This is a list of the most common regrets that we as humans have when we leave this mortal body –
1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

Most people don’t honor even a half of their dreams and it is really sad because our dreams are why we are here. We came to be the best at something and, because of others expectations or our own fears of failure, we make excuses for how we will do that dream at a more convenient time, and that time never arrives.

2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.

What are you missing out on in your life by working long hours at a job? Family, Friends, a “real” life?

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.

When you don’t express your own feelings, you condemn yourself to a “so-so” life, because your life becomes full of compromises and this feeds in to #1 – never becoming who you came here to be.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

We become so caught up in the daily routines of our lives that they we let golden friendships slip by over the years. I am always telling my friends that at least FB lets us keep up with each other, even if it is just the occasional im when we see them online. This is much better than the lets call each other tomorrow and tomorrow turns into the next day and so on, until we lose touch completely.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

Happiness is a choice that we make every day of our life to have, or to sabotage by staying stuck in a rut of bad habits or victim mentality or just plain fear of change.

Why don’t we choose “today” (don’t go to bed until you have done it) to make sure that at least one of the top five don’t pass us by today?

Sheryl Silbaugh

I am married with 4 grown children who are all married and currently have 14 grandchildren and two great granddaughters. I work fulltime as a Director at Bank of America and I am the founder of, which is a website and Facebook page dedicated to personal transformation and growth. We all have life's lemons show up in our life, this website helps us to make them into lemonade.