😭 How to turn regret into wisdom

and billionaire's deathbed thoughts

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Noah Kagan, entrepreneur and CEO at AppSumo has interviewed 25 billionaires in the last couple years (1% of all billionaires).

The most common regret they have, he says, is not being there with and for their families more.

Many times their business (or really their busy-ness) led to divorce, separation and strained relationships with kids and grandkids.

Was it worth it?

No matter your bank account, we’ll all likely ask the same question on our deathbed.

But before you’re on your deathbed, you’re here, right now, reading this post.

AKA, you’re still alive!

And whether you’re 22 or 102, you may have some regrets of your own.

So how do you course correct before it’s too late?

It’s easy, and it just takes changing one phrase:

Instead of: “Gosh, I should’ve done ____”

Say: “Next time I’ll ____”

Cause there’s no use crying over spilled milk, right?

What’s done is done.

But what lies ahead is in your control and ripe for change.

It turns out studies show that more people tend to regret things they didn’t do more than things they did wrong.

So you’re surest path to not regretting things you do in the future… is literally to just do things!

To recap:

  • Most people have at least some regrets (especially at end of life)

  • People have less regrets when they are more active rather than passive in taking risks and acting on their ideas and inspiration

  • Whenever you feel a regret pop up, replace that thought by clearly stating what you’ll do different.

It may be a simple change of semantics, but it’s 1,000X more empowering than the alternative.

What will you do next time?

Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today and you make your tomorrow.

L Ron Hubbard

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