The 10 Human Regrets

I’ve been devouring (for the third time) Robin Sharma’s latest book “The Leader Who Had No Title“.

I highly recommend this book! It contains a ton of the most profound lessons for life and business. A must read for those into personal development and anyone aspiring to be a leader in life!

In this book, Sharma describes the 10 human regrets, regrets that no one ever wants to have, but unfortunately, too many do. Reading this list should completely inspire you to truly take control of your life and LIVE!

After describing this list as a “Hell on Earth”, the book goes on to describe  a much more positive list:  “The 10 Human Victories” which will be my next blog post….stay tuned!

The 10 Human Regrets

  1. You reach your last day with the brilliant song your life was meant to sing still silent within you.
  2. You reach your last day without ever having experienced the natural power that inhabits you to do great work and achieve great things.
  3. You reach your last day realizing that you never inspired anyone else by the example that you set.
  4. You reach your last day full of pain at the realization that you never took any bold risks, and so you never received any bright rewards.
  5. You reach your last day understanding that you missed the opportunity to catch a glimpse of mastery because you bought into the lie that you had to be resigned to mediocrity.
  6. You reach your last day and feel heartbroken that you never learned the skill of transforming adversity into victory, and lead into gold.
  7. You reach your last day regretting that you forgot that work is about being radically helpful to others rather than being helpful only to yourself.
  8. You reach your last day with the awareness that you ended up living the life that society trained you to want versus leading the life you truly wanted to have.
  9. You reach your last day and awaken to the fact that you never realized your absolute best, nor touched the special genius that you were built to become.
  10. You reach your last day and discover you could have been a leader and left this world so much better than you found it; but you refused to accept that mission because you were just too scared…and so you failed, and wasted a life.

Opening the Door….. to Manifestation!

“If you could see an aerial view of your life experiences as we do, you would see all of these wonderful things that you’ve been asking for, lined up right outside your door, and if you just open the door a little bit, they begin to flood in.” — Abraham

This is a powerful quote by Abraham, the non-physical Source Energy as expressed through Esther Hicks.

The image alone of everything that you have wanted, asked for, visualized, but has yet to manifest in your physical world, just sitting right outside your door is a very powerful, and exciting image.

The obvious “next question” is: “How do I open the door?” Well, let’s try to answer that. I say try because that’s really all I can do – try. I’m no expert in the Law of Attraction and don’t pretend to be. I’m just a student of it, continually learning. I’ve been exposed to LOA teachings for more than 20 years now and have recently begun studying the Abraham Hicks material. Is it working for me? Sometimes….sometimes not. Knowing what to do and doing are unfortunately two very different things. It’s like they say: “Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.”

So, the question is, “How do I open the door?” —

According to Abraham, you begin to open the the door when you are in “vibrational alignment” with what you desire. When the vibration you are in is a match to the vibration of whatever it is you want to manifest.
The next obvious question: “How do we create that match?” “How do we get into that vibrational alignment?”

From all the sources I’ve read or studied, this is the most difficult step in the manifesting process. Basically, we have to feel the feelings we would feel if we already had what it is we want.
You’ve probably heard the statement, “Act as if you already had it.” – THAT is the key! Pretty simple….but not easy!
Close your eyes and imagine, in as much detail as possible, how you would feel if what you wanted already existed in your life. You might experience a sense of:
happiness joy exhilaration satisfaction relief
Really experience these feelings. This is how you need to feel to be in vibrational aligment.
We need to experience the relief and joy that our desired outcome would bring us, even before we have it in our physical world.
We have to LET GO of wanting it, and experience the joy of having it.
We need to be happy NOW! Any thoughts of you not having it (why don’t I have it?….when will it get here?….how am I going to get it?….etc.) will only push it away and further close the door.

In Bob Proctor’s first book Born Rich, which I first read in 1984, he devoted a whole chapter to this step. The chapter was entitled “Let Go and Let God” and he explained that this was probably the most important chapter in the whole book. He said if you could grasp this concept, you’ll be well on your way to mastering the Law of Attraction.
The idea is to “let go” of wanting it, and “let God” take over, let the Universe do it’s thing.
Abraham calls it “the Art of Allowing”. “Allow” the Universe (Source Energy) to bring it to you.

So, be happy about getting it, know that it’s coming, and then forget about it. (Or in my best New York Italian accent: fughedaboudit…..hmm, I’m getting an idea about a new blog post).

Anyway, that in a very small nutshell is how I see the Law of Attraction. I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Now go and open that door!

Wishing you the quickest and most satisfying manifestations.

Abundantly yours,

What’s YOUR Perspective?

Two shoe salesmen arrive in an African village to see if they can get some business there. One salesman messages back to his corporate office: “Situation is hopless, they don’t even wear shoes here.”  The second salesman tells his office: “This is a fantastic opportunity! Everybody here needs shoes!”

This cute little story perfectly illustrates the power of perception. It’s a take on the old adage, “Is the glass half -full or half-empty?”


We always have the choice to view any situation from a negative perspective or a positive perspective. It comes down to how we have conditioned ourselves to react, or maybe more importantly, how our surroundings (friends, family, teachers, etc.) have conditioned us.

The next time you are assessing a situation which seems to have a negative, or undesirable result, ask yourself if you’ve looked at it from all perspectives. There is most always a positive in any situation. Make sure you’re looking at the glass as half-full. It’s not “partly cloudy” but rather, “mostly sunny”!

Whenever you see the bad, there’s probably good too. You’re just not seeing it. If something seems dull, turn it around to see the shiny side.

Shine on!  ☼

Jim Sereney ☺