We’ve all made mistakes in the past and most of it can be owed to the reckless choices we made. These are the choices we didn’t expect to backfire on us. Before you add more regrets in your life we’ve created a post that will underscore some of the most common decisions we’ve made together with those people that have negatively impact our lives at some point. In a way, this post will help give insight on how you should live your life with as little regrets as possible.
Trying hard to impress others at your own expense.
As people-pleasers, we have the tendency to wear a façade just to please other people. However, when we focus all your attention on pleasing other people we forget about our needs. We become what other people wants us to be instead of what we truly want for ourselves. If we continue to practice this we lose sight of our value and we live our lives according to the expectations of other people. If you don’t want to live a life of regrets focus on yourself on how you can improve instead of fixing your eyes on people who don’t matter.
Allowing other people to dream for you.
One of the biggest challenges in life is figuring out what you want and then deciding to be happy with it. But you can only do that if you formulate your own plans and goals. If you allow other people to dictate how your life will turn out happiness will evade you. Example if you’ve always wanted to be an artist and your parents are pushing you to be a doctor, in the end, no one else is going to live a miserable and unhappy life but yourself. If you know what you want pursue it with all your heart and the rest will follow.
Wasting most of your time on negative people.
Miserable people love to infect happy people. If you find yourself surrounded with people who exude negative vibes and who suck out the happiness in you let them go. You will never develop the right attitude if you continue to spend your time on these irrelevant people who do nothing but drag you down and discourage you. If you want to make better choices be with people who encourage you, who share the same passion and zest in life as you do, who are happy with your successes and who cheer you on in your failures. These are the types of people who are worth being around with.
Giving up when you feel hopeless.
There are times in life when failures become so overwhelming that it makes us decide to just give up. But even if problems are squeezing the life out of you, never give up. Finish what you’ve started so you won’t end up living a life filled with what ifs. The process may be hard and tedious but if you persevere you’ll see that the rewards you’ve worked so hard for are worth it. A lot of people lived lives haunted with regret because they easily gave up on their dreams, don’t be that person.
Settling for less.
You have to know your value and your worth before you can overcome this insecurity. In most cases, when a person doesn’t know his worth they settle for less than they deserve. They settle for a low-income job even if they can do better. They settle for an abusive relationship because they’ve managed to convince themselves that no one else is going to be there for them who will love them. If you don’t want to live a life of remorse, be strong enough to let go of the people and the things that are taking away your joy. Everyone deserves the best and that includes you.
We live in an imperfect world and mistakes are bound to happen. We’re not perfect and we will never be but if we make better choices and be brave enough to do what is best for us we are actually minimizing the possibilities of regret.