START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

How to Live Without Regrets

How to Live Without Regrets

A life of purpose cannot be defined by a singular accomplishment. Each person has a unique combination of gifts and abilities that make up their contribution to the world. I highly encourage reaching for the stars, but you donít have to be a Pulitzer Prize winner to leave a legacy. Leaving a legacy and living a life with no regrets is more about embracing the lessons life teaches. It is about having the wisdom to grow, learn, expand and change when needed.

So What Exactly is a Legacy?

A legacy is what you leave behind for the world to remember. It can be the influence you had on a friend or the job you performed as a parent. It can be a charitable contribution or the impact you made on the business world.

Large or small, we are all leaving a legacy. Living a life with no regrets involves defining what you want that legacy to be. Donít let someone else decide. Only you know what type of life you want to lead. It is never too late to leave a mark, even if it is as simple as a smile or a kind word for those around you. Many times we underestimate the impact of a small gesture. Kind expressions, no matter how seemingly insignificant, may be the thing that people remember about you after your time has passed.

How to Live with No Regrets

Living a life free of regrets involves letting go. It involves letting go of the would-have, should-have, could-have mentality. Dwelling on how you could have lived differently is detrimental to your spirit. Sometimes we do the best we can with the knowledge we have at the time. Frequently the wrong choices bring us to the right places. Make the choice now to forgive yourself, as the world needs the best of you. You cannot give your best when you dwell on past hurts or perceived mistakes….Finish reading on for Marion’s advice on exploring your own needs and dreams so that you too have no regrets!

Marion Witte is a businesswoman, the author of The No-Regrets Bucket List, and†the creator of the Wise Woman Collection, a series of books devoted to education, inspiration and transformation.


7 Life Lessons for Reaching Your Full Potential

Looking for a Better Life? Take Charge of These 3 Things

The Upside of Conflicts


Read more: Spirit, Inspiration, , , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Gail Lynne Goodwin's brings the world the best of the best inspiration from people like Sir Richard Branson, Jack Canfield, Debbie Ford and more. Each day we ask our Luminary to answer, "If you only had 500 words to share, what wisdom would you want to pass on to humanity? What have you learned that matters, and what doesn't?" We share their wisdom for FREE to help our community live an inspired life, each and every day!


+ add your own
5:13PM PDT on Jul 30, 2014

So far, so good. I have made major boo-boos but I don't regret them, I learn.

8:54AM PDT on May 16, 2014

So true. Thank you.

3:16PM PDT on May 13, 2014

If you tell me you have no regrets in life you are not telling the truth,period.Everyone has some regrets in life,its called being human!!

1:31PM PDT on May 10, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

5:05AM PDT on May 6, 2014

Everything ends someday anyway.

4:40AM PDT on May 6, 2014


4:26AM PDT on May 6, 2014


8:36AM PDT on May 5, 2014


6:45AM PDT on May 5, 2014


6:33AM PDT on May 5, 2014


add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

thanks for the article.

No reason at all why it won't work, I just like meat :)

Diet/schmiet! Moderate consumption of all food groups - real food groups, that is - is and has alwa…


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!