Friday, January 20, 2012

Regrets about the lives that we have lived

I try to live in a way so that I will not have too many regrets....I am not 100% successful, but I try.   A friend of mind recently posted this and I thought I would share it...I have no tips or suggestions, except to reflect on it, consider if you have any of these regrets thus far, and if you would want to do anything about it.

"We heard a story about a woman who worked in hospice care for years and she listened to hundreds of people who were about to die. The regrets were always the same:

1. "I wish that I had the courage to live the life that I wanted.
2. "I wish that I did not work so hard."
3. "I wish I had the courage to express my feelings."
4. "I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends." 
5. "I wish I let myself be happy."

Interesting food for thought....


Thursday, January 12, 2012

First post of 2012--Framing questions for the year

Each year, I like to pick out between two and four questions that I use to frame my activity.  They are usually based upon my goals for the year, and it serves as a helpful tool to eliminate things that may not be productive or do not contribute to my overall plan.   An example could be "Does this activity help my relationship with my family" or "Does this activity help me on my path to promotion".  If you are able to narrow it down to about three or four of these questions, using these as a framework for your activity can be a powerful experience and really focuses your time, energy and effort.