Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. Sydney J. Harris, journalist
Maxcine, one of my dad’s best friends and a dear friend of our family, died this week. She was 101-1/2. I flew to Nebraska for her one-hundredth birthday and I’m so glad I did (thank goodness it was pre-COVID). Have no regrets—I keep telling myself.
Regrets usually stem from what people don’t do—not from what they did. I certainly regret some things I’ve done in my life but I’m hoping to reduce the regrets from those things left undone.
Affirmation: I’m striving to have no regrets.
Coaching questions: What, if left undone, will you regret in the future? What’s keeping you from doing it?