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Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.
 

 

Friday, August 10, 2018

Avoid regret

The best way to deal with regret is to avoid creating it in the first place. If you know you’ll regret it, don’t do it.

In fact, a great way to make choices is to ask yourself whether or not you will regret it later. Words that have been spoken cannot be unspoken, and actions that have been taken cannot be taken back.

Yet you can always contemplate those words and actions before you commit to them. You can envision the long-term effects they will have.

Regret, once created, never completely goes away. Choose, as often as possible, not to create it to begin with.

Rather than being burdened with regret, you can be filled with satisfaction for the life you’re living. Rather than facing difficult consequences for the choices you’ve made, you can be enjoying magnificent rewards.

Make regret your friend by making it preventative rather than punitive. Think long into the future before you act, and live a life with no regrets.

— Ralph Marston

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