What are you most frightened of?
Regret versus Change.
I think the answer to this conundrum is easier than we at first may think.
If we think short term, we are more likely to fear change than regret.
Because change is right in front of us.
If we think long term, we are more likely to fear regret than change.
Because of things that we know we will think about as we get older.
Like doing what we were born to do.
Here are two things to help us to embrace change and minimise the potential for regret.
- Remember that you are going to live for about 1,000 months only.
- Think about the things you can no longer do because of the age you are now.
With number 1. – there is little we can do about this.
Stop smoking, drink less, eat better, run around more etc. yes.
But whatever you do you are going to die at around 80 years old.
Man or woman.
Give or take 10 or 20 years.
With number 2, think about it, there are not that many things you cannot do any more actually.
No matter how old you are.
If you get your mindset right.
There is no rewind button.
So if you’re going to do it, you should perhaps do it now or soon.
Regret is NOT inevitable .
Change however, is.