“Live everyday as if it were your last”…whoever said that was absolutely right. Despite of living in pure ignorance, it is in fact a sad, painful reality that any moment could well be your last. So, ask yourself today: Have you lived a life that is true to yourself or have you lost it to meaningless worries, unfulfilled dreams and failed relationships? So, have no regrets because in the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.
1. I wish I had spent more time with my family.
Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important. We need to understand that our families are a part of who we are; they are our essence and that no family is perfect. We argue..we fight…we even stop talking to each other at times. But in the end, the love will always be there. So try and take out some family time every now and then, because family keeps you grounded.
2. I wish I’d had the courage to confess my love.
If you love someone, tell them. Forget about the rules or the fear of looking ridiculous. What is truly ridiculous is passing up on an opportunity to tell someone that your heart is invested in them.
3. I wish I’d been brave to live a life true to myself, not the life that others expected of me.
Follow your heart and be true to yourself. Never live a life that you don’t fit in. Live your life for you and not for anyone else. Don’t let the fear of being judged, rejected or disliked stop you from being yourself.
4. I wish for once I had overcome my fears.
Fear is what keeps you from achieving what you want in life. You cannot keep running away from it. At some point in life, you will have to build up the courage to face them. Because everything you want is on the other side of fear.
5. I wish I had started saving money earlier.
It’s important to realize that saving early is as important as investing in the right places. Every little bit counts, so rather than looking for one big way to save a ton of money, save in small ways because you’re gonna need twice as much money in your old age as you think.
6. I wish I knew that happiness is always a choice.
Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you or makes you happy. Remember happiness doesn’t have to be big…happiness lies in the smallest of things. Create your own happiness.
7. I wish I had tried harder to reconnect with people close to my heart.
Life is too short to hold grudges with the ones you love. Yes, sometimes we get hurt and we fight with them, but is it worth all the pain and sorrow? In the end, all that matters is what you did to save the relationship. So, keep your egos aside and cherish the unbreakable bond that keeps you connected to them and makes you love them despite of all the differences.
8. I wish I had never given up on my dreams.
Success in life comes when you simply refuse to give up, with goals so strong, that obstacles, failures and loss only act as motivation. So dream big and never give up on something that you really want. It’s difficult to wait, but more difficult to regret.
9. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
In this age of social media networking, it is easy to say that you’re well connected with your friends, when you’re actually not. Leave the Facebook chat rooms and Instagram feeds for a minute, and try and actually spend time with friends by catching up with them every now and then, whenever you get the time and chance to. Because good friends are hard to find, harder to leave and impossible to forget.
10. I wish I’d spoken my mind and not held back from saying what I truly felt.
Speak you mind for it is often the words you don’t say that haunt you for the longest time.
11. I wish I had never let them go.
If you find someone that can make you feel like the best thing in the whole wide world, don’t take them for granted. Stick with them, fight for them and never let them go.
12. I wish I had let myself be happier.
“Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light” – Albus Dumbeldore. So, don’t forget to grab dozes of happiness every now and then, because life is short, but happiness is infinite.
13. I wish I had loved myself more.
Don’t waste your life searching for validation from others. Love yourself for who you are, despite of all your flaws. There is nothing called perfect, it’s the imperfections that make you unique. So, here’s an advice: Make peace with the mirror, and watch your reflection change!
14. I wish I had valued time more than money.
Lost time is lost treasure. Yes, money is important and essential to sustain life, but you can get more money, but never more time.
15. I wish I had followed my heart.
Life is short. If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now. So, be brave and follow your heart, it takes you places unimaginable.
16. I wish I had never given up.
Keep trying till the end, no matter how hard or impossible it seems. Because winners are not those who never fail, but those who never quit. Inspire people so that they look at you and say, “Because of you, I never gave up” Trust me that is the most successful in life you will ever feel.
17. I wish I had more time.
Time is money so spend it well. Work towards your dreams, build new relationships and cherish old ones. Live a life true to yourself and live it like there’s no tomorrow. Because there’s only one thing more important than our time and that’s who or what we spend it on.