If you ever fail to understand the unpredictable nature of life, you would always live in total darkness. Learn how to channel this inspirational message into your heart. Never regret a day in your life; Remember to switch on the light with a broad smile.
By definition what is regret?
“A feeling of sadness, repentance, or disappointment over an occurrence or something that one has done or failed to do.”
There is no need to regret doing good. However, someone or something can push you to the wall to regret doing your best.
From the day you were born to the day you take your last breathe — everything you do or say has its own consequences. There is nothing more beautiful than observing the unpredictable nature of life and riding on the turbulence without giving up.
You may hear people say never regret a day in your life. Well said —but it is very hard to relate to this advice or inspiration. It shouldn’t only be a mental picture but a reality for you to face.
If you could turn the hands of time, I bet you; you will erase a lot of events and memories from your life. Sorry, there is no way going back to undo all the crazy things that make you feel scared, hopeless, sad, angry, and useless.
I’ve heard it on several occasions, it sounds very inspiring; Don’t regret a day in your life. But how do we even make it relatable?
In this piece of content, you will learn and understand some of the practical ways to overcome bad experiences from the past.
You can imbibe them into your life and live without allowing negative emotions to control your future. Don’t let anyone force you to be a monster because someone robbed Peter to pay Paul.
I will tell you the truth; it’s not going to be an easy thing to overlook the pains, suffering and challenges life plunge us into —especially when we feel overly innocent.
Let me begin with a quick reminder. Look into your life now. Do you think you are having a bad day?
Huh! Wait until you hear about the story of the two guys who unloaded 1000’s of bricks at the wrong location. It sounds funny but that was serious trouble for them. They felt sweaty and regretful. But it wasn’t too late. Although it cost them a lot of energy and time to clean up that mess.
You are no exception. But how do you handle things that make you feel empty, regretful and useless?
Each Day Is Beautiful
Taking a look at the morning sunlight is one of the most beautiful scenes in nature that ignites hope. The story of each day is unknown — yet we jump from our beds to move on with our normal routines.
No one is going to guarantee you that everything will run smoothly. The Bible reminded us that tomorrow is not promised to anyone. So it would be a thoughtless idea to boast about your grand plans for the next day.
There are the possibilities of bad news hitting you. It could be about something you did in the past that has resurfaced as a negative result.
Before anyone regrets anything, then it means there is a result, consequence, or effect from the past or recent incident which are unpleasant. It takes in many forms. I will discuss that later in this post.
The Reality Of Regrets
Had I known is always at last. That regret doesn’t rob us of our future happiness. It will —only if you allow it to reside in your mind for long. It is toxic and so corrupts the mind to function rightly.
If I ever tell you to never regret a day in your life, then I don’t mean the feeling of regret shouldn’t ever be in your mind. Oh no, you can’t block that negative feeling from popping up.
It’s already there. The best thing you can do is to kill it before it consumes you. You can’t cry over spilt milk so keep moving forward with a clean and positive conscience.
No amount of regrets can undo what happened in the past. But you can leave that behind. It takes people who are mentally strong to stop the hurt inside them.
Things That Bring About Regrets In Life
What things bring out regrets in life? Many things bring about regrets. Mostly, we experience that in relationships, at the workplace, in the house, with friends, etc, Not everyone will be grateful to you, not everyone would think good of you.
Again, there are people who will betray you. Sometimes it is about a mistake you made. Don’t hit your head into the wall. Stay calm and think about what is ahead.
As humans, we are imperfect. A mistake today could be very detrimental to your future. However, they teach us valuable life lessons. Now, let me give you a list of some of the things making people regretful in life.
1. Past mistakes
2. Broken promise
There are many more but the above list reveals some of the commonest things making people regret involving themselves in certain things.
There is a reason for every single thing that happens here on it. I don’t believe in coincidences. You cannot fathom everything under the sun with your finite mind.
Certain events are beyond normal reasoning; you may then regret bitterly because this and that has failed or this person has let you down…
There is a good side to every bad thing happening in your life. Search for the good things in every negative event that happens.
Fixing The Problem Of Life
It is very inspiring to hear people say never regret a day in your life. But sometimes life presents to us ugly gifts that give us nauseating feelings. It’s a challenge everyone must overcome.
The brain is the major tool needed here. If you can train yourself to kick out all the cognitive biases in your life; you would be a step ahead of anything that tries to bog you down.
No amount of worry can change the past. Why waste your precious time thinking about what is dead and gone? Don’t you have lofty goals to chase or work on? Keep going forward.
By developing a strong positive mentality, you will be able to get rid of regretful moments in your life.
Be ready for any bad news and handle them with a positive approach. In order to prevent your spirit from crushing, allow God to fill you. Develop a good relationship with God.
Why? Because the spirit is stronger than the flesh. God strengthens and comforts the brokenhearted. He gives strength to the weak and intercedes for those who trust in Him.
Being a spiritual person is a plus for you to overcome any regrets in life. It’s a kind of mental healing.
In short, you need a strong mindset, positive thoughts and the Spirit of God to be alive and victorious over any regretful situation.
Quotes To Help You Avoid Being Regretful In Life
I believe these few quotes about how not to regret anything in life will inspire you more to stay positive and hopeful.
1. “If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system.”
— William James
2. “If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.”
— Dale Carnegie
3. “Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.”
— Charles Haddon Spurgeon
4. “Self-control is like quietly walking through the trees and calmly trying to find your way out of the forest. Self-mastery is like being okay in the forest.”
— Joan F. Marques
5. “Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.”
— Steve Jobs
Finally, I believe this article has inspired you enough to live wisely without hanging on to past mistakes, fears and awful experiences.
You need self-discipline to control your emotions so that even on your worse days you can smile and stay hopeful.
Each bad moment teaches us good lessons. Put the lens of goodness on and you will see the brighter side of all the negative things that happen to you in life.
Republished with permission from Lovelytony22 from his blog https://africanparadiseworld.com.