531 – The Two Greatest Regrets of Older Men
NOTE: I’m so happy right now. I just finished editing The Man in the Mirror 25th anniversary edition which will come out in the fall of 2014. The following excerpt rings as true today as ever.
As a young businessman, I made it a habit to always ask older men what their greatest regrets were, hoping I could glean some wise tips for my own life. While the regrets varied all over the map, there were two that showed up on virtually every man’s list.
First, a man would say, “I was so busy taking care of company business that I never put my own financial house in order. Now I’m fifty-five, and I have to do in ten years what I should have done in forty.”
Then he would add, “I was so busy trying to improve my family’s standard of living that, before I knew it, my children were grown and gone, and I never got to know them. Now they are too busy for me.”
What will your regrets be? Are you willing to suffer the price for running in the rat race? No amount of success at the office can compensate for failure at home.