Death Bed Regret | Stop Worrying
Wise words between a father and a son...
I was told a story some time ago in relation to the son of a man who was on his deathbed, who asked his father a question; “Father if there’s anything you would change in life if you had your time over again, what would it be?”
After giving the question some thought the father’s reply was, “If I could go back in time, I would change all of the worrying thoughts I’ve had that has finally put me in the position I’m in now. The majority of those thoughts never happened!”
A few years ago research at the University of Cincinnati, as I’ve been informed, had apparently found that 85% of what people worry about never happens. The study also found that 79% of people handle 15% that does happen in ways that surprise us with our ability to turn the situation around.
There are many motivational speakers around the world who must have spoken about the fact that excessive worry causes serious health issues.The stress reactions worry excites actually floods the brain with stress hormones. The results of the stress these hormones can have on people can help in the process of making people prone to disease and emotional problems. The elderly who worry too much are twice as likely to develop dementia and clinical depression.
It’s true isn’t it, you can spend too much time thinking about things that you have no real control over, and most of those thoughts have nothing to do with now. Being a professional Life Coach let me tell you, that you are no different from any other person in the way you think, most people think in a similar way. When you get to know who you really are, your thinking will never be the same again. You are in for a really amazing experience, once you apply all the things you are being taught to stay focused on, throughout this book.
You’ve heard this expression previously: “If only I knew then what I know now!” I’ve learned that when the time is right you will recognize what you need to learn. I’m going to repeat again what I said earlier; “When the student is ready the teacher will appear!”
You were born ready, all you have to do is prepare yourself, and never give in. Don’t live a life with regrets of failures, have an Edison mentality. Thomas Edison’s teachers said he was too stupid to learn anything. He was fired from his first two jobs for being described as being “non-productive.” As an inventor, he made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. When he was asked by reporters how he felt to fail 1,000 times, Edison replied “I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.”
Your life is the same, take one step at a time. The results you achieve are the steps you take in the way you think. Each small thought gets stored in the subconscious part of your brain, and is played out through the conscious part during your daily activities.
There’s another old saying; “You are what you think!” So who are you at this moment in time?
But it's completely okay if you can't answer that. Maybe a Life Coaching Book or a Life Coaching Program might help you find your answers.