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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Beyond Regret

Certainly there are things you've done in the past that you now wish you had not done. And there are surely things you've failed to do that you now wish you had done.

Regret can be quite painful, and yet in the pain of regret there is also power. Because with each regret you have the opportunity to learn, to adjust and to improve.

When the sting of regret comes upon you, let yourself feel that sting for a moment, but only for a moment. Then take that negative energy and turn it into something positive.

Instead of continuing to wallow in painful regret, learn from your mistakes and do something about them. There is nothing you can do to change the past, yet you can indeed change the value you get from what you've done in the past.

The most positive, forward looking thing you can do with the past is to learn all you can from it. Whatever your regrets may be, move beyond them by letting their pains teach you valuable lessons.

Then step confidently ahead, wiser and more experienced, with more solid, tireless determination than ever before.

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Raj said...

regret. its a strong word. and the feelings attached are brutal.

Enchanted Sophie said...

What you need to know about the past is that no matter what has happened, it has all worked together to bring you to this very moment. And this is the moment you can choose to make everything new. Right now.

Haris Gulzar said...

As they say, "Cry as hard as you want to, but just make sure that when you stop crying, you will never cry again for the same reason"...

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