The worst thing that you can do to yourself is to grow old with regrets. They almost kill a part of you, snatch the happiness away and keep reminding you each day like sadists why you should or should not have done ‘that’. You can’t let it happen to you…and you won’t.
But, it’s all so easy said than done. It is very easy to share those posts on facebook which say, ’Never regret anything in life, because at that point…that was what you really wanted’ and 'blah-blah', and to get that enlightenment moment, feel like a changed person, only to realize later than not much has changed.
Sometimes, you’ve made such huge blunders that it’s very hard to not regret. Just tell yourselves that it’s okay to make a few mistakes, it’s okay to act stupidly at times and forgive yourself for it. But, what’s not okay is to regret it, to keep digging on that wound over and over and over again and leave it unhealed forever. Yes, it’s not okay to this to oneself.
Mistakes are life’s way of teaching us how to do things right. It’s life’s way of bestowing us with wisdom. Remember that stupid guy you fell for…who hurt you real bad. He was not a mistake…it was life’s way of telling you to become a little more cautious, a little less gullible and a little more strong. Trust me; it was necessary for life to do this to you.
That career choice you made, which failed tragically for you…was the opportunity for you start again from scratch at something that you can excel in.
That friend you never called back because of your ego… trust me, it’s never too late…NEVER…if they’re really meant to be in your life…they’ll come back…you just have to take that one step. Because there’s nothing to lose either way.
That girl you could never approach because you were too shy…maybe she was never meant for you. Destiny will make sure the one for will come into your life. Trust destiny…it answers all your questions amazingly...sometimes a little late, but the answers certainly come.
That night when you screwed up badly because your drinking went out of proportion. You just have to act a little more responsible from the next time…just a LITTLE.
They are so many HUGER regrets that we have. No matter how obscured the silver lining may be…it is there, very much there...you just have to look for it a little more keenly.
You must be wondering who I am to tell you all this. Have I done everything right in life! Am I an achiever of some sort! No, I’m not. I made mistakes…too many of them, way more than you have. I regretted…way more than you did. But then, I learnt. Life taught me, and compared to how I lived life back then, I am way happier today. Maybe life’s whispered to you too…you just weren’t paying attention then. Or maybe it wants to reach out to you through me.