Regrets. We all have them. Some ignore them while others wallow in them. Fewer benefit from them.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could benefit from your regrets or if you could convert the negative emotions surrounding your regrets into positive emotions that fueled your success?
Here are six things you can do to achieve just that:
- It happened so accept it. Don’t play “what if.” At this point it doesn’t matter. The more you rehearse your regrets the bigger your regrets become.
- Deal with the emotional first and, as quickly as possible, let it go. Why? Because if you don’t deal with the emotional, the negative emotions will continue to gnaw at you. Spend a few minutes going deep into the pain of the regret and then let it go. Stop the negative from trickling in.
- Identify what you learned. No loss or setback should be wasted. If you don’t find a lesson, you are likely to create the same regret in the future.
- Decide what you won’t do again. Be clear on what to avoid. Pinpoint the biggest cause of your regret and, if you can’t completely avoid it, be wary when you find yourself in that territory.
- Commit to a different and better course of action. What’s better than knowing what not to do? Knowing what to do instead.
- Let the disappointment fuel you. Disappointment is natural, but it can be turned into resolve. Bring the same energy you formerly had about your regret and convert it to the positive energy of commitment and determination.
About the Author: Mark SANBORN, CSP, CPAE, Monthly Mentor, is president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. Mark is an international bestselling author and noted expert on leadership, team building, customer service and change. Mark holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA) and is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame. He was honored with the Cavett Award, the highest honor the NSA bestows on its members, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the speaking profession. Mark is also a member of the exclusive Speakers Roundtable, made up of 20 of the top speakers in America. He is also the author of eight books, including the bestseller The Fred Factor: How Passion In Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary which has sold more than 1.6 million copies internationally. Read More…
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