What would you share with the world if you had 6 months to live?

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What would you share with the world if you had 6 months to live?

This is an thought provoking article…

Top five regrets of the dying

It is the story of a nurse who recorded the most common regrets of the dying.

They are:

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

and No 5:

I wish that I had let myself be happier.

Ask yourself…

What would your biggest regret be if this was your last day of life?

I also write for IncomeDiary.com – a website that helps people start and successfully run their own online business.

This means I get asked a lot about writing and content creation.

I am frequently told…

“Hey, I don’t know what to write about”

Often from people who have had some success in other careers.

Often they are ’embarrassed’ to share their thoughts, especially if those thoughts are of a personal nature.

I mean, what will people think of me?

I like this quote from Don Miguel Ruiz…

Take Nothing Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

And this one from Albert Einstein a lot…

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.

I encourage you to remind yourself of these wise words, every-time someone pours scorn on you or makes fun of you

Of course your writing should be easy to follow and understand.

But if you worry about getting it perfect and what others think , you will never write anything.

For this reason, I occasionally give myself permission to write just for me.

That is what I am doing here – sometimes the thoughts in your head will only make sense to you and the connections you make will only be understood by you.

Be cool with that!

You can worry too much about perfection and being ‘understood’.

To help aspiring writers and bloggers, I have created several articles.

=> Writing tips for bloggers who think they can’t write

The audience at IncomeDiary.com seems to appreciate them.

But still people claim to struggle with writing inspiration.

So recently I can up with a novel idea, inspired in part by the “Top five regrets of the dying” article.

We all know we will die, but we have a remarkable ability to not focus on it.

It could explain the many poor life decisions.

Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it.

~ Marcus Aurelius

So when people tell me they don’t know what to write about, I ask them:

What would you share with the world if you knew you ONLY had 6 months to live?

We have all got wisdom to share, even if it is only that we have ‘regrets’.

Regret teaches us a bitter but powerful lesson…

I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

If you want to touch people’s lives and write great content, stop worrying about what people think.

Impending death removes that worry.

One of my guiding thoughts is that everyone is ‘world class’ at something.

That ‘world class’ thing could be their gift to the world.

Their lasting legacy!

The challenge is that most people never get to discover what they are ‘world class’ at.

Which brings us to death bed regrets and…

What would you share with the world if you knew you ONLY had 6 months to live?

Most people have more wisdom that they give themselves credit for.

They have knowledge, and experience that would benefit others, yet they don’t share.

It is that embarrassment thing again…

They are afraid to stand out and be poked fun at.

But death removes that, which makes “What would you share with the world if you knew you ONLY had 6 months to live” a powerful question.

So that is my question to you?

What would you share with the world if you knew you ONLY had 6 months to live?

Lets make it easy and assume you have some quality of life remaining?

Would you go on an extended holiday?

Or tick some things off on your long neglected bucket list?

Or perhaps reconnect with friends and family? Or repair some misunderstandings?

Or maybe you could write your own book of wisdom – like Randy Pausch did?

Randy Pausch wrote the Last Lecture and became an Internet sensation when he delivered a lecture on Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams. This lecture became a best selling book.

Again, I ask…

What would you share with the world if you knew you ONLY had 6 months to live?

There is no right or wrong answer.

My point is… why are you not already doing these things?

Steve Jobs famously said:

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.

Don’t be afraid to share your message with the world.

There is no need to wait until your death bed.

I’m passionate about entrepreneurship and most of my writing and “wisdom” reflect that.

I also have a great interest in spiritual matters and philosophy.

It is my plan to write more about spiritual matters and philosophy in the coming months.

I know that may attract criticism.

But giving the choice of living with regret or being criticised, I choose criticism.

About BarryDunlop.com

I first registered this domain name on 19th November 2001.

Over the years there has been various incarnations and then I got distracted from my personal message and neglected the website for a while.

Partly because I didn’t want to share what I really thought or believed.

That has changed!

Somebody once shared this anonymous definition of hell with me: On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become.

No matter what your religious or spiritual persuasion is, this a powerful lesson.

I will finish with three more quotes.

For me, they offer important lessons and guidance on how to create a life without regret…

Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone, and as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

~ Marianne Williamson

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There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.

– Aristotle

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“BarryBarry Dunlop is a lifelong Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Speaker, Sales Trainer and business coach for entrepreneurs. Follow Barry on Instagram