The 5 Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die

Posted by : foongpc | Sunday, May 25, 2008 | Published in

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Yes, do you know the 5 Secrets you must discover before you die?

I know the secrets. And I discovered it today at the Borders Bookstore in The Curve.

It was after lunch with a friend at Dragon-I restaurant and my friend had to leave so I decided to do some strolling around the Curve. Walked past Borders, and the welcoming sight of rows and rows of books were too big a temptation to resist.

And so I found myself casually flipping through some books here and there, not really reading anything at all. Then this book caught my attention. The title reads "The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die". I zoomed in on the author's name - Dr. John Izzo. Hmm, heard his name from somewhere, but could not recall.

Found myself a nice chair to sit and I proceeded to read the book. I did not know about 1 hour had passed when I finally put the book down! It was a such a good read! Touching and inspiring, warm and full of wisdom.

It is the secret to Happiness. To live well and die happy. It seemed that Dr John Izzo, a best selling author and corporate speaker, had interviewed over 200 people aged 60-106 asking them to reflect back on their lives. What did they learn? What brought them happiness and what did they regret?

From all the interviews, Dr Izzo were able to conclude the 5 secrets to living happily and meaningfully. They are:
1. Be true to yourself
2. Leave no regrets
3. Become love
4. Live in the moment
5. Give more than take

On reflection, these 5 secrets are really no secrets at all. I mean we know them deep inside us, only thing is we are too busy with our lives to really ponder or put into practice.

Be True To Yourself. This simply means be yourself. Be honest with yourself. Live life that is true to you and not lie to yourself. Live your life and not other people's lives.

Leave No Regrets. Any action we take, we must be fully responsible. There should be no regrets over what we had done. It also means take more risks in life, instead of being afraid and regretting later.

Become Love. Love is the most powerful emotion in the universe. Be more loving to oneself, and to others.

Live In The Moment. Focus on the present. There's not much you can do about the past, it's over. There's no point in worrying about the future because the present determines the future. In other words, why worry about the past or future when what really matters in the present. The Now. (Refer to "The Power Of Now" by Eckhart Tolle)

Give More Than Take. Give and you shall receive. The happiest people on earth are those who give more than they receive. Giving also signifies you have abundance, and that's a great mentality to have. Because when you believe you have abundance, somehow you do. That's how it works. (Refer to "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne)

I am thankful I went to Borders today and left with a higher awareness of what I must do in my life!

(6) Comments

  1. Nkw@i said...

    hmmm, meaningful post you got...
    well, really enlighten me abit...
    thanks.

    May 26, 2008 at 5:50 PM
  2. nadzri said...

    Believe in yourself. Do everthing in your own way.

    May 27, 2008 at 11:24 AM
  3. foongpc said...

    Thanks nkw@i and nadzri for visiting my blog. nkw@i, I'm glad you find my post meaningful.

    May 27, 2008 at 1:54 PM
  4. Letting the time pass me by said...

    A good posting...Thanks for the information...

    But maybe we also need to use our inner judgement... Although it is good to discover the five secrets, people do have different values in life, and a idea presented by a book doesn't mean it is the truth.

    May 28, 2008 at 8:42 AM
  5. Babette said...

    This is a great post Foong. I think another secret to happiness is "Being happy with what you have." :o)

    December 13, 2008 at 5:56 PM
  6. foongpc said...

    babette, didn't know you would be reading this old post! Oh yes, being happy with what you have - that's definitely another secret to happiness : )

    December 16, 2008 at 1:24 AM