Regrets: To do or not to do?

Do you have any regrets?

Who doesn’t? People make choices and decisions that later turn out to be wrong in their opinion. They sometimes do something that they’re not proud of later in life. But, more often, they don’t do something they desire because of this, that, and the other, and they later regret not doing it.

Some people live their lives and make decisions entirely relying on intuition, on that gut feeling. Other people calculate, make a pro/con lists, ask others for advice or decide by relying on some other methods.

The fact is that you cannot always know what the outcome will be. Sometimes you’ve just got to have faith and do it regardless of it.

“We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here now with the power to shape your day and your future.”
~ Steve Maraboli

In the end, no matter what the outcome of your decision is, no matter if the result is as you planned it or not, you can always learn something from any situation.

Even if you realize that you made the wrong choice, you can use it for your growth. You can analyze the situation, decisions you made, and see what you could have done differently. You can make sure that you don’t repeat the same thing again.

If you learned from your experience then it was not a wrong choice, it was a valuable lesson.

Living life with no regrets

You don’t know how much time you have in this world. If you start living your life like it is your last day on Earth, you will live more freely and you will do things that you otherwise would not.

When you approach life with that attitude, you are free from fears and worrying what other people think. In that case, there are no regrets, because you take things as they come and you go with the flow and accept everything that comes your way.

People often limit themselves with a million excuses that prevent them from living the best possible life.

No matter what you believe regarding your soul or afterlife, you only get one life in the form you are now. That life is precious and you should not take it for granted.

You should give yourself permission to go after what you want, go after experiences, things, and people that will make your life better and even more authentic.

Living with your decisions

Let’s be honest now, even if it sounds a little harsh. You likely will not get hit by a bus today and you will need to live with your decisions tomorrow. So, if you cannot live with your decisions then do not make them.

Decisions that you regret are often ones that you were not aligned with, the ones that you made against your heart and soul’s desires. When you do something against your own beliefs, against yourself, then you find yourself having regrets.

That gut feeling is usually a good compass. If even just the idea of something is making you feel bad, then actually doing it, whatever “it” is, will have an even bigger effect on you. When you have that feeling of “this is wrong for me”, take it seriously and pay attention.

No regrets approach

The idea of a “no regrets” approach is not an excuse to do whatever you want with no regard for other people in your life. It is also not an excuse to behave without any morals or boundaries.

The “no regrets” approach is simply a reminder that life is short and temporary and that you are precious and worthy.

It’s a reminder to not let fears hold you back.

Life has enough of its obstacles, problems, and challenges and you don’t need to create more of them yourself. You don’t need to limit yourself or not allow yourself to do or feel something. You will meet enough people that will try to do that for you.

It’s a reminder to allow yourself to do that thing that you always wanted to do but never had the courage, time, or motivation to do it.

In the end, you will not look back and regret the things you did, you will regret things you didn’t do and you will regret the chances you didn’t take.


Because it is true what they say – in the end, you will not look back and regret the things you did, you will regret things you didn’t do and you will regret the chances you didn’t take.

Let go of your fears, let go of all the excuses, make that choice and do that thing your heart wants because you deserve it.

And do it now because there is no time like the present.

Until next time,