I can’t count the number of times a client has come into my office over the past 20 years reciting missed opportunities or wrong choices they made as the reason they are unhappy or not successful today. Sometimes their stories are about a business they didn’t start, a boyfriend or girlfriend they didn’t marry, or a class their child did not take.
Similar to my clients’ stories, most of us can easily think of a decision we regret. Our regret makes us feel sure we missed out on an amazing opportunity or experience. Regret makes us believe we’re not living our best life. However, we can never truly know how a decision we didn’t make would have worked out. Maybe that decision would have led us in a direction that would not have been beneficial for reasons we won’t ever know. All we know is that here we are in this moment with the hope and possibility that Maybe we can have the life we want from this day forward.
In this episode of my 10-minute podcast, I discuss how regret can be a terrible source of suffering and how we can start to let it go and expand what is possible. The more you do the exercise in the podcast, you will begin to find more peace and freedom to envision and pursue a new future. It’s so powerful not to be hijacked by the past and be in the moment with a clean slate.
For all we know, Maybe the best is yet to come!