Top 5 Regrets of the Dying (and What To Do About Them)

Live With No Regrets

A palliative nurse who cared for dying patients in the last weeks of their lives took the liberty to record the most common regrets among them. Among these regrets were revealing statements like wishing they didn’t work so hard, wishing they had the courage to express their feelings, and wishing they had stayed in touch with their friends.

I believe people can get striking clarity and wisdom in the last moments of their death. In this episode of The Personal Excellence Podcast, I share the top 5 regrets of the dying, as identified by former palliative nurse Bronnie Ware, and my thoughts and pointers on how we can use this wisdom to better our lives.

  • Regret #1: I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me
  • Regret #2: I wish I didn’t work so hard
  • Regret #3: I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings
  • Regret #4: I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends
  • Regret #5: I wish that I had let myself be happier

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