187: 37 Things You will Regret When you are Old

How many chances do you think you will get to live this life? A lot of people live their lives as if they are going to get multiple shots at it, to do other things and exploring other options. But, as far as we know, this is the one shot we get at creating the life we want on this earth.

This episode is a review of an article titled “37 Things You will Regret When You are Old,” and I’m walking through them all. There’s simply nothing worse than seeing regret in the eyes of the elderly, because at that stage there’s very little you can do to rectify the situation.

But most of the people listening to this podcast have a huge amount of time left, and it’s essential that you quit doing the things you will regret! That’s why this episode is so important. Please listen, and if you have any of the below in your life, cut it out before you grow old and regret not cutting it out sooner!

Key Takeaways:

  1. Not travelling when you had the chance
  2. Not learning another language
  3. Staying in a bad relationship
  4. Forgoing sunscreen
  5. Missing the chance to see your favorite musicians
  6. Being scared to do things
  7. Failing to make physical fitness a priority
  8. Letting yourself be defined by gender roles
  9. Not quitting a terrible job
  10. Not trying harder in school
  11. Not realizing how beautiful you were
  12. Being afraid to say I love you
  13. Not listening to your parents advice
  14. Spending your youth self-absorbed
  15. Caring too much about what other people think
  16. Supporting other’s dream over your own
  17. Not moving on fast enough
  18. Holding grudges especially with those you love
  19. Not standing up for yourself
  20. Not volunteering enough
  21. Neglecting your teeth
  22. Missing the chance to ask your grandparents questions before they die
  23. Working too much
  24. Not learning how to cook one awesome meal
  25. Not stopping to appreciate the moment
  26. Failing to finish what you start
  27. Never mastering one awesome party trick
  28. Letting yourself be defined by culture expectations
  29. Refusing to let friendships run their course
  30. Not playing with your kids enough
  31. Never taking a big risk
  32. Not taking the time to develop contacts and networks
  33. Worrying too much
  34. Getting caught up in needless drama
  35. Not spending enough time with loved ones
  36. Never performing in front of others
  37. Not being grateful sooner

Resources:

The original article

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