Looking back over the length of your life, what do you regret?
Just this past month, what do you regret?
Interestingly, studies show that in the short run, people regret things that they did.
- Words spoken in anger.
- Making a mistake at work.
- Eating the extra cookie.
But in the long run, people regret things they didn’t do.
- Not finishing their education.
- Not opening a business.
- Not asking out that person.
While we live daily in the short run, we create a meaningful life over the long run.
So ask yourself today:
Is there something I’m not doing that I will regret later?
While it’s more comfortable to remain passive than to make a change, it’s our decisions of action that we’re usually most proud of.
And who knows? Maybe we’ll mess those up, too, and they’ll become short-term regrets. Either way, God will be with us to help us out.
But perhaps it’s easier to live with the disappointment of trying and failing, than to live with the long-term regret of never trying at all.
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