will severely regret tomorrow.
But how can you understand which choices are the right ones, and which are not? Well, life has a way of imparting all the right lessons at the right time, and not everything will be in your control. Let life do its thing, but at the same time be self-aware so that you don’t make the wrong choices that you might regret 10 years later.
Here Are 10 Choices You Will Regret in 10 Years
1. Not being your true, authentic self.
It is not your job to satisfy everyone and do what makes them happy, and honestly, it’s not even possible. If you constantly think about how others are perceiving you and what they are thinking about you, you will end up being a shell of the person you are. The onus of making everyone happy is not your responsibility, and you need to understand and accept that.
Not everybody is going to love you for who you are, but always remember, that the right people will. Don’t be scared of the judgments other people are throwing your way because there will always be people who would want to pull you down. Be yourself no matter what, and show the real and authentic you to the world; the right kind of people will always respect you, and the wrong ones will always criticize, even if you bend over backward for them.
Life is too short to be someone other than yourself.
2. Letting other people tell you what your dreams should be.
This is your life, and the dreams you dream are yours only, nobody else’s. So, never let anyone tell you what you should dream and how you should go about them. Always be true to who you are, and your goals, and never let anyone tell you otherwise, be it your parents, spouse, or friends.
If you have people disagreeing with you, then blow it off and understand that you are standing your ground, believing in your dreams, and are choosing to walk on the path you have built for yourself. As long as you are happy in your heart, and you know you are doing the right thing, do what you want with your life.
3. Having toxic people around you.
Toxic people have the capacity to ruin people’s lives, including yours with their negativity and toxicity. Having them in your life is like wrapping the noose tighter around your neck with your own hands, despite knowing that you are the one who is going to get hurt. The moment you realize you have someone toxic in your life, and all they want to do is to see you unhappy and destroyed, kick them out.
Surround yourself with good, kind, and successful people who will help you stay on the right path in life, and push you towards greatness. Who you surround yourself with will define who you are as a person. Being with toxic people will turn you into a toxic, unhappy, and bitter person, and being with good people will make you someone who is compassionate, ambitious, and empathetic.
4. Being egoistic and self-obsessed.
When you live a life where you do good for others and help others whenever you can, that is the true definition of living a good life. The more you love others, and be kind to them, the better you will feel and the more you will attract good karma in your life. What you put out in the Universe, has a way of coming back to you.