Regrets {How to Prevent Them}

Do you have regrets? Most of us do.

We all want to know that our one life is making a difference, that it matters, that we really are significant. Most of us do not live up to our potential, but the potential is always there. It is determined by the way we think and the choices we make. When we think of regrets, we can liken it to holding our experiences in our hands. If one hand holds our risks, accomplishments, and authentic selves, and our honest feelings, and if the other hand holds our regrets over things done or not done, which hand is more full?

We all have things we wish we’d done, done differently, or not done at all. We all carry or have carried the pain of regret. And what about the things we haven’t done? What about the “bucket list” items we wish we had tried, wish we had accomplished? Those are the things people say before they die. They wish they’d ask that girl out, bought that train ticket, or written that book. They wish they’d moved on that idea for a new business. They wish they’d said “I love you” more often. They wish they’d been faithful and had different priorities like family over work. They wish they had more time with their children.

There are some things we can’t change, can’t do over, and must accept. Forgiveness of others and self-forgiveness is a must! (for more on that click here).

No matter what stage of life you are in, you can change things now to create a different future, and eventually a different end to your earthly life.

The video revealed chances not taken, words not spoken, dreams not pursued. What would you write on the board? What do you want to do differently from now on?

Today you have a clean slate. What will you do with the time you have? What will you create with your one life?

“The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out” (Proverbs 20:5).
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” (Ephesians 3:20).

My foundational recommendation? Always remain open to God in you. Always remain open to others to listen, learn, share, and love. Always leave your comfort zone to try what your heart wants. Always love, appreciate and honor yourself, too.

So much grace,


From the desk by the window where there is activity and dreams are rising to the surface and regrets are floating away on the breeze.

yay, celebrate

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“Really live your life!”

(c) Robin L. Lewis, Sozo Life & Leadership, LLC, Feb. 17, 2016

Bold Truth for the Life You Were Created to Live


4 thoughts on “Regrets {How to Prevent Them}

  1. Tara Barr

    “No matter what stage of life you are in, you can change things now to create a different future and eventually a different end to your earthly life.”
    Such poignant key words – “change, create”
    Such courageous key words – “change, different, future”


  2. GodGirl

    Great advice. I love that thought of regrets floating away on the breeze. It’s so good to know we have choices right now. We don’t have to wait for ‘someday’ to start pursuing our dreams.


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