As another year comes to an end, it’s only normal to look back and wonder what you could have done better. It’s easy to become a bit pessimistic and focus on the things you regret.
I was speaking with a friend about resolutions and remorse, and we decided there isn’t anything we can actually pinpoint as a regret. Sure, we’ve had some failures. We’ve made some mistakes. But at the end of the day (or year) you don’t regret the party, you simply hate the hangover.
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You shouldn’t fear failure. And if you have the best intentions, you should have no regrets.
We live and act in ways to prevent mistakes — not taking risks, not expanding outside of our comfort zones, not jumping outside those boxes we love hiding inside. But mistakes are a crucial step in learning and growing.
So embrace the failure – screw ups and shortcomings. There’s no need for regrets if you give it your all.
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