4 Steps to Living a Life with No Regrets

I want to get to the end of my life and look back and know that I went for it. I want to know that:

I went for all the dreams that were in my heart.

I went for all the things I wanted to do.

I went for all the things I wanted to learn.

I became everything I was capable of becoming.

I do not want to get to the end of my life and know that I could have gone for it, but for some reason, I didn’t.

Looking back on a life filled with regrets is one of my greatest fears.

Do you want to live a life with no regrets? Here are a few tips on how you can do that:

1.) Remember that Yesterday Ended Last Night

You may be reading this and already be thinking about all of the regrets that you already have. That’s ok. We all have them. The important question to ask yourself is, “What will I do with my life now to not have regrets in the future?”

One of my favorite quotes is, “Although you cannot go back and have a brand new start, my friend, anyone can start from now and have a brand new end.”

“Although you cannot go back and have a brand new start my friend, anyone can start from now and have a brand new end.”

You can’t go back and undo your regrets, but you can determine that from this day forward, you will do your best to live a life without regrets. Make that decision now.

2.) Create a Bucket List of Experiences and Skills You Want to Develop

I recorded an entire podcast on why you should create a bucket list. You can listen to it here.

Make a list of everything you want to experience and every skill you want to develop throughout your lifetime.

  • Where do you want to travel to?
  • What kind of jobs do you want?
  • What experiences do you want to have?
  • What skills do you want to learn throughout your lifetime?

Developing this list will give you a vision of the life that you want to live. Once you are clear on that, it all comes down to execution!

3.) Do it Afraid

Throughout your life, you are going to have many dreams in your heart that you are going to want to pursue. The problem is, you are going to be afraid. That is ok.

Anyone who has ever done anything significant has learned to do things despite fear.

Every dream that I’ve ever pursued in my life, I’ve been afraid.

I am still doing things afraid!

Our L3 One Day Conference is a month away, and I am scared! However, I’d rather look back and know that I hosted a conference I believe I was called to create than not host one and wonder what could have happened if I did.

Are you afraid of pursuing your dreams?

What you should be afraid of is getting to the end of your life and being filled with regret that you didn’t go after the dreams in your heart.

What you should be afraid of is getting to the end of your life and being filled with regret that you didn’t go after the dreams in your heart.

4.)Start Today

Once you make your list and know what you want to do. DO IT!

When I was starting L3 Leadership, I was scared to death. Fortunately, I have an amazing wife, and she created a Facebook Event to launch the company and published it for the entire world to see. I had no choice but to go for it!

I’m so glad she did that. I was scared to attend the launch, but I did it anyway. Here is a picture of our first event where I cast a vision for what we were going to do:

Whatever you have to do to take action on your dreams, DO IT! You won’t regret it.

Conclusion: Remember that Life is the Collection of Experiences

As I close, I’ll share this brief video from Jim Rohn that I watch on a consistent basis to remind myself of the brevity of life and push myself to go all out for the life I want to live.

“Life is not just the passing of time. Life is the collection of experiences. –Jim Rohn

If you didn’t watch it, here is what Jim says,” “Life is not just the passing of time. Life is the collection of experiences. Their frequency and their intensity. When my friend Mark died at age 44, someone says, “That’s young to die.” But what if he lived four lifetimes in one? It might not be too young. Whatever the span of your life turns out to be, here’s what you want to fill it up with: experiences and the intensity of those experiences.”

“What if he lived four lifetimes in one?” That line always gets me.

When you are determined to live a life with no regrets, and you go after all of the dreams in your heart, I truly do believe you can live multiple lifetimes in one life.

We only get one shot at this life. But as Mae West once said, “If you do it right, once is enough.”

Let’s all committ to living lives with no regrets!

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