“Life is meant for learning, enjoying, and growing, not for litigating and regretting at the deathbed.” ―Professor M.S. Rao
Some people waste their precious life by hating others. They waste their precious time and energy by criticizing, complaining, and condemning others. They create enmity and ill will on petty issues especially due to ego. They realize it in later parts of their lives and regret it.
Focus on Your Passions and Goals
“If you live each day as if it were your last, someday you’ll be right. Every morning I looked in the mirror and asked myself: If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I do today?” —Steve Jobs
Focus on the areas that are close to your heart. Be prepared to go to the grave with battle scars without any regrets. When you set your goals and work hard consistently to accomplish them, you will not find time to think about negative and toxic people. So set goals and associate with positive and like-minded people to lead your life mindfully and meaningfully.
Muhammad Ali said, “Life is not really long. Let’s say the average person is 30-years-old. If you’re 30 years old, you’re not but about 7 years old. How can I prove it? Add up all the 7, 8, 9 hours you slept each night for 30 years. Last night when you went to bed and woke up this morning, you don’t remember a thing. You’ve been unconscious for about 8 years if you’re 30 years old. When you’re 65, ain’t too much more to do so. Did you know I will be 65 in 30 more years? In those 30 years, I have to sleep for 9 years. I don’t have 30 years of daylight. And out of my next 30 years, I might have 16 years to be productive. What am I going to do in the next 16 years, what is the best thing I can do? Get ready to meet God.” It is obvious that life is not long. Life is short. People spend a considerable amount of time sleeping, eating, working, and socializing throughout their lives. By the time they reach their deathbed, they realize that life moved fast. They regret at their bed for not following their passions and dreams. So, stop whining and start acting today, stop blaming and start doing today, and stop hating and start loving today. Leave no room for regrets on your deathbed.
Don’t drain your energy by hating others. Utilize your precious time on creative and productive activities that bring you happiness and help others grow as better humans. Stay away from toxic people to keep your mind healthy and happy. Hating others is unhealthy whether life is short or long. So, love others as long as you live. You will be remembered for your good deeds beyond your lifetime. Money comes and goes and power comes and goes but you will be remembered for your values, principles, philosophies, and the difference you have made in the lives of others.
Avoid Regrets on Your Deathbed
Trust in God who is your well-wisher. Keep doing your best and leaving the rest to God. He will take care of everything. Stop hating people and start loving people because love is more powerful than hatred. To conclude, love is the only thing that connects all humans into one platform. Love the people around you to create a compassionate world.
“You can learn a lot from suffering. Remember, in the ash of suffering a phoenix can be born.” ―Professor M.S. Rao