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No Regrets

In yesterday’s Safety First blog I wrote about the importance of being bold and unpredictable. The message was stop playing it safe. Step out of your comfort zone.

I want to share a quick parable that a very dear friend of mine shared with me following yesterday’s blog that reinforces the message…

An elderly man, in the final days of his life, is lying in bed alone. He awakens to see a large group of people clustered around his bed. Their faces are loving, but sad. Confused, the old man smiles weakly and whispers, “You must be my childhoold friends some to say good-bye. I am so grateful.”

Moving closer, the tallest figure gently grasps the old man’s hand and replies, “Yes, we are your best and oldest friends, but long ago you abandoned us. For we are the unfulfilled promises of your youth. We are the unrealized hopes, dreams, and plans that you once felt deeply in your heart, but never pursued. We are the unique talents that you never refined, the special gifts that you never discovered. Old friend, we have not come to comfort you, but to die with you.”

Eliminate “What IF” from your thoughts and vocabulary. Replace it with “What IS!

Go out today and live life. Be bold, courageous, inspirational, and passionate.

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One Comment on “No Regrets”

  1. Trevor Edley 02/16/2013 at 9:50 AM #

    Kevin, what an inspiration you are to many people. A privelege to read your posts

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