Don’t Regret — Do What You Need to Do
A friend passed on an essay called The Station that manages to be both comforting and kick-in-the-rear inspirational at the same time. One sentence in particular from it struck me as especially insightful: “Regret and fear are twin thieves who would rob us of today.”
There are two sides to both regret and fear. You can regret having said or done something, and you can regret not saying or doing something. I think it’s pretty hard to live without having done the former at least a few times, but the latter is sadder, somehow.
Fear acts similarly. Most fears are either about things we wish we could do but are afraid to move forward on, but others are about things we hope never happen to us or the ones we love.
And it’s because regret and fear are twin thieves who would rob us of today that we have to take stock and then act.
Where are you now, financially and otherwise? Where do you want to be? What are your goals and dreams? What’s holding you back?
Don’t spend too much time dwelling on the answers.
Tackle whichever one resonates with you most and do what you need to do.