Before you Die ... Have No Regrets: PART 2


In this Mind Matters News what I am really writing about are the more philosophical or esoteric areas of life, although other dreams you've had, such as travelling to special places, can also be a part of "Before You Die - Have No Regrets". I am going to continue with some of the soul-searching books that Barry Daniels recommended to me.

“Tuesdays with Morrie”

Another book on his list was “Tuesdays with Morrie”.  You may know of this one.  Morrie was once a university professor and was dying from a type of motor neuron disease. 

Mitch Albom was a former student of Morrie’s, who became a journalist, and as such he wrote this book in which he passes on Morrie’s wisdom and tells us about the life lessons he learned from his dying former professor. They arrange to meet on Tuesdays and within Morrie's lessons, he encompasses acceptance, communication, love, values, openness, and happiness. The story was eventually adapted into a movie of the same name (which I haven’t seen).

Mitch Albom  also wrote “Have a Little Faith” and “The Five People You Meet in Heaven”.


Full Circle

Full Circle” is a book by  John MacLean, who also wrote “Sucking the Marrow Out of Life”.  He was once a promising rugby league player – a natural sportsman since childhood.  As a result of an accident during fitness training he became a paraplegic and is now an extreme wheelchair athlete and Olympic medallist.  Despite the grief of what he had lost, his pain and many difficulties, John decided he would not let this crush him but rather use it to strengthen him with some amazing challenges. He decided to prove himself in the toughest events the world has to offer.

Now also as a Celebrity Speaker his messages on goal setting, overcoming adversity and achieving success have inspired audiences.  It really is inspirational to read of his many achievements and the strength of spirit he has.

He says:
"In business and in life, we all face obstacles and crossroads. While my 20-year story seems like an extreme account of setbacks and facing up to them, the message is not about those obstacles, or how they got there, more about learning to see challenges, or adversity if you like, and welcoming it as a fuel to feed off . Any of the great people I have met have harnessed adversity and turned it into an energy that allows them to achieve so much more. All of us can do that, we simply have to make that choice."

John's personal mission statement is - "ONLY POSSIBILITIES".


“Every Second Counts”
“Every Second Counts”  was written by  Lance Armstrong, who may be the person most of us have heard about.  Not only has Lance moved through cancer – twice! – he has achieved victory twice  in the Tour de France and achieved celebrity status.

He drew from his experiences to show that at some stage we will all be challenged by fear, death and suffering.  He sees every day as a challenge to live richly and well, no matter what hardships may come.


Creating Happiness Intentionally

I want to mention again the Creating Happiness Intentionally – CHI –  Seminar, which is about people really getting on track with their life so that they can actually live their dreams.  This knowledge is a potent force that will lead towards the life you desire. The CHI Seminar is an inspiring and exciting life adventure and attracts ordinary people who are dedicated to living an extraordinary life.

So, of course none of us will be there to hear our own eulogy … but think about what memory you would like to leave with your loved ones and friends.  Sobering thought isn’t it.  Consider (or even write) your own hypothetical eulogy, what do you want to be remembered for … and live up to it in the most passionate way.  Live life to the full - the CHI Seminar will help.


All the best,



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