This is a continuation of yesterday’s post. In yesterday’s post, I wrote that life’s end-game is to have as few regrets as possible. Regrets feel like you “coulda woulda shoudla” and are an outcome of not giving everything you’ve got. In this post, I am going to talk about how you can give everything you’ve got.
Know what you want
Most of us do not know what we want. We think we know but not really. Let me explain with a few stories.
Story 1: Nancy married a person she loved against her family’s wishes. Her family was wealthy but her husband’s was not. She could not adjust to the lower middle-class money struggles and now hates her husband. She got what she wanted but now she is full of regrets for wanting that person.
Story 2: Sam who is in his sixties is very rich. He started a company in his twenties and became one of the wealthiest persons in his home-town. Sam is now full of regrets because he did not spend much time in his younger days praying and doing righteous deeds.
Story 3: Bob wanted to do good deeds and so spent lot of time doing community work. He gave more than 20 years of his life to community work and now in his sixties regrets that he should have spent some more time with his kids.
Story 4: Sue is a great mother and took care of her kids in every way possible. She spent all her life raising them and putting their needs in front of her. Sue is now sad because she did not take care of her health.
Story 5: John took great care of his health and looks much younger for a 75-year old. John’s regret is that he did not make the right investments at the right time.
I can go on with some more stories but I think you probably get the idea by now. You also would have come across Nancy, Sam, Bob, Sue and John in your group of friends and relatives. So, the idea is that even though these folks knew what they wanted, their wants were only short-term.
The key is to know what you want long-term. As I mentioned in my earlier post, there is no secret and I am sure you would have guessed by now. Yes, there is no secret. It is obvious that we want EVERYTHING.
I read somewhere that you can get anything you want but not everything you want. I think that you can get ALMOST everything you want and for that you need to give everything you have got.
I will talk about how to give everything you’ve got to get ALMOST everything you want in my next post.
To Be Continued….