Thank you so much for stopping by! Time appears to be flying by way too fast and I'm looking to do something exciting with the rest of my life. I'll be starting an online fitness business called "GoBeDo" sometime this year. Be sure and check in. You'll learn about High Interval Training, Yoga, Body weight exercise, Spartan races, Functional training and whole lot more. Real $hit, for Old Timers like me. Why? We only have one shot at a grandiose and fulfilling life. Let's get busy creating one. Remember, it's the start that stops most people. The last thing I want to take to my grave is "regret!"
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Guapo (Grandpa Jasso)
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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Don't get caught on the "Regret" Train. See you in a few months..

And a big THANK YOU to Mr. John Chancellor for this post. 

I would like for you to think for a few moments about the worst thing that has or might happen in your life. Now, depending on where you are in life, that might vary a lot. You might think that losing a promotion, breaking up with your significant other, losing your job or even the death of a very special person in your life would be the worst thing that could possibly happen to you.

But let's fast forward a bit, to a time none of us really wants to think about. Although we all know that death is a natural part of the cycle of life, we all like to put off thoughts of death. But think about when you are near the end. That is when you will get a very clear perspective on the worst possible thing that could happen in your life.

I do not pretend to be a fortune teller, but I do believe I can tell you what will be the worst thing that can happen. When you are near the end, unless you are quite different from the majority of people, you will look back on your life with some regret. And unfortunately, it will be too late. There will be nothing you can do about it.

What will you regret? For some, it will be that you did not spend enough time with your loved ones. For some, it will be the opportunities you let slip by: opportunities to make new friends, to help others, to make a difference in life. It may have been the new business you did not start or the places you did not go. I cannot tell you specifically what you will regret, but I can tell you that will be the most gut wrenching thing you will face.

If this is so important, then why do we let opportunities slip away? Well, as the current cliché goes, life gets in the way. We get caught up in the urgent activities that we must do each day and fail to give enough time and attention to what is important in life. We become a slave to the urgent.

And of course, the other reason is fear. We fear stepping out of our comfort zone. We fear that if we take a chance, if we try something new and different, if we decide to really make a difference in the world, we will fail. The truth is just the opposite; we fail when we don't even try.

Often, we do not have to face that failure to try until we no longer have the opportunity to try. That is where the regret comes from: knowing that we had an opportunity for our lives to be different and we did not even try. And when we are near the end, that is when regret will really haunt us.

But there is a cure. You do not need to go through life knowing at the end you will be burdened with regret. Just take the time now to decide on what is important in your life - and then set aside the time to do the important things. Decide to make a difference in life. Life is for living, exploring, growing and becoming all you can be. Life is for fully developing your unique self. There will come a day when you will no longer have the time or opportunity to do certain things. Then you will only have regret. To me, that would be the worst thing that could possibly happen in life. 

Marco here. Thank you for stopping by. Hopefully, I can make it back..

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