I was reading an article the other day that said: Regret can seriously damage your mental health. And I think deep down most of us understand that.
However, having now heard it spoken aloud, I’m sure there will be those who regret the regrets they’ve had. But it’s too late, what’s done is done.
Far too many people live in the land of should of and could have, mourning lost opportunities and lost fortunes. Their mantra is: If only. If only I had or if only I hadn’t.
I’ve said before that the past makes a great classroom but a rotten living room.
We need to understand that there will always be regrets, that’s part of life. We can’t change feelings of loss or disappointment. Instead of viewing regrets as a reason to give up and never try again we need to learn from them.
I would challenge you to learn from your mistakes and move on.
To quote Saint Paul, Philippians 3:13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.
And that may allow you to reflect the thoughts of Less than Saint Frank who sang: Regrets, I’ve had a few, but then again, too few to mention . . .
Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.