8 Things You’ll Regret at the End of Your Life—And What To Do To Prevent It (Part 5)

You’re not on the earth by accident. I don’t know the back story of how you were born, but I know this: you’re here for a reason, for a purpose.

To fulfill your purpose, God endowed you with a great potential, which ultimately is destined to bless others and make a difference in the world.

There so much greatness in you. I hope you know this. You can achieve so much in your lifetime. You have value to add to people’s lives.

You have the potential of writing life-changing books, record divine songs, launch businesses that provide jobs and enhance the lives of many, make inventions that improve that change the world, etc. The possibilities are endless.

At the end of your life, you’ll regret that you haven’t tapped into your full potential. In fact, you’ll regret that you haven’t done more with the talents and the gifts you’ve been given. You’ll regret that you settled (perhaps afraid to take risks) when you could have ascended to the highs of achievement. You’ll regret that you never shared your inner-treasured.

And now, like a seed that dies without ever releasing its fruit, you’re are taking all this potential to the grave: those books, songs, business ideas, etc.


You’ll regret missing opportunities to bless people with your abilities. And this is a tragedy for all of us; when you take your potential to the grave, we miss out on your unique contribution.

You can so much more than what you have done so far. But you must take steps to unleash what is inside of you.

You could have left that behind to help someone else along their journey. You could have shared this to bless someone else. But you didn’t, and now you have regrets. Now you cry at missed opportunities.

Take Stock of Your Talents and Passions

You’re not good at everything, but you’re good at something. You’re not interested in everything, but you’re interested in something. There’s a place where you’ll make your greatest contribution, and finding your talents and passions can help you find your way there. Your purpose is meant to be fulfilling, and we are the most fulfilled when our head (i.e. knowledge), heart (i.e. passion) and hands (i.e. abilities) work together.

Commit to Doing the Work

This must be the best-kept secret when it comes to releasing your potential: work! work! work! I believe work is a blessing; that’s how we express our God-given gifts and talents. Don’t look for easy way out. Do the work. That’s the only way. You won’t release your potential by simply wishing for it. You must to the work.

Start Today

It’s not too late. I heard it say that the best time to plant a tree was 25 years ago. The second best time is now. You may not have known better before, but you know better now. You can make a change today.

Make the decision that you are not going to die with your treasures locked in your soul, but that you are going to do your best to share them and bless other with them. You can make that decision today. Don’t beat yourself down for not doing it sooner; it won’t give you back the years. Start your new life today. Start your new journey today. You have so many abilities in you to make a great contribution.

Question: What will you do today that will demand that you tap into your potential?