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There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.
-- Laurence J. Peter
 

 

Monday, February 10, 2020

Prevent regret

Tomorrow you’ll wish you had done certain things today, and avoided certain other things. Today is your only chance to make that wish come true.

Once you allow regret to happen, there’s no way to get rid of it. The only way to avoid regret is to prevent it.

That’s what you can do right now. You can prevent tomorrow’s regrets, and create tomorrow’s gratefulness.

Choices you make right now will lead inevitably to specific realities in the future. This is when you determine what those realities will be.

Regret is painful. Now, while you have the chance, you can avoid adding to its pain.

Imagine looking back from the future at the choices you’re about to make. Now, choose only those things you know you’ll be thankful for, and prevent the regrets you know would come.

— Ralph Marston

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