A wise man once said, “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do, than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Each week, we are faced with countless decisions. Should I go to that meeting? How can I find time to go to the gym? When can I throw that dinner party? How much of my bonus check should I put into savings? Is it time to change my career path?
Over the years I’ve found a simple way to prioritize these decisions. When facing decisions large and small, ask yourself, If I don’t make this happen, will I regret it?When facing decisions, ask yourself, If I don't make this happen, will I regret it? Click To Tweet
When we look life as day by day snapshots, the best choice almost always appears to be the easy choice. But when we look at life as a movie and see today as just one of the acts, we are able to see the long-term consequences of our decisions. And at the end of our lives, one of the scariest consequences is regret.
The easy choice is to stay in our career that’s not the best fit so that we can keep the paychecks coming. It’s easier to skip the gym and let off some steam with your buddies at happy hour. But what are the consequences 20 years from now? Will you regret not spending your life pursuing what you were called to do? Will you regret the physical ills that came as a result of not taking care of your body?
Starting this blog was not easy. In fact, putting yourself out there is downright scary. But when I asked myself what I will I regret not doing, the answer was clear. Writing and building my personal brand has been one of my biggest dreams for years. Today’s the day I push past the fear and let go of regret.Today's the day I push past the fear and let go of regret. Click To Tweet
Here I go, sailing away from safe harbor. I would love to have you join me. Let’s not forget to enjoy the journey.
How does asking this question change the way you look at the decisions you are faced with?
What is one dream that you will commit to pursuing this week?