There is one common trait found in all greatness: how people use
the space between stimulus and response.
In short, how do people deal with adversity, with setbacks,
with suffering, heartache, disappointment, and injustice?
Stephen R. Covey
I have to laugh at the times I've knocked myself out over a tough spot only to find out afterwards there was an easier way.
Robert Franklin Leslie
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In my experience working with a variety of people over several decades,
far too many individuals choose to be anonymous members of the pack,
therefore suffering from the inner remorse that makes them feel like failures,
filled with conflict and resentment and wondering what the meaning of life is.
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace
Don't allow yourself to become one who, nearing death, regrets what you
might have done if only you had taken a few risks We each have a purpose
Quotes about Taking A Risk |
While some people can't wait until their retirement, others feel cheated that they have to retire at all..
Concentrating on negatives, regrets or second thoughts won't
change what has happened.
A C Aseh, Grief and Bereavement
Positive Attitude |
If you put in little effort and expect big returns, you will be deeply
disappointed. You don't get apples by planting lemon seeds.
Funny Quotes about Life |
Regret is a universal emotion. We all make wrong or foolish choices,
or something or someone does something hurtful to us, and we regret it.
Dave Ferguson; Jon Ferguson, Starting Over: Your Life Beyond Regrets
It is often said that we should never regret the things that
we do in life, just the things that we don't.
While that may be true, there are always situations
that you may look back upon, usually in old age, and
wonder if doing it differently would have made a difference.
Marango Publishing, 101 Things You Will Regret When You're Old
Making A Difference |
Let's dare to promote ourselves to better 'us' by working hard and
moving forward instead of regretting
and rewinding the past.
Pantea Kalhor, Rules of Change For the Better
My biggest regret could be summed up in one word, and
S. J. Thompson, I Hate the Way I Procrastinate
If you're always dragging yourself down with the past,
how is God going to lift you up in the future?
Stephen Arterburn, Regret-Free Living: Hope for Past Mistakes and Freedom From Unhealthy Patterns
Some will be glad the year is over. Some will end the year with regrets.
What does this new year hold for you?
Sumner M. Davenport, No More New Year's Resolutions
Happy New Years Quotes |
Repent - To regret the wrong actions we have done or our failure to
do things we should have done, and to turn from such behaviour,
seeking God's forgiveness.
Jo Swinney, Walking with the Bible
Quotes about God |
Regets are not inherited. Regrets are those elements of life that seek
to undermine our enthusiasm and our willingness to assume a life
filled with new discoveries and the attainment of goals. Let not your
regets be your undoing but instead your vehicle to learn from
what did not work. With every mistep or mistake comes the
opportunity to rise above; to learn; and to achieve.
Byron Pulsifer Enthusiasm
Imagine if every person on earth threw themselves fully and completely
into their positive obsessions without reservation, regret, or apology.
Overnight the world would be a different and better place.
With everyone so focused on their own production and creating
their own success, there would be no time for war, drugs, or
other wasteful, unnecessary destruction. We'd all hit levels of success
previously thought impossible - and inspire one another to do more
and be more.
Grant Cardone, Be Obsessed or Be Average
Worry often times becomes a guilt-trip and then feeds
into regret as a way that one "should have" done this or that.
DA Southern, The Art of Living Free of Worry, Guilt and Regret
Top Ten Quotes on Worry
Worrying about past regrets does nothing to change the past.
Your future is where your focus should be.
To live with regret is to be mired in the past and a past that cannot
be changed in anyway. No matter how much you
may think that recounting issues that have caused you problems
over the last few years, it will not help you to move
towards creating a better or a new life.
Catherine Pulsifer, Forgive Yourself
To not live in regret or fear that my past determines the beauty or
success of my future, has been one of my life's greatest lessons.
Kendra Tillman, You Are Stronger Than You Think
One of the biggest fears that a lot of people have is the fear of missing out,
of regret. "I could have done this" or "I wish I would have done that."
Ben Gothard, Achieve Greatness: How to Find Your Purpose
You will never regret doing the right thing.
Never regret anything from your past because one day,
you'll look back and thank it for hurting you so much that you
decided to become a stronger human being.
Faith Starr, Stop Self-Sabotaging and Shift your Paradigm to Success
Have no regrets. The elderly usually don't have regrets for what we did,
but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are
those with regrets.
I would much rather have regrets about not doing what people said,
than regretting not doing what my heart led me to and wondering
what life had been like if I'd just been myself.
A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation;
therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone,
regardless of the past or future.
Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow,
but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest.
To regret deeply is to live afresh.
Henry David Thoreau
Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far
surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.
There are certain awakenings that people have - in life and in business
- that once they have them, they never go back to the old way of doing things.
And when that happens, they are never the same. In short, they got it.
Henry Cloud, Never Go Back: 10 Things You'll Never Do Again
Quotes about Life |
If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world.
If Only Someday |
What does God want you to do with your regrets instead?
Admit your guilt. . . .Accept Christ’s forgiveness. . . .Forgive yourself,
and focus on the future.
Rick Warren Quotes |
What I like, I want right now. This capricious impatience is typical of children,
but also of adults who have never really grown up. We may let slip
one word or gesture too many, we may act on an impulse and then
regret it. It is hard to control ourselves and to wait. On the other hand,
whatever we have no desire to do, we put off. A plethora of studies
have shown that self-regulation is connected with self-confidence,
health, and success.
Piero Ferrucci, Your Inner Will: Finding Personal Strength in Critical Times
Live in the present tense, facing the duty at hand
without regret for the past or worry over the future.
William de Witt Hyde, from Grammar
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid
and deeds left undone.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
I believe the worst regret in life is to miss the ultimate goal -
our eternal home - Heaven. If we blow it on this single issue,
nothing else matters.
Robert Rogers, 7 Steps to No Regrets - how to find peace of mind with God, others, and yourself
I have no regrets. I wouldn't have lived my life the way I did if I
was going to worry about what people were going to say.
We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the
pain of regret or disappointment.
Jim Rohn Discipline |
Did you know the #1 regret that people have on their death bed is
that they wish they'd had the courage to live a life true to themselves,
and not what others expected of them?
Rachel Rofe, Take Control Of Your Life
At the end of your life you want to look back and have no regrets!
To do this you need to start living today with your end in mind.
Father Larry Richards
Inspirational Messages |
When you are grieving, you might find it helpful to have a trusted
confidant to talk with about your memories, regrets, fears, joys and feelings.
Talking helps you process what you’re feeling and come to terms with how
things will change.
Sandra V. Abell, Feeling Good About You
While you may want to say many things that are not positive,
chances are that you will regret it later. Therefore, make sure to say
what is on your mind using a method that allows the other person
to leave the conversation with their self-worth still intact.
Eric Davenport, Communication
We limit ourselves through regret, hostility and guilt. Yet none of this
Brian M. Heater, Start the Revolution Within
Do Not Limit Yourself |
The price of fear is often regret for what could have been.
Brian Cagneey, Fear: The 7 Laws Of Fear
Display the level of maturity required to admit you did something
wrong (whether you did it intentionally or not). Instead of focusing
on regret look for ways to remedy the situation.
Luke Gregory, Self Confidence: False Perception of Yourself
Many people choose to dwell on their failures. This leads to unnecessary
worrying, regret, shame, and stress. Instead of dwelling on the past,
you can reflect on your experiences and use negative situations as
a learning experience.
Morris Pratt, The Secret of Positive Thinking
If you ever react with anger, it will overtake you. You will say something
or do something you regret.
Rhonda Hart, Toddler Discipline
The regrets most people have in their old age are for the things they never did.
N.C. Harley, Active Patience
I look at the dash of a particular person's marker and wonder,
What did he live for? Whom did she love? What were his passions?
What were her biggest mistakes and greatest regrets?
Kerry Shook, One Month to Live: Thirty Days to a No-Regrets Life
If we fill our hours with regrets over the failures of yesterday. . .we have no today in which to be thankful.
Author Unknown, Hours of Regret
"Once you see there is a solution to every obstacle that stands in your
way, you'll be left with no more excuses for not getting everything
you want in your life."
We all make mistakes in life that's true. Some little, some big, some
simple and some more complex. Some mistakes we regret forever.
Rashard Royster, Mistakes
Adhere to your purpose and you will soon feel as well as you ever did.
On the contrary, if you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of
keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life.
Abraham Lincoln Purpose |
God wants to be involved in our quest to move beyond regret.
He created us and wants an intimate relationship with us.
He is not waiting for us to "fix" ourselves and then enter into
relationship with Him. On the contrary, we need to come to Him
first - He will take us through the "fixing" process.
Laurie Driesen, Beyond Regret: Living Your Life Purpose in Spite of Past Choices
Inspirational Poems |
... if we'd had some form of guardrails established in a certain area,
we could have avoided our greatest regrets in life. It might be something
that hurt us financially, relationally, morally, or professionally.
Whatever it was, and however much it hurt, it might never have
happened if only we'd established some protective barriers.
Zondervan, Guardrails Participant's Guide: Avoiding Regrets in Your Life
Poems about Life |
Will you continue to be defined by your bad decisions,
or will you look beyond them to God, who can take what you
give him and turn it into something productive and eternal?
You can choose a life of prolonged regret or a life of optimism
and fulfillment. It's your call.
Erwin W. Lutzer, Making the Best of a Bad Decision: How to Put Your Regrets behind You, Embrace Grace, and Move toward a Better Future
Most of us have had regrets and recognize how they can hold us back
or keep us stuck in life and relationships. Getting past "the Past" is important
for anyone desiring to live beyond mistakes and the problems they make.
We cannot always change what has happened to us,
but we can change how we react and how we live in the future.
Living with no regrets is living successfully.
Dr. Ellen Taricani
The longer our trail of regrets, the more we tend to value the
importance of making wise decisions.
Bob Santos, Say Goodbye to Regret: Discovering the Secret to a Blessed Life