Sometimes, life hits us hard and it becomes so difficult to bounce back, other times, we feel we are doing so well, then we look back and realise that we made so many mistakes. And in most cases, we get to regret things we did, love we lost, time we shared, yet wasted. Looking back in time, we all know we may have done one or two things that we regret. But, what do we do now? How do we remedy the situation? What are the things we need to fix so ten years from now, we won’t look back to still regret.
This article by Darius Foroux will intimate you on things you most likely regret doing in the past, or things we shouldn’t do in the present so as to affect your future.
You can learn from everything and everyone.One thing that I like better than learning from my mistakes is to learn from other people’s mistakes. Over the years, I’ve been blessed to have great mentors, teachers, family, friends, that taught me about life.What you will find below is a list of the most important things I learned from other people and books. Some of the lessons took me a long time to learn—but if I had to learn these things all by myself, it would take me a lot longer.We might learn things quickly, but we often forget things at the same rate—and sometimes we need to remind ourselves of the things we’ve learned.
1) Don’t Start A Relationship If You’re Not In Love
I’ve done this more than once. You kind of like someone and think: “We might as well give it a shot.” Not a good idea. You’re either in love, or you are not. Don’t fool yourself. It’s not fair to you and the other person.
2) Be Grateful
Say ‘thank you’ to everyone and everything. “Thank you for this beautiful day.” “Thank you for your email.” “Thank you for being there for me.”
3) Don’t Care About What People Think
We all die in the end, do you really think it matters what people think of you?
4) Take More Risks
Don’t be such a wimp.
5) Struggle Is Good
Never say “I can’t take it anymore.” Say “Bring it on!”
6) Don’t Complain
Complaining is the biggest waste of time there is. Either do something about it, and if you can’t, shut up about it.
7) Spend Time With People You Love
That’s your family and best friends. If you don’t have a family, create one. Most people in life are only visitors. Family is for life.
8) Exercise Daily
I didn’t get this until recently. A healthy body is where you have to start everything in life. If you can’t build a healthy and strong body, what CAN you build in life?
9) Keep A Journal
No, keeping a journal is not for children. It helps you to become a better thinker and writer. “I don’t want to be a writer” you might think. Well, how many emails and texts do you send a day? Everybody is a writer.