Right from childhood, we are taught to live a life fully.. without any regrets…
Ever wonder why?
I think regrets aren’t the reminder of what we have done wrong but of what we could have done right in the past, in a decent way if the similar situation is confronted again… so when someone says to live a life with no regrets, that’s fine but if in case you have any… just don’t be so hard on yourself for that, rather learn to love yourself, learning from your experiences, imperfections, flaws and forgive yourself.
We all have done some blunders or took wrong decisions at times, but the key is if we won’t feel bad for making them we will not realize the importance of the right decisions that we have to make in order to prevent our own self and those who are close to us from getting hurt… but you know what, if you want to evolve as a person you have to accept the fact that you have made some mistakes and if you still have the chance to correct them, then you should.
Acknowledging one’s fault is one of the considerable steps one can take in the process of self-growth.
One should ratify and take responsibility for all the actions and decisions that he or she takes.
Accepting one’s accomplishments and success is very easy but accepting one’s downfall and regrets are not, but remember… if you want to grow as a person you have to make some risky decisions on the way, so coming back to the point, after accepting your regrets you should be solely okay with that and make peace with it.
When I look back, I learn many things that I could have done or dealt with in a better way but I can’t and that’s okay. I have ratified the fact that the past cannot be changed but the future can. The pen is in my hand. I can’t rewrite the way I’ve dealt with the things earlier, but I can improve the present. Some regrets make me laugh… and others enlighten me life lessons.
If you don’t let the past die then it won’t let you live.
So, when you’re at stability with your regrets, not heavy with burdens of the past… the lighter you can easily move forward to better things in life.
A life without regret is a life not lived.
If you haven’t made any mistake, haven’t taken any decisions on your own, never done anything… then what you’ve done in life?
Just went with the flow…
Remember, only the dead fishes go with the flow.
I can say that I am not a dead fish. Honestly, I have an actually long list of regrets 😛 and I know you can relate too, but having a lot of regrets doesn’t mean you’re a horrible person (at least you’re aware of your own decisions that you’ve made in the past) or you have any disastrous decision-making ability, it’s just that you lacked wisdom at that time. Wisdom is healed pain and is attained with the experiences only.
Having regrets means you have endured, dealt with the circumstances, uncovered life lessons and you could do better.
So embrace your regrets, cherish your silly missteps, laugh at them, learn from them, and if you still get a shot at it… alter them, but nonetheless accept them.
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