Regrets, I’ve had a few, but then again, too few to mention. The famous words from the beautiful Frank Sinatra tune. I especially love the line ‘too few to mention’.
Of course, there have been times I made choices that I regret. But only hindsight is 20/20. Foresight is a crapshoot.
First, I forgive the regrets. Every decision I have made shaped who I am today.
Second, I learn from my decisions.
No human has the capacity to do everything they ever wanted. Sometimes our wants collide with each other. I want no responsibilities but that would mean I wouldn’t have two awesome kids. I much prefer to love my two kids over a carefree life. Even if it means raising my kids to leave me.
Woulda, coulda, shoulda are not part of my vocabulary.
I have strong values and each day I make my choices with those in the forefront.
Also, my life has seasons and phases. Right now, my priority is to my family. But that doesn’t push out my health goals. My health goals are part of why I can run with my kids and keep up. They are mutually beneficial. I don’t tell myself that some day I will get healthy, after the kids are grown. It’s to all our benefit for me to be strong.
It is to my family’s benefit to run a strong business. I don’t have to choose between the two.
I don’t see regrets as an option.
Third. I have strong values. I live my values and they guide my decisions. That leaves no room for regret.