How To Overcome Regret And Seize The Day -- Scientifically
Eric Barker stashed this in Diabolical Plans For World Domination
This post right here? right here? is da truth. Seriously good stuff. It confirms two things that I have learned to do instinctively. When I miss train I say, "Its not my train if I am not on it."
And when really disappointing things happen, I started saying.. "Its not 911." and that seriously puts things in perspective. Excellent post. "
Well said. This is the part that resonated most with me:
The article also has a helpful how-to guide for getting over regret.
Interesting, so if you are educated, and have a good career, you will have the least regrets.
Yes. Ability to learn, plus opportunity to work on interesting things, make us look forward to what we can do in the future, instead of looking back on what we didn't do.
And thanks Eric, you do such a good job of boiling points down to get the essence of the point across :)
If it’s not going to get you killed, arrested, maimed or divorced, consider doing that thing. Be a little more bold.
Your future self will thank you… or just rationalize it away.
What else do older folks regret most? So much time wasted on pointless worrying.
Spend less time on your fears and more time thinking about what it is you do want to do in your life.