I have an amazing job.
I work with a group of people who are forward-thinking, team-oriented and successful.
In our executive meeting today we did a little exercise that, I think, is valuable for everyone. Here it is for you:
Imagine today is 5 years in the future. This is the last day of your life. Now list 5 regrets you absolutely do NOT want to have.
(One of mine: I do NOT want to regret that I didn't enjoy the moment every day of my life)
Looking at those 5 regrets now, next to each one write down WHY those would be horrible regrets to have.
(for that regret: that would mean that I would have missed out on the best part of this mortal experience)
In the next column, next list what you are doing or are not doing right now that COULD lead to having that regret.
(for me: sometimes I get caught up in the urgent "must do's" and get a little psycho over things that I have no control over)
The last column is where you list what you can implement RIGHT NOW to ensure that you do NOT have those regrets.
(my action plan: remind myself regularly to let go of things that don't matter; begin each day with meaningful prayer; include in my prayers requests for charity and for clarity)
Interesting fact: for me, in the last column I had the same answer for 3 of my possible regrets. This was an insightful exercise that helped me readjust my priorities. Hope you find it useful too.
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