It is arguably impossible to achieve a life without any regrets at all. There will always be something small that you regret. That said, a life well-lived is devoid of any serious regrets. If you live your life well, your “regrets” will be insignificant and set far in the past. You will also have to work hard to remember what you “regret.”
To live a life without regrets, you will need to take careful advantage of every day. Live your life intentionally, not on autopilot, and always be aware of the opportunities you encounter. As Mark Twain said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” This is true. Missed opportunities are one of the most common things people regret, regardless of whether a person missed an opportunity to change careers, fulfill an old dream or travel. Take full advantage of your life by taking advantage of the opportunities you encounter. If you do not stumble across an opportunity to do something you have always dreamed of, go make your own opportunity.