8 Common Regrets

End of life studies show 8 common regrets we may face:

  1. Didn’t take that leap of faith when we had the chance
  2. Lacked courage to be true to ourselves
  3. Worked too hard
  4. Lacked courage to express true feelings
  5. Not saying what needed to be said
  6. Not forgiving
  7. Not staying in touch with friends
  8. Not allowing ourselves to be happy

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. These are, in my view, eternal truths about life, or the lack of a true life. It totally resonates with me.

  2. Goetz, welcome. Thanks for your opinion.
    How do you address these truths?
    Nice to have you visit. Have an awesome Wednesday.

  3. Love the list. I would add the following as a corollary to “Worked too Hard”:

    “Failed to stop regularly and long enough to appreciate and celebrate my surroundings.”


    “Failed to stop regularly and long enough to allow my brain and intuition time to help me find ways to live so I won’t have these other regrets.

  4. Melita, great additions to the end-of-life regret list.
    Love your website. Do you have a blog to share with us?
    Stay in touch….Guest Blogger opportunity if you’re interested.

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