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Noteworthy Journey: Task 15
Regret: A New Take On Mistakes

Now’s the time to let go of past regrets and focus on what you can do in the here and now. Get started by making a list of opportunities and obstacles.

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50 Comments

Mary Jane B

September 2, 2017 - 1:32pm

Loved the video watched it 3 times! I do have regrets but what I’ve learned with maturity is not to repeat the things that caused those feelings and to live my life fully with no future regrets. I constantly tell myself to BE BRAVE and GO FORWARD.

Penny N

August 26, 2017 - 9:08am

I learned the hard way while on active duty that you don’t always get to say good bye to your loved ones.  Now I tell all of my family and friends that I love them, every chance I get since I never know when the last time I will get to see them is.

Inga O

August 20, 2017 - 12:42pm

Couldn’t change anything.

Mandy G

August 15, 2017 - 11:58am

The video was an important reminder that all you have been through and the choices you have made helped shape you to be the person you are today. No regrets!

Kathy D 1439697152

August 12, 2017 - 9:03am

This was a great concept to ponder and think about.  I need time to work on this.  At this time of my life I need to let go of those regrets and move on.  I would also like to share this with my adult children, so that they do not carry with them the burden that regrets produce.

Heidi C

August 11, 2017 - 8:33pm

I don’t have a lot of regret. I try to learn from my ‘mistakes’ in order to make tomorrow a better day. I would tell my younger self to stress less and enjoy life .

Brenda P

August 11, 2017 - 11:50am

I’d tell my younger self to not worry about what other people think and to not be so eager to please everyone at the expense of your own happiness.  That said, it has taken a LONG time for me to learn this lesson and to be happy doing what I love, and just being myself.

N. Masani L

August 9, 2017 - 12:05am

This one was hard and may take more than a day to write. Working on it.

Wendie H

August 8, 2017 - 6:19pm

I’ve wasted man a moment on regret, on “what might have been” or what might NOT have been!!  In the end, it doesn’t matter if it was right or wrong, good or bad, ended well or ended in disaster, I needed those lessons to become who I am. The Dalai Lama says “there are only 2 days in the year you can’t do anything, one is yesterday, the other is tomorrow.”

Patty E

August 8, 2017 - 3:45pm

Very good and inspirational.  Enjoyed the video.  I worry too much and regret.

Mandy C 569440641

August 8, 2017 - 10:43am

We all need to learn from our mistakes instead of letting them define us including me!! It’s so easy to look at the negative side of things instead of the positive

maryann t 1249378127

August 8, 2017 - 9:13am

There is no benefit to looking back and living in the past.  There is nothing there!

Donna R 523010227

August 8, 2017 - 8:21am

I learned the the bad decisions I made shaped and molded me into the ME that I am today.  They caused me to make u-turns or to alter what would have been a smoother course.  I am stronger for those u-turns. I am slower to make decisions now.
I wouldn’t change a thing.

Sharon S 62427155

August 8, 2017 - 7:25am

I wish I could let go of all the regrets I have. As time moves on I feel I have more and more to be sorry for.

Ginger L

August 7, 2017 - 10:38am

I would tell my younger self to be strong and independent so that I can take care of myself and be a kind person. Regrets are hard because they bring people down but letting go of mistakes and learning valuable lessons helps me move on and live more in the present.

Cathy cs

August 2, 2017 - 4:14pm

Life IS a journey.  Do what you know is right. If you don’t, make it right and learn from your mistakes moving on. Try not to stress so often because worry doesn’t change things. Things happened the way they did to get me to where I am and there is no changing things now. I have to move forward with the knowledge of what’s been.

Jennifer F 1789836209

July 31, 2017 - 8:26am

There are so many things I would choose to do differently, because so many things I chose were so hard. However, what I didn’t understand at the time was that EVERTYHING *IS* A CHOICE.  And everything is a lesson.  And, you are being prepared to lead others.

Flissa M

July 30, 2017 - 1:53am

I would like her to know that she could do anything she wants to do and do it without wasting time. Also…save money!

Eve J

July 29, 2017 - 6:20pm

Note to self: Love yourself and find peace and joy with your own company.

Valerie J

July 29, 2017 - 2:58pm

I don’t think I have any major regrets because I’m overly cautious. Maybe I should think about what I’ve missed or avoided because of that and learn to change going into the future

Bekah G

July 29, 2017 - 7:56am

This task was lovely. The older I get, the more I, like these women, find regrets to be a waste of energy. All those moments I could regret have brought me fully into the woman I am today, and I am grateful to them for that.

Stephanie W

July 28, 2017 - 1:50pm

Prepare better beforehand.

Adriana A

July 26, 2017 - 9:22pm

I loved the phrase, regret is a waste of time and produces wrinkles.  I’ll add that one to my tool box.

Jean U

July 26, 2017 - 11:08am

I think I made up my mind early on to live without regrets. However, I have also learned that I need to be patient also. It has been important to discern the difference between living without regrets and being impulsive so I always give myself time and if I think I will have regrets, I move forward. I agree that fear has a way of driving us forward and we can’t think too much about it. I have learned to embrace fear in a way because it means I have pushed my boundaries and I will grow soon. That fear will push me to something new and better.

Amber N

July 26, 2017 - 10:37am

Every mistake, heart ache, regret, judgement…has always been a lesson in disguise for me.  The only thing ive struggled with recently is letting my husband go knowing as soon as I did he’s lean l learn to be the man I needed.  I know though that the kids needed that man more than I did so now they’re all happy…and I’m finding my lessons.  ❤

shannon o

July 25, 2017 - 6:48pm

Can’t go back in time, but I can learn to be kinder to myself and not replay “dumb” things I thought I did/didn’t do

Lori M

July 25, 2017 - 2:06pm

Regret causes wrinkles!  What a great bit of wisdom.  I liked reframing my past mistakes as learning opportunities instead of regret of missed opportunities.  What a gift.

Elicia S

July 21, 2017 - 2:01pm

What I learned from my past is to really get to know somone. Don’t trust everyone. Do your best st your own free will to be responsible and don’t really rely on others.

KarenB

July 16, 2017 - 9:43pm

This was a great exercise in compassion for myself. I found that I am proud of who I am, and the wisdom that I would offer to my younger self would be to meditate and consider the ways in which every hardship can make me a stronger and better person.

Pat B

July 10, 2017 - 7:51pm

I don’t think I have any regrets. I look back on my life and realize that is simply how things were meant to be and I am me today because of those events in my life - good or bad…

katheryn m

July 9, 2017 - 6:08pm

I see any regrets as lessons learned.  I learned that I should have been true to myself in past years, but what happened helped me grow into the person I am today.  I feel rich in the things and persons in my life now and strive to be a better person with each new day.

Linda By

July 5, 2017 - 11:42am

I am fortunate because I have never believed in regret. I often ask myself if I would regret not doing / going to / buying something, and if the answer is yes than I do it. I never want to look back and wonder, “What if?” I go for it, and my experiences make me who I am at this exact moment. And that’s just fine by me.

Jackie C

July 5, 2017 - 7:14am

I know that learning is key. Of all the things I’ve done in my life the only regret is that I didn’t always stay true to myself. I did things, took paths, out of a sense of necessity or obligation. I feel grateful to be aware of that now so I can move forward with what fulfills me.

irisj225

July 3, 2017 - 6:36pm

The letter to my younger self did find changes that I would have made.

Janelle W

July 3, 2017 - 10:44am

I definitely wouldn’t change anything. Not that it has always been easy and awesome but that I wouldn’t be who I am today without all of it.

April D

July 2, 2017 - 3:44pm

I too hesitated a bit on this. Old wounds, choices etc hold deep regrets for me. In order to fully heal I must let go.

Marsha W

July 2, 2017 - 6:28am

Like Ne, I hesitated with this task.  Knowing that others can be honest about their hurts—and can move on from them wiser, but still bruised—makes a difference.

LISA W 953782435

June 30, 2017 - 7:00pm

God doesnt make junk…..He has a plan. I hold this to be true. I make mistakes as I write. It humbles me more and more but I take this on day by day. I try to learn from my past and sadly, I repeat some mistakes. But I am growing, this I know.

June 30, 2017 - 11:32am

To be perfectly honest, I hesitated on this challenge because some pain still runs deep. I believe it is ok. to be disappointed or sad over missed opportunities. Just learn from these, and aknowledge how much we can grow…

CarolLee 365610371

July 1, 2017 - 9:16pm

I love your honesty about this experience!  Some things are really hard to get through, but then there is amazing growth.  Of course, time gives a different view eventually

Vanessa T

June 30, 2017 - 7:43am

I learned that even though I think I made an error. Then forgive me and glad it was brought to my attention

Holly W

June 28, 2017 - 3:32pm

Letting go of my upbringing of encouragement of feeling “guilt”...I regret not living authentically sooner

Kristen J

June 28, 2017 - 11:46am

Wow! Great video and something to think about today! Thanks

lovemybunchofcrazies

June 28, 2017 - 7:50am

This was a hard one as I struggle with a few regrets in my life. I am working on letting those go though!

Ida S

June 27, 2017 - 8:24am

Don’t change a thing, you’re gonna’ love who you become.  ❤️

Kristan G

June 27, 2017 - 8:13am

Wow this was a truly amazing experience. I would tell her…. I love you, you are exactly where you should be, you are growing and evolving every day, be patient, be curious, open your heart and let your heart guide you.

Kelly L

June 26, 2017 - 9:20pm

I currently do not regret anything. The retreats that I did have I worked in and was able to forgive myself for. I used to regret wasting 8 years on a failed relationship in the end. I have made peace with it because had I not gone through it I would have never. Wen able to meet and appreciate the wonderful man that has come into my life now.

Caroline M

June 26, 2017 - 2:17pm

Yes regret are a waste of time, moving forward is an investment in a great future.

sandra H

June 21, 2017 - 11:31am

If you can think about those regrets then realize they can’t change…they’re in the past.  No need to fret over them.  Appreciate life today and what you have now.

Kt

June 20, 2017 - 8:18am

I wouldnt change a thing! I love the unfolding and seeing how i got to each point in this cicle where the center is everywhere and circumference nowhere!

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