You’ve had missed opportunities in your life, right? We all have: the job we wish we would have taken, the relationship we should have tried harder with, the words we’re sorry we said.
Maybe, like me, you’ve regretted some of those things.
But here’s what my own experience has taught me:
Regret is a huge waste of time.
We’re here to learn from our experiences, and in fact, experiences are presented to us for just that reason. They’re part of our soul’s plan and ultimately, its growth.
We may cringe at some of the things we’ve said or done, we may look wistfully and things we didn’t say or do, but in the end? All we’ve got is RIGHT NOW.
Spending time thinking back and wishing? A waste of time.
Better to take the lesson and move on, because there’s always a next time. Maybe not for that particular situation, but a next time that you’ll know how to handle it.
So about regret? Don’t get stuck there.
Use it. Let it propel you to the next successful thing.