When something in our lives hasn’t gone as well as we expected, we often wonder if we could have done anything differently.
What if I had said how I was feeling? What if I had prepared myself better? What if I had noticed earlier? What if I had studied more? What if I had taken the initiative? What if I had left home that night? What if I had answered that SMS? What if I hadn’t gone? What if I had said yes? What if I had said no? What if I had woken up earlier? What if I had made that call? What if I had bought it?
What if, what if, what if … If we think about “What if” every time we make a decision, it will drive us crazy. The “what if” dies the moment we decide, “yes” or “no”. From the moment the decision is made, there is no point in asking, “What if I had done …?” Sorry, but you didn’t.
It’s worthless filling your head with doubts. I am sorry, from the moment the decision is made, “what if” won’t change anything. I know there are complicated choices to make all the time, but that’s part of life.
Taking action is key
Making plans is vital, but acting is the most important thing. Act and never regret what you’ve done. Regret only what you haven’t done. If you make a mistake, you will learn from it and grow. Did you get it wrong? No problem, now you’re better and stronger.
Making mistakes is essential to supporting our values, principles, and shaping our journey. If, on the other hand, it works out, congratulations.
Make your own choices and be proud of them. That’s the most important thing. Make sure you tried and did everything you could.
A “no” it’s guaranteed
At Angry Ventures, I usually apply this method whenever I go to networking events and want to talk to someone or need to do a cold call. I try to keep in mind,” a “no” it’s guaranteed.” But I also know that there may be a “who knows”, or even a “yes”. If I don’t try, I won’t win or lose. If I try, there is always a chance of getting what I want.
We often hear the word “no”. Life is like that. The most important thing is to act and not to leave things undone. In my opinion, being unafraid of mistakes and doing what we want should be applied to both our professional and personal lives.
We only get one life, and I believe that, when you’re older, you’ll be much more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than the things you did. At least when I’m older, I’ll never say “I didn’t do this” and think it’s too late, or think “if only I had…”. I’ll say, “I don’t regret anything. I did everything that I wanted to do.”
I hope you can do everything you want to and, most of all, don’t forget, never regret anything.