Partying on the eve of finals. Wearing that frilly, pink dress to senior prom. Buying a puppy that was “mostly” housetrained right after buying new carpets. Although such regrets may be likely, according to research mentioned by blogger Eric Barker in his recent post, people are more likely to regret what they didn’t do, rather than what they did do.
That means that although puppy, dress, and party may all have been unfortunate mishaps, the true tragedies of life will be in the relationships left unmade, the chances still untaken, and the goals never fought for. But what can you do to avoid such tragedies in your own life?
According to Barker, one of the main things is to stop worrying. Stop thinking about the reasons not to try things and instead just get out there and start doing them. Even if you do end doing something unfortunate every now and then, at the end of the day you will regret these mistakes (statistically speaking) one third as much as those you never got the chance to make in the first place.
What have you got to lose? Stop worrying, start living – and let Change Anything help you with all the steps in between. I can guarantee that’s one thing you won’t regret. . .