Practice what you preach. Don’t talk to strangers. Don’t bet on racehorses. Respect your elders. Don’t smoke. Wear sunscreen. Do what you love and you won’t work a day in your life. It’s better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all. Be the change you wish to see in the world…..
I have lived a really great life so far. I have a great family, two healthy kids and I have been able to reach a lot of personal goals in my 40 something years here on earth. A life really lived and a life with no regrets, well mostly….
You miss 100% of the shots your don’t take – Wayne Gretzky
I am still afraid of failure and rejection. This is something that nearly paralyzed me during my competitive athlete years and almost prevented me from becoming a World Champion. It has held me back from saying the things I should have to certain people over the years, held me back from making hard decisions, and held me back from truly being successful in my career. If I do have some regrets in life, it’s because I didn’t have the guts to take some of these “shots”.
Just Do It – Nike
People, life is short and it is precious so go jump out of that plane, tell that person how you feel, pierce your nose, get a tattoo, make new friends, change your job. Do whatever you need to do to ensure a life of no regrets. I can’t promise everything will turn out hunky dory, but at least you tried.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving – Albert Einstein
We are all going to hit speed bumps on the road of life. To get through them, lean on those you love, learn a new hobby, get some exercise, try something new, visit new places – just keep moving even when all you want to do is curl up in a ball for awhile.
Mistakes are the portals of discovery – James Joyce
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