The Top 5 Regrets of The Dying (Video)

Source: Asap Thought

Bronnie Ware was feeling unfulfilled in her job, so she went searching for something more meaningful. Despite having no formal qualifications or experience, she found herself working in palliative care.


Working with people on their deathbed, totally transformed Bronnie’s life. As she listened to people in their dying days, she heard the same important themes of regret coming up again and again.

Eventually she shared these repeated themes in a book she titled, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying with the hope it would help all us live in our hearts more and better know our true priorities before our time is through.

Our friends at ASAP Thought created a short video about Ware’s book where they share her patients’ top regrets.

Top 5 Regrets of The Dying

1) I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, rather than the one other’s expected of me.

2) I wish I didn’t work so hard. I wish I’d spent more time with family and friends.

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


4) I wish I’d stayed in touch with my friends.

5) I wish I’d allowed myself to be happier.

Essentially all that mattered in most of the patient’s final weeks of life was love and relationships.

If you were on your deathbed today, what would be your regret? Consider changing things NOW and living fully, deeply, madly, so you won’t have any regrets in your dying days.

You can get Ware’s book The Top Five Regrets of the Dying here at Amazon.com.

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  1. davidellisor@msn.com' david ellisor says:

    Love the emphasis on what we can we do now to avoid regrets later.

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