If You Look Back When Your 90 — Will You Have Regrets?

After I posted my last blog about Midlife Crisis for Women, I was talking with a friend of mine.  I had mentioned something about my goals and dreams and that if I don’t make them happen I will live with regret.

My friend commented on how living life without regret is such great motivation, and it is!  But it really got me to thinking.

One of the books I’ve been reading recently called “Millionaire Success Habits: The Gateway to Wealth & Prosperity” by Dean Graziosi talks about this concept of when you look back on your life at the end, what will you regret?

Probably my biggest goal has always been to work online from home, while making enough income to sustain me through my “golden years” and at the same time have the time freedom to be able enjoy my life (my family, friends and future hobbies).

I am a big time introvert/home body so my goals don’t include a lot of extreme vacations or going on big group site seeing tours with my other “senior” friends.

Seeing different parts of the world does sound interesting, and something that likely should be a goal, I just don’t know if it actual would be a goal for me.

What will I regret when I look back?


For me, what I will regret is not taking the risks and challenges that come with my dream to be a successful entrepreneur working from home.  Why is that dream so important to me?

  • I would regret it if I’m not able to be there for my grandson, and to watch him grow  and change.
  • I would regret not taking time to spend an afternoon with my mom when she wants some company or needs some help.
  • I would regret not taking those extra little weekend trips to the lake with my sister and her family.
  • I would regret not doing things on the spur of the moment – such spending an afternoon going to garage sales with my circle friends, or even booking a quick trip to Florida or Palm Springs to visit family and friends.
  • I would regret not being able to go to a growth seminar or business event that I think will help me become a better version of me.
  • I would regret not making a contribution in this world.
  • I would regret not taking those special moments that come up in life, and making awesome memories along the way.

All of these kinds of things that may seem simple and no big deal are in fact a really big deal to me.  I feel like being a successful entrepreneur is the vehicle that will allow me to do all of those things that right now are only my “someday wishes”.

I want to be able to able to look back when I am 90 years old and feel like my life mattered, and I want to feel like it had meaning to me and to the people who I may have touched along the way.


We all have things that we want to achieve in life. We all have things that we will regret if we don’t make them happen.

As I start to get older, these thoughts are front and center on my heart and in my brain.

Like Gary Vaynerchuk says – “Regret is the Biggest Poison in us…”, “Because if anybody ever did it, than you can too… Stop making excuses.. Stop Complaining”.

I’m not sure if this is even a post worth publishing.  But they are the random thoughts that keep revisiting me lately.  So, it’s time for me to act on them.

Now I ask you:

What will you Regret when you look back on Your Life? What are the things that you keep putting off for the “some day”?
Talk soon,




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