Source | Linkedin.com | BY:James Altucher, Author of the bestselling book Choose Yourself, editor at The Altucher Report jamesaltucher.com
In six months I’ll be 50 but I already know what I’ll regret.
This is the cliche answer. “If anything had been different I wouldn’t be who I am today.”
If I wanted to, I could put an “!” at the end of that sentence. Like what I am today is so great I’d never want to change it.
I wish I could’ve done some things differently in the past and still be the person I am today.
Life is pretty hard and complex. And our brains aren’t smart enough to figure it all out. Even the best baseball player in the world bats only 30%. And I’m mediocre at best.
I wish I had spent more time with my kids. Sure, I spend quality time with them now.
But I worked really hard and, I admit, I probably avoided them when they were really young and difficult to wake up and get ready for school when they were younger.
I wish for 15 years or so I wasn’t so focused on money. I only realized in the past few years that there’s two feelings in the body
– CHEST. When I do things I love, I feel it in my chest and I forget the rest of the world. If all I did was do the things that feel good in my chest, I’d be a happy person, nothing else would matter.
– GUT. This is where my anxiety and stress seem to live. For 20 years I lived in a world of all stress.