“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.” — Mark Twain

Andrew Wood
3 min readJun 19, 2024

Four of my close friends, two men, and two women did not make it to 50, all dying from some form of cancer. All died with many achievable dreams still inside them. They were all waiting for, take your pick: the right time to leave work, school holidays, paying off the car loan, a dog sitter, and 101 other reasons. I was not going to be that person. That’s why this famous quote, often attributed to Mark Twain, is one of my favorites:

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.”

It’s a timeless reminder to live courageously and seize the opportunities that come our way. The essence of the message is clear: take action, embrace adventure, and don’t let fear hold you back.

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Andrew Wood

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