I am not sure about you, but I was quite curious about what the results of the survey from last week regarding Your Biggest Mistakes in Life would yield. This survey received quite a bit of interest and I think the results teach us some very, very important life lessons.
Before I jump into my thoughts on these results, here they are below. Since multiple answers were allowed for each participant, the percentages will not add up to 100%, but instead reflect the ration of that response to the total number of participants.
|Delayed your spiritual practice||37||44.58%|
|Made bad financial decisions||30||36.14%|
|Did not follow your passion||28||33.73%|
|Took too few chances||24||28.92%|
|Did not take care of your health||23||27.71%|
|Chose wrong life partner||21||25.30%|
Life Lessons to be Learned
From these results, we can see that the winner was "Delayed my Spiritual Practice," followed by, "Made bad financial decisions," then passion, risk, health, etc. What jumps out to me is that I wonder how many of the other mistakes could have been avoided if we just had not made number one .
I feel, to a large degree, once you start your spiritual practice, you begin to tune into your real purpose in life, and it then guides you, helping you avoid other pitfalls and mistakes. That being said, I really think the above mistakes should be a wake-up call to you if have not made them yet or are young and getting started.
There are many articles on this website that actually go into each of these topics in significant detail and here are those links for you to reflect upon.
Procrastinating Spiritual Practice:
Please take a look at the free online classes and the articles on Ayurveda
An important final word I do want to make, is that the purpose of this survey is to ensure you make thoughtful decisions and don’t rush into commitments that are then hard to get out of. Of course, all challenges are learning opportunities for us, so technically there are no "mistakes" in life, but it is also up to us to live intelligently and try to do our very best always. The results are, of course, always in the Lord’s hands.