We all do things every now and then that we end up regretting later on. It can be a job we took or a road we traveled, relationships we went through, or choices we made. We all make mistakes and that’s part of life and part of our learning. But what’s more important is that we understand what really is a mistake and what isn’t.
Anything that you, at the time of doing it, wanted to do is not a mistake. Anything that once made complete sense or made you feel good is not a mistake. Anything that you’ve done or been through that taught you something is not a mistake.
Sure, we can regret these things if they caused us pain or agony or embarrassment, and we can wish that things had turned out differently. But there’s something beautiful in regretting something you once did. Do you know what that is?
It is the fact that you actually did it.
You went for it, you took the leap and you tried. Sometimes it doesn’t work out the way we thought, and we might end up wishing it never happened. But that experience taught you something, I’m sure, and for that reason it is invaluable. Much more so than to not have done it at all.
We can never win anything if we just sit around, not doing things. We have to get out there and take a chance, even if it means we’ll regret it later. At least you can say you tried, and you won’t have to wonder for the rest of your life what could have happened.