♫ Regrets, I’ve had a few…♪♫

According to the research of Gilovich and Medvec, time plays a vital role in our regrets.

Over the short-term, day to day, month to month, we lament our unfortunate actions. We regret a decision we made, a relationship we entered into, a project we took on that simply didn’t have a happy ending.

Conversely, over the long-haul, we tend to regret inactions of things we never dared to attempt.

Gilovich and Medvec’s study revealed that over the course of an average week, action regrets outnumber inaction regrets 53% to 47%.

However when people look at their lives in total, when you’re 89 years old and about to take your last breath, inaction regrets outnumber action regrets by a huge margin. Note even close; 84% to 16%.

None of us know when our expiration date will be stamped. Many of us take life for granted and think we have more than enough time to do what we want to do.

Then from time to time the unfortunate happens. We’re given a soboring reminder regarding the fragility of life. We’re blindsided on some idle Thursday, hit the pause button and say “this week I’m going to change.”

A lucky few hit the big bright tabula rasa button, wipe the slate clean and make their endgame a reality.

The majority kick the can down the road and begin the all too familiar do loop procrastination cycle.

  • What’s your biggest regret?
  • What are you willing to do to erase your inaction?
  • What’s your endgame?
  • What needs to change so you’ll begin going after your endgame?

I’ve been a partner to hundreds of clients in a half dozen countries.

Coaching works! That’s if you’re coachable. And, if you hire a qualified coach.

My clients hired me to increase revenues in their business, uplevel their leadership skills, make a career transition, move to another country, build a coaching business, hire better people, etc.

Each of these clients are regular people just like you. They weren’t born with the proverbial silver spoon in their mouth. They didn’t have it all figured out from day one.

The common denominator of these clients is they were willing to take the first step and begin the journey towards their endgame.

The first step is the hardest. Once you take it, you commit to the process. You feel relief, energetic and empowered, all at the same time.

 

Stop living in the land of regret.

 

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