The 11 Human Regrets

What you're about to read is a little something I wrote as a wake-up call to myself and others. I like to write things down, its the best way to keep things in mind. So below is a list that might help you push yourself, take "the bull buy the horns" as they say (somehow), it all supposedly sets in the final hours of your life, our life. I hope this helps set you on the path you deserve, a path of greatness.

Here they are, the 11 human regrets:

1. You reach your last day with the brilliant song that your life was meant to sing, still silent within you.
2. You reach your last day without ever having experienced the natural power that inhabits you to do great work and achieve great things.
3. You reach your last day realizing that you never inspired anyone else by the example that you set.
4. You reach your last day full of pain at the realization that you never took any bold risks and so you never recieved any bright rewards.
5. You reach your last day understanding that you missed the opportunityto catch a glimpse of mastery because you bought into the lie that you had to be resigned to mediocrity.
6. You reach your last day and feel heartbroken that you never learned the skill of transforming adversity into victory and lead into gold.
7. You reach your last day regretting that you forgot that work is about being radically helpful to others rather than being helpful only to yourself.
8. You reach your last day with the awareness that you ended up living the life that society trained you to want versus leading the life you truly wanted to have.
9. You reach your last day and awaken to the fact that you never realized your absolute best nor touched the special genius that you were built to become.
10. You reach your last day and discover you could have been a leader and left this world so much better than you found it. But you refused to accept that mission because you were just too scared. And so you failed and wasted a life.
11. You reach your last day feeling disappointed that you didn't leave something behind, a trail of excellence that will live on for years past your life. That your life, was another set of moments thrown away in a second. And that all you did was take, think of yourself when you had the chance to give yourself to the world and enrich our legacy.

Maybe you've been playing victim all this time, blaming everything around for the mess that you're in or maybe you're not in any mess but feel you deserve much better than your present condition. Throughout the years, I came to realize each of us alone creates the lives we get to live. Its through decisions and actions that we end up with our situations.

I ask you to stop making excuses (I know from myself its a bit hard at first, but hey, you'll get the hang of it). Assume total responsibility for the concequences of your actions and step into your best.

May the joy be with you!

Worry Or Reflection?

There you have it. People around the Middle East are changing, situations are shifting. Well, its all a big mess when you look at it, obviously, if you're in the eye of the storm.
This made me think about the subtle distinction between worry and reflection.

So many thought leaders and coaches out there advice and talk about avoiding the past. They talk about living in the "Present" "In The Moment", "In The Now". Honestly, I get what they're saying. But isn't there something good about going back and delighting in the delicious moments of the journey we've arrived from?

Which brings me to worry vs. reflection. It all depends on your intention. If it is to dwell on bad things and to worry over things you cannot change and to rehash painful times, then I suggest it's an unhealthy act. But, if your intention, in going back in time, is to reflect on the lessons certain events have taught you and to grow in wisdom and to savor the precious memories that you were blessed enough to experience well then I think it's good.

I guess what I'm inviting you to consider is that it's a waste of time to fret and regret over things you've done that cannot be changed. But that it's a fantastic use of time to bask in the good times, feel gratitude for them and use your past to serve your future rise.