It seems that life is quickly passing us by and time is running out. When we’re young we’re fascinated with the idea that we can become anything we dream of, yet sometimes we get so caught up with life’s endless routine, that we actually forget to live in the present moment.
We keep working hard for that distant future. We struggle so we can have a good rest when we retire, we don’t stop until we provide our loved ones the necessary things in life. We live waiting for the end of the week, payday, vacation.
And we miss out on life. And once we realize that, it is already too late.
Here’s a list of things people often regret when they get older. Don’t let life pass you by, but instead get out and experience it to fullest. Make sure you do everything your heart desires because life is short. Make it worthwhile.
1. WORRYING TOO MUCH
We unknowingly waste a lot of our time worrying about things that sometimes doesn’t concern us. Things so trivial, they are not even worthy of discussing.
Well, you need to get it through your head that time will never wait for us. We have only one life and it’s up to us to make it a good one. Stop worrying about the things you can’t control and the things that absolutely don’t concern you.
Mind your own business and move on.
2. NOT PURSUING YOUR BIGGEST DREAMS
One of the biggest mistakes people do is listening to someone else’s opinion about their career goal. “Eh, don’t bother to study arts, it’s not a profitable field.”; “You won’t be able to find a job!” and so on… Familiar? Yeah.
YOU CAN DO literally anything you want. You can become everything you wish if you wish strong enough and of course, work very hard for it. What you choose now will eventually define you as a person. Don’t let others determine what’s good for you. Remember that.
3. SETTLING DOWN INSTEAD OF SEARCHING FOR TRUE LOVE
It seems like so many people nowadays are afraid to step out of a certain relationship despite the fact they feel unsatisfied. They’re afraid to be left alone. Afraid that they won’t find someone to love them.
And instead, they choose to stay with the person they’re simply comfortable with. Please, don’t ever do that mistake. You deserve so much more. You deserve to experience true, genuine love and you deserve to be loved the same way. Nothing less.
4. NOT TRAVELING WHEN YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO
Spend your youth on experiencing this world fully. Take every chance you get to actually go out and see the world. There’s so much beauty that’s waiting to be experienced. Don’t hesitate even for a moment.
Save some money and go on a life-changing adventure somewhere beyond the horizon. You’ll see that experiences are more valuable than objects. They stay forever.
5. WORKING TOO MUCH
Yes, having a stable and prosperous job in life is crucial for our existence because whether you like or not, money is inevitable in order to live.
However, you should maintain a certain balance between your work obligations and your life. Don’t make the mistake to spend your whole youth focusing on a “08-17h” kind of job.
Make sure to free some space for all the valuable moments in your life.
6. NEVER TAKING BIG RISKS
We usually have our own routine going on and sometimes we get so used to it that we feel scared to do anything out of the ordinary.
Never give up on the things you love, no matter how hard it is to reach them.
7. BEING AFRAID TO REVEAL YOUR TRUE, GENUINE SELF
It doesn’t matter if you are young or old. It is never too late to be your true self. Don’t let people’s opinion affect you. Do what you were going to do anyway. Because it is your life, after all.
You are the person who’ll face the consequences of your choices. Whatever you choose to do, always be yourself!
8. NOT STANDING UP FOR THE THINGS YOU BELIEVE IN
The same goes for standing up for yourself. Don’t ever be afraid to speak up because nobody will care enough to do it for you.
If we let poisonous people affect our lives, we’ll end up regretting wasting our life on something so trivial. Take care of yourself, do your thing and always stand up for what you believe in!