The High Cost of Regret
Updated: Feb 14
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 it in his tracks right now! You are alive and you have the power to shape your own destiny.
Do it afraid. I remember launching my first course several years ago. I had to move past my own doubts and fears about the outcome. What would people say? What would they think (and not say)?
Who am I?
You get the picture.
I didn't have ALL the answers to my questions.
I didn't know what the results would be. I didn't have a ton of customers.
What I did have going for me was my faith. I've always felt God’s presence. I had my family. My husband and son were on the team, and they were the two most talented people I could have the pleasure to work with.
I had my courage (based on what I believed about God). And also my belief in myself and my abilities (confidence).
I didn't second guess my decision. My launch may not have been perfect, but it got done!
We jumped for joy when the first $99.00 payment came in.
It might as well have been 9 million dollars. We were so happy that we had stayed the course and finished a project that people treasured enough to lay out their hard-earned funds to purchase.
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.
If you continue to stay in the shadows, your biggest regret will be not taking your best shot in this precious life you've been given.
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