What Will You Regret On Your Deathbed?

One of the best reasons for living life well now is the knowledge that it's really all there is.

Yesterday, I ran across this Guardian UK piece in which they summarize the top five regrets of the dying, as recorded by a palliative nurse. It really got me thinking, and stimulated some interesting dialogue with some friends. I was a little surprised that it included such basic things, things I personally have no issues with – regrets like “I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings”. But sure enough, one of my likely deathbed regrets was right there at number two.

What about you? If your life ended today, what would be your one regret?

About Ian

Ian is a media consultant, writer, musician, and budding public speaker with an eye on being the next Ellen. Ian's interest in helping others find success and happiness stems from his experience with events planning and media consulting with organizations like Interfluence.com and the Kenya/US NGO Amara Conservation from 2000-2008, which taught him how little we all know about what we're really doing. From 2008 until April of 2011, Ian wrote for and maintained the site DissociatedPress.com. Ian learned long ago that the journey to success may take occasional detours, and often eschews the road map in favor of taking in life's scenery. His first business venture was a small telecom company in the late 1980's, but subsequent ventures included pursuing a pop music career, screenwriting, and the foodservice and retail employment that often follows such pursuits. After struggling with addiction for years, Ian is happily embracing recovery and the clarity it brings.