There are many decisions that can lead to endless thoughts of regret, but you can prevent this thinking before it takes over.
By Carol Rickard
I was scheduled to attend a 2-day training in Wake Forest, NC starting Monday. Since I live in New Jersey, I’d planned to leave on Sunday and make the 9-hour drive.
Sometime Saturday afternoon, I received an email from the folks running the training to update us on a big storm headed that way!
I decided to do a little more research.
Turns out not only was there a BIG storm coming, there was a “Winter Storm Warning” for the state from Sunday in to Monday!
And…the governors of North Carolina & Virginia had declared a“State of Emergency” for that same time period.
I immediately made my decision: I was not going to be making the trip!
After I sent an email that I would not be attending, I called and cancelled my hotel reservation.
Instantly, the anxiety that had started to take hold of me disappeared!
Now, here’s how to avoid the Road of REGRETS:
DO NOT LOOK BACK!
I didn’t go back and check the weather to see how it was going!
Doing so would have just led me down the Road of REGRETS.
I can imagine just what I’d be thinking if I had…
- ‘Maybe I could have made it.’
- ‘Why didn’t I wait until Sunday morning to decide?’
- ‘What if it turns out not to be as bad as they say?’
I could go on and on and on—ultimately leading me to REGRET my decision.
Again, here’s how to use this amazing LifeTOOL:
Step 1 – Make a decision based on the best information you have at the time.
Step 2 – Once you make your decision --DO NOT LOOK BACK!
Next week, I’ll introduce you to a LifeTOOL we can use to learn and grow from our decisions.
So, tune in again next week!
~ To Living Well TODAY! ~
via Esperanza – Hope To Cope
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