If There's One Thing I've Learned: How to Seize Your Once-in-a-lifetime Chance to Get it Right

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If you could go back and talk to a younger version of yourself, what would you say? What warnings or advice would you give? If you could talk to an older you, what would you ask? What would you want to know about the road ahead? Based on hundreds of interviews with people from all walks of life, this book delivers on the promise of a better future, starting now.

'If you could go back and change anything in your life, what would you do differently?' This simple question elicited a compelling, life-affirming ...

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Overview

If you could go back and talk to a younger version of yourself, what would you say? What warnings or advice would you give? If you could talk to an older you, what would you ask? What would you want to know about the road ahead? Based on hundreds of interviews with people from all walks of life, this book delivers on the promise of a better future, starting now.

'If you could go back and change anything in your life, what would you do differently?' This simple question elicited a compelling, life-affirming collection of epiphanies from people recalling pivotal moments in their lives. The secrets to avoiding life¹s regrets are revealed in their insights about careers, love, money, family, kindness, education, and adventure. Many interviews reveal deep regrets due to mistakes or missed opportunities. Others share the joys associated with good choices and lives well spent.

There are lovers who regret turning their back on someone special, fathers who realize too late that they should have spent more time with their kids, people trapped in bad careers because they were too afraid to chase their dreams, and many people who awoke in time, took action, and changed their lives. Some stories serve as warning signs to the reader, others as well-lit paths of hope. Together they form a unique roadmap for the future and give readers the chance to 'get it right,' to create a life without regrets, to reshape their destiny.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780976105848
  • Publisher: Sound View Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

In a Whisper
Dreams and Awakenings
The One Who Got Away
Careers
Our Friends and Family
Relationships, Love, and Marriage
Money and Finance
Looking Back: Whispers of High School, College, and the Armed Services
Kindness
Perspective
Time
Interview Questions
Index
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Preface

Okay, you’ve done some things you regret. Who hasn’t, right? And there’s no doubt you’ve failed to do some things that would have made your life richer. We’ve all missed out on opportunities. But it’s those one or two big moments "that got away" that nag at you and keep you looking back at how things might have been, or make you wonder if you’ll ever get another chance to get it right.

How do you make sure you’re ready the next time life calls you? If you’re tired of looking back or unclear about what’s ahead, then this book is for you.

"...our future rarely shouts; it whispers. ‘This will matter. This is important’...the whisper tells us the things we’ll one day wish we knew now, the things we’ll someday wish we had understood earlier."-from If There’s One Thing I’ve Learned

How do you create a personal and future life without regrets? It sounds simple enough, but most of us could use a little help.

"The only real way to get some sense of our future is to listen to the stories of those who...have done and seen what we have not yet done and seen. If we take the lessons that others have learned and apply them forward in our lives, we truly have a window on our future."- from If There’s One Thing I’ve Learned

Where did the stories come from? This book is the result of hundreds of personal interviews conducted with people from all walks of life. The author is a highly skilled interviewer who has a knack for encouraging subjects to share their most poignant and powerful moments. Some stores serve as warning signs; others as well-lit paths of hope. Together they create a unique and inspiring road map for your future.

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