The key and the secret to living a happy and content life is to live it without any regrets. The more you regret, the more stay stuck in the past. If you want to live your life without regrets, then you have to really and truly understand what you need to do to achieve that goal. And not just temporarily.
With each chapter, you close in your life, comes the end of an old and the beginning of a new. These chapters are what we call cycles. If you are in tune with these cycles, you can feel the shift coming. They normally come in 7-year intervals, meaning that at age 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, and 42 (etc) you will have completed 6 cycles.
Each cycle ends with both positive and negative attributes, as well as hard lessons and immense growth. Upon each ending, you will notice the energies amping up. Everything around you may shift dramatically at the close of a volatile cycle, or fizzle out smoothly depending on which milestone you have accomplished.
Take a moment, look back on your life and try to remember the major events that surrounded these age markers, and notice these major milestones. Can you see the pattern? Once you do, you can prepare yourself for the next transition.
Each cycle ends with a period of reflection. This is where the should have, could have, and would haves come up. And to ensure that you reach your final cycle with a clear conscience, here are 50 Ways to Live Life Without Regrets.
50 Ways to Live Life Without Regrets.
50. Speak Your Mind
Your thoughts are important, don’t undervalue yourself.
49. Be Yourself
You can only be you, don’t become a second-rate version of someone else.
48. Be Bold
What would you do if you knew for 100% certainty, that you wouldn’t fail?
47. Admit When You Are Wrong
Have the courage to admit when you are wrong. It will gain you respect, and will allow you to become a strong leader.
46. Make Your Own Path
Don’t follow the trail, break free. Find your own path and leave footprints for someone else.
45. Find the Humor in life
Finding humor during the most serious of situations helps you to find non-attachment. The true nature of the universe is playful, not serious. Strive to find the lighter side of every dark situation.
44. Be thankful
True prayer, is not asking for what we want the desires of the heart, but accepting all of life’s blessing and showing gratitude for everything in return. A cycle of love that continues to grow.
43. Be Courageous
If you don’t take risks somewhere in life, you will end up not accomplishing much of anything. The impossible can always be broken down into possibilities.
42. Be Vulnerable
Being vulnerable doesn’t mean being weak. Be willing to express your feelings.
41. Be Honest
It not just about being honest with others, it’s more about being honest with ourselves. If we aren’t being true to ourselves, we suffer. Always live true to your heart.
40. Think for Yourself
Throughout your life, you have been told how others think things should be done. The way they have been done and should still be done. But each of us thinks differently, uniquely, so be unique. The way you view the world is different from every other person on the planet. So think for yourself, your piece to the puzzle may just be the one that solves the riddle.
39. Find Your Passion
What is it that really gets that fire burning in your heart? What makes you tick? Grab a pen and a piece of paper, write down all of your interests since you were young. Favorite books, movies, sports, anything. Spend some time alone and rediscover yourself, find what makes you tick, and take action.
“Don’t worry about what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman