Choices You’ll Regret in 10 Years!

        There are so many lessons that we can learn from others who have lived this life and witnessed many things that we, as young adults, still have or have not yet discovered! Two passionate writers, Marc and Angel, have constructed a list of the 10 choices you will regret in 10 years. Check out the 10 choices and see if there are a couple that you can avoid for the benefit of your future! 

Choices You_ll Regret in 10 Years

Ten choices that ultimately lead to the phase of regret and how to avoid them: 


Regret #1- Wearing a mask to seek the approval and/or to impress others. 


        Someday there will be nothing underneath the mask that you wear to cover your face that is used to impress others. When spending too much time and worrying about people’s perception of you, you eventually after time begin to forgot who you truly are. It’s better not to fear people’s judgments, because you are going to be judged whether you like or not, it’s a human tendency. You simply can’t impress everybody. Let others be impressed and inspired by the way you deal with your imperfections! 


Regret #2- Allowing someone else other than you create your dreams for you. 


        One of the greatest challenges of life is discovering who you are and where your passion lies. The second biggest challenge is being happy with what you find. You need to stay true to yourself and your goals and dreams. It’s a good thing when you have some people in your life disagreeing with you, because that it means you are standing up for yourself and walking your own path. 


Regret #3- Surrounding yourself with negative company. 


        Don’t allow people with a bad attitude get to you. They simply can’t pull the trigger if you don’t hand them the gun. When you can distinguish between keeping negative company as a choice and not an obligation, this gives you the freedom to keep company that offers compassion, generosity and patience over a company of angry, greed and anxiety people. 


Regret #4- Being too selfish and egoistical. 


        Everybody knows that a life filled with loving deeds and having a good character is rewarding. The people that you inspire and share your time with will remember how you made them feel long after your time has expired. What you do for yourself dies with you, but what you do for others and the world will remain after you’re gone. 


Regret #5- Running away from change and growth. 


        You must let go of your past to embrace the future, what’s in the past is gone; it won’t come back to us. If you set yourself for personal growth, change, and opportunities to improve your present condition, you are positioning yourself for lasting success. 


Regret #6- Giving up when life gets difficult. 


        In order to be successful in anything, you need to fail once, twice, or how ever many times is sufficient for you to pick yourself back up, learn, and move on as a stronger individual. The one who continues to progress one step at a time will eventually win at the end of the day. Success occurs with small steps, decisions, and actions that build up upon each other.


Regret #7- Trying to manage every little detail in your life. 


        Life should be touched, and not strangled. At times, you need to let life happen on its own terms without constantly worrying! It’s a skill to learn when to let go. Take a deep breath. You don’t have to know exactly where you’re going to be headed to somewhere great, let life show you it’s mysteries. Everything in life is designed in a perfect manner; it just takes time to connect the dots. 


Regret #8- Settling for less than what you actually deserve. 


        Be strong to let go and wise enough to wait for what you deserve. Sometimes your eyes have to be washed by tears to see the various possibilities in front of you with clear vision. Don’t settle for less. 


Regret #9- Waiting until tomorrow comes.


        Sometimes the problem is that we think we have more time than what we actually have. One day you’ll wake up and there won’t be any more time to work on the things you wanted to do, invest in your time now while you have it. At a point in your life, you’ll have achieved the goals you’ve set for yourself, or you’ll have a list of excuses why you didn’t achieve the things you wanted to do. 


Regret #10- Being lazy. 


        The world doesn’t owe you anything, quit the contrary, you actually owe the world something. Stop daydreaming and start doing! Develop a backbone, not a wishbone. Take responsibility for your life. You have great potential and you are needed in the world. Stop waiting for somebody to do something someday. The someday is now and that somebody that the world needs is you! 

Written by: Medea Rasheed.