When studies are done with people who are approaching the end of their lives asking about their biggest regrets, what they say most often is that there were things that they had always wanted to do but never did.
“I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” That is the number one regret in the book The Top Five Regrets of the Dying written by Bronnie Ware. Bronnie worked for many years with people who were terminally ill. She realized that there were five regrets that were common to those who were dying.
The top regret was always about a dream they had, something that was important to them, but that they kept hidden in the recesses of their soul, never letting it see the light of day. They didn’t follow their dream and marry the person they really loved or write the book, open the boutique, hike the Grand Canyon, go back to school, learn how to fly or…
They didn’t do what they wanted to do. And now that they were dying, it was too late.
What dream are you letting slip by? What deep yearning is living in your soul that is screaming – or even just whispering – to be expressed? Do you have the courage to listen to it and give it a voice? Understanding that you can’t know the outcome but that with faith and courage you can live your passion and truth?
Question: What is holding you back?
We’ll talk about that in my next newsletter.
Talk about living your dreams. Here’s a ten-year old boy who could teach all of us. (Ten minutes and worth every second.) Click here to watch.
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Today’s newsletter was in response to questions from several readers who are struggling with listening to their inner voice or listening to others who are telling them to be “realistic” or “reasonable”.