The worst thing in the world is regret. Many people as they get older can’t help but wish “If only I …“.
Don’t be that person. Here’s help how…
This post is not a list of top regrets (too predictable). Far better, this is your grandparents’ advice, looking back to their younger selves.
The most popular ways to avoid regret, right here:
- Ask “What’s the worst that could happen?“ The answer is usually nothing. Screw what other people think. Stop worrying and have a “go for it” mentality.
- Forgive & Forget. Early and often, write off bad feelings you have against that someone. (Super) Difficult at first, but with practice, it becomes instantaneous.
- Go Outside Your Comfort Zone. Stretch yourself. Routine is nice, I know. But know that routines make time pass without any memory of what filled that time. Try something new – you’ll remember it for much longer!
- Practice a new language. Able to talk with more people is an early benefit. Long term benefits include deeper understanding between “you and them,” and even better understanding of your own language.
- Travel. Of course, I have to include travel. (You expected it earlier, right?!?)
Did you notice how many more checkboxes get checked because you travel? Tackling adversity, learning a language, going outside the comfort zone, and more — all are done through travel.
The list is full of wise advice, almost too powerful to appreciate in our younger age. But is there any reason to do otherwise?