What’s your Biggest Regret?
I recently discovered an interesting YouTube video titled “What’s Your Biggest Regret? (Nobody Wants To Admit The Worst One Of All)” and I took a moment to watch this video even though I felt I knew how this video was going to play out.
You see people are predictable when asked a question like this because we all have regrets.
And when you take the time to stop to think about your biggest regret, something usually pops into your head.
Perhaps this happened to you when you read the title of this post. Or maybe it didn’t.
We all live with regrets because ‘life’ usually gets in the way of happiness.
Have you ever done something even though you didn’t want to?
Of course, you have, and it’s likely this was added to your ‘Regret Bank’ to trouble you in years to come. But fortunately, for you, you’ll only be constantly reminded of your biggest regrets and those small ones will lie dormant until you’re forced to think about them again.
However, it doesn’t need to be like that.
You can live a full life without regret, but you need to start being honest with yourself.
STOP! avoiding the difficult questions. Instead of thinking you can block out those uncomforatble thoughts with a tub of ice-cream, bottle of booze or hit of your favorite party drug, go in search of answers.
I stopped living with regrets when I quit my 9-5 six-figure job in search of the real me. And although it hasn’t exactly worked out like I thought it would, as I scrape money together to pay for bills, living week by week, I have no regrets.
As strange as this might sound, and as I go through an uncomfortable period of life without a steady income, I don’t regret leaving my job.
In fact, having nearly a year, away from the 9-5 has only made me realise what a fool I was for not acting sooner.
But that’s in the past and I have a good 50 years ahead of me, so I’m going to figure this out and make the next 50 years what I want it to be rather than what I hoped it would be.
50 years is a long time to live with regret.
Here’s that video in case you didn’t follow your curiosity or weren’t prepared to face your reality.
Stop hiding and come out from behind the shadows.
Life is for living, so take some time and figure this out.
I promise you, there are answers to your questions. You just need to look a little harder.
So, ‘What’s your Biggest Regret?‘
Sharing it in the comments will ensure it’s on record and maybe you’ll look back in years to come and realise your biggest regret was not acting sooner.
Be brave and leave a comment, I won’t bite.
PS: I was surprised this video was made by a Univeristy. No one should ever regret not going to University. It wouldn’t have made you a better person so never regret it. And just think of all the money you’ve saved.