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Career Advice from the Dying

If you were living the last 12 hours of your life, what would you regret?

The other day, I read an article about an Australian nurse who spent years recording her patient’s insights during the last 12 hours of their lives.  It was a very thought-provoking article. If you would like to read it, you can do so here.  One of the most surprising things I read was that the number one regret she heard from her patients was that they “wished they had the courage to live a life true to themselves, and not a life that others expected of them”.  The article went on to say that most of the people had not done have the things they dreamt of doing.   

Unfortunately, I believe this is all too common in society today.    There is a statistic floating around that the average American works close to 90,000 hours in their lifetime.  Yet, many of us, spend these hours doing something that we simply tolerate, not love.  

Are you in a job you love?  If not, what are you doing to work towards finding your dream job?  

Like in the movie, the Matrix, it’s time to choose between the red pill and the blue pill:  

If you choose to take the red pill, you can close out this blog, go back to your current job and spend the remaining amount of your 90,000 hours doing something you tolerate.  

Or….

If you choose the blue pill, you can make a commitment today to start searching for your dream career.  

The choice is yours…

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