Life is like this weird cocktail that a Mexican barista in an Estonian restaurant in downtown Atlanta may serve you.

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Life is like this weird cocktail that a Mexican barista in an Estonian restaurant in downtown Atlanta may serve you — you just have no idea what’s in it for you or what’s coming up next.

The feeling of Uncertainty.

We all hate this feeling. The feeling of not knowing what’s coming next. The feeling of not making progress — you get it.

No clarity, no certainty, just plain confusion and not knowing what decision to make or if the decision we are making is the right one. …

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Fear is temporary, regret is forever.

The Top Five Regrets of the Dying

In her 2011 book, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, Bronnie Ware lays out what she believes to be our top five regrets before death.

The regrets are:

“I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”

“I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.”

“I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.”

“I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.”

“I wish that I had let myself be happier.”

Among those regrets, one thing strikes me.

We tend to regret the things we did not do more than the things we did. …

…and why people hate to be wrong.

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When I was a kid, I used to think I could fly and use eye lasers just like superman.

I believed that, with enough practice and concentration, I would be able to levitate and then use eye lasers to burn stuff.

I remember one morning I woke up early and went in our backyard, I sat down and I stared at the sun.

That was it.

That was the day I was going to turn into superman. …

About

Aliou Sidibé

Host of The Power of Good Intentions Podcast. Insights for a better life. https://thepowerofgoodintentions.podbean.com/

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