Today’s Holidailies Prompt: If you could change, undo or modify one decision in your past, which would it be and why?
I don’t believe in looking back on my life in regret. Sure, I made mistakes, and perhaps those were mistakes that hurt me or hurt someone else, and for that I am sorry. And while I do sometimes wish that I hadn’t done things, I don’t look back and think “If only I had done X…” What’s the point? I can’t go back and change things, so instead I have to move forward. I have to learn from what I’ve done, try to make amends for any problems I have caused, and work to do the right thing.
For example, my current job has turned out to be significantly different from the job I accepted last year. I could have accepted another job and my life would be very different. But would it be a good different? I have met so many great people and had so many great opportunities. Of course, if I look back at it, I really did make the best decision based on the information in front of me, so it’s hard to regret that decision. I did the best thing I could based on the information in front of me.
I think the point is to live life without regrets, and while that means not looking back with regret, it also means living life so that you are careful to take actions you won’t regret. Sure, you can make a wrong choice, but if you do things right, you can look back and know that at that moment, you made the right choice. Based on the information in front of you, the path you chose was right.
Life should be lived forward.