The first question is “What is regret?”. Regret is a negative conscious and emotional reaction to personal past acts and behaviours. Wikipedia Definition
So if I think about that:
- Negative – I can do without that in my life
- Conscious – I chose to do it
- Emotional Reaction – I can control my emotions
- Personal past acts and behaviours – I cannot change that
If I consciously take my regret and learn from it and chose a different path to move forward I am in fact taking a negative reaction and achieving a positive outcome.
This week I will share with you how to turn your regret into a positive outcome, or how to see it as a chance to process and learn.
Never regret anything because at one time it was exactly what you wanted!