Posted on the “Life. Then Strategy” Facebook group today was a link to a fantastic article, “Top Five Regrets of the Dying“, written by someone who worked in palliative care for years. One of the opening paragraphs is incredibly powerful:
People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learned never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, every one of them.
This article struck a chord with me not because I’m close to death, but because I’ve recently made some decisions about changing my life around quite a bit. My partner and I have been complacent for years, and we’ve decided it’s time to kick that complacency aside and grow again. We both read the article seeing matching reasons for why we’ve decided to change things around.
If you feel you’re stuck in a rut, you really do need to read Top Five Regrets of the Dying.