The High Cost of Regret
Regret is a weird word isn’t it? It makes you feel strange and weepy somewhat, sorry almost.
Have you ever seen those commercials where the older version of you tells the younger version that it’s going to be alright if you take certain steps? Wouldn’t it be great if that was possible in real life? Imagine being able to talk to an eighty year old version of you; to be able to know what roads to travel and which ones to avoid.
Well, we know that isn’t possible (at least not yet:), but you can accomplish the same thing by listening to what others have said when they look back on life. By far, one of the greatest things that haunt us at the end of our lives is the things we left undone.
Whether out of fear, procrastination or plain old excuses – we universally regret the chances we did not take.
Life is not a dress rehearsal. You have one life, and you owe it to yourself and your Creator to live the best one that you can. You owe it to yourself to step up and stop playing small. You have God’s permission and God’s command to shine your light!
I want you to stop and think this week about something important you’d like to accomplish, but haven’t started. Then I want you to project ahead to future you, perhaps at 80 years old. How do you feel about not doing it?
That feeling is called Regret, and you can stop him in his tracks right now! You are alive and you have the power to shape your own destiny.
Today I did something afraid. Today I did something hard. Today I moved past my own doubt and fears about the outcome. Today I launched my first ever online course! (Yay!)
I did not have ALL the answers to my questions.
I did not know what would be the results. I did not have a ton of customers.
What I did have going for me was my faith- I always felt God’s presence. My family- my husband and son were the two most talented people I could have the pleasure to work with. My courage – (based on what I believed about God). My belief in myself and my abilities (confidence).
I did not second guess my decision. My launch may not have been perfect, but it is done. I know it will be a blessing to many.
Please do not allow fear and doubt to keep you from your dreams and goals any longer. Believe in God and in yourself, and make that decision! Take action on your dreams today. Resolve right now that you will die with no regrets.
Begin your journey to amazing self-confidence, a new self-image and a goal oriented life today by joining others who are taking the CONFIDENCE 101 Challenge. I’ll see you in class!