Call this one the Frank Sinatra message if you wish.
You know the line from “My Way” – regrets, I’ve had a few.
Well that can some up most of us if we’re being honest.
I always find it amusing when people say they have no regrets about their life and what they should or shouldn’t have done in certain situations.
Maybe they’re trying to convince themselves that, or maybe they haven’t really lived? I don’t know.
I do know I have more than a few if I’m honest, in all aspects whether it be work, personal, sporting etc.
But as the saying goes, everyone is a genius in hindsight.
And the theme for today comes from something I read on LinkedIn last week about regrets.
Now, this was talking about workplace regrets, and I have a few of those from back in the day when I didn’t have enough confidence to back myself.
However, I think the message rings true across the board.
For life in general, for some of our personal choices (or ones we should’ve taken) and of course, when it comes to health and what we should or shouldn’t have done exercise wise.
This quote from it stood out for me:
“Regret can be a hopeful emotion if used to give us the insight to make better choices and the agency to change things”.
And I think that is exactly the best way to approach whatever regrets that we may hold.
I definitely don’t lose sleep over mine, some took more time to come to terms with, like I wish I had’ve spent more time just hanging out with my dad when I had the chance.
But as the quote says, if we can learn from them then I guess we just chalk it up to another life experience.
While I can’t help you with most of the categories you may have any regrets over, the one thing I can help you with is on this health and fitness journey.
If you’re reading this and thinking that things needs to change.
That your regret right now might be letting that slip a little, then turn that into a hopeful emotion to make that change and get it back heading in the right direction.
Even if you’re not sure how to make it happen, or how you can make it happen, that’s something worth chatting about.
And that’s where I come in.
There’s a few options that we can look at, depending on your situation, but if this has you thinking that your regret is indeed on the health and fitness side of things right now, then it’s time to pull the trigger.
Before it gets too late.
Sure change might be harder now, but it’s going to be the easiest it’s ever going to be.
Pull the bandaid off now.
And if things are going well with you on this front, then that’s awesome.
Cause it’ll flow onto the other aspects of your life.
But if it isn’t, then start the conversation. Hit reply and let me know what’s on your mind right now.