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As we go through life and business we all have regrets. Regret is feeling disappointed over something that has happened, especially a loss or missed opportunity.
Of course, there are lessons we need to learn in our losses and missed opportunities. The key is to learn the lessons and then move on with your life and focus on your future.
It is easy to get stuck thinking about our regrets. There are people who continue to think about their disappointments months and even years later. Where you give your thoughts is where you give your focus and energy.
What you regret is in your past. It is your future that deserves your focus and energy.
Here’s how to easily put your regrets in your past:
- Identify the regrets that are still present on your mind.
- Determine the lessons you can learn from those things that have created your regrets.
- Celebrate the lessons.
- Commit your focus and energy to your future with the appreciation that you have an improved mindset from lessons learned.
Regrets can be the “ball and chain” that make you a prisoner of your past. Or regrets can be the source of lessons learned that power your future.