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