If I asked you, “Can you say you don’t have any regrets in your life?” what would you say? I would then annoy you with a follow-up question, “Are you sure?” Then you might think I’m being condescending, but the truth is I only wanted you to rethink whether you understand what it really means to have regrets.
In this article I want to shed light on all the (hopefully helpful) mantras we hear everywhere:
No regrets! YOLO! Carpe diem!
What’s the fuss all about? Do people who say them or have them tattooed on their foreheads know what’s up? Or are they just wanting to do something “daring,” at the risk of having even more regrets?
How are you? Hope you’re doing just fine. Perhaps more importantly, I hope you’re feeling fine. I don’t mean to sound intrusive. I just want you to be aware, for a second, how you’re truly feeling right now.
Because if you’re feeling anything but great—or at least fine—you probably woke up on the wrong side of the bed.
But what does “waking up on the wrong side of the bed” mean?
Have you ever stopped to think—amidst your busy day, routine, or drudgery perhaps—what’s more of a priority: happiness or meaning?
On one hand, you might be thinking you’re fully happy, you could want nothing more. Perhaps you have everything you need. Perhaps you don’t have to work like many people.
On the other hand, you might be feeling a bit of the opposite—you’re not necessarily happy—in fact, you might be suffering from some sort of adversity. It could be a physical or an emotional sickness.
- What Is a Life Purpose?
- The Two Components of a Life Purpose
- How We Are Hardwired
- How to Find Your Purpose in Life
- More Questions that Might Help
- Misconceptions / Myths about Life Purpose
- How to Stay on the Right Track
You must be looking for ways to find your purpose in life. For that reason alone, you deserve a pat on the back.
You’re on your way to discover what it means to live fully.
I’ve gotta tell you—many people simply carry on without having at least one reason to live.
Many haven’t taken the time (and it could be seriously short time) to stop and do nothing but contemplate what’s been going on in their lives, and notice the emergence of some sort of purpose.
To say that having a session of overthinking—thinking too much—from time to time might not be that bad. Overthinking, that dreaded term. We know that it doesn’t really help, it only leads to headache, it’s hassling.
Yet we do it, perhaps for fear of being called an idiot for a wrong decision made.
I’ve said in other posts that I myself tend to overthink. I’ve yet to discover why. Maybe visiting someone who knows about this stuff (a shrink?) might help. That’d be an awesome experience to look forward to.