When you’re looking back on your life when you’re older, will you have regrets? If so, what will they be? In this clip from the real estate event, the MasterMind Summit, Brian Buffini explains the biggest regret of the dying.
The #1 regret of the dying: I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
In the book The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing, author Bronnie Ware outlines the most common regrets that she heard from patients in palliative care. As Brian explains, when you’re young, you worry about what people think. You’re concerned with keeping up with the Joneses and impressing people. When you reach your 40s and 50s, you don’t care what they Joneses think. It’s not until your 60s that you realize that the Joneses weren’t thinking about you anyway. We spend too much time in our lives worried and concerned about what others think that we don’t have the courage to live the life we want for ourselves. We don’t pursue the goals we wish we had because they may not mesh with what other’s expect from us.
What do you want from your life? What does living a life true to yourself mean to you? What is one goal that you want to pursue before you leave the earth?