Here is some good advice: If you don’t want to regret your past, don’t screw up your future. And the future is entirely up to you.
When asked whether he had any regrets, the comedian Woody Allen answered:
” I feel I had grandiose plans for myself when I started. And I have not lived up to them. I’ve done some things that are perfectly nice. But I had bigger plans. What has made it double poignant for me is that I never was denied the opportunity. The only thing standing between me and greatness is me.”
And the only thing standing between you and greatness is you.
Are you living up to your plans for yourself? Whatever your definition is for success, have you achieved it yet, or are you getting closer? If not, why not?
“The only thing standing between you and your goals may be you.” Think about whether you are helping your cause or standing in your own way.
Maybe it is not the economy. Maybe it is not the industry. Maybe it is not your employees. Maybe ……. it is you. And if it is you, then get out of your way.
You too have many opportunities to make your life one you can be proud of.
Starting this today, begin making your life work for you. Get out of your way and don’t waste any more time on regrets. They are yesterday’s news and the future is yours for the grabbing.