If you died tomorrow…what would you regret?

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If you died tomorrow… what would you regret?

In April 2015, mountaineer Kuntal Joisher was attempting to become the first vegan to climb Mount Everest from the Nepalese side when a 7.8 earthquake struck, killing nearly 9,000 people and injuring an additional 23,000.

The 35-year-old became engulfed in an avalanche, and wondered if he would survive. Luckily, he did.

When a reporter asked him about his thoughts after he realized he was alive he said:
“I was 100 percent sure I was going to die. That night we were sleeping in turns, so when it was my turn to stay awake, in those three hours, my entire life played in front of me. One of my key takeaways from this incident was that if you have any dreams or passions, the best time to do them is now, not tomorrow, not the day after, not in 60 years when you have all the time and money saved. Whatever you want to do, do it now.”

I feel the same way. After being completely paralyzed from a spinal cord injury at C-5, C-6 at the age of 15.

Not knowing if I would ever walk again, and wondering what my life (and my family’s life) would be like as a quadriplegic, gave me a deep insight on the fragility of life and to not take anything for granted. Luckily I was able to regain my mobility to make an almost complete, full recovery.

You might also have a situation in your life that made you appreciate the fragility of life.

It may not be a life or death situation for you, but the message is loud and clear for each one of us — we don’t know if we’ll live another day, week or years…and even if we do live, we don’t know how or what our condition will be.

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If you died tomorrow… what would you wished you had done? What real or virtual mountain would you have climbed?

So, my simple question to you now: “what are YOU waiting for?”
Is now YOUR time to really take control of the life you were given?

If so, what does that look like for you? What will you start doing that you’ve been putting off until ‘some day’?

Have you had a personal experience that made you re-think the ho-hum and make different choices so as not to ‘waste your life’?
I would love to read your comments below.

About the Author Irene Diamond

Business mentor, Educator and Inspirer to Clinic Owners & Solo Practitioners. Love to hear from you ~ Please share your thoughts in the comments below!

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  • A friend of mine passed away last week from a sudden heart attack. She was a dear friend who lived about 30 minutes away, and somehow we didn’t see each other very often over the last few years. Her passing has invigorated me to keep in closer touch with those who mean so much to me. Our community is precious, and attention needs to be paid.

    • Irene Diamond, RT says:

      Renee,
      I’m sorry to hear of your loss.

      It is so true though to use these experiences to recommit to staying in touch with friends and family.

      Take care of yourself during this time.

  • “on my” life’s it was meant to be, sorry for error

    I feel it is tone to write my book because of my own near death last year and the death of my husband, granddauher and great grand baby all so suddenly in separate auto accidents.

    • Irene Diamond, RT says:

      My Dear Vivian,

      You certainly could write a book on your entire life — you have had so many great and not so great experiences.

      As the song goes, “What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger…” you are strong beyond words to endure what you have.

      Big hugs to you!

  • Since I was a teenager I wanted to write a book ony life’s story. With each passing Chapter I realized I didn’t have the last Chapter and many more were to be created. I feel I now have enough to write it. That is my main goal for this year.

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