“If only…” These two words paired together create one of the saddest phrases in the English language.Here are ten life choices that ultimately lead to that phrase of regret, and how to elude them on the average day:If the face you always show the world is a mask, someday there will be nothing beneath it. Because when you spend too much time concentrating on everyone else’s perception of you, or who everyone else wants you to be, you eventually forget who you really are. So don’t fear the judgments of others; you know in your heart who you are and what’s true to you.
You don’t have to be perfect to impress and inspire people. Let them be impressed and inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are; the second greatest is being happy with what you find. A big part of this is your decision to stay true to your own goals and dreams. Do you have people who disagree with you? Good.
It means you’re standing your ground and walking your own path. Sometimes you’ll do things considered crazy by others, but when you catch yourself excitedly losing track of time, that’s when you’ll know you’re doing the right thing. (Read The 4-Hour Workweek.)Don’t let someone who has a bad attitude give it to you. Don’t let them get to you.
They can’t philosophically pull the trigger if you don’t hand them the ammo. When you remember that keeping the constant company of negative people is a choice, instead of an obligation, you free yourself to keep the company of compassion instead of anger, generosity instead of greed, and patience instead of anxiety.A life filled with loving deeds and good character is the best tombstone. Those who you inspired and shared your love with will remember