THE 10 HUMAN REGRETS: AVOID THEM TO LIVE AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE
Better Life Maids is a company not just dedicated to hiring and training employees, but building great leaders. One of the philosophies we have adopted is the Lead Without a Title system created by Robin Sharma and expressed in his 2010 bestselling book The Leader Who Had No Title.
In the book, Sharma crafts a story of an ordinary man, who is given the gift of knowledge. The knowledge of what it will take to live an extraordinary life. A life without regret. Early on in the story the idea of the 10 Human Regrets is introduced and the idea that their are two ways to die, and that embracing that inevitable fact, and the truly short time we are here will force us to make a choice. That choice being to embrace life and living each day to the fullest, or to face these regrets on the last of our days.
These are the 10 regrets he lays out in the book, and I do think they concisely express many of our greatest regrets and fears. I think to truly live an extraordinary life you need to recognize these regrets so you can find a path in life that will help you avoid them. In a subsequent blog post we will discuss the ideas of the 10 Human Victories.
1. You reach your last day with the brilliant song that your life was meant to sing still silent within you.
2. You reach your last day without ever having experienced the natural power that inhabits you to do great work and achieve great things.
3. You reach your last day realizing that you never inspired anyone else by the example that you set.
4. You reach your last day full of pain at the realization that you never took any bold risks and so you never received any bright rewards.
5. You reach your last day understanding that you missed the opportunity to catch a glimpse of mastery because you bought into the lie that you had to be resigned to mediocrity.
6. You reach your last day and feel heart broken that you never learned the skill of transforming adversity into victory and lead into gold.
7. You reach your last day regretting that you forgot that work is about being radically helpful to others rather than being helpful only to yourself.
8. You reach your last day with the awareness that you ended up living the life that society trained you to want versus leading the life you truly wanted to have.
9. You reached your last day and awaken to the fact that you never realized your absolute best nor touched the special genius that you were built to become.
10. You reach your last day and discover you could have been a leader and left this world so much better than you found it. But you refused to accept that mission because you were just too scared. And so you failed. And wasted a life.
I hope that you can find inspiration to help you live your very best life, learn to Lead Without a Title, and craft a world class life full of victory and avoid these regrets. Please read more about this philosophy at www.robinsharma.com and pick up one of his many great books. The concept that one idea can change the course of your life is important. If you can take away just one idea from Sharma, or other great thinkers and writers you can continue to grow and challenge yourself each day.Matthew Ricketts President and Chief Experience Officer Better Life Maids