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If Only, If Only…

Marlon Brando in the classic movie On The Waterfront says, “I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody…” Do you, too, have regrets about not living the best of all possible lives? What would that look like for you? And what’s keeping you from living it?

Maybe you see yourself as a great inventor; if only someone would come along and fund your ideas, you could be a multi-millionaire. Or maybe you’d be the world’s best TV personality, if only you could get a break.  And you could really rock the latest fashion, if only you could lose those pesky extra 20 pounds.

If only, if only . . . the two saddest words in the English language. The regrets of people at the end of their lives include: I wish I had lived my dream. I wish I had taken more risks. I wish I’d taken better care of myself. And high on the list is: I wish I’d been more loving.

You don’t have to be filled with regrets. You might not want to celebrate your 90th birthday by jumping out of a plane, like ex-president George H.W. Bush did, but you can live up to your own highest potential. Read my HuffPost blog “5 Steps to a More Perfect Life” and share your dream there; talking about it helps make it come true.

Deborah King