When men and women look back on their lives and regard the timeline of everything that led them to where they are, many voice regrets. Ideally, people will avoid such regrets before it’s too late so they can turn things around. Too often, however, people go through their lives accumulating more and more regrets. They provide themselves with excuses as to why they can’t go back and attempt the things they wish they’d have done. Rather than accept such regrets as part of your fate, you must try to live the best life that you can by not making excuses. Here are three of the most common regrets that people express near the end of their lives and what you can do to avoid them.