Alastair Majury on the 7 Choices You’ll Regret At The End of Your Life

Most people spend 40–60 hours of their week working. When you spend that much time doing something it will affect your life one way or another. If you’re doing work that makes you miserable every other part of your life will be affected.

Alastair Majury Wants You To Chase Your Dreams

Alastair Majury came across this article, that I thought people may find interesting, some key points from it are below. Original article by Kimanzi Constable.

Here are seven choices you’ll regret at the end of your life if you don’t do something about them today.

  1. Not truly living. Too often we let our doubt and fear hold us back from the amazing life we all can live. We have so many things we want to do in life yet never do. Truly living doesn’t mean you’re skydiving every other day. It means you don’t hold back, you chase those dreams. You ignore those doubts and create that amazing life. It means that no matter how many times you fall you get back up and keep pushing forward.
  2. Not chasing your dreams. Most people spend 40–60 hours of their week working. When you spend that much time doing something it will affect your life one way or another. If you’re doing work that makes you miserable every other part of your life will be affected. There are opportunities all around us and people are making their dreams a reality as you’re reading this. It’s not going to be easy and it will take time but it will be worth it.
  3. Accumulating too much stuff. When we moved to Hawaii we were shocked by how much stuff we had. We go through life getting things and saving them, we’re afraid to throw things away that we don’t use. Generally if you haven’t used something in the last year you probably don’t need it (there can be exceptions of course). That stuff creates clutter, which will lead to stress. At the end of your life you won’t remember any of that stuff but you will remember any incredible experiences.
  4. Letting jealousy win. Unfortunately jealousy is a part of human nature but there are some who know how to deal with it. If you can’t control jealousy you’ll definitely live a life of regret. Be grateful for your life. Be grateful that you are alive. You may not have as much as someone else but you can and you will if you do something about it.
  5. Constantly comparing yourself to other people. As I made big changes in my life one way I measured my progress was comparing my results to what others were doing. I learned the hard way that comparing yourself to others only leads to bitterness and heartache. Your journey is YOUR journey and shouldn’t be compared. Make changes at your pace. As long as you’re moving forward you’ll get there. If someone gets there before you, congratulate him or her and then focus on your journey. Getting caught up in the comparison game won’t help you.
  6. Letting negative people hold you back. We’re excited to tell our friends or family about changes we’re making in our lives. Sometimes they’re not as excited as we are and sometimes they’re even negative. If you want to move forward you have to stay away from negative people. Negative people aren’t happy with them selves and will poison your progress. Pretty soon you’ll start to believe what they’re saying and quit. Get rid of the negative and you’ll live a happier life.
  7. Starting tomorrow. We always think we have more time when the reality is we’re not guaranteed a tomorrow. Everyday is a gift and we should live each day as if it were the last. The time to start isn’t tomorrow because tomorrow may never come. Start today and tomorrow you’ll be close to living out your dream. Start today and you won’t die with regret in your heart.

Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane, and is an IT Consultant working across the country. Alastair is also a volunteer officer at the local Boys’ Brigade company, a charity which focuses on enriching the lives of children and young people, and building a stronger community.

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I am a Chartered Member of CISI, which is the UK’s leading securities and investment professional body. Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane.

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Alastair Majury

Alastair Majury

I am a Chartered Member of CISI, which is the UK’s leading securities and investment professional body. Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane.

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