[THIS IS EXTREMELY POWERFUL AND SHOULD BE READ WHEN YOU HAVE THE TIME TO ACTUALLY READ IT.]
I recently came across an article called the top 5 regrets of the dying. It was a very powerful article because it confronts you with this harsh reality … You may be living a life of regret.
The article speaks to you and says… If you don't shape up you will waste your life and you will regret it just like these dying men.
But there is some good news…
These dying men came from a different era. They didn't have the opportunities we have.
Today, right now, opportunity is abundant and I will show you how that opportunity available will allow you to live a life with no regrets.
The possibilities we have today are limitless so there's no good reason why any man reading this has to go to his deathbed and feel regret.
This list of regrets should light a fire under your ass and show you that if you don't get to work RIGHT NOW you will regret it when you're dying.
And that would be a damn shame to die full of regret when you didn't have to. In fact, the solution is quite simple…
The Cure For Living Without Regret Is Being An Entrepreneur And Working 7 Days Per Week.
I know that probably sounds kooky but give me 3-5 minutes to explain to you and it will all make sense. Deal?
The worst thing that could happen is you waste a few minutes today that could save you countless minutes in the future.
The best thing that could happen to you is you go to your death-bed knowing you gave life your all and had no regrets about living well.
Let's get started…
“Taking the advice of ordinary people is the best way to become an ordinary person. And ordinary people die full of regret.” -Victor Pride
The Top 5 Regrets Of The Dying
The top 5 regrets of the dying are in bold text.
“The reasoning from the original article is in italics and quotes.”
Vic's notes — and the solution to living life without regret — are below each section in normal text.
1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
“This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it.”
The only way you can ever live true to yourself is by being an entrepreneur because that's the only way you will be in charge of your own time schedule.
How can you live true to yourself when you're punching a timeclock every Monday through Friday, doing something that you don't want to do?
The key to happiness is doing something you like every single day.
Employees are more like double agents. They spend 8-10 hours per day pretending they care about their work, then they spend all evening drinking alcohol and dreading the next day.
You cannot be true to yourself when you live like a double agent. The only way to be true to yourself is to spend time doing the work you like to do and doing it every day.
Doing what we like makes us happy and doing what we dislike makes us miserable. It's a very easy choice to start a business, do what you like and be true to yourself.
Online businesses are the best types of business to start for 3 reasons: Startup cost is insignificant, profit potential is staggering and the fulfillment factor cannot be overstated — you can do exactly what you want to do every single day.
Online business gives you the freedom, flexibility and time that so many men died without knowing. Here is a great resource for starting an online business.
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2. I wish I hadn't worked so hard.
“This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children's youth and their partner's companionship. Women also spoke of this regret, but as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.”
You can bet these men were not entrepreneurs. When you live the entrepreneur life you have the freedom to do as you please and spend time with anyone you like.
When you work 7 days per week it's because you're happy doing what you do. People who work 5 days per week are not happy doing what they do.
Why would a man need 2 days of rest for every 5 days worked? How lazy must a man be to require 2 days rest for every 5 days worked?
He doesn't physically need a rest, he needs a mental rest. Why though? He needs a mental rest because he hates the work he does.
If you hate what you do so much that you must take 2 full days off every week, you're in the wrong position. Any man who hates his job takes 2 days off out of every 7.
Spending 5 days out of every 7 days doing something you hate to do is madness.
Doesn't that seem a little silly to you? I don't mean taking 2 days off from something you hate, I mean spending 5 entire days out of every 7 doing something you hate.
If you hate your job so much you have to take 2 days off in every 5 worked then maybe working those 5 days is a big mistake.
What's the solution?
The solution is to do something you like to do and spend every day doing it. That's life happiness.
When you're an entrepreneur, you get to do what you like to do every day. Fulfilling work is what brings joy to life.
The only men and women who age well are the ones who spend every single day doing what they love to do.
Be like Donald Trump and do something you like every single day that you're alive. Trump is 70 years old but has the energy, stamina and vibrancy of a 20 year old, because he does the work he loves 7 days per week.
3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.
“Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.”
If you don't say what you're feeling, no one else will never know. We can't guess what's going on in your head, you have to say it.
No one knows what's in your mind except for you.
The only way anyone else will learn what is on your mind is by you telling them.
You must learn how to communicate but think about it like this: I don't know unless you tell me. They don't know unless you tell them. No one knows unless you tell them.
Learn this rule: IF YOU DON'T SAY IT, NO ONE KNOWS IT.
Got it? Good. Learn the tools of effective communication here.
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
“Often they would not truly realise the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.”
This is what no one tells you about “working on the internet”…
You have more free time as a busy entrepreneur who works 7 days a week than you ever had as an employee.
Wait a second, how can you have MORE free time when you work more days?
When you work for yourself you make your own schedule and you work from wherever you want to work.
When you have a job, you have to physically go to that job for 8 hours a day and be away from your family.
As an entrepreneur you make your own schedule (or no schedule at all) and you have the time and ability to do whatever you like.
Entrepreneurs can spend MORE time with their families than men with jobs can.
Entrepreneurs can spend MORE time with their families than men with jobs can because the type of work you do as an entrepreneur is different.
Men with jobs say “I do it for my family” which is baloney, if you really did it for your family you'd work in a way that let you spend time with them.
If you actually “did it for your family” you'd be an entrepreneur so you could spend every extra second with them.
Like I explain in the video below… Your family doesn't want you gone all the time, they want your TIME. If you don't give it to them, you will regret it.
Your family and friends want your time. They don't want you to give your time to a job instead of to them.
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
“This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort' of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content, when deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.”
Do you know what the #1 barrier to happiness is? Go look in the mirror.
What you see in the mirror is the #1 barrier to happiness… YOURSELF.
Humans are self-sabotaging creatures that try to “play by the rules” and stand in the way of their own success and happiness.
Playing by the rules leaves you on your death-bed full of regret.
Really, it all comes down to you to make the choice and to make it right now.
If you don't let yourself be happy now, then when?
- When you're older?
- When you're on your death bed?
That's when you'll magically become happy?
Maybe if you delay you will pay.
Maybe it's better to let yourself be happy right now.
Maybe it's best to break the rules, unshackle yourself and be the man or woman you actually want to be.
If you don't, you might have some regrets on your death-bed.
… And those regrets cannot be corrected so you'd really better start right now.
How To Live And Die With No Regrets
The cure for living without regret is being an entrepreneur and working 7 days per week. Here's why:
The only way you will work 7 days per week, 365 day per year…
IS IF YOU LOVE WHAT YOU ARE DOING.
If you love what you are doing then you cannot possibly have regrets when you are dying… because you spent every single day doing exactly what you were born to do.
Fulfilling work is what brings joy to life. No one is going to give you fulfilling work, it's up to you to create it. These 5 resources will help you create that life.
Here are your top 5 resources for becoming an entrepreneur, being true to yourself, not working so hard, staying in touch with friends and family and letting yourself be happier.
1. How to become an entrepreneur: Take Off the Mask and Expose Your Inner Entrepreneur
2. How to be true to yourself: How to Make Money By Being Yourself
3. How to not work so hard: The Lazy Man's Guide to Wealth
4. How to stay in touch with friends and family: Why You Should Have Ass-Kicking Friends
5. How to let yourself be happy right now: The #1 Legal Mood Enhancing Supplement That Actually Works, Relieves Stress and Kills Social Anxiety
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Until next time.
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