What is regret costing you? Success? Happiness? Peace? Business? Love? Life? Or all of the above?
Far too many people live each and every day of their life in regret. Regret is that emptiness you feel for an opportunity or chance you didn’t take but wish you had. Your mind continues to replay the event over and over again.
How do you move forward when your thoughts seem to be stuck in the past? For starters, there’s nothing you can do about the past. It’s gone. It’s over. It’s history. All you have is this very moment. But you will miss it if you are focused on what didn’t happen way back when. Life happens whether you want it to or not. It’s how you handle what happens that matters the most.
Next time you find yourself drifting and stuck in the past, use the following steps to regain control:
- Acknowledge and embrace the lesson
- Be grateful
- Forgive yourself
- Decide what you want
- Move On!
Remove the shackles, drop the cement blocks and release the anchors – leave the past in the past. It only controls your present and future if you allow it to. You have a choice – live in the past or live your dreams. What’s it going to be? It’s time to turn the page.